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2015 Gulf red snapper season closes after this weekend

Lucha Libra wrestling is coming to Palmetto on Friday.
Lucha Libra wrestling is coming to Palmetto on Friday.

Gulf red snapper season closes after this weekend

MANATEE -- Last call for red snapper for Manatee anglers.

Halloween and Sunday are the last days the recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters is open in 2015.

State waters in the Gulf are from shore to 9 nautical miles. Federal waters extend from where state waters end out to about 200 nautical miles.

This year's 70-day state-waters season began May 23, ran through July 12, then reopened for Labor Day weekend and weekends in September and October.

Anglers harvesting red snapper from a private boat must sign up for the Gulf Reef Fish Survey prior to fishing at a retail store, tackle shop or tax collector's office; by calling 1-888-FISHFLORIDA(347-4356); or go online at License.MyFWC.com.

Lucha Libre Halloween fest comes to Palmetto

PALMETTO -- The Lucha Libre Halloween Spectacular is coming to the Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto, starting at 7 p.m. Friday.

The World Wrestling Network said performers expected to compete include: Silver King, Rey Buccanero, Hijo de LA Park, La Familia de Tijuana of Damian 666 & Bestia 666 with Trina Michaels, Extreme Tiger, Rey Horus, Pro Wrestling Revolution Tag Team Champions Kung Fu Hustle of Willie Mack and Ultimo Panda. More to be announced.

Information: Call 863-993-4807.

-- Herald staff reports

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