|2014 recreational red snapper scheduled for 40-day season
807 Views - Posted: December 18 at 3:00 pm
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the 2014 dates for the Gulf of Mexico’s recreational red snapper season.
|Deadline to comment on possible red snapper reallocation is Dec. 9
1799 Views - Posted: December 05 at 12:30 pm
The Recreational Fishing Alliance is urging saltwater anglers across the Gulf region to respond online in favor of increasing red snapper allocations for the recreational fishing community.
The deadline to comment online at Regulations.gov is Monday, Dec. 9.
|Sea lion steals trophy fish
4330 Views - Posted: November 04 at 11:00 am
Whenever you're showing off your trophy fish at the dock, remember to hold on tight... at least whenever a sneaky sea lion might be lurking around.
|Lane snappers are candy
2485 Views - Posted: November 01 at 7:00 am
If red and mangrove snappers are the meat and potatoes of the snapper fishing world, then lane snappers are the dessert. Maybe that’s why one of their common names is candy snappers, although it’s probably because they are striped, like a candy cane.
|Vitter gets NOAA agreement to update policies for Gulf of Mexico fisheries
3471 Views - Posted: October 31 at 4:00 pm
Earlier this week, U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) announced the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration agreed to develop guidelines to review allocation quotas, and also fill its leadership role in potentially increasing the recreational quota for red snapper.
|LDWF biologists rescue offshore fishermen near Southwest Pass
5908 Views - Posted: October 26 at 6:00 am
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists on a regularly scheduled sampling trip assisted in the rescue Wednesday of five offshore fishermen whose vessel inadvertently struck an oil platform.
|Public comments on reallocating red snapper quota to be heard next week in New Orleans
3254 Views - Posted: October 25 at 6:00 am
The possibility of reallocating the red snapper quota will likely be a hot topic at next week’s Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meeting in New Orleans, although it’s not even officially on the agenda.
|Sportsman TV tonight: Reef Fish Roundup
2997 Views - Posted: October 24 at 6:00 am
Watch Cox Sports Television tonight as Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney and crew head out of the mouth of the Mississippi River in search of red snapper, mangroves, grouper and other reef fish.
|Recreational harvest of gray triggerfish to close in state waters on Oct. 15
3414 Views - Posted: October 05 at 3:00 pm
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries recently announced recreational fishing for gray triggerfish will close in Louisiana waters at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
|Houma angler lands potential No.3-tarpon near Grand Isle on Monday
9319 Views - Posted: October 03 at 2:45 pm
Lance “Coon” Schouest’s elusive quest to land a new state record tarpon will have to wait.
|Louisiana state waters to open concurrently with feds for recreational red snapper season beginning on Oct. 1
4062 Views - Posted: September 26 at 6:35 am
With the recent announcement by NOAA Fisheries confirming a 14-day fall red snapper season starting Oct. 1 in federal Gulf of Mexico waters, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced state waters will open during the same time period.
|NOAA Fisheries confirms 14-day red snapper recreational season
5902 Views - Posted: September 16 at 9:45 am
As reported by LouisianaSportsman.com last Tuesday, NOAA Fisheries confirmed on Friday there will be a 14-day red snapper recreational season beginning on Oct. 1.
|Legislation introduced in D.C. pushes for Gulf states partnership to manage red snapper
3461 Views - Posted: September 13 at 11:45 am
A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers introduced legislation in Washington, D.C. yesterday supporting a coordinated Gulf states partnership that would chart a new course for the management of red snapper, according to a press release.
|Fall recreational red snapper season a go, feds say
4599 Views - Posted: September 10 at 7:00 pm
Despite higher-than-anticipated catch estimates from the June season, it appears there will, in fact, be a 14-day federal recreational red snapper season beginning Oct. 1, officials told Louisiana Sportsman late Tuesday afternoon.
|Louisiana's recreational red snapper weekend-only season ends Sept. 29
3310 Views - Posted: September 06 at 4:22 pm
With the potential 21-day federal red snapper season that was slated to start Oct. 1 in jeopardy, the Louisiana Department of WIldlife and Fisheries reminded state anglers Friday the weekend-only season ends on Sept. 29.
|LDWF cites three Texas men on alleged red snapper violations in Gulf of Mexico
3887 Views - Posted: September 06 at 12:10 pm
During patrol inspections of 20 boats in the Gulf of Mexico this past weekend, agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited three Texas men in two separate cases for alleged red snapper violations, according to a press release.
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