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2022 Gulf Red Snapper Season Opens June 19

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Exciting news for anglers! The 2022 Gulf Red Snapper Summer Season has been extended to 57 days this year and will open on June 17 and run consecutively through July 31, 2022. This will be the longest combined season that has ever been available! In addition, Snapper Season will include a Fall Gulf Red Snapper Season, which includes 12 additional days, including Veteran’s Day weekend and Thanksgiving.

Due to the popularity of Gulf Red Snapper, the community has invested heavily in nurturing this species. Destin has the most active artificial reef program in the state and this year alone the Tourist Development Department will invest almost $3 million in growing the artificial reef network. The Coastal Resource Team has created more than 300 artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico along with eight fish aggregating devices. 

The Destin Harbor is home to the largest charter fishing fleet in the U.S. and there are lots of opportunities to put you and your friends and family out on the water. 

Here are the Gulf Red Snapper Dates for the 2022 Season:

June 17 – July 31 – 45 day Summer Season

October 8-9 – 2 day Fall Season

October 15-16 – 2 day Fall Season

October 22-23 – 2 day Fall Season

November 11-13 – 2 day Fall Season (Veteran’s Day)

November 25-27 – 2 day Fall Season (Thanksgiving Weekend)

Check out Newman-Dailey’s recommended Destin fishing charters here. Guests of Newman-Dailey enjoy exclusive discounts and special offers with partner Destin fishing charters. For those traveling with family, learn more about fishing charters for families and teens

Ready to book your next Destin vacation? View our collection of Destin vacation rentals online, including rentals at Jade East Towers and recently refreshed rooms at Beachside Inn. Need assistance? Call one of our friendly, local vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652 to narrow your search and book your visit via phone. Remember to always book direct with Newman-Dailey for our best rate guarantee.

See you @ the beach and out on the water!


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