Yellowtail Snapper

This (first photo) 6” fish was caught along with his fellows when we were bottom fishing. He was tasty. We have seen juvenile schoolmasters in the bay as well, but no other examples of this species. Identified by his yellow stripe which is vivid in younger fish. Second photo taken in Turks and Caicos is for reference.

Can grow to 2.5’. Excellent food fish, normally caught in 20-40m depths of water. Common through South Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Often seen in schools. Feeds on shrimps, crabs, worms and smaller fish.