2021 Gulf Recreational Red Snapper Season

  • The 2021 season for recreational anglers fishing from private vessels in Gulf state and federal waters and charter for-hire operations who do not have a federal reef fish permit (can fish in state waters only) will be June 4-July 28.
  • If you plan to fish for red snapper in state or federal waters from a private recreational vessel, even if you are exempt from fishing license requirements, you must sign up as a State Reef Fish Angler (annual renewal required) at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com.
  • The 2021 recreational red snapper season for federally-permitted charter for-hire operations will be June 1 through Aug. 2 (closed on Aug. 3)