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Sportfishing industry also has ‘deep concerns’ on LDWF’s snapper quota program

Less than 24 hours after it was announced, a pilot program by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries that would award 150 randomly selected state anglers access to 25,000 pounds of Gulf red snapper starting in 2018 continued to garner negative reviews from the recreational fishing community.

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LDWF’s red snapper quota pilot program opposed by conservation groups

A two-year pilot program unveiled Thursday afternoon that the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries contends could ultimately lead to state management of red snapper met with sharp criticism from conservation groups representing recreational anglers.

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19 hours ago
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Six cited for alleged red snapper violations in federal waters

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ticketed six anglers Tuesday in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico off Plaquemines Parish for alleged red snapper violations, according to a press release.

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May 18 at 3:58 pm
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Croakers: blue-collar gamefish

Let’s face it; there’s nothing glamorous about croakers.

Some of the other members of its family have a lot more pizzazz — a redfish is more powerful than a locomotive; a speckled trout is faster than a speeding bullet. 

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May 03 at 4:25 pm
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Feds: 3-day Gulf red snapper recreational season opens June 1

Once again, if you blink you might miss it.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday released a ridiculously short three-day recreational red snapper season in federal waters next month: June 1 through the third, which includes exactly one Friday and Saturday of fishing.

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May 02 at 2:43 pm
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Lafayette 8th-grader lands potential Top 5 bluefin tuna in Green Canyon

For the first time in almost 14 years, a giant bluefin tuna is poised to crack into the Top 5 of the Louisiana record books. 

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April 25 at 6:14 pm
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How to clean tuna

Yellowfin tuna are delectable table fare, but only if properly cleaned and handled.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Best live-bait tuna rigs

Will Wall builds his tuna live-bait rigs around bent-butt rods constructed on 60-80 blanks by JPR Custom Rods of Morton, Penn.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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