Offshore Fishing

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

Pogy prudence

13 hours ago
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

Marsh Man Masson vid: Short run to big snapper, and a surprise fish!

Crew heads offshore in small boat for heavy haul
July 30 at 9:27am
Guy Cenac, left, caught this 208-pound record-breaking tarpon Thursday after a three-hour battle during the opening day of the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo.

208-pound tarpon breaks Grand Isle rodeo record

Guy Cenac’s catch on opening day breaks record set in 1972
July 27 at 9:10am
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
A rip line is a great place to land a big bull dolphin like this 45-pounder, caught with Capt. William Wall of Pelagic Charters.

Rip lines provide lots of options out of Venice

Plus, some red snapper fishing tips
July 18 at 10:11am
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
Big fish with sharp teeth require crafty rigs made of bite-resistant wire.

Sting the king

Ruthless aggression is the name of the game for king mackerel — so big baits and wire rigs are key when tackling this toothy predator.
July 01 at 7:00am