Mangrove snappers or grey snapper are common everywhere in the Florida Keys. They average less then 4 pounds and are great eating and fighting fish. They eat smaller live baits such as pilchards and pinfish, shrimp and also cut bait. They can be found around mangroves, on the reef and even in the grass in Florida Bay. Best tackle for them would be 12 – 20 pound test spinning gear. I usually use small jigs to catch them.