Florida Snapper (Red) Fishing Charters

Florida Snapper (Red) Fishing Charters

Top Florida Snapper (Red) Fishing Destinations

Best Snapper (Red) Fishing Charters in Florida

Top Snapper (Red) Fishing Charters in Florida

Snapper (Red) Fishing in Florida

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

(Lutjanus campechanus)

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.

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.
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Reviews of Fishing in Snapper (Red) Fishing in Florida

Slow day at fishing...but
Bruce O. fished with All Good Charters on January 19, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
This was our first trip so my only suggestion is to keep an open mind as to what you will be happy bringing home. There are many Excellent to Very Good species of fish to catch. Even if you don't catch exactly what you go out for it is likely you are going to catch some really good eating fish!
Great fishing trip!
Michael H. fished with Fair N' Square Charters on January 17, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Great location. Only 40 minutes from Orlando and free parking. Very easy to find.
6 Hr. trip with Captain Armandeo
GARY W. fished with A-Squared Charters on January 9, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be ready to have a good time with this very knowledgeable fisherman!
4 hour fishing trip with Captain Michael
Penny S. fished with Daytona Beach Charters on January 7, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We went for fun not to keep any of the fish but it was well worth the trip.
Great Time!!
Michael H. fished with AJ’s Bass Guides on January 7, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Perfect time of year, cool weather but fish biting all morning.
Awesome experience
Zarmina R. fished with Hot Shot Charters on January 6, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It was our first experience. Deep sea fishing has such different techniques. Great experience.
3/4 day with Captain Mark
John S. fished with Dauntless Fishing Charters on January 6, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Love fishing in south Florida in the winter.
Half Day Inshore Trip with Capt Jeff Jenkins
Eric Van De Bovenkamp fished with Hook'd Up Charters on January 5, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Vero offers great variety for inshore fishing and has quick access to the Ft Pierce inlet for those who want to go offshore.

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