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LDWF: Red snapper anglers good to go through at least this weekend

The good news keeps on coming for Louisiana’s red snapper anglers fishing during the extended federal season in the Gulf of Mexico — you’ll be able to head offshore at least through this weekend, and by the looks of the harvest data so far, maybe well into August.

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July 20 at 5:00 pm
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Environmental groups file suit over 39-day summer red snapper season

Even as the extended federal season is about to enter its sixth weekend in the Gulf of Mexico, the battle over red snapper waged on Monday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. — as two environmental groups filed suit against the decision to allow private anglers more fishing days this summer.

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July 18 at 9:30 am
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Fighting formula

Like a coach chalk-talking in the locker room, Reid McKinstry used his Venice yellowfin experience to outline a simple, yet profoundly effective method for defeating these brutal fish.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Keep your eye on the sky

Along with baits, terminal tackle, and landing net, add “weather watching” to your summer rigs check list. Amid the rod-bending revelry of summer rig fishing, take precautions to keep everyone safe and comfortable. That starts with generous layers of sunscreen and lots of water, but don’t overlook the pleasant solace of a larger rig’s cooling shadow.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Update: LDWF says red snapper season could potentially last through Labor Day

If you’ve got a red snapper trip coming up off the Louisiana coast, you’re good to go — at least for now.

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July 13 at 5:31 pm
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Texas angler’s giant hammerhead shatters Gulf record

An angler in the Texas City Jaycees Tackle Time Fishing Tournament reeled in a giant hammerhead shark this weekend.

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July 10 at 3:11 pm
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Will Louisiana’s red snapper season make it all the way to Labor Day?

If you’re planning a red snapper trip this summer, you’re probably better off scheduling it sooner rather than later. 

A presentation by a biologist at Thursday’s meeting of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission indicated the season could close as early as mid-July — or possibly make it all the way through the scheduled ending date, which is Labor Day.

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July 06 at 3:53 pm
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Potential No. 2 swordfish — at 294.5 pounds — caught Friday out of South Pass

Seven of Louisiana’s Top 10 swordfish have been caught on Capt. Peace Marvel’s boat — but none have ever gotten up-close and personal with him like an aggressive 294-pounder did Friday afternoon out of South Pass.

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July 05 at 2:09 pm
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