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A fisheries football

Red snapper management has been a fisheries football kicked back and forth between federal and state managers, snapper fishermen and environmental groups since 1990, when the first serious regulations were imposed on recreational fishermen.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Keep it legal

Inshore fishermen making their first foray offshore for shallow water red snappers should be aware that simple Basic and Saltwater Recreational Fishing Licenses are not enough to bring red snapper back to the dock.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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The new Port Eads

For one thing, the modern and comfortable facility set in the middle of the world’s most fertile fishing grounds is not simply Port Eads. It’s now called the Port Eads Marina.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Can you keep bull sharks?

While many people, in Andy Jones’ experience, fish for alligator gar and bull sharks for the excitement that comes with catching hard-fighting fish with mouths full of big teeth, both species are indeed edible and in fact, delicious.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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What’s to use for alligator gar bait?

Striped mullet, that’s what.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Step-by-step: How to clean an alligator gar

First, forget everything you have learned about how to clean any other fish. And I mean everything.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Venom puts the sting in stingrays

If there is a fish that saltwater anglers dislike hooking more than a hardhead catfish, it’s got to be a stingray. The presence of the truly venomous sting on their tail means there really is no good way to unhook them. 

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May 02 at 5:05 pm
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No rigs - Just red snappers

Everything about this screamed “wrong” to a Louisiana red snapper fisherman.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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