SNAPPER CUBERA PACIFIC (Lutjanus novemfasciatus)

French angler Jean Paul Estradere was casting topwater plugs off the coast of Isla Coiba, Panama on Nov. 25, 2011 when a massive 115 cm Pacific cubera snapper (Lutjanus novemfasciatus) exploded on his Sebile Splasher. With the help of local guide Olivier Charpentier, Estradere was able to boat this potential All-Tackle Length record fish in 10 minutes. After a few quick photos and measurements, the toothy snapper was released alive to fight another day.

Raleigh Werking caught off Tropic Star Lodge in Panama ( in over 100 feet this 57 ½ pound (26 kilos) Pacific cubera snapper. Fighting it on 20-pound (10kg) line.

Monster size Pacific Snapper caught in Pendasi, Panama. A fish surely up to 120 lb - 55 kg.

Nice cubaera caught off Tropic Star Lodge in Panama

Snapper PAcific Cubera is common throughout the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) from at least Laguna San Ignacio south to Panama, and probably Peru. It is an in shore Pacific species, frequenting reefs and caves from shallow waters to 900 feet (28 metres) or more. This snapper is a very strong fighter and sport fish that can be caught on mani techniques: live baits, jigs, spoons, feathers, plugs. It is a very excellent eating and is greatly prized as a sports catch.

MAX SIZE: 88 lb / 40 kg
MAX LENGTH: 66 inch / 170 cm

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