041714-Red_snapper_comparison_imageWith Destin being known as the “Luckiest Fishing Village in the World” it’s a great place to charter a fishing boat and join in this year’s Red Snapper season. The 2014 open harvest season for Red Snapper for the state of Florida starts the Saturday before Memorial Day, May 24, and runs through July 14th. Federal Red Snapper season is open June 1st through 11thonly.

Visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s website to get more details about Red Snapper season on our beautiful Emerald Coast, including daily limits, size limits and Red Snapper history.

Photo: One 24-inch female red snapper (about an 8 year old fish) produces as many eggs as 212 17-inch females (about 5 years old). Image Credit: Diane Rome Peebles