Snapper Season Extended for 1 Weekend in October

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By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Seamus DeLuc

Tuscaloosa — Following a review of this year’s red snapper season for private anglers, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources decided to allow three extra days for the private angler recreational season after it closed followed by a record-setting start.

The season will be reopened from 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 10 and extend through midnight on Oct. 12. These additional days apply to state and federal waters adjacent to Alabama and there is a limit of two fish with a 16-inch minimum per angler.

ADCNR’s Marine Resources Division is offering the three extra days so anglers catch a few more fish this year.

“The 2020 private angler season started out with record-setting fishing effort,” said MRD Director Scott Bannon in a statement. “The COVID-19 pandemic has made outdoors recreation more important than ever, and that showed during this year’s red snapper season.”

To learn more about Alabama’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and information regarding Alabama State Lands, State Parks, Marine Resources and wildlife and freshwater fisheries visit,

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