Offshore Fishing

This screen shot was taken from a video showing a Grand Isle-based commercial fisherman's long line filled with red snapper.

Video: Commercial red snapper haul

February 16, 2017 at 2:12pm
This 140-pound amberjack reeled in by Chris Legrand at the East Lump out of Venice will become the state's new No. 1 AJ if it's ultimately approved by the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association.

Pending state record amberjack caught out of Venice

140-pound fish would claim top spot by exactly one pound if certified by LOWA
February 01, 2017 at 2:20pm
Oklahoma's David Loewen shows off the pending Louisiana state record blackfin tuna he landed Friday 18 miles out of Venice's Pass a Loutre.

State record blackfin tuna caught out of Venice

Oklahoma angler reels in 41-pounder Friday
January 31, 2017 at 9:40am
The Louisiana recreational red snapper season kicks off in state waters on Wednesday, Feb. 1, according to the LDWF.

State season for red snapper begins Feb. 1

Two fish per person limit; season will run until further notice, LDWF says
January 05, 2017 at 3:33pm
Male sharks fertilize female sharks by using elongated extensions of their pelvic fins called claspers.

Meet the cute hammerhead

What’s with that cephalofoil?
January 01, 2017 at 7:00am

Recreational weekend-only red snapper season ends in state waters

Season officially closes on Thursday evening, LDWF says
December 14, 2016 at 3:41pm
Lee Trahan’s favorite Prien Lake lures are a split tail beetle (mounted sideways) on a jighead and a trout-colored MirrOlure MirrOdine.

How to find Prien’s trout

November 15, 2016 at 6:00am
External storage space for multiple rigged rods makes trout fishing from a kayak more efficient.

Top 7 features for trout kayaks

November 15, 2016 at 6:00am
During early and mid-winter, Lee Trahan focuses all his fishing time on Prien Lake.

Yak attack — How to fish Prien Lake with a kayak

Summer’s back has finally been broken, and that means water temperatures are allowing Prien Lake’s trout to move out of the ship channel. And these kayakers know how to capitalize on the opportunity.
November 01, 2016 at 7:00am
According to a letter from NOAA, the federal agency could be prohibited from sharing red snapper data with the five Gulf states if Rep. Garret Graves' legislation pushing for state-managed red snapper becomes law.

NOAA: Red snapper data can’t be shared with states

Snapper stock assessments not a priority under Graves’ bill, feds say
October 11, 2016 at 2:25pm
Louisiana anglers will enjoy a Friday through Sunday fall red snapper season beginning tomorrow (Oct. 7). The season is expected to last until Dec. 2.

Weekend red snapper season opens Friday

Season extension expected to last until Dec. 2, LDWF says
October 06, 2016 at 4:43pm
Speckled hinds, like this state-record fish held by Blake Matherne, are easy to identify because their entire bodies are covered by small white speckles.

This kind of hind is speckled

Limit on 'critically endangered' species is one per boat
October 04, 2016 at 9:00am
In a letter on Sept. 29, the head of Florida's FWCC said in a letter that LDWF Secretary Charlie Melancon was

Melancon snapper letter 'inaccurate,' Florida agency head says

LDWF secretary taken to task for mischaracterizing Florida’s commitment to state red snapper management
September 30, 2016 at 2:30pm