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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:41

Gulf Kayak Fishermen Rejoice - It's Snapper Time!

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The FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) has finally set the red snapper season for state waters in the Gulf of Mexico. This will give kayak fishermen in red snapper hot spots like Panama City and Pensacola a chance to target these lovely delicacies for 52 days. See the full release from the FWC below.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the Gulf recreational red snapper season in state waters April 16 at a meeting near Tallahassee. The season will be a total of 52 days in 2014 and will start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 24 this year) and remain open through July 14, closing July 15.

Starting the season the Saturday before Memorial Day will provide recreational red snapper fishing through an important holiday weekend, helping attract more visitors and bringing economic benefits to our coastal communities.

The federal season is currently projected to be 11 days long, starting June 1 and remaining open through June 11. This season is subject to change depending on projections by NOAA Fisheries for when the recreational red snapper quota may be caught.



Florida state waters in the Gulf are from shore to 9 nautical miles. Federal waters extend from where state waters end, out to about 200 nautical miles.

The daily bag limit will remain 2 per person in state and federal waters.

To learn more about this agenda item, visit MyFWC.com/Commission and click on “Commission Meetings.” To learn more about recreational red snapper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Gulf Snapper.”

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Robert Smith

Robert Smith has been kayak fishing since 2010 and considers himself lucky to call Palmetto Bay, Florida home. He is not sponsored by anyone so his opnions about products are non biased.

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