Hunting and Fishing Seasons

Friday, June 4 establishes the beginning of red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the most thrilling times of the year for anglers around the country. Keep reading to make you know all the ins and outs of this season to make the most of your time on the Gulf.

Our Longest Season Yet

Beginning on Friday, June 4, anglers will be able to take advantage of 55 days to get out on the open water and catch some red snappers. Governor Ron DeSantis announced in a Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission press release that this year’s season will run from June 4 – July 28, 2021 with a potential reopening this fall, if there’s available quota.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission this will be the longest red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico yet. It is still a limited window, however, so make sure that you’re prepared to catch one of the most popular species of fish in the region.

Have a Successful Season

Wakulla County already has everything you’ll need to set yourself up for a successful snapper season. Local boat ramps, some directly into the Gulf of Mexico, are available to ensure that you will have convenient access straight to the open water and local marinas and tackle shops, in the heart of Wakulla County, are ready to restock your supplies all summer long.

Shell Island Fish Camp and Marina is one of the most popular spots for anglers in Wakulla County. It is locally owned and operated since 1942 and is a full-service marina that offers a wide range of marine services and products. The Marina also has lodging available right next to the hub of all snapper action and their boat ramp has direct access into the Gulf.

Spend a Summer of Snapper Success in Wakulla County

Come to Wakulla County for the red snapper and stay for the marvels of the relaxing boating community surrounding them. After spending your days on the open water, enjoy endless environmental explorations from scenic hiking trails to beachside horseback riding, sure to guarantee a snapper season for the book’s.