Red Snapper Fishing In Destin Has Opened For 2013

Red-Snapper-Fishing-DestinRed Snapper Fishing in Destin, FL has opened for the season!

Destin has long been named “The Luckiest Fishing Village” and this past weekend the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico proved that true yet again.

In the first weekend of the season, Snapper could be seen on just about every boat.

It should be no surprise to the amount of fish caught and seem. TripShock.com reported that The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) extended the recreational Red Snapper season at its April 2013 meeting in Tallahassee, FL due to an increase in species population.

The 2013 Season had been extended 44 days, from June 1 to July 14.

I spent my birthday fishing in the Gulf of Mexico with friends aboard the 65 foot Viking, “Outta Here”.

Everywhere we looked fishermen (and fisherwomen, haha) were pulling in big, beautiful Red Snapper. The waters were calm and beautiful.

We didn’t have to travel very far out to find schools of the fish thanks to Captain Pat Dineen of the Campbell Fishing Team. Capt. Pat has lived and fished in the Destin area since 1975 and has fished extensively throughout Florida and the Bahamian Islands.

We were back in dock before 5pm with our limit!

A simple pan fried recipe of “Old Bay” seasoning and butter had us to eating one of those tasty fish in no time.

Make sure to schedule a fishing trip while you are in Destin so that you can enjoy these delicacies.

Thanks to the Campbell Fishing Team for a great time!

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