Skip to main content
Home West Central General Fishing & The Outdoors

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.


  • 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
Sign In or Register to comment.
Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!


Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

Preview This Month's Issue

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Florida Sportsman App

Other Magazines

See All Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Florida Sportsman stories delivered right to your inbox.


Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Florida Sportsman subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now