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Best Snapper (Red) Fishing Charters in Florida

Top Snapper (Red) Fishing Charters in Florida

Snapper (Red)

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)

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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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 trip with CaptainJosh"

Michael Sochacki fished with Grand Slam Charters - 18' Boat ™ on February 21, 2020

We had an amazing time! Caught 9 different kinds of fish, had lots of action and Captain Josh filleted 2 nice Snapper and 2 sea trout for us to eat. We will definitely book with him again. He is very knowledgeable and really knows where the fish are at.

"Our Day out off shore"

David Carlson fished with Try N’ Hooker Fishing Charters on February 19, 2020

We had a fabulous day, Sun, calm waters, great Captain and mate, and FISH including the 4 Cobia you see in the picture. That beautiful Red Snapper went back in to maybe bite another day. Would book Jason again.

"Windy day"

George Calvert fished with Katz Charters on February 8, 2020

Despite VERY challenging conditions we went out and killed them. Snapper grouper etc. ....

"Half day Trip with Captain Steve and Isaac"

Eric Shugan fished with Fishing Kings on January 22, 2020

Great day on the water! We never had more than a 3-5 minute span where we weren't catching Snapper and some other fish too. Plenty of action, and Captain Steve and Isaac were both extremely helpful with baiting the lines, giving tips, and providing great stories throughout the day. These guys know what they're talking about when it comes to fishing.

"1/2 day trip with Capitan John"

John Burns fished with Southbound Fishing Charters on January 19, 2020

Did well with Mangrove Snapper and a few Sheep’s Head. Capitan John worked well with my wife. She doesn’t fish often. He also worked hard trying to find the fish. The boat and gear is tops.

"Fishing with Robert"

Jeff Pappenfus fished with Fishbuster Charters on January 17, 2020

Had a great time!! The coolest part is when Jeff caught his Snapper and the shark followed it and it had eaten 3/4's of it!! Thank you for an awesome time!!

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