Welcome to Fishn’ Fl, your premier charter service for the 2023 red snapper season in Tampa Bay. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing unforgettable fishing adventures, putting you right where the action is, in the heart of red snapper territory.
With our local knowledge and tailored approach, we ensure each trip is a unique experience, whether you’re a seasoned angler or a first-timer.
Join us as we navigate the beautiful waters of Tampa Bay in pursuit of the vibrant and coveted red snapper. Welcome aboard!
2023 Red Snapper Fishn’ FAQs
While Tampa Bay is the access point to nearly year around red snapper fishing, the FWC has a heavily regulated season. For 2023 the Red Snapper Season in Tampa Bay starts June 16 and runs consecutively through July 31, 2023.
The season will reopen in the fall for 3-day weekends during October and November (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday):
Oct. 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29
Nov. 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26
Fishin’ Fl. runs most of our red snapper fishing charters out of Tampa Bay directly. The exact meeting location for your trip will be relayed to you by the captain.
Red snapper grow in length relatively fast during their first 10 years or so of life reaching, on average, a length of about 30 inches.
In 2023 you are allowed to keep two per person. The captain and crew are not allowed to keep any, so we can’t help you out bringing home more than your personal 2 per person limit.
Red snapper regulations state that the fish must be at a minimum of 16 inches in total length to keep.
Total Length is measured from the most forward point of the head, with the mouth closed, to the farthest tip of the tail with the tail pinched, while the fish is lying on its side.