You can catch a variety of snapper in Florida waters – red, mangrove, yellowtail – and starting April 1 you can add vermilion snapper to the list if you are fishing in the Atlantic Ocean.
Recreational fishing for vermilion snapper has been closed in state and federal waters since Nov. 1. Fishery managers close the season every year during the winter months to help to reduce overfishing and let the population rebuild.
Take note that the minimum size limit for vermilion snapper in Atlantic waters is 12 inches total length. Anglers may keep up to five fish per day.
Do you have a favorite snapper? If so, let us know.