Biloxi provides some of the best snapper fishing in the northern Gulf of Mexico. You don’t have to travel too far to reach these fish, and the views are spectacular!
The 2022 recreational state for-hire red snapper season will open on May 27, 2022. Who doesn’t love to catch red snapper? It’s exciting for those who love to fish! First, there is a hard pull, and just when you think the snapper is up, it will take more line down to the bottom. This is what people love about Biloxi red snapper fishing, and it is getting some well-earned recognition.
FishingBooker is the world’s largest platform for connecting anglers and fishing guides, with over 30,000 fishing trips available in more than 2,000 destinations worldwide, and this is what they have to say about our beloved Biloxi:
Did you know Biloxi was named one of the best Red Snapper fishing spots in the Gulf?!
There’s no doubt that the red snapper is among the most beloved fish in the Gulf of Mexico. In most parts of the Gulf, there’s only a limited period of time when anglers are allowed to target them. That said, we should make every moment of the season count. The world’s largest online service for booking fishing trips, FishingBooker, has selected the best Red Snapper fishing spots in the Gulf, and Biloxi made the top 11!
Why was Biloxi featured on the list?
What makes fishing in Biloxi special is the wide array of inshore artificial reefs. These are specifically made to ensure the best possible action for snapper and other bottom fish. Biloxi is the best place in Mississippi to come face-to-gills with big Reds. To make the most of the experience, you can organize a full-day trip. More time on the water will allow you to cover more ground.
Besides fishing for reds, you can spend a day on Ship Island, which will make you feel like you’re in a far-off exotic land. Alternatively, you can check out some of the museums and relish the delectable seafood for which this city is known.
When does the season start in Mississippi?
In Mississippi, the red snapper season starts on May 27. Here, you’re allowed to fish all week, and the season ends on July 4.
The full list of the Best Red Snapper Fishing Spots in the Gulf can be found below.
- Biloxi, Mississippi
- Tampa, Florida
- Cedar Key, Florida
- Fort Walton Beach, Florida
- Pensacola, Florida
- Dauphin Island, Alabama
- Venice, Louisiana
- Grand Isle, Louisiana
- Galveston, Texas
- Freeport, Texas
- Port Mansfield, Texas
There is a two red snapper limit in Mississippi (two per person at a 16-inch minimum). Make them count! After you catch your limit, you can always head back inside the Mississippi 3-mile line to catch Cobia, Redfish, King Mackerel, Sharks, Speckled Trout, and more! Happy fishing!
*Special thanks to FishingBooker.com