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Snapper Season Starts Soon!

Are You Ready for 2022 Snapper Season in Destin?

Destin is considered the Luckiest Fishing Village for many reasons. One reason is that we have the largest fishing fleet in the nation of over 300 vessels. Each of those vessels looks forward to fishing red snapper every year. The species is so popular that it is one of the most heavily patrolled fish ensuring the population numbers stay high year after year. We highly recommend guests look into booking a fishing charter if they are visiting in snapper season so they can experience the excitement felt when reeling in a ruby red snapper. Continue reading for more information on the 2022 snapper season in Destin.

Are You Ready for 2022 Snapper Season in Destin?

When Does the Season Start?

The season is different every year and this year they have opened the season for a few weeks in the summer and a few more in the fall. This is a huge bonus for guests who prefer to visit in the fall as the crowds die down a bit. The summer season begins June 17th and continues through July 31st.

The fall season spans 12 days and is situated over different weekends throughout the months of October and November. The dates are listed below:

  • October 8-9
  • October 15-16
  • October 22-23
  • November 11-13
  • November 25-27

Is Snapper Good to Eat?

A million times, yes! Snappers are so popular because they can be cooked in many ways. No matter if you prefer grilled, fried, or blackened, snapper is the perfect piece of meat to enjoy. Many different recipes come to mind however there is nothing like fried snapper, coleslaw, and cheese grits. The perfect summer meal!

If you book a fishing charter and haul in snapper filets at the end of the day but don’t feel like cooking them, multiple restaurants in Destin will cook them up for you! This is a great thing to know as a fishing charter can be quite tiring, so you don’t have to worry about preparing a meal for your family. Simply sit back and enjoy your meal while reminiscing on a beautiful day in the Gulf of Mexico.

How Can I Book a Fishing Charter in Destin?

There are so many different fishing charters in Destin to choose from. We have a few favorites on our website for you to check out. Each charter offers a different experience for guests to enjoy. It is important to know your limitations of how much time to spend in the sun. If you are traveling with a large group or younger kids, we recommend booking a half-day trip so you can be back at a decent time. However, some groups want to make the most of their time on the emerald coast, so they book a whole day trip.

Red snapper is a delicacy in the Destin area so we hope guests savor their time fishing the species! The 2022 snapper season in Destin is sure to be a successful one.

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