The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) released the latest private recreational red snapper landing estimates through June 5, 2022. LA Creel, LDWF’s near real-time landings data collection program, indicates that 145,321 pounds, or 18 percent, of Louisiana’s 2022 annual private recreational allocation of 809,315 pounds (reduced from 816,233 pounds by payback of 6,918 pounds) have been harvested during the first two weekends of the red snapper season.
The private recreational red snapper season began May 27 in both state and federal waters. This season will run weekends only (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, including the Monday of Labor Day) with a daily bag limit of three fish per person and a 16-inch total length minimum size limit until recreational landings approach or reach Louisiana’s allocation.
For more information on the 2022 red snapper season and detailed landing estimates, visit: https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/red-snapper.
The department encourages anglers’ voluntary participation in its electronic reporting program to improve recreational harvest data collection. To learn how to participate in voluntarily reporting your catch, please reference the appropriate link below, depending on the make of your cellular device.