Salt Walker Charters
Salt Walker Charters
RED SNAPPER

Sport Fishing for Red Snapper from SPI


Red Snapper Charter Fishing Trips SPI
Eight hour fishing trips from South Padre Island typically target red snapper, ling, kingfish, spanish mackerel, sharks, mangrove or gray snapper, grouper, dorado (also called Mahi-mahi or dolphin fish) and the occasional sailfish.

Red Snapper Season Begins June 1st.
FEDERAL RED SNAPPER SEASON IS ONLY OPEN JUNE 1, 2014 TO JULY 11, 2014 with the possibility of an extended season in the month of OCTOBER, PENDING RESULTS OF A MID-SEASON ASSESSMENT.

Last year the recreational snapper season went from June 1 to Aug. 15. This year's season could be 15 to 25 days shorter, based on early estimates, due to last year's excesses. The strict limits during the past two years have led to a greater abundance of red snapper, driving more anglers to fish during the shorter season. Book your charter early.


About Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus)
In Spanish it is known as huachinango or pargo.

The red snapper is a prized fish for food known for its delicate flavored light textured white meat and snapper throats are classed as a delicacy. This is why it is one of the most targeted fish found in the Gulf of Mexico. Red snapper have the trademark red skin and red eyes. The vibrant red color is believed to come from the shrimp in their natural diet.

Typical of most snappers, red snappers ordinarily form large schools of similar sized fish around wrecks and reefs. It is commonly found in waters from 50 to 225 ft. (16 m - 75 m), but can be caught as deep as 300 ft (100 m) or more. They stay relatively close to the bottom around ledges, canyons, and man-made reefs, including offshore oil rigs and shipwrecks.

A red snapper attains sexual maturity at age 2.5 and an adult snapper can live for more than 50 years. They have a moderate growth rate and can reach up to 40 inches and 50 pounds. The state record is 38.13 inches and 37.5 pounds



Private Charter Red Snapper Fishing South Padre Island SPI

RED SNAPPER FISHING SPECIAL .
MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY ONLY
FEDERAL RED SNAPPER SEASON ONLY

We will troll for kingfish, dolphin(fish) and sails on the way out and on the way back. You may also catch ling, grouper, shark, dog snapper and lane snapper. When we catch a limit of red snapper, we head home. These trips last anywhere from 4 to 7 hours.

FEDERAL RED SNAPPER SEASON IS ONLY OPEN JUNE 1, 2014 TO JULY 11, 2014 with the possibility of an extended season in the month of OCTOBER, PENDING RESULTS OF A MID-SEASON ASSESSMENT.


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