Oh Snap! Everything you need to know about the mini Snapper season this November 10-12

NOAA Fisheries Announced a Limited 2017 Red Snapper Season in South Atlantic Federal Waters for the First Time Since 2014...

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Per the American Sportfishing Association, Anglers are also encouraged to use the following best fishing practices during the season:  

  • Avoid areas likely to have red snapper if you already have met your recreational bag limit. 
  • When red snapper is out of season, avoid areas where they are common.
  • Use single hook rigs since the recreational bag limit for red snapper during the limited fishing season is one per person per day. This will potentially reduce the number of red snapper that are caught on one drop. 
  • Non-offset circle hooks are less likely to cause injury than J hooks.
  • Use a dehooking device to remove the hook. Keep fish in the water if you plan to release them or return them as quickly as possible. 
  • Use descending devices when releasing fish with signs of barotrauma.

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