In beautiful Destin, Florida, summertime Deep Sea Fishing in Paradise is in full swing. Excited anglers come from worldwide to enjoy fishing on the Emerald Coast. Due to the calmer seas in the summer months, our waters have an abundance of fish, giving anglers more opportunities to get a bite on the line. The Red Snapper is a highly sought-after and tasty fish in the saltwater of the Gulf of Mexico by both recreational and commercial fishers.
With the season-opening of Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) on June 1st, these predatory fish are getting larger and more robust. In the fish ecosystem, warm waters equal good feeding, which means the fish are on the move and in larger schools. They feed on anything from squid to amberjack and much more. Snappers are a relatively easy catch, but the larger fish can be a struggle and challenge, so hang on tight if you get a bite!
Offshore Fishing for Red Snapper
Red Snapper can be found at varying sea depths, anywhere between 30-300 feet. The deeper you go into the Gulf of Mexico, the larger the Red Snapper. The younger fish are bottom feeders and prefer oyster beds. As they grow older, fish like to be 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 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 had 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 highlight 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.