The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation announced that Florida’s recreational red snapper season will be 52 days long. Red snapper season will open the Saturday before Memorial Day and close on July 15.
The decision to open the season just before Memorial Day was made in hopes of attracting more visitors to the Destin, Fl area during an important holiday weekend.
The federal recreational red snapper season is a mere 11 days long, lasting from June 1 to June 11.
State waters extend from the coast up to nine nautical miles, and federal waters from nine nautical miles out to 200 nautical miles out from shore.
Both state and federal waters will have a daily bag limit of two per person.
Depending on the projections from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on when the red snapper quota may be caught, the season dates may change.
So clean out your freezer and plan your Destin vacation, because there is snapper to be caught!!
If you want to know more about red snapper fishing in the Gulf, go to the Red Snapper section on the Fishing and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s website.
When you stay with Destin Getaways, you receive one FREE deep sea fishing trip per day. We also offer 10% off at Realin Scripts Charters!