Snapper season confusion

I was just noticing that snapper season was closing already. Unfortunately work really picked up this month for me, and the few days I could go, I either couldn't find anyone else to go with me, or the weather was not pretty. Regardless, I didn't get to go.. The thing I don't get about this is from MyFWC..
According to this it is still legal to harvest snapper in state waters.. But there are no snapper in state waters.. if they only extend out 9 miles on this side of the state..3 on the other side.. So I don't get it, why would they extend the time if there is no way to get them?

State waters 44-day season open June 1 through July 14, closing July 15
Federal Waters 28-day season open June 1 through June 28 closing June 29

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  • RedbonzRedbonz Posts: 4,538 Captain
    State waters work for you if you live in the panhandle, why do you think they set it that way...
    If it don't fit force it. If it breaks it needed replace anyways. :banghead
  • Salty Dawg44Salty Dawg44 Homosassa, FLPosts: 1,129 Officer
    Yep!!! For example out of Destin it is 65' a mile out of the inlet, and 100' at 9 miles. Plenty of snapper there.

    MY WORST FEAR......THAT WHEN I DIE MY WIFE WILL SELL ALL MY BOATS & FISHING GEAR FOR WHAT I TOLD HER I PAID FOR IT.......

    I may not always agree with what you say,
    but I will always respect your right to be wrong!
  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 10,921 AG
    Thank your very influential state reps in the panhandle for that perc...

    Sucks if you live outside that area though.
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • KahunaKahuna Posts: 171 Officer
    Well.... Now it makes sense.. Thanks Pete.
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