Snapper – Pargo Fishing
Costa Rica is home to several types of snapper. They are beautiful fish, often cautious, and often live around rocks, reefs, ledges and other structures. All crustateans eat (crab and shrimp), small fish, squid and octopus small fish. All snapper are prized table fare.
Cubera (Pacific Dog Snapper)
Cubera snapper is the king of all snappers, and a true trophy. This is a slow growth and long life of the fish. Live up to 60 years and a record of more than 100 pounds. I think his long life cycle allows it to be one of the smartest fish. It is a very conservative kind, often very sensitive to strong leaders.
The name “snapper” is derived from a Spanish word for “snake”, referring to several large protruding fangs of the species of the mouth.
This makes the house at depth intervals of mangroves and shallow waters over 200 feet deep. Personally, I have seen great snapper, 50 pounds, hiding in caves were water 15 feet deep.
Snapper prefer structure and rocky reefs with lots of holes and protrusions to allow refuge. Which is often taken baits rocky points and reefs. In deep reefs, drifting a little tuna died with the spine can be removed very effective bait. They also live lobsters and crabs.
They can sometimes be very aggressive feeders, and can sometimes be caught casting poppers surface around rocky points. Catch a big snapper on a popper is a real achievement in the bucket list of inshore fishing. When hooked, they are powerful fighters who generally go to the back of his lair near and around rocks and coral heads, making it difficult to capture, as they prepare in holes on opposite sides shredded . Heavy drag is necessary to stop them before they erupt.
Mullet Snapper (Lisa Pargo)
Pargo is a long thin mullet snapper which often result in large schools and can sometimes be seen boiling in the bait to the surface. Often easily attack baits and poppers cast nearby. They are strong energetic fighters.
Food quality is good but the whole blood line (red part of steaks) should be removed, leaving only the white meat. The line has a very bitter taste, which is extra strong in this case.
Pacific Red Snapper
It can refer to several species of snapper, snapper Colorado, silk snapper, even large Rosy spotted snappers, may fall into this category. Most average 20.5 pounds; all are fish prices and excellent food.
The yellow snapper is a close relative of the Atlantic snapper school. He lives near the rocks and ledges, usually reddish brown in front of the bright yellow color on the rear fenders. Most are less than 10 pounds. Excellent quality of food.
(Rocker, green striped Snapper)
Snappers are a snapper unusual rock several distinctive Characteristics. They are olive green, as opposed to the reddish color of most other snappers – with alternating light and dark vertical stripes. Antennea also two “antennae” as protruding structures of the upper jaw.
Drag the bedrock structure with many holes to hide and shelter, and usally run to your hole soon as they feel the hook. If you can get them out of the structure, are very weak fighters who give up easily, but they are great to eat. Normally 3-15 lbs.
Tinted pink color is one of the smallest species of snapper found here in Costa Rica, are very similar to the road is removed snapper in the Atlantic Ocean. It grows up to 4 or 5 pounds. With longer be a pound or less. They reach sexual maturity at 6 inches. So keep a “8-12 channel is a perfectly fair game Jan. 10” snapper Rosy is absolutely delicious all fried foods. Actually, most of the time if you order a whole fried snapper in a restaurant here, often labeled as “Red Snapper” in the menu, but it’s actually a mottled pink or rail (if you’re lucky).
We often several of these we take while bait fishing for blue runners, and we always welcome capture. These could be trapped by the shallow depth of about 200 feet., But often congregate in large schools between 50-150 feet. Around areas of bedrock. When the school until they can eat can be very aggressive and easy to catch 10 or 20 in a short period of time, pushing and holding a little extra is always a plus for dinner.
They all love snappers eat small fish, squid, crabs and shrimp are crustaceans and molluscs and crustaceans lobster.