Tricky Snapper

Tricky SnapperThe tricky, as it is commonly known, is prolific over shallow offshore reef areas. The story is that it got the name tricky because it is hard to hook but there are large numbers of these fish around and they seem to have no trouble taking baits presented for larger species.

Other Names: Lethrinus chrysostomus. Tricky, red-throat emperor.
Location: Reef areas all round the coast.
Season: Year-round.
Method: Boat rods. Bottom fishing with fresh fish or squid baits produces the best results.
Regulations: For up-to-date regulations, check out the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries
Eating: The tricky has excellent eating qualities. It has firm, white flesh with fine flakes, a little oil and a mild, sweet flavour.