Vermilion Snapper in Destin, Florida

Winter fishing in Destin, Florida is great – with fewer crowds and moderate temperatures. Targeting reef fish with bottom fishing you’re likely to stumble upon White and Black Snapper as well as Vermilion Snapper. Vermilion Snapper are also called Mingo and Beeliners.

Pelican Adventures in Destin, Florida fishes year-round offering both inshore and offshore trips. The Vermilion Snapper is caught on all Pelican Adventures‘ deep-sea fishing trips – aboard private charters, they seem to be bigger Bull Mingos as the water is much deeper. Vermilion live between 50 and 350 feet in the Gulf of Mexico.

Vermilion Snapper is like the “little brother” to the Red Snapper. Red Snapper is very popular with tourists fishing the Gulf of Mexico however the season is short and limits to the catch are usually pretty small. Vermilion and Red Snapper both live in the same places and likely caught on the same trip. Similar in both looks and tastes with a few differences as you can see here. Vermilion is smaller and slimmer than the Red Snapper but the limit is greater, 10 are allowed per angler!

Pelican Adventures offers a shared fishing trip as well as party boat fishing, both are paid per person and 6 hours. You can usually bet there will be some Vermilion caught and enjoyed all year long on both of these trips. All of Pelican Adventures’ fishing charters include fishing license, rod/ reel and bait along with cleaned/ bagged catch following the trip.

Vermilion Snapper are very tasty and easy to cook. Whether grilled, blackened or fried the Vermilion Snapper is flaky and less oily or “fishy” as the Red Snapper. Give Pelican Adventures a call for more information (850) 650-3825 or book your fishing trip online, click here.