Red Snapper season to reopen September 14

18-54-CWS | September 10, 2018

BILOXI, Miss. –The recreational fishing season for Red Snapper will reopen in Mississippi on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. and close on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.


Harvest totals from the Tails ‘n Scales reporting system indicate the annual catch target for the private recreational fishery is projected to be reached by the end of the weekend on Sunday, Sept. 16. However, the MDMR has the authority to adjust the recreational Red Snapper season if finalized landings indicate additional harvest would remain within the quota allowed under the Federal Exempted Fishing Permit or for any other reason such as inclement weather or due to unforeseen circumstances.


A new version of the Tails n’ Scales app (3.31) is now available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Please download this new version prior to using the Tails n’ Scales app. New features include an informational banner and the ability to create new trips only during a specified time frame. Anglers will not be allowed to create trips after the season has closed; they may still provide all information to close trips.


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