Gnaraloo Snapper

Spent the week leading up to Easter at Gnaraloo. The weather was not great and we were mostly resticted to fishing inshore. The swell was up and the water was little dirty. Plenty of Yellowfin and some Shark Mackerel around but only managed four Spanish Mackerel in the week. We did get out deeper and fished the 60 to 70 meter area on one day and got a mixed bag of fish including the the "Snapper" pictured below.

 

D is a redthroat and C may be a "Darktailed Snapper" (Lutjanus Lemniscatus) going by the darker tail and shallow sloped forehead. I thought B may be a Mangrove Jack but it has a slightly forked tail and the pictues of Mangrove Jack I found all have a truncate tail. No idea of what A is. Your thoughts please.

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Mon, 2019-04-29 19:24

 A looks like a crimson snapper, Band C are mangrove jacks and D a red throat

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 main thing is you had a

Mon, 2019-04-29 19:49

 main thing is you had a great time. nice feed of fish there. well done

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 I reckon both B and C are

Mon, 2019-04-29 20:14

 I reckon both B and C are Darktail Snapper.

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Agree

Mon, 2019-04-29 20:14

 Thanks for your input. I agree that A does look like a Crimson Snapper on further research. It is not clear from the picture but B and C have a different forehead profile so different species?

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 Was a bit hard to tell with

Mon, 2019-04-29 20:28

 Was a bit hard to tell with the head snapped back but all the fins look the same. We caught Darktail up there last year, and a bit of time time to identify as so many similar species. 

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 Crimson , jack , dark tail ,

Mon, 2019-04-29 20:21

 Crimson , jack , dark tail , red throat . Nice catch . What was the track in like mate ? 

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Track

Mon, 2019-04-29 21:09

 was in excelent condition. Recemtly graded. Beach was pretty soft.