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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recreational fishing for gray triggerfish will close in Louisiana waters May 1 at 12:01 a.m. and remain closed until January 1, 2015, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.