Red snappers are an iconic species in Tampa Bay. Sign up for our red snapper fishing charters If you want to catch the biggest and brightest snappers. These fish are well-protected and in high demand, so catching one is a sought-after adventure.
Red Snapper Fishing
Red snappers get their name from their sharp teeth and reddish hues. While you can catch some snapper near the water’s surface, the largest ones tend to live a bit deeper. When you catch some, you can cook them up and enjoy a flaky, tasty reward for your effort.
These fish can grow up to 40 inches long and weigh up to 30 pounds. They put up an exciting fight, making them fun for fishers of all skill levels. While you fish for red snapper, you may also come across:
- Mangrove snapper
- Scamp grouper
- King mackerel
Red snappers tend to make the strongest appearance in summer. Usually, you’ll catch the biggest ones from June to September. However, you can target different types of snapper all year long. Book your red snapper fishing charters with Aquatic Escapes, and we’ll tell you what’s in season.
Red snapper has a strict fishing season and only two snappers are allowed per person. These snappers must be 16 inches or larger. After you catch your limit of delicious snapper, we’ll help you target other fish in season.
While most snapper species have an open season year-round, you can only catch red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico from June 11 through July 25, and this changes every year. In 2019, the season was only 11 days. Red Snapper also has a minimum length of 16 inches and you can bring home 2 per person.
Red Snapper Fishing Charters in Tampa
One of the most exciting parts of red snapper fishing is choosing the technique. They love natural bait such as squid, shrimp, bonita, or menhaden. However, you can also use artificial bait, lures, or jigs to catch these fish.
When you start your trip, our experienced captain will advise you on the best strategy to catch fish. We’ll help every member of your group make a catch. No matter what, you are bound to return with a great story.
During one of our trips, you can expect:
- A quick ride offshore so you can start fishing fast
- Top of the line boat and equipment
- Guidance from a crew of experts
Why Fish with Aquatic Escapes?
When it comes to fishing, every year is different. However, we expect red snapper fishing to continue improving season after season. Our team at Aquatic Escapes will make sure that you have an enjoyable and fruitful experience on our red snapper fishing charters.
Our equipment is friendly for beginners and experts of any age. Additionally, our boat comes equipped with quality safety gear, including life jackets. Come with your family and friends to have a great time fishing in Tampa Bay. Captain Jarrod and his first mate Jack, the dog, will guide you in having fun, staying safe, and landing big fish.