Summertime Deep Sea Fishing in Paradise is in full swing in beautiful Destin Florida. Excited anglers are coming from all around the world to enjoy fishing on the Emerald Coast. Due to the calmer seas in summer months, our waters have an abundance of fish giving fishermen more opportunity to get a bite on the line. The Red Snapper is a highly sought after and very tasty fish in the saltwater of the Gulf Of Mexico by both recreational and commercial fishers.
Offshore Fishing For Red Snapper
With the season opening of Red Snapper (Lutjanus Campechanus) on June 1st, these predatory fish are getting larger and stronger. In the fish ecosystem, warm waters equal good feeding and that means the fish are on the move and in larger schools. They feed on anything from squid to amberjack and much more. This is a fairly easy catch but the larger fish can put up quite a struggle and challenge so if you get a bite, hang on tight!
Red Snapper can be found at varying depths of the sea anywhere between 30-300 feet. The deeper you go into the Gulf of Mexico, the larger the Red Snapper. The Florida state record for this fish is 46 pounds and 8 ounces. This species changes habitats throughout its growth cycle. The younger fish are bottom feeders and prefer oyster beds. As they grow the older fish can usually be found near reefs or wrecks in the ocean.
As we mentioned previously, the Red Snapper is a tasty catch. This fish is best cooked in fillets and can be baked, broiled, sauteed or deep fried. Or if you choose, Destin offers a variety of local restaurants that will cook your catch for you. However you decide to prepare it, you are in for a delicious treat with this fish on your plate.
State Regulations For 2017 Season
The 2017 recreational season for The Red Snapper Season is short, so you will want to book your deep sea fishing trip on Special K as soon as possible. The season begins June 1st and lasts until July 19th. You can also view bag limits and more regulations on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website.
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Captain Kyle posted on Facebook.
Ok everybody it’s finally official! Red Snapper season will be from June 1st through July 19th! However, if you’d like to book during this time you better hurry as the summer season is filling rapidly!
Our charter in Destin Florida is filling up quickly for summertime aboard the Special K! We offer the best amenities for your fishing trip for your added luxury and comfort. Furthermore, our deep sea fishing charter packages include all the gear, tackle, bait, and instruction you will need. We also love to showcase your fishing pictures on our website and social media sites so you can show off your perfect catch! You can book a charter with Special K on our website or call us for more information.