HightowerFamily copyNOAA Fisheries today opened two popular fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico — Red Snapper and Gag Grouper.  Red Snapper will be open from June 1, 2016 (today through July 16, 2016). This 46 day Red Snapper season applies only to Federally-permitted, For-Hire Charter Boats in Federal waters. A two fish bag limit per person remains in effect. The current minimum size limit is 16″ total length.

Gag Grouper season also opened today — coinciding in part with the 46 day Red Snapper season — but will continue to remain open through December 31, 2016 (unless otherwise noticed by NOAA Fisheries).   A two fish daily bag limit per person for Gag remains in effect. The minimum size limit for Gag Grouper has increased to 24 inches total fish length.

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For more information on the Gulf of Mexico fishery, the world famous Destin Fishing Fleet, or to book a deep-sea fishing charter trip with the Team SURE LURE this summer, call Captain Don Dineen on (850) 376-8399 or email us at fish@surelurecharters.com. And, don’t forget to like us on Facebook.com/surelurecharters