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State's red snapper season to close on Labor Day, LDWF says

The recreational red snapper season in state waters will close at 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 5, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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SW rigs load up with specks

Leaving Calcasieu Lake for near-offshore oil-field structures pays off with speckled trout in the ice chest when conditions are favorable this month.

No one knows that better than Jeff Poe, a veteran saltwater fishing guide who frequents those structures as much as he can this time of year. One of his favorite destinations is the Johnson Bayou rigs approximately 7 to 8 miles to the west of the Cameron Jetties.

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August 26 at 6:01 am
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Video: Big yellowfin pulls angler overboard when harpoon fails

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Everyone knows that accidents can happen anytime you head out on a fishing trip. 

But when you’re 120 miles offshore — fishing at night — your margin for error dramatically decreases.

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August 10 at 10:35 pm
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Pending junior female world record tarpon caught out of Grand Isle

Capt. Lance ‘Coon’ Schouest has seen plenty of grown men struggle while hooked up in a battle with a big tarpon. 

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August 08 at 11:19 am
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Top 10 grouper caught Wednesday ineligible for state record books

Just five days after a 287-pound Warsaw grouper that could be the state’s new No. 6-ranked fish hit the scales at Sand Dollar Marina, another fisherman 45 miles southwest of Grand Isle reeled in a 277-pounder that also likely would have cracked into Louisiana’s Top 10.

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August 05 at 9:11 am
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LDWF secretary refers to Congressman Garret Graves as 'Pinocchio'

Congressman Garret Graves made a surprise appearance at Thursday’s Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, intending to set the record straight on specifics regarding his legislation that would transfer management of red snapper from the federal government to the five Gulf states.

But Graves (R-Baton Rouge) never anticipated that his presentation to the commission would be interrupted by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Charlie Melancon, who referred to it as “four-Pinocchio speech,” he said. 

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August 04 at 5:19 pm
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Six cited for illegal possession of red snapper

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited six people last weekend for allegedly possessing red snapper in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a release.

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August 02 at 4:35 pm
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287-pound Warsaw grouper reeled in during International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

For a few tense moments last Thursday, Allen Templet wasn’t sure if whatever was on the end of his line 400 feet down in the Gulf of Mexico would be there much longer. 

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August 02 at 2:33 pm
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