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Trout population ‘in fine shape,’ LDWF says

Many trout anglers sounded an alarm earlier this year, when their catches didn’t seem to measure up to expectations.

Biologists at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said at the time that they didn’t believe there was any cause for alarm.

And a recently completed speckled trout assessment seemed to back up that stance — at least through 2013.

“From a biological perspective, we are in fine shape,” said LDWF’s Harry Blanchet.

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October 02 at 3:00 pm
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Yakupzack appointed to Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission

A Lake Charles attorney has been appointed to the at-large seat on the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission vacated by the resignation of Will Drost in June.

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August 11 at 5:50 pm
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Fall inshore shrimp season to open Aug. 18, LDWF says

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday announced the 2014 fall inshore shrimp season will open on Monday, Aug. 18.

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August 07 at 8:16 pm
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Opening day of duck season pushed back one week for Louisiana's coastal zone

For the first time in almost 40 years, waterfowl hunters in Louisiana’s coastal zone will not be in their blinds on the second Saturday in November for opening day of duck season.

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August 07 at 5:54 pm
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Trout stocks in no danger, LDWF official says

Work on the soon-to-be-completed statewide speckled trout stock assessment indicates the species is in good shape despite recent concerns from some coastal anglers, a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologist told a crowd of almost 200 people last night in Lake Charles.

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July 10 at 10:42 am
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LWFC adopts NOI for aerial feral hog control

Citing the growth of the feral hog population and the corresponding damage they create, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a notice of intent last week that would establish permit regulations for aerial hog control.

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July 07 at 10:37 am
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LWFC sets dove, teal season dates for 2014-15

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday set the dates for early migratory bird hunting this fall.

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July 03 at 4:51 pm
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Proposed 2014-15 duck hunting dates presented to LWFC

Editor's Note: This story was updated Friday morning to correct Coastal Zone dates previously provided by LDWF.

Proposed duck hunting dates for the 2014-15 season were presented to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission at their Thursday meeting in Baton Rouge.

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July 03 at 4:30 pm
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LWFC passes NOI to remove seldom-harvested reef fish from state regulation

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday passed a notice of intent modifying reef fish regulations that would remove several seldom-harvested species from state management.

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July 03 at 2:41 pm
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Trout, red regs in need of overhaul?

Since 1988, we anglers fishing along the Louisiana coast have operated under regulations allowing us to keep 25 trout and five redfish per day. And that latter limit could have been even more liberal were it not for the redfish wars that ended commercial exploitation of that species.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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More days, earlier opening-day hunts expected in 2014-15 dove season

The 2014-15 dove season is expected to include an opening day that begins a half hour before sunrise instead of the traditional noon kick-off when the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approves the season structure next month.

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June 13 at 8:55 am
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LWF Commissioner Will Drost resigns

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commissioner Will Drost, who earlier this week initiated a discussion of possibly reducing the creel limit for speckled trout in Southwestern Louisiana, has resigned from the Commission.

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June 06 at 11:23 am
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Commission postpones call for reassessment of redfish, trout regs

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission today punted an expected request that the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries begin assessing the impacts of lowering the daily creel limit on trout caught in the Calcasieu Lake region and lowering the statewide minimum size limit on redfish.

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June 05 at 10:08 am
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Big Lake guide curious about possibility of further speckled trout creel limit reductions in Southwestern Louisiana

A Big Lake fishing guide is curious about the discussion slated for Thursday morning’s Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting concerning the possibility of further reducing the creel limit for speckled trout in the western part of the state. 

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June 04 at 5:29 pm
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Major speckled trout, redfish changes to be discussed at LWFC meeting Thursday

Two major changes to speckled trout and redfish regulations will be discussed at Thursday’s meeting of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting.

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June 03 at 12:35 pm
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2014 spring shrimp season dates set

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday set the 2014 spring shrimp season dates at their monthly meeting in Baton Rouge.

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May 01 at 5:12 pm
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