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Funding objections to regional red snapper management ‘political crap,’ congressman says

The Baton Rouge author of a congressional bill that would transfer management of red snapper to the five Gulf of Mexico states fired back this week at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries secretary, who last week issued a statement saying a lack of federal funding could prevent the state from participating in any regional management program.

“Obviously this is political crap going on, and we’re just trying to figure out where it’s coming from and why,” Congressman Garret Graves told LouisianaSportsman.com. “This isn’t a partisan issue, and it shouldn’t be something that becomes controversial. If they want to play political games, they can play them by themselves.

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Potential No. 3-ranked yellowfin tuna caught during Creole Classic

Standing 6-feet 1-inch tall and weighing-in at 270 pounds, 18-year-old Kyle Boyd scrapped with a monster yellowfin tuna Friday morning for more than three hours in what turned out to be a pretty evenly-matched classic heavyweight bout.

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June 28 at 3:16 pm
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Funding concerns reason for Melancon’s opposition to red snapper bill

In an interview Thursday from the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meeting in Clearwater Beach, Fla., Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries secretary Charlie Melancon clarified his position on a bill in Congress that would transfer management of Gulf red snapper to the five Gulf states.

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June 23 at 4:51 pm
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Melancon opposes bill giving Gulf states control of red snapper management

A surprise statement this week from Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries secretary Charlie Melancon opposing a bill in Congress that would transfer management of red snapper from the federal government to the five Gulf states has dented the previously unified front between the LDWF and Coastal Conservation Association - Louisiana, which has long-advocated for the switch on behalf of recreational anglers.

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June 22 at 4:38 pm
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How to fish for snapper without oil rigs

It felt weird — catching snappers in the wide open.

No rig. Nothing to mark the spot. Nothing but open water.

No bottom structure was visible even on the depth sounder screen — just a few fish holding over a spot on the bottom.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Frekey’s snapper gear

Flipping tidbits of bait to mangrove snappers just beneath the water’s surface is an entirely different game than dredging their red snapper cousins up from the deep.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Why fish offshore of Louisiana?

Over a ritual pretrip supper with relatives at Leeville Seafood Restaurant in Leeville, Ricky Ruffin talked about his love affair with Louisiana fishing and cooking.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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How to make a butterfly bait for snapper

Butterfly baits are highly effective for targeting large bottom fish such as groupers and large red snappers.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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