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Old 09-27-2020, 03:34 PM
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Is the 3 day extension of Snapper season still going to happen since the hurricane? If all the boat ramps are closed and people are busy cleaning up I wonder if if it'll be rescheduled?
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Originally Posted by Shane3203 View Post
Is the 3 day extension of Snapper season still going to happen since the hurricane? If all the boat ramps are closed and people are busy cleaning up I wonder if if it'll be rescheduled?

this website says that at least one boat ramp site is open. I only checked the one. The news on the snapper season mentioned October 10-12 being open for snapperl

https://www.gulfshoresal.gov/1528/COVID-19-Closures
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Looks like the weather may not cooperate, l just looked at the forecast and there looks to be some pretty big seas this coming weekend
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Any forecast for sea conditions nine (and more) days in advance is a guess -pure and simple.
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I sure hope they're wrong and we have good weather and flat seas, I've taken off work to fish those last three days before putting the boat up for the winter.
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Weather will be too rough and they'll have to re-schedule...IMO
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hello snappers!
Old 10-02-2020, 09:28 PM
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I'm going to keep an eye on the weather and hope for the best. Is Amberjack still open?
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It's not looking too good for the weekend. Do you think they'll give us another weekend if it's too rough to fish?
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They say if the numbers don't go up or the conditions are rough, they'll reschedule...
Great cause I gotta work...
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Looks like it’s gonna be really rough. Like cat 2 rough. I’m sure we will meet our quota.
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With just Cat-2 conditions, I would expect NOAA to determine that we will exceed the quota by 10AM on Saturday, so seasons will be closed in 2021 and 2022.,.
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Originally Posted by weatherman View Post
With just Cat-2 conditions, I would expect NOAA to determine that we will exceed the quota by 10AM on Saturday, so seasons will be closed in 2021 and 2022.,.
they'll probably say that we met the quota from just thinking about going fishing!
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Originally Posted by Shane3203 View Post
they'll probably say that we met the quota from just thinking about going fishing!
this is no joke ^. In 2015 NOAA paid google to tell them how many people “googled” snapper fishing to use as a factor in how many snapper were caught. They’re the most f’d up idiots ever.
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The states are calling the shots on this season???
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Sunday is now 3 to 4 foot seas 21 miles South of Dauphin island now. Too rough for me probably but looks like dying down during day but Monday is now 1 to 2 foot seas. Would be great Sunday night Monday trip. But not many will be able to go. Better to move back but no word yet
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They'll re-schedule...
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I would hope they would reschedule as they really seem to be interested in meeting the quota. Who knows though.
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Ok, are they going to tell us Saturday morning?
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They aren't going to cancel this weekend, but they may open it up again if not much is reported through Snapper Check this weekend. Here is a quote from their Facebook post a couple of days ago. They seem to keep folks up to date through Facebook, so I'd recommend following their page, if you don't already.

"MRD does not intend to close the upcoming red snapper fishing weekend. The harvest of red snapper in state and federal waters will still be allowed this weekend October 10-12 (Sat-Mon).
We are fully aware there is a potential category 3 hurricane in the Gulf that could negatively impact our area on top of the impacts from Hurricane Sally but it is about the pounds of fish remaining not the number of days. We are not certain of the final landfall of Delta but if it remains west and goes north there may be a possibility for anglers to go fishing for a portion of the weekend. AL still has just over 128,000 lbs. of red snapper left to harvest and if there is little to no harvest this weekend we will provide additional dates for anglers to harvest the remaining pounds.
We ask that everyone use good judgment, exercise safe boating practices and if you go out, be aware of the potential for debris in the water.
Please remember to have a current saltwater fishing license, Gulf Reef Fish Endorsement and report your snapper in Snapper Check. Gray triggerfish and greater amberjack may be reported in the App as well.
Stay safe
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All that being said, the only day I could possibly see folks fishing would be Monday. Hopefully not too much is reported and they will open it back up another weekend.


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