May 26, 2023
By Shelby Busenbark
NOAA Fisheries announced what they referred to as "limited openings" of recreational and commercial red snapper seasons in South Atlantic Federal Waters. Not sure how else it can be phrased, but in the recreational sector "limited openings" doesn't really seem like an accurate description of the approved "season" timeframe. You better sit down for this one. Recreational fishermen will get... two days. 48 hours. Again. Two days of absolute chaos at the docks and on the reefs, with each angler getting to take home a single red snapper of any size.
Meanwhile, the Gulf Red Snapper Recreational season offers a little more to enjoy with a consecutive 46-day summer season and a segmented...