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2024 Red Snapper Season

By Forgotten Coast Web Team | June 1, 2024

Person holding red snapper fish

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the record 103-day 2024 Gulf Red Snapper recreational season, the longest season since the state was delegated management of Gulf red snapper. This season will include both a summer and fall season which includes major holiday weekends such as Father’s Day, July 4th and the Thanksgiving holiday.

“I am proud to announce that this snapper season will be the longest season since our state took over red snapper management in the Gulf,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Florida is proud to be the Fishing and Boating Capital of the World.” 

The 61-day summer season will begin on June 1 and continue through July 31. The 42-day fall season is the longest fall season since the beginning of state management and spans the following weekend dates:

  • September 1–2 (Sunday through Monday of Labor Day Weekend)
  • September 6–8
  • September 13–15
  • September 20–22
  • September 27–29
  • October 4–6
  • October 11–13
  • October 18–20
  • October 25–27
  • November 1–3
  • November 8–11 (Veterans Day Weekend)
  • November 15–17
  • November 22–24 
  • November 28–30 (Thursday through Saturday of Thanksgiving Weekend) 

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

Find more on recreational snapper regulations here.

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Photo by FWC.