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Red and Mutton Snapper in June 25/26

Looking for a good offshore charter for Red and Mutton Snapper June 25&26. Any recommendations?
As well, looking for hotel/area to stay for that weekend. Thinking Tampa area
Any recommendations are appreciated.

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  • drgibbydrgibby Posts: 1,896 Captain
    If I wanted to target muttons I would be looking to fish further south than Tampa, say west of Ft Myers. We catch a few west of Tampa but we don`t really target them here like we do further south. Now ARS- that`s an easy catch west of Tampa as long as you get to 125+. 
  • Kokosing LoverKokosing Lover Posts: 1,157 Officer
    You'll find big muttons out at the elbow, but that's a 70 mile ride due west each way from here, so not your average charter trip.
  • harbisonharbison Posts: 5,533 Admiral
    The Florida Fisherman ll , Hubbard's Marina, has a 44 hour Red Snapper Gag Grouper trip leaving 10:00 am Friday morning, June 25, returning 6am Sunday morning. Boat is expected to limit-out on American Reds (2 day limit), with plenty of Gags & Mangrove Snapper. Suggest booking ASAP. All spots will see out quickly.
    This is from 4/16/21...

    Check out the 4/16 on the waster video. 

    You will not believe the number of Red Snapper caught. We were trying to get away from them... IMPOSSIBLE! 

    Mutton Snapper is a different story.  We see very few in Central Florida. 
    Have been fishing the Elbow for decades; love it. The fish tend to be huge. Ed's Cubera Snapper was caught on the Elbow. 

    As was Will's Black Grouper.

    Have never seen any amount of Muttons on the Elbow. 
    On the 44 hour 6/25 trip the Florida will probably be fishing West of the Northern corner of the Florida Middle Grounds in waters 200+ feet deep (over 100 miles). That's where the BIG American Reds & Gags live. 
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 16,488 AG
    I'm not 100% sure the OP is really looking for charters.   He's made 3 posts, 2 in west central one in south FL all asking the same questions.   And has not responded to a single person.   
    You can't pet a dead dog back to life 
  • sobemarksobemark Miami BeachPosts: 5 Deckhand
    Thanks to all for your recommendations/comments
    Tight Lines
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