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Amberjack season in state waters set to close March 30

Less than a week after the NOAA Fisheries shut down amberjack season in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the recreational season will also close in state waters on March 30.

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Yesterday at 1:43 pm
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Gulf recreational amberjack season to close March 24

The recreational amberjack season in the Gulf of Mexico will close in federal waters at 12:01 a.m. on March 24, and will remain closed until Jan. 1, 2018, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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March 20 at 3:20 pm
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New Gulf red snapper stock assessment to be conducted independent of NOAA

Recreational red snapper anglers got good news earlier this week when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a $9.5 million independent assessment will be conducted to determine the total abundance of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico.

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March 16 at 3:57 pm
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Website for La. red snapper anglers delineates rigs in state, federal waters

Since 9 nautical miles became Louisiana’s official state waters boundary in 2016, red snapper anglers fishing near that mythical line offshore always had cause for concern about the possibility of being ticketed by game wardens and having their catch taken away.

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March 09 at 3:26 pm
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Epic trip yields 14 tuna out of Venice

As the owner of the ‘Ms. Lou" — a houseboat in Venice Marina — David Baker has seen more than his share of special catches brought to the docks.

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February 20 at 7:45 am
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Video: Commercial red snapper haul

A video posted by a Grand Isle commercial red snapper fisherman is getting lots of attention on Louisiana Sportsman’s Facebook page.

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February 16 at 2:12 pm
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Pending state record amberjack caught out of Venice

Capt. Eric Newman was on a fun trip with friends Tuesday in search of yellowfin tuna out of Venice — and for a few minutes around 1 p.m., everyone onboard thought they were hooked up with a good one.

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February 01 at 2:20 pm
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State record blackfin tuna caught out of Venice

Capt. Joey Davis knew something was up last Friday when one of his clients was battling a blackfin tuna 18 miles out of Venice’s Pass a Loutre.

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January 31 at 9:40 am
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