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Gulf red snapper season extended by Florida Fish and Wildlife

Posted at 11:17 AM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 11:17:38-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Grab your rod and reel! The Gulf red snapper fishing season has been extended by Florida Fish and Wildlife.

Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Fish and Wildlife announced that additional dates will include November 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29.

During this season, private recreational anglers may harvest red snapper in Gulf state and federal waters. However, state for-hire operations are limited to fishing for red snapper in Gulf state waters only.

“Saturday, Nov. 28 is also a saltwater license-free fishing day, a great time for Florida’s residents and visitors to try out fishing in Florida without needing a license,” said FWC Executive Director Eric Sutton.

To learn more about the recreational red snapper season in Gulf state and federal waters, including season size and bag limits, visit and click on “Recreational Regulations” and “Snappers,” which is under the “Regulations by Species – Reef Fish” tab.