Red snapper season returning to gulf beaches

Navarre Beach is a hot spot for fishing enthusiast, and for many, red snapper season is a real treat. Recreational red snapper season isn’t too far off with summer right around the corner, and a new season is set to be approved in February.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is recommending a continuous 45-day season that kicks off June 11 and runs through July 25. Seasons are created to help maintain a healthy population of these fish, so we can keep reeling them in for generations to come.

This promises to be a season extension over the last two years, welcome news for our anglers who look forward to casting from shore, from their boats and from the longest fishing pier in the Gulf of Mexico. According to FWC experts, the last couple years have stayed below quota, meaning more time for recreational fishing.

Plans are in place to keep the recreational bag limit of two fish per angler and a size limit of 16 inches.

FWC works with anglers of all backgrounds to find the season that works best for everyone, favoring the summers which are the most beautiful time to visit our shores.

So, if you haven’t already booked your vacation to Navarre Beach, what are you waiting for? Get a jump on the summer fishing season and plan that beach getaway at

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