Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks about the Florida red snapper season in Destin.
Photo courtesy of Northwest Florida Daily News
The Florida red snapper season has been extended for 2022. This season will last a total of 57 days, which is the longest since the state began managing red snapper (Northwest Florida Daily News). This season will open on June 17th and close out on July 31st for the summer. But, you can also take advantage of some select weekends in the fall:
- Oct. 8-9 (Sat. & Sun)
- Oct. 15-16 (Sat. & Sun)
- Oct. 22-23 (Sat. & Sun)
- Nov. 11-13 (Fri., Sat. & Sun – Veterans Day weekend)
- Nov. 25-27 (Fri., Sat. & Sun – Thanksgiving weekend) (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC))
As you can tell by the photo above, this is a big deal. But, why? Why so big that Gov. DeSantis would announce it at a press conference in Destin, FL? What is so special about Destin?
Florida Red Snapper Season and Destin: It’s a Big Deal!
Florida is home to some of the nation’s best fishing. The city of Destin is no different, after all it is called the “world’s luckiest fishing village.” With great fishing and beautiful emerald colored waters, it’s a win-win. Fishing is huge for the Florida economy. Gov. DeSantis stated that according to the FWC, the fishing industry is responsible for 120,000 jobs, contributing $13.8 billion to the state’s economy (Northwest Florida Daily News). Red snapper fishing is popular, so with limited time to hook one, it’s important to know the best way to do so.
Panhandle Fishing Charters: The best way to catch Red Snapper
The best way to catch a red snapper is by booking a charter with Panhandle Fishing Charters. They offer safe and comfortable trips to the Gulf for you, your friends and family. Interested in something else instead? No worries, they offer many other trips including kids fishing, bow fishing and shark fishing! Check out there “adventures” page for more details and you can book online. Low rates, experienced and qualified captains are what helps make Panhandle Fishing Charters unique. Spend this Florida red snapper season or any season with Panhandle Fishing Charters, Destin’s Premier Fishing Charter!