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Fall state waters snapper season could open as soon as Friday, Oct. 6

Anglers could be catching red snapper in a fall state waters season as soon as this Friday, Oct. 6 — if the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approves the measure at its meeting on Thursday.

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October 04 at 1:24 pm
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LDWF: State red snapper fall season possible

The extended federal red snapper season that closed on Labor Day ended with more than 100,000 pounds still on the table before Louisiana’s self-imposed snapper quota is reached — leaving the potential of a fall state season a distinct possibility.

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September 21 at 5:09 pm
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Cobia 101: Tips to hook up with lemon fish

Call them whatever you want — lemon fish, cobia or ling — but their firm white meat is delicious, and right now is prime time to catch them off the Louisiana coast.

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September 14 at 6:00 am
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Cobia 101: Tips to hook up with lemonfish

Call them whatever you want — lemon ish, cobia or ling — but their firm white meat is delicious, and right now is prime time to catch them off the Louisiana coast.

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September 12 at 1:40 pm
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Where have all the pompano gone?

It was January 1965 and the Louisiana Conservationist, the official voice of the Louisiana Wild Life (yes that’s the way it was spelled then — Wild Life, not Wildlife) and Fisheries Commission, led off with an article on Louisiana’s wonderful winter offshore fishery. 

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Red snapper fishing to continue through Labor Day weekend

Earlier this summer, it looked pretty bleak. Then it looked possible. Then it didn’t. Finally, the numbers started looking pretty good. 

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August 31 at 6:17 pm
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LDWF: Louisiana’s red snapper season likely to continue through Labor Day

As Hurricane Harvey heads toward Texas — with the possibility of impacting Louisiana next week — probably not very many people are planning offshore trips this weekend to target red snapper.

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August 25 at 9:48 am
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Cobia show up early south of Dularge

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Capt. Bill Lake isn't known for offshore forays, but he decided to head into the Gulf and catch a few red snapper.

He discovered a welcomed bonus when cobia began cruising around his boat.

"We caught a 72-pounder and a 50-pounder, and two more smaller ones," Lake said.

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August 22 at 4:36 pm
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