With the uncertainty of a supplemental federal red snapper season for Louisiana anglers, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reminds recreational fishermen of the Louisiana weekend-only recreational red snapper season that is scheduled to end Sunday, September 29.

“I encourage all anglers to get out and take full advantage of Louisiana’s state-only red snapper season,” said LDWF Assistant Secretary Randy Pausina.  “There are still four full weekends available before the season closes later this month.”

The bag and possession limit for the state season is three fish per person at a 16-inch minimum total length.  A weekend is defined as a Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

LDWF reminds anglers of the free, required offshore landing permit.  The permit is required for all anglers, including anglers not normally required to possess a recreational fishing license, possessing tunas, billfish, swordfish, amberjacks, grouper, snappers and hinds.

As Louisiana continues to make the case for regional management, it is more important now than ever that anglers work hand-in-hand with LDWF biologists to provide this critical data that will only strengthen our cause.

The permit is available at no cost to the public.

Get the Permit

To obtain a Recreational Offshore Landings Permit click here:  http://rolp.wlf.la.gov/Permit/Apply

LDWF officials encourage fishermen to exercise caution and their own personal judgment when fishing beyond the three mile boundary that is currently recognized as federal waters, as it is fully expected that federal agents will continue to enforce federal law.  Until the time when the US Congress confirms Louisiana’s action, the battle will continue over Louisiana’s state water boundary.

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