Red snapper season to reopen

Shannon Prokasy and Mitchell Prokasy, 14, with red snapper. Mitchell's snapper weighed 22 pounds.
Shannon Prokasy and Mitchell Prokasy, 14, with red snapper. Mitchell's snapper weighed 22 pounds.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Jack Montoucet signed a declaration of emergency to reopen the recreational red snapper season for the next two weekends. The Friday to Sunday dates will be:

  • 12:01 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27 through 12:01 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30
  • 12:01 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4 through 12:01 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7

Recent LA Creel landing estimates indicate that 51,234 pounds of the 816,439-pound quota are available for harvest to our anglers.

“Our anglers have been outstanding participants in our LA Creel surveys,” said LDWF Secretary Jack Montoucet. “Without their participation, we would not be able to estimate red snapper landings accurately and therefore provide additional fishing days. Thank you for making LA Creel a success.”

For more information on the 2019 red snapper season and detailed landing estimates, visit: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/red-snapper.

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