End of a great red snapper season

Posted on July 18th, 2016 by shannon

Red Snapper Season Closes Out for 2016!

Another successful red snapper season comes to a close and the reviews of our 2016 charters have all been glowing.  Our anglers got a fair share of fresh Gulf of Mexico red snapper with a heralded 46 day season.  It was fun for everyone. It was great for customers. I just hate to see it end.

But that doesn’t mean the fishing is going to stop.  Amberjack, black fin tuna, grouper, dorado, everything is going to get better and better every week. We should see calmer seas in August and September and a red hot bite. Even when the hard cold fronts come through, if you can get a good weather day, you can catch plenty of fish.

Just an FYI — In the early 1990’s, the average weight of recreationally-caught red snapper was around 2 lbs. By the early 2000’s the average weight had doubled to about 4 lbs. The average weight of red snapper caught during the 2011 recreational fishing season was well over 6 lbs.  The majority of Badfish red snapper caught this year were easily over 12 lbs. with several caught between 22 – 25 lbs.

Check out our Facebook page for daily updates on the latest catch. https://www.facebook.com/Badfish-Sportfishing-743074855797381/

Don’t miss out, call John today to book your trip — 361-317-2233.