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Top Snapper (Red) Fishing Charters in Florida



Snapper (Red)

  • Size 5 to 20lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Nearshore, Offshore, Reef, Wreck

Snapper (Red) Fishing in Florida

Florida is a Red Snapper paradise. These delicious chunks of marine life are abundant throughout the year in coastal waters up to 60ft deep on both the Gulf and the Atlantic side, with lowest concentrations in South Florida.

However, with regulations in place to conserve the species, recreational fishing in the Gulf is restricted to some 70 days throughout the summer and on weekends in September and October following Labor Day. Fishing also is only allowed up to 3.5 miles offshore on the Atlantic side, where they're scarce either way.

With Red Snappers inhabiting temperate waters, the best place to target them will be off the Panhandle and westwards. This is also where the largest fish are found, with common catches of up to 30lbs during peak season.

Snapper (Red)

  • Size 5 to 20lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Nearshore, Offshore, Reef, Wreck

Florida Snapper (Red) Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Snapper (Red) fishing in Florida is highly variable throughout the year. High season is June to July and September to October. Closed season is January to May, August and November to December.

What People Are Saying About Snapper (Red) Fishing in Florida

"Half Day with Cap’n Charlie "

James Hartwig fished with Capt Charlies Fishing Charters on May 25, 2019

Charlie has us adjust departure time based on tides, boys caught Snook, Snapper and Redfish. Some really nice sized fish. Had the keepers for lunch at Bimini Bait Shack. Fantastic!!!

"Red Snapper"

James Gresham fished with Keepin It Wet Charters on May 25, 2019

We caught the most, and largest Red Snapper we've ever seen in these waters...too bad it's out of season and we had to throw them back. We still had a great time riding the waves and talking with Captain Gene.

"8 hr trip with Captain Dean"

Randy Foster fished with Charter Boat Seahorse on May 26, 2019

2nd trip with Captain Dean and he always produces fish. Due to all the limits on snapper and grouper, we still had a great time catching other edible species. Caught 2 nice Cobia, which is rare.

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