Recreational red snapper season to reopen

(Photo courtesy Tana Cararas)

LDWF Secretary Jack Montoucet signed a declaration of emergency to reopen the recreational red snapper season for the next three weekends. The Friday to Sunday dates will be:

  • 12:01 a.m. Friday, October 11 through 12:01 a.m. Monday, October 14
  • 12:01 a.m. Friday, October 18 through 12:01 a.m. Monday, October 21
  • 12:01 a.m. Friday, October 25 through 12:01 a.m. Monday, October 28

Recent LA Creel landing estimates indicate that 49,315 pounds of the 816,439-pound quota are available for harvest to our anglers, not including landings from the weekend of October 4-6, where landings are as yet not available.  However, early indicators of effort (electronic reporting of red snapper trips, numbers of dockside interviews of anglers in LA Creel surveys, offshore wave height, etc.) all indicate another weekend of landings low enough to allow this extension.

For more information on the 2019 red snapper season and detailed landing estimates, visit 

The department urges 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.

ROLP mobile app (Android phone)
ROLP mobile app (iPhone)