RED SNAPPER
RECREATIONAL ANGLERS (PRIVATE AND FOR-HIRE):

Mississippi’s Red Snapper season closed for private recreational anglers and state for-hire vessels Monday, September 6, 2021. Anglers will not be allowed to create trips after the season has closed; however they may still provide information to close trips.

Mississippi recreational Red Snapper season closing Monday, Sept. 6, 2021

Size and Bag Limit: 16 inch minimum total length; 2 fish per person, per day

REPORTING TO TAILS N’ SCALES

Choose one method. Preferred method is through the iPhone or Android App.

NEED HELP?

For additional assistance, contact us either at (228) 325-1585, or email at snapper@dmr.ms.gov.

RED SNAPPER SEASON FINALIZED RESULTS
  • Total Harvest: 150,279 pounds
  • Number Fish Harvested: 27,125
  • Average Weight: 5.54 pounds
  • Average Length: 21.32 Inches
  • Trips: 5,423
  • Effort: 3.80 Anglers/Vessel/Trip
  • Harvest: 1.32 Fish/Angler/Trip
  • Total Harvest: 131,914 pounds
  • Number Fish Harvested: 22,126
  • Average Weight: 5.82 pounds
  • Average Length: 21.37 Inches
  • Trips: 4,511
  • Effort: 3.74 Anglers/Vessel/Trip
  • Harvest: 1.31 Fish/Angler/Trip
  • Total Harvest: 154,100 pounds
  • Number Fish Harvested: 27,189
  • Average Weight: 6.08 pounds
  • Average Length: 21.91 Inches
  • Trips: 4,185
  • Effort: 4.36 Anglers/Vessel/Trip
  • Harvest: 1.48 Fish/Angler/Trip 
RED SNAPPER REGULATIONS INFORMATION

Federal law requires NON-stainless steel circle hooks when using natural baits while fishing for all reef species (snappers, trigger fish, groupers and amber jacks).

UPDATE: In February 2020, Amendment 50 was approved by both the Secretary of Commerce and the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. This Amendment allows for the five Gulf states to individually manage their red snapper season. For more information, please click the link: www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/02/06/2020-01653/fisheries-of-the-carribean-gulf-of-mexico-and-south-atlantic-reef-fishery-of-the-gulf-of-mexico.

9 NAUTICAL MILE LINE FOR REEF FISH ONLY

Coordinates as Decimal Degrees

  • 1 - 30.165829; -89.096476
  • 2 - 30.098368; -88.855923
  • 3 - 30.082368; -88.827431
  • 4 - 30.092052; -88.811151
  • 5 - 30.082674; -88.766882
  • 6 - 30.082234; -88.727841
  • 7 - 30.074111; -88.690866
  • 8 - 30.071875; -88.655975
  • 9 - 30.065641; -88.616666
  • 10 - 30.064311; -88.605000
  • 11 - 30.064649; -88.564103
  • 12 - 30.055865; -88.540000
  • 13 - 30.048622; -88.509499
  • 14 - 30.040815; -88.456771
  • 15 - 30.050340; -88.379419
  • 16 - 30.158541; -88.384432

Coordinates as Degrees Minutes Seconds

  • 1 - 30° 9' 56.9838"; -89° 5' 47.313"
  • 2 - 30° 5' 54.1248"; -88° 51' 21.3228"
  • 3 - 30° 4' 56.5278"; -88° 49' 38.7552"
  • 4 - 30° 5' 31.3902"; -88° 48' 40.143"
  • 5 - 30° 4' 57.6264"; -88° 46' 0.7746"
  • 6 - 30° 4' 56.046"; -88° 43' 40.2306"
  • 7 - 30° 4' 26.799"; -88° 41' 27.1206"
  • 8 - 30° 4' 18.7494"; -88° 39' 21.5094"
  • 9 - 30° 3' 56.3112"; -88° 37' 0.0012"
  • 10 - 30° 3' 51.5232"; -88° 36' 18"
  • 11 - 30° 3' 52.74"; -88° 33' 50.7708"
  • 12 - 30° 3' 21.1176"; -88° 32' 24"
  • 13 - 30° 2' 55.0422"; -88° 30' 34.2"
  • 14 - 30° 2' 26.937"; -88° 27' 24.3756"
  • 16 - 30° 9' 30.7512"; -88° 23' 3.9588"
  • 16 - 30.158541; -88.384432

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