Red snapper season extended in federal waters

Federal officials extended the 2016 red snapper season by two days because of the disruption in fishing caused by Tropical Storm Colin.

Tropical Storm Colin gives anglers two more days of fishing, NOAA announces

Thanks to Tropical Storm Colin — and not the hordes of snapper in the Gulf — the 2016 federal red snapper season has been extended for two days.

Now, instad of shutting down at 12:01 a.m. Friday, red snapper fishing will end at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

NOAA Fisheries made the announcement today.

The federal water red snapper bag limit remains two fish per person per day, with a 16-inch minimum total length size limit.

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