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Red Snapper anglers should be smiling! The Red Snapper season has been officially announced by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.

According to the Council:

 “Federally permitted for hire season will be open for 51 days in 2018. The season will open at 12:01AM local time on June 1 and remain open until 12:01AM local time on July 22, 2018”

What you need to know:

  • Private Anglers (that’s you) need a permit or license for Florida when fishing for red snapper.
  • You may fish anywhere in federal waters
  • Private Anglers mush abide by all other requirements for landing in state.
  • Limit is two (2) fish per person
  • Minimum size limit is 16 inches total length

Ready to book?

Experience the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village aboard one of Destin Florida’s Finest Charter Boats at HarborWalk Charters, all you need to do is cast, reel and repeat.   Located at HarborWalk Village, it is one of the most expansive charter fishing fleets in all the United States.   Private charters available.  For additional information, pricing or to make your reservation please visit:

Party boats more your thing? You and 45 of your new best friends can enjoy a day on the Emerald Coast with Swoop Party Boat. These custom-built boats cruise comfortably at 20 knots and are Coast Guard

approved for up to 45 passengers. The ample deck space accommodates 40 fishing stations and has an air-conditioned cabin.  For additional information, pricing or to make your reservations please visit:

All charters are led by a professionally trained and licensed crew, and include fishing tackle, license, bait, ice.

For more information on the rich fishing history, visit the Destin History and Fishing museum located at 108 Stahlman Avenue, adjacent to the Destin Community Center. Stahlman Avenue can be accessed directly off of Highway 98, near the foot of the Destin Bridge.

HarborWalk Village is home to the Emerald Grande, a luxury resort in Destin Florida. Whether you’re in Destin on vacation, or you live here, we welcome you to experience all we have to offer.

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