Longer season for catching red snapper, triggerfish

Photo Credit: WKRG

Photo Credit: WKRG

Orange Beach, Ala. (WKRG) – Recreational anglers in Alabama will have more time to try their luck catching red snapper.

State officials have extended the season for recreational anglers by 12 days.

Starting on Independence Day, another red snapper season in Alabama waters. But that’s where it gets a little bit tricky. Earlier this year, Alabama lawmakers extended state waters to 9 miles. The Federal government only recognizes the previous 3 mile limit.

Another catch, there may not be a 2015 federal fishing season.

For now, the state government says it’s open season again for a fish most anglers can’t seem to get enough of, red snapper.

The season starts July 4th weekend.

For the full feature from WKRG, click here.

1 Comment

  • Nuclear Mike

    The daily 2 fish limit just does not balance out for the costs of the trip to go out and fish for maybe 2 fish of legal size…last year not a person in our boat caught a legal keeper size snapper…just not worth the ride out & gas money for just a meal or two of delicious red snapper…let the snappers rest for 10 years and then hope the new limit will be worth all the trouble.

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