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About Florida Fishing

Read about the Gulf Coast of Florida, the Fishing Capital of the world. We are proud to offer anglers opportunities to catch a vast array of species all year long. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Florida Red Snapper?

Red snapper are long-lived, early-maturing reef fish that are broadly distributed in the Gulf of Mexico. They can live to be 57. Older, larger females contribute far more eggs than younger, smaller females. To have a sustainable red snapper stock, there should be an abundance of older/larger fish to maximize the number of young fish coming into the fishery. One 24-inch female red snapper (about an 8 year old fish) produces as many eggs as 212 17-inch females (about 5 years old).

What is the season for snapper in Florida?

Each year Florida announces the Red Snapper Season, which changes each year based on a variety of factors. 

When is Florida Red Snapper Season 2022?

This year’s announced Red Snapper Season is the longest to run since the state began management of the fish. The Florida Red Snapper Season 2022 is set to begin for permitted in-hire charters on June 1, 2022 with Recreation Season opening June 17th. 2022 Red Snapper Season is set to close on July 31, 2022 for Recreational fishing season and August 19, 2022 for permitted in-hire charters.

Is red snapper in season in the Gulf?

Snapper are managed differently in the Gulf versus the Atlantic and in state versus federal waters. Gulf state waters are from shore to 9 nautical miles. Atlantic state waters are from shore to 3 nautical miles.

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