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Dog snapper provide more meat for the table

Snapper fishermen have little trouble separating a mangrove snapper (properly called gray snapper) from a red snapper, since the popularity of mangrove snappers has soared in recent years.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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The making of the master

Kenny Heikamp is built like a 5-foot, 7-inch coiled steel spring. He moves about his 32-foot Twin Vee catamaran with latent, ready to unleash energy. His chin has a determined set to it and his dark eyes burn intensely, like hot embers. I would hate to be a fish, knowing that he was after me.†

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Lockport man cited for allegedly possessing 34 red snapper before season opened

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Lockport man on March 19 for alleged recreational fishing violations involving red snapper, according to a press release.

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March 24 at 2:17 pm
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Targeting red snapper out of Grand Isle and Venice

With the opening of Louisiana’s recreational red snapper season just hours away, anglers heading out of Grand Isle and Venice have several options to locate rigs that should be swarming with fish.

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March 19 at 3:30 pm
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Louisiana's 2015 recreational red snapper season opens Friday

Red snapper season will open in Louisiana state waters this Friday, March 20, at 12:01 a.m. and will remain open seven days per week until further notice, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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March 16 at 1:44 pm
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Gulf states agree on snapper management framework that could remove federal oversight of fishery

For the first time ever, all five Gulf states have banded together to create a management framework that, if ultimately approved by Congress, would finally remove the red snapper fishery from the control of the federal government.

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March 11 at 7:40 pm
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Public invited on GOM red snapper conference call Thursday from 11-1

If you want the latest on the red snapper saga as it relates to the potential coming season in the Gulf of Mexico, the commercial/recreational split and Amendment 40, you can get the latest information in a conference call slated for Thursday, Feb. 5 from 11 to 1.

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February 04 at 2:07 pm
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Belle Chasse man busted for alleged red snapper violations in Plaquemines Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Belle Chasse man for alleged red snapper violations in Plaquemines Parish on Jan. 17.

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January 21 at 2:45 pm
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State's recreational red snapper season to close Dec. 31

The state’s recreational red snapper season will close on Dec. 31, but the opening date for 2015 has not yet been determined, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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December 18, 2014 at 6:41 pm
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Grand Isle marinas are a family thing

Buggie Vegas’ Cajun accent and beaming smile have become fixtures for sport fishermen launching or chartering out of Bridge Side Marina on Grand Isle.

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December 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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What is a black snapper?

What’s a black snapper?†

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November 04, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Passage of Reef Fish Amendment 40 raises lots of questions, provides few answers

More questions than answers remain in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s vote last month to approve Reef Fish Amendment 40, which basically divides the recreational red snapper quota between private fishermen and for-hire charter and head boat captains.

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November 03, 2014 at 12:44 pm
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Two Bridge City men sentenced for illegal red snapper sales in 2012

Two men pleaded guilty this week to illegal red snapper sales relating to a Sept. 9, 2012 incident when agents were able to purchase 655 pounds of fish from them in Bridge City.

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October 30, 2014 at 4:47 pm
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Mop up on monster mangrove snapper

During the dog days of summer, Grand Isle’s Trout Master sometimes turns his attention away from chasing specks just long enough to head offshore in pursuit of different prey.

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October 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Targeting mangroves, red snapper in East Bay

Sometimes when you're expecting a high fastball, Mother Nature throws you a changeup instead.

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October 02, 2014 at 7:35 am
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Mopping up on monster mangroves

During the dog days of summer, Grand Isle’s Trout Master sometimes turns his attention away from chasing specks just long enough to head offshore in pursuit of different prey.

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September 04, 2014 at 5:44 pm
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