Red Snapper are the most popular species we have in our area of the Gulf of Mexico. The average size is around 3-5 pounds but they do grow a whole lot bigger. A mature snapper in the 20 year old class is somewhere between 15-25 pounds. They have to be 16 inches to harvest and we are currently allowed to keep two per person not including captain or crew. The season opens on June 1 and we believe that it will be a forty day season. We will let you know when we hear anything different.
Check out the Fishing Seasons in the Gulf of Mexico and plan your trip around the fish you want!