5 Ways to Enjoy Red Snapper Season in Destin
Red Snapper season has begun! It started on June 4th and will last until July 28th. There is talk about it opening back up in the fall depending on how well the summer season goes. So, if you couldn’t make it down to the beach this summer, keep an eye out for an extension of the season. Red Snapper season is arguably every local’s favorite fishing season. They are not only a blast to catch but they are also delicious to eat! There are so many ways to enjoy Red Snapper season in Destin, but we have listed 5 of our favorite ways below!
Head on Down to the Docks
If you can’t squeeze in a fishing charter during your stay, head down to the harbor in the afternoon and try to spot boats bringing in their haul. You may get the chance to spot charters unloading their red snapper onto the dock. This also leads us into our next way to enjoy the season…
Dine at a Restaurant
Grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants along the harbor and you are bound to find red snapper on their menu. Some seafood restaurants in Destin include Harbor Docks, Boshamps, and Harry T’s Lighthouse.
There is no better way to enjoy Red Snapper season in Destin than by booking a fishing charter! Get up close and personal with one of the most popular fish to catch in the area. There are so many fishing charters in Destin to choose from, but we have listed some of our most trusted captains below:
- First Light with Captain Steve Haeusler
- Sea Winder with Captain Chris Couvillon
- Only Way with Captain Curt Gwin
Try Cooking it Yourself!
Each of the Cottages by the Bay comes with a fully equipped kitchen making it easy for you to cook up some Red Snapper yourself. You can find Red Snapper by driving down Highway 98 and stopping in one of the many local seafood markets. Try making fish tacos or pair it with your favorite vegetables. Red Snapper is delicious no matter how you choose to prepare it!
Destin History Fishing Museum
Visiting the Destin History Fishing Museum is another great option if you aren’t able to book a fishing charter. Visit the museum and learn about the history of how fishing has evolved in the area, and also see a glass case full of popular fish caught in the Gulf including the Red Snapper.
We hope you are able to make a trip down to the beach to enjoy Red Snapper season in Destin this summer.