NOAA 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. And, don’t forget to like us on Facebook.com/surelurecharters