Snapper Madness!

Capt. Bill D’Antuono

Here we go again. Red Snapper madness is upon us. These fiery fish are highly sought after as they are controversial. Just years ago the season was a mere couple weeks but recent stock assessments have allotted a two month season.

Red snapper are easily caught but targeting them in Southwest Florida requires a long range trip. A 100 mile run offshore is not unheard of when targeting red snapper. If you are lucky enough to get on a red snapper trip be prepped with trolling and heavy tackle. With The Gulf Stream pushed in lately and I reports of wahoo, sailfish, blackfin tuna and mahi have been commonplace.

Spearfishing out in these depths is truly for the chosen few. Diving past 130 feet requires immense skill and dedication. When I’m out this far I call it “Jurassic Park”, untapped areas with jumbo sized fish.

Stay tuned and check my Instagram and Facebook pages, it’s truly my favorite year and large species of fish will make it into the cooler!