Snapper

When netting live pogies, dump your net into a plastic bucket, rather than on the deck.

Pogy prudence

August 15 at 7:00am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the 2018 state recreational red snapper season will close at 11:59 p.m. tonight, Aug. 12.

LDWF: Red snapper state season to close tonight

743,000-pound quota expected to be harvested
August 12 at 6:55am
The LDWF reported a big increase in the red snapper harvest estimate this week, which now stands at 87 percent of the recreational allocation through July 29.

LDWF: Red snapper landings jump to 651,000 pounds

Just 13 percent of recreational harvest left before season closes
August 10 at 11:36am
Landings estimates from LA Creel indicate about 70 percent of the state's recreational allocation of red snapper have been caught so far. leaving about 213,000 pounds remaining before the season is closed.

LDWF: Red snapper harvest now at 530,300 pounds

71 percent of total recreational allocation reached
August 02 at 3:12pm
Red snapper get most of the love, but mangroves are well worth some attention.

The ‘other’ snapper

Mangroves may not get all the publicity their rosy relatives receive, but they taste great — and you can catch 10 per day year-round. Here’s how one Buras guide fills the box.
August 01 at 7:00am
According to the LDWF, about 237,000 pounds of red snapper remain to be harvested before the state reaches its annual recreational allocation of 743,000 pounds.

LDWF: Red snapper harvest edges up to 506,000 pounds

About 68 percent of total recreational allocation has been reached
July 26 at 4:20pm
Through July 8, LA Creel estimates that offshore recreational anglers have harvested about 407,000 pounds of red snapper so far, or 54 percent of the annual allocation of 743,000 pounds.

LDWF: Red snapper landings at 407,000 pounds

Amount equals 54 percent of Louisiana’s recreational allocation
July 19 at 3:03pm
The weekends-only recreational red snapper season reopened today and will run until the allocation is reached. Through July 1, anglers had landed about 46 percent of the 743,000-pound allocation, according to LA Creel and the LDWF.

LDWF: Snapper landing estimates through July 1; weekend-only season reopens

Friday-, Saturday-, Sunday-only season reopened this morning at 12:01 a.m.
July 13 at 9:27am
The Louisiana recreational red snapper season moves to weekends only (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) effective July 13, according to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.

Red snapper season moves to weekends-only starting July 13

Daily season set to close this Sunday, July 8, at 11:59 a.m.
July 03 at 3:41pm

Recreational red snapper season to close July 8

Assessment to follow closure
June 26 at 5:00pm
Through June 3, Louisiana anglers have brought about 160,000 pounds of red snapper, or 22 percent of the state's recreational allocation of 743,000 pounds, to the dock.

LDWF: 22 percent of Louisiana’s red snapper allocation already caught

Season to remain open until landings approach 743,000 pounds
June 14 at 5:36pm
Tyler Bourgeois, 24, or Raceland, poses with the leucistic red snapper he reeled in on Friday, June 1 in the Grand Isle blocks during the Catholic High School Alumni Rodeo held out of Moran's Marina.

Rare leucistic red snapper caught during Fourchon rodeo

Bourgeois battled seasickness early — then landed a trophy
June 05 at 5:22pm
The 2018 recreational red snapper season gets underway on Friday, May 25, and will continue seven days a week in both state and federal waters until the 743,000-pound harvest limit is reached.

LDWF: Louisiana is in charge of red snapper, now let’s make it work

Season to run seven days a week until 743,000-pound harvest limit is reached
May 25 at 5:27am