Offshore Fishing

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
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

Body of missing Baton Rouge man recovered in Gulf

Tabb had been missing after fatal boat accident near South Pass on May 2
May 06 at 10:38am
Louisiana's recreational red snapper season will open in both state and federal waters on Friday, May 27, and will continue seven days a week until the state's allocation of 743,000 pounds is approached or reached.

Recreational red snapper season to open May 25

Season to run seven days a week in both state and federal waters until allocation is reached
May 04 at 9:11am

Capsized boat near South Pass leaves one dead, one missing

27-foot vessel overturned around 7 a.m. Wednesday, LDWF says
May 02 at 5:46pm
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

Governor to submit nominations for GOM Fishery Management Council seats

CCA Louisiana providing input on recreational sector nominee
March 12 at 1:53pm
Yellowedge groupers are most common at depths of 600 to 900 feet. Fish reeled in from those depths show severe effects of decompression. Note the distended eyes on this fish. Close inspection will also show that the eyeball is cracked like a glass marble.

Meet the best-tasting grouper: yellowedge

A common catch for deep-droppers
March 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
Florida pompano have long been regarded as one of Louisiana’s premium saltwater food fish.

Pompano: The glamour fish

February 02 at 1:00pm
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

Video: Insane tuna action out of Venice now

Epic day of fishing Tuesday 65 miles south of Venice
November 09, 2017 at 3:55pm
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
With more than 100,000 pounds available before the state's self-imposed snapper quota is reached, it's possible Louisiana anglers could get to snapper fish in state waters this fall.

LDWF: State red snapper fall season possible

Extended summer season left more than 100,000 pounds available
September 21, 2017 at 5:09pm