For updated global info & data on COVID-19, please click HERE.For updated global data & graphs on COVID-19, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases and death counts in USA by state, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida via Florida COVID Action, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida, via Florida state government, please click HERE.Just received a message from FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) today, in italics, below:
Media contact: Carly Jones, 727-224-3674 or [email protected]Suggested Tweet: Help @MyFWC and @NOAA gather information about Atlantic #redsnapper: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/2e7477d #Florida #fishingAtlantic red snapper season to begin; anglers can help FWC gather dataResearchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are looking for anglers’ help to capture information about the Atlantic red snapper fishery. The 2021 recreational season in Atlantic federal waters is July 9-11. Anglers are limited to one fish per person, per day, with no minimum size limit in federal waters. Best fishing practices should be used and anglers can learn about helping deep water fish survive upon release at MyFWC.com/FishHandling.Keep in mind that 2021 recreational season in Atlantic waters is July 9-11 whereas 2021 recreational season for the Gulf waters is June 4-July 28.Gulf state waters are from shore to 9 nautical miles. Atlantic state waters are from shore to 3 nautical miles.FWC researchers will be out along Florida’s east coast during each day of the season asking recreational fishers about their red snapper trips, the number of red snapper harvested, and for permission to measure and weigh harvested fish and collect biological samples. This will not affect fish fillets and will help determine the size and age distribution of the red snapper population. New this year, biologists will also ask permission to take a small piece of fin tissue from harvested fish for a large-scale genetics study to help estimate the total number of red snapper in the Atlantic population.In addition to special surveys conducted during the red snapper season, Florida’s State Reef Fish Survey is also being conducted year-round. This survey will collect data directly from recreational anglers and spear fishers with the State Reef Fish Angler designation, which is required to harvest certain reef fish species, including red snapper, anywhere in Florida. The two surveys will work closely together to track red snapper landings in season and improve year-round estimates of recreational catch, including releases, for a variety of important reef fish stocks, such as red snapper in the south Atlantic. Learn more about the science behind the surveys and how to obtain the State Reef Fish Angler designation at MyFWC.com/SRFS. Anglers are also encouraged to submit their catch information to theSouth Atlantic Fishery Management Councilonline at MyFishCount.com, even if information has already been submitted to FWC staff in person. For information on snapper rules and regulations, visit MyFWC.com/Marine and click on “Snappers” under the “Reef Fish” tab or download the FishRules app on your smart device.
At NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) web site, it is indicated that, in italics, below:
What/When:Each year, NOAA Fisheries announces the season opening dates for red snapper in federal waters of the South Atlantic, in addition to the recreational season length. For the 2021 season:
The recreational sector will open for harvest on the following 3 days:
July 9, 10, and 11, 2021 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) – The recreational season opens at 12:01 a.m., local time, on July 9, 2021, and closes at 12:01 a.m., local time, on July 12, 2021.
The commercial sector will open for harvest at 12:01 a.m., local time, on July 12, 2021, and will close at 12:01 a.m., local time, on January 1, 2022, unless the commercial annual catch limit is met or projected to be met before this date.
If the commercial sector closes before 12:01 a.m., local time, on January 1, 2022, NOAA Fisheries will announce it in the Federal Register and publish another Fishery Bulletin.
During the Limited Open Seasons:
The total annual catch limit is 42,510 fish.
The recreational annual catch limit is 29,656 fish.
The recreational bag limit is one red snapper per person per day. This applies to private and charterboat/headboat vessels (the captain and crew on for-hire vessels may retain the recreational bag limit).
The commercial annual catch limit is 124,815 pounds whole weight (12,854 fish).
The commercial trip limit is 75 pounds gutted weight.
There is no minimum or maximum size limits for the recreational or commercial sectors.
For more FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), please click HERE.
This is just a short video on how to rig for red snapper and bottom fishing in general. i will be showing you step by step on how to rig a fish finder rig, in the video published on Aug 9, 2018, “PREPARING FOR ATLANTIC RED SNAPPER 2018“, below:
In the video published on July 22, 2020, “ATLANTIC RED SNAPPER SEASON 2020 – PONCE INLET“, below:
Captain Sam Atwell covers the tackle and technique used when fishing Pensacola Bay for red snapper, in the video published on April 9, 2020, “Watermen Bonus Tip – Red Snapper 101“, below:
In the video published on July 14, 2020, “Snapper Fishing in Pensacola Florida (Catch, Clean, Cook!!)“, below:
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