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I caught a tagged Snapper this summer and Florida fish and wildlife sent me a t-shirt that told me the correct way to measure a Snapper. Looks like most 15" Snapper are legal. I always thought that measuring to the center of the tail was correct.

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If I have to pinch his tail to make the minimum, he's going back
 

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With todays 2 per person regs if he is less than 15 pounds he is going back
Yup. Not much point in keeping barely legal snapper these days. I haven't actually measured a red snapper in a few years now. If it looks under twenty inches, it goes back without hesitation.
 

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9 miles like ours and LA funny thing I was in Texas last year and guys over there were still getting ticketed for them in state waters stating there DNR doesn't regulate federal law but must enforce it kind of a a situation
 

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I have never heard of Texas Parks and Wildlife ticketing folks for state water snapper. The problem is, unlike the Florida panhandle, it's hard to find any keepers in state waters. This is especially true on the upper coast (Galveston, Freeport and Sabine). You can catch snapper but they all might be 12".
 
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