June Panhandle Fishing Forecasts


June-01

June is the start of red snapper season! Snapper season should always open June 1 in federal waters. In some years, it opens in late May for state waters. This year, state waters open May 23, the Saturday before Labor Day. Read the FWC bulletin here

Tarpon will be cruising the beach. Wahoo, dolphin, tuna and marlin will be biting offshore.

Kings and chicken dolphin will inhabit near shore reefs and wrecks. A few cobia will hang around all summer on near shore reefs, wrecks and FADs. (Note: A FAD is a fish aggregation device, a man-made object used to attract ocean going pelagic fish such as marlin, tuna and mahi-mahi. They usually consist of buoys or floats tethered to the ocean floor with concrete blocks.) Backcountry fishing will produce trout and reds will be active on the flats and deepwater docks.

Read more: JUNE Fishing Forecast

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