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LDWF: 22 percent of Louisiana’s red snapper allocation already caught

Through June 3, Louisiana’s red snapper anglers had caught an estimated 160,000 pounds of red snapper, or 22 percent of the state’s private recreational allocation of 743,000 pounds. 

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June 14 at 5:36 pm
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Free diver spears potential world record mangrove snapper in Grand Isle blocks

Even when you’re spearfishing, you still gotta go to know.

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June 08 at 8:14 am
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Rare leucistic red snapper caught during Fourchon rodeo

They say it’s not how you start — but how you finish that matters.

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June 05 at 5:22 pm
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LDWF: Louisiana is in charge of red snapper, now let’s make it work

EDITOR’S NOTE: Today, Friday, May 25, is the opening day of the recreational red snapper season in both state and federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico. The Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Jack Montoucet, authored this letter to the state’s snapper anglers as the season gets underway.

Louisiana anglers began their first day of the 2018 recreational red snapper season today under new rules: For the first time, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will be managing fishing for the prized catch in both state and federal waters.

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May 25 at 5:27 am
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Two big bluefin caught out of Venice

They say it’s better to be lucky than good.

That was the case for four captains with Mexican Gulf Fishing Company in Venice on May 3 while they were wrapping up another successful yellowfin tuna trip about 35 miles south of Port Eads. 

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May 15 at 10:26 am
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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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