TPWD projects extended red snapper season in federal waters

Posted at 10:20 AM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 11:20:59-04

Texas fishermen will see a 40-day increase in this year’s red snapper season.

Beginning June 1, under an agreement between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the National Marine Fisheries Service, private recreational anglers fishing in federal waters off the Texas coast will see a projected 82-day red snapper season.

The projected 82-day season applies to federal waters. TPWD says state waters, extending out 9 miles, are expected to remain open year-round.

According to TPWD, the projection is based on current harvest quota estimates.

TPWD says bag and size limits will remain unchanged; 2 fish per person daily with a 16-inch minimum size limit in federal waters, and 4 fish per person daily with a 15-inch minimum in state waters.

Help TPWD better manage this resource by downloading the iSnapper app on your smartphone and reporting your red snapper landings.