Offshore Fishing

Through July 8, LA Creel estimates that offshore recreational anglers have harvested about 407,000 pounds of red snapper so far, or 54 percent of the annual allocation of 743,000 pounds.

LDWF: Red snapper landings at 407,000 pounds

Amount equals 54 percent of Louisiana’s recreational allocation
July 19 at 3:03pm
A rip line is a great place to land a big bull dolphin like this 45-pounder, caught with Capt. William Wall of Pelagic Charters.

Rip lines provide lots of options out of Venice

Plus, some red snapper fishing tips
July 18 at 10:11am
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
Big fish with sharp teeth require crafty rigs made of bite-resistant wire.

Sting the king

Ruthless aggression is the name of the game for king mackerel — so big baits and wire rigs are key when tackling this toothy predator.
July 01 at 7:00am

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
Dustin Pitre, 37, poses with the mangrove snapper he speared while free-diving in Grand Isle Block 41B on May 23. The giant mangrove measured almost 32 inches, and tipped certified scales at 19.4 pounds — potentially a new spearfishing world record.

Free diver spears potential world record mangrove snapper in Grand Isle blocks

Pitre’s big mangrove measured 31 ¾ inches, tipped certified scales at 19.4 pounds
June 08 at 8:14am
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
From the left, Mexican Gulf Fishing Company’s Capt. Zach Lewis, mate Tanner Noakly, Capt. Kevin Beach and mate Clayton Walters pose with the 528-pound (left) and 543-pound bluefin tuna they caught May 3 about 35 miles south of Port Eads.

Two big bluefin caught out of Venice

Mexican Gulf captains bring in a couple of 500-plus-pounders
May 15 at 10:26am
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