FEDS EXTEND RED SNAPPER SEASON

The 2016 recreational fishing season in the Gulf of Mexico gets last minute extension.

Recreational private anglers get an extra 2 days to catch red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico in 2016.
2016 GULF RED SNAPPER SEASON IS EXTENDED
LAST MINUTE EXTENSION: Recreational anglers get more time to catch red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico this year.John Frazier

NOAA Fisheries is extending the red snapper recreational fishing season in the Gulf of Mexico for private anglers. Due to the impacts of recent Tropical Storm Colin, anglers will get 2 more days to catch red snapper this year. The amended 2016 season will close at 12:01am (local time) Sunday, June 12.