|Sportsman TV goes tuna fishing
May 16 at 4:29 pm
On a fairly calm day in mid-May, Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney, Bowie Outfitters’ David Reynerson and Capt. Trey Pique of VooDoo Sportfishing Charters in Venice landed four tuna averaging 80 pounds each.
|Popular trout-fishing destination known as the Pickets being removed
May 10 at 1:46 pm
The Pickets are hallowed ground in the Houma trout-fishing world. If you fish out of Cocodrie and Dularge during the summer, the odds are pretty darned good you schedule time at this perennial hotspot to add big specks to your box.
|Bill banning possession of red snapper moves forward in state Legislature
May 09 at 9:31 am
The drive by a state senator to outlaw the possession of Gulf red snapper for recreational and commercial fishermen, as well as everyone else in Louisiana, cleared its first hurdle Wednesday, and the debate now swims to the full Senate for further consideration.
|Hail the new snapper king
May 03 at 9:00 am
Let’s face it: The red snapper is no longer the king.
Once, he ruled the Gulf of Mexico. During the 1950s and 1960s, when recreational fishermen forayed offshore it was for the red snapper. Oh sure, a small clique of big-game anglers trolled for billfish (some of which — yikes — were even eaten in those days) and tuna.
|Sweep of Artificial Reef Development Fund pushing through the House
May 01 at 4:36 pm
The House Appropriations Committee approved the required legislation earlier this week to transfer $20.6 million from the Artificial Reef Development Fund to help plug holes in the administration’s annual budget.
|Senator Allain: Administration could empty Artificial Reef Fund
April 25 at 8:19 pm
If the administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal moves forward with a $20.6 million transfer from the Artificial Reef Development Fund to fill holes in its budget for the next fiscal year that commences July 1, the administration will almost certainly come up short, the Senate Finance Committee was told today.
|Louisiana, Texas file suit to stop shortening of federal red snapper season
April 23 at 12:04 pm
A lawsuit has been filed to prevent implementation of emergency rules by the National Marine Fisheries Service that would limit the federal red snapper season off the Louisiana and Texas coasts, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries announced today.
|Text of the letter from governors asking for state management of red snapper
April 17 at 11:39 am
The governors of Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Florida have signed a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, House of Representatives Speaker Rep. John Boehner, Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi asking that red snapper management be turned over to their states.
|Governors call for state management of red snapper in Gulf
April 17 at 11:37 am
Governors from four of the five states bordering the Gulf of Mexico are calling on Congress to allow states to manage red snapper off their coasts, according to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office.
|LWF Commission still considering suit to stop Artificial Reef Fund raid
April 17 at 9:40 am
A possible lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration involving the state's Artificial Reef Development Fund is still in the works, the head of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission confirmed yesterday.
|Federal bill would mandate state management of red snapper
April 15 at 11:03 am
Members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation have introduced the Offshore Fairness Act to extend the Bayou State’s jurisdiction in the Gulf of Mexico and solidify its position on the management of the red snapper fishery.
|Aluminum trolling plugs offer offshore anglers another option
April 15 at 9:32 am
They may look a little like cedar plugs, but the Stogie, Diamondback and Tailwiggler Lures from BooneDox Gear and Tackle are much more – because they catch fish and keep on catching them.
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