Red Snapper season to reopen July 23

18-38-CWS | July 19, 2018

BILOXI, Miss. – The state recreational fishing season for Red Snapper will reopen in Mississippi territorial waters Monday, July 23, at 12:01 a.m. The season will close when the assigned recreational quota is reached.


All anglers must register their trips through MDMR’s Tails n’ Scales program, which is available through a smartphone app, a website and a call center. Anglers must register in the system and create a trip before fishing for Red Snapper. They must have a trip authorization number when they are out on the water. Trip authorization numbers expire after 24 hours; anglers should report their catch before the trip expires. The previous trip must be closed before creating a new one.


The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at