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Anglers who have been waiting all winter long to get back on the water and catch some grouper can finally rejoice: gag grouper season is open once again in Wakulla County from April 1 – June 30!

Recreational fishermen are now allowed to catch gag grouper in Wakulla, Franklin, Jefferson, and Taylor counties until the season closes at the end of June. As many people know, gag grouper is one of the most sought-after species swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, so pack up your gear and test your skills on the beautiful waters off the shore of Wakulla County.

First-class facilities for any fishing needs

Anglers who journey to Wakulla County for gag grouper season will find numerous facilities, organizations, and businesses that are available to help make any fishing trip go off without a hitch. Even if you don’t have any fishing equipment of your own and are just looking to spend a day out on the gulf water with your friends and family, boats can be chartered with professional fishing guides who will take you to the best spots for gag grouper and set you up with everything you need.

Alternatively, if you’re a fishing regular who only needs access to the water in order to hook a big one, there are several ramps and marinas throughout Wakulla County that lead directly into the Gulf of Mexico. These, along with the myriad options for bait and tackle shops and gear outfitters, position Wakulla County as paradise for gag grouper fishing.

Friendly accommodations throughout Wakulla County

Whether you’re visiting us from 50 miles or 5,000 miles away, you’ll find the perfect accommodations in Wakulla County so you can get a restful night’s sleep and be ready to catch a grouper that everyone will be talking about in the morning.

If you’re the type of traveler who prefers to stay in a full-service hotel, you might want to check out the Wakulla Springs Lodge, which offers guest rooms with beautiful views of the Springs, and multiple restaurants on-site. If an intimate bed and breakfast is more your style, there are several options in the area which are only a short drive from access points to the Gulf of Mexico. And if you bring your own bed with you on your gag grouper fishing expedition, it’s easy to find a tent or RV campsite where you can set up a home base.

Even more to see and do

Wakulla County is known throughout the region and the nation as a premier fishing destination, and gag grouper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico attracts hopeful anglers from all over. But when it’s time to dock the boat and stow the rods and reels until the next time, you’ll still find plenty of activities in Wakulla County.

Whether you prefer to go on a quiet hike through a stunning nature preserve or spend a relaxing afternoon on the beach, Wakulla County offers the perfect opportunities to get outdoors and experience the incredible beauty of one of the most diverse ecosystems in the country.