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Red snapper tackle & bait tips

• Hardtails are the ticket

Just about everyone — with the apparent exception of some members of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council — knows that practically every rig out in the deep waters of the Gulf is covered in red snapper. 

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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LDWF: Another green light for red snapper trips this weekend

With up to 13 days remaining for Gulf of Mexico anglers to catch red snapper, it’s starting to look more and more likely the extended federal season will make it all the way to its official closing on Labor Day.

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August 10 at 4:22 pm
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Red snapper update: Still 300,000 pounds-plus to go to meet Louisiana quota

Louisiana red snapper anglers have another green light for trips this weekend in the Gulf of Mexico.

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August 03 at 1:58 pm
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2017 Red Snapper Act introduced in Congress

Two Louisiana Congressmen recently introduced legislation to address long-term solutions for red snapper management for recreational fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico.

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August 03 at 11:06 am
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Target big red snapper — with big live bait

Just about everyone — with the notable exception of some members of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council — knows that practically every rig out in the deeper waters of the Gulf is covered in red snapper. 

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August 02 at 4:45 pm
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Snapper Snafu no More!

From now until Labor Day, snapper season is a go! More specifically, you can only legally possess fish on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, but hey, that’s better than the three-day excuse for a season earlier this year. To celebrate the victory won by recreational fishermen, Louisiana Sportsman has compiled a best-of-the-best list of the best tips and tactics for snapper to be found anywhere.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Potential new No. 1 Warsaw grouper caught during Grand Isle rodeo

You might say Dr. J.J. Tabor has become somewhat of a giant grouper specialist — and he just beat his own record Friday when he reeled in a massive 383-pounder during the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo that once certified will likely became the state’s new No. 1-ranked Warsaw.

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July 31 at 9:37 pm
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LDWF update: Red snapper anglers safe for at least another weekend

Anglers preparing for weekend red snapper trips can proceed as planned: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries confirmed Thursday afternoon the extended summer season will go through this Sunday, and probably at least well into next month.

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July 27 at 5:05 pm
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