Snapper

The weekends-only recreational red snapper season reopened today and will run until the allocation is reached. Through July 1, anglers had landed about 46 percent of the 743,000-pound allocation, according to LA Creel and the LDWF.

LDWF: Snapper landing estimates through July 1; weekend-only season reopens

Friday-, Saturday-, Sunday-only season reopened this morning at 12:01 a.m.
July 13 at 9:27am
The Louisiana recreational red snapper season moves to weekends only (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) effective July 13, according to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.

Red snapper season moves to weekends-only starting July 13

Daily season set to close this Sunday, July 8, at 11:59 a.m.
July 03 at 3:41pm

Recreational red snapper season to close July 8

Assessment to follow closure
June 26 at 5:00pm
Through June 3, Louisiana anglers have brought about 160,000 pounds of red snapper, or 22 percent of the state's recreational allocation of 743,000 pounds, to the dock.

LDWF: 22 percent of Louisiana’s red snapper allocation already caught

Season to remain open until landings approach 743,000 pounds
June 14 at 5:36pm
Tyler Bourgeois, 24, or Raceland, poses with the leucistic red snapper he reeled in on Friday, June 1 in the Grand Isle blocks during the Catholic High School Alumni Rodeo held out of Moran's Marina.

Rare leucistic red snapper caught during Fourchon rodeo

Bourgeois battled seasickness early — then landed a trophy
June 05 at 5:22pm
The 2018 recreational red snapper season gets underway on Friday, May 25, and will continue seven days a week in both state and federal waters until the 743,000-pound harvest limit is reached.

LDWF: Louisiana is in charge of red snapper, now let’s make it work

Season to run seven days a week until 743,000-pound harvest limit is reached
May 25 at 5:27am
First time offshore anglers should be aware that they are required to hold a free Recreational Offshore Landing Permit before red snapper fishing.

A fisheries football

May 15 at 7:00am
Scott Pelas calls his Minn Kota I-Pilot trolling motor critical to successfully fishing for red snapper in open waters.

Keep it legal

May 15 at 7:00am
The modern Port Eads Marina, placed on the banks of South Pass, allows anglers to “sleep where the fish live.”

The new Port Eads

May 15 at 7:00am
Big red snappers gang up where natural bottom contours make funnels concentrating bait species.

No rigs - Just red snappers

Without oil platforms or reefs, wrecks and rock piles on the bottom, see how this Venice guide locates red snappers in open water using nothing but his electronics.
May 01 at 7:00am
No firm dates have been established yet, but officials expect the state and federal red snapper seasons to run concurrently for Louisiana anglers this summer, possibly beginning the Friday before Memorial Day, which is May. 25.

State, federal red snapper seasons expected to open concurrently in May

LDWF waiting to hear back from NOAA on approved catch percentage
February 26 at 11:23am
Experienced offshore fisherman Blake Matherne shows off the teeth of a 43-pound cubera snapper. Matherne speared the fish in 73 feet of water at a rig south of Cocodrie in 300 feet of water.

Cubera snapper

Louisiana’s coast delivers IGFA world record
December 04, 2017 at 9:00am
If the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approves a proposal Thursday, state anglers could begin catching red snapper during a fall state waters season as soon as Friday, Oct. 6.

Fall state waters snapper season could open as soon as Friday, Oct. 6

LWF Commission to decide on proposal during Thursday’s meeting in Baton Rouge
October 04, 2017 at 1:24pm