Red Snapper Season Dates
Gulf Recreational Red Snapper
Florida's 2023 Gulf red snapper season will open on June 16 and run consecutively through July 31, 2023.
The season will reopen in the fall for 3-day weekends during October and November (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
This season applies to recreational anglers fishing from private vessels in Florida Gulf state and federal waters.
For-hire operations that do not have a federal reef fish permit may also participate in the season but are limited to fishing for red snapper in Florida Gulf state waters only.