Offshore Fishing

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
Dustin Pitre, 37, poses with the mangrove snapper he speared while free-diving in Grand Isle Block 41B on May 23. The giant mangrove measured almost 32 inches, and tipped certified scales at 19.4 pounds — potentially a new spearfishing world record.

Free diver spears potential world record mangrove snapper in Grand Isle blocks

Pitre’s big mangrove measured 31 ¾ inches, tipped certified scales at 19.4 pounds
June 08 at 8:14am
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
From the left, Mexican Gulf Fishing Company’s Capt. Zach Lewis, mate Tanner Noakly, Capt. Kevin Beach and mate Clayton Walters pose with the 528-pound (left) and 543-pound bluefin tuna they caught May 3 about 35 miles south of Port Eads.

Two big bluefin caught out of Venice

Mexican Gulf captains bring in a couple of 500-plus-pounders
May 15 at 10:26am
First time offshore anglers should be aware that they are required to hold a free Recreational Offshore Landing Permit before red snapper fishing.

A fisheries football

May 15 at 7:00am
Scott Pelas calls his Minn Kota I-Pilot trolling motor critical to successfully fishing for red snapper in open waters.

Keep it legal

May 15 at 7:00am
The modern Port Eads Marina, placed on the banks of South Pass, allows anglers to “sleep where the fish live.”

The new Port Eads

May 15 at 7:00am

Body of missing Baton Rouge man recovered in Gulf

Tabb had been missing after fatal boat accident near South Pass on May 2
May 06 at 10:38am
Louisiana's recreational red snapper season will open in both state and federal waters on Friday, May 27, and will continue seven days a week until the state's allocation of 743,000 pounds is approached or reached.

Recreational red snapper season to open May 25

Season to run seven days a week in both state and federal waters until allocation is reached
May 04 at 9:11am

Capsized boat near South Pass leaves one dead, one missing

27-foot vessel overturned around 7 a.m. Wednesday, LDWF says
May 02 at 5:46pm
Big red snappers gang up where natural bottom contours make funnels concentrating bait species.

No rigs - Just red snappers

Without oil platforms or reefs, wrecks and rock piles on the bottom, see how this Venice guide locates red snappers in open water using nothing but his electronics.
May 01 at 7:00am

Governor to submit nominations for GOM Fishery Management Council seats

CCA Louisiana providing input on recreational sector nominee
March 12 at 1:53pm
Yellowedge groupers are most common at depths of 600 to 900 feet. Fish reeled in from those depths show severe effects of decompression. Note the distended eyes on this fish. Close inspection will also show that the eyeball is cracked like a glass marble.

Meet the best-tasting grouper: yellowedge

A common catch for deep-droppers
March 01 at 7:00am