BIGFISH: 2019 Red Snapper season looks promising

Captain CT Williams says this Red Snapper season (which starts on May 24) looks very promising!

Red Snapper Season Looks Great

Even though it doesn’t open up until May 24, Captain CT says red snapper season looks very promising.

CT and his buddies caught a bunch of red snapper (and threw them back) during a mangrove snapper fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico.

Remember, when red snapper season opens, you’ll a basic and saltwater fishing license, as well as, a recreational offshore landing permit to fish for red snapper.

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When You Can Fish Red Snapper

Anglers can only fish for red snapper on weekends only, which includes Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

However, fishing for red snapper is allowed on the following holidays: the Monday of Memorial Day, May 27, and the Thursday of the Fourth of July.

The daily bag limit is two fish per person and the fish must be at least 16-inches long to keep.


Captain CT Williams has more hot spots tackle tips and even fish recipes every Saturday morning on the BIGFISH TV show.

The BIGFISH TV show airs on WAFB every Saturday morning at 5:30 a.m. Don’t forget to set your DVR!

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