Red snapper season continues until Sept. 29

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE – 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, Sept. 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.