Panama City, FL –
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida (WMBB) – The red snapper season has officially started in the Panhandle.
It is a very popular activity with tourists and locals alike, but the season only lasts about two months.
To legally capture red snapper, there is licensing rules and regulations.
Each licensed angler is permitted to keep two red snappers more than 16 inches per day from the Gulf.
There is no weight limit for the fish caught.
Chelsea Ray, marketing director for Captain Anderson’s Mariana, said fishing for red snapper is a fun activity regardless of skill level.
“It could be great for a kid or an elderly person,” Ray said. “Regardless of age, red snapper fishing is fun.”
Local fisherwoman Brenda Lewis took off on a 10am red snapper fishing trip Tuesday morning, and she said Panama City Beach had one of the best fisheries around.
“I do a lot of fishing off the pier, but deep sea fishing is something else,” Lewis said. “You never know what you’re going to get. “
Recreational snapper fishing will continue in the Gulf of Mexico until July 28.
You must register as a State Reef Fish Angler if you are fishing for red snapper from a private boat.
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