One of the most sought-after catches in the South Atlantic, particularly in Southern Florida, is the red snapper. These long, slender predators can grow to a length of 3 feet, have huge mouths lined with sharp teeth, and feed on other fish and crustaceans. It’s been said that some weigh as much as 50 pounds!
Red snapper are reef fish with long lifespans and early maturation that are widely distributed throughout the Gulf of Mexico. They can live to be 57. Greater egg production is produced by older, larger females than by younger, smaller females. In order to maximize the number of young fish entering the fishery and maintain a sustainable red snapper stock, there should be an abundance of older, larger fish.
Red snappers are among the most valuable fish in the country and are highly sought-after by commercial fishermen. Regrettably, they have suffered from severe overfishing in the Gulf region, and sanctions have been imposed on their species to improve conditions and boost population growth. Additionally, the sanctions for this fish vary depending on the area where you are fishing.
Miami deep sea fishing is located in the Atlantic (state waters are from shore to 3 miles into the ocean). The following weekends will see the return of the Red Snapper season in the fall:
- Oct. 8-9
- Oct. 15-16
- Oct. 22-23
- Nov. 11-13 (Veterans Day weekend)
- Nov. 25-27 (Thanksgiving weekend)
This update is provided to you by Therapy IV, a Miami deep sea fishing charter service. To book your trip with Captain Stan and his crew of Miami fishing experts, call us today 305.945.1578.