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LDWF's red snapper program will award 150 randomly selected anglers access to 25,000 pounds of Gulf snapper, without daily bag limits or season restrictions. Conservation groups oppose the measure because they say it privatizes a public resource.

Sportfishing industry also has ‘deep concerns’ on LDWF’s snapper quota program

Congressman Garret Graves also voices opposition
18 minutes ago
Under an LDWF pilot program, 150 anglers will divide 25,000 pounds of red snapper in state or federal waters starting in 2018 —with no set season dates or daily bag limits. Conservation groups oppose the measure because it privatizes a public resource.

LDWF’s red snapper quota pilot program opposed by conservation groups

Starting in 2018, 150 randomly selected anglers will divide 25,000 pounds of snapper with no set season dates or daily bag limits
19 hours ago
Chad Williams displays his Toledo Bend 10.86-pound largemouth taken during Day 1 of the Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash. The big fish netted Williams a new boat, trailer, pickup truck and $10,000 cash. <br />

10.86-pounder wins Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash

Arkansas angler catches winning lunker on crankbait at Toledo Bend
Yesterday at 1:43pm
Sam C. Barbera, III, will become the new executive director of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation later this year, succeeding Kell McInnis, who has served since May of 2006.

Barbera named assistant executive director of La. Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation

Thibodaux native leaving LDWF, set to take new post in two weeks
Yesterday at 10:19am
A rising Mississippi River combined with howling winds has killed the speckled trout bite out of Buras, but the good news is that redfish are still around. The key is to find cleaner water, according to Capt. Todd Seither with Cajun Fishing Adventures.

Rising Mississippi River dampens trout bite out of Buras

River forecast to crest at 16 ½ feet — just below minor flood stage — on May 30
Yesterday at 4:22pm

Former LDWF enforcement agent pleads guilty in Delta NWR poaching case

11-point buck illegally shot in January, 2016, according to reports
May 24 at 9:09am
Robert Vegas with Bridge Side Marina shows off a nice 25-inch-plus speck he caught Friday night off a lighted pier at Grand Isle. The night bite has been hot with live croakers under a popping cork.

Grand Isle specks crushing croakers at night

Fish a lighted pier where bait gathers, angler says
May 22 at 5:41pm
Nine-year-old Trip Payn shows off the 6-pound bass that swallowed a bream on a stringer during a May 21 fishing excursion at a farm pond.

VIDEO: 6-pound bass caught with bream on a stringer

9-year-old Mansfield angler shows off lunker caught in farm pond between storms
May 22 at 4:32pm
Chris Lake displays a fine white crappie taken while fishing deep brush piles earlier this month on Toledo Bend.<br />

Sac-a-lait bite surges at Toledo Bend

Public reefs under Pendleton Bridge producing, guide says
May 22 at 10:56am
Tammy Mong reacts when the bass she weighed-in Friday morning tipped the scales at exactly 3.00 pounds, good for $5,000 at the Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash at Toledo Bend.

Many angler wins $5,000 at Big Bass Splash

Mong’s fish tipped the scales at exactly 3.00 pounds to claim the prize
May 19 at 12:19pm

Video: Tips on keeping bass alive in a livewell

FLW pro shares step-by-step instructions
May 19 at 10:50am
An in-line spinner like a Mepps Aglia can be just the ticket for going from throwbacks to bragging-sized bluegills.

To get out of a small-bream rut, go deep, go big

To catch bigger bluegills, look for deeper water and use bigger baits
May 18 at 5:29pm

Six cited for alleged red snapper violations in federal waters

Boat was several miles beyond state water boundary, LDWF says
May 18 at 3:58pm
More than 68,000 hunters statewide received emails earlier this week inviting them to respond to the 2016-17 Big and Small Game Harvest Survey. Responses are due by May 31 when the survey period closes, according to the LDWF's Larry Reynolds.

Harvest survey emailed to 68,000 hunters statewide

Deadline to respond is May 31, LDWF says
May 18 at 1:52pm