Snapper season to re-open the next 2 weekends

Anglers will get two more weekends to catch red snapper in Louisiana.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Jack Montoucet signed a declaration of emergency to re-open the recreational red snapper season for the next two seasons.

The dates for the re-opening are:

12:01 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27 through 12:01 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30


12:01 a.m. Friday, October 4 through 12:01 a.m. Monday, October 7.

The re-opening will be for Louisiana anglers to get closer to the state’s 816,439-pound recreational quota for the prized offshore fish.

As of now, we’re 51,234 pounds short, per LA Creel estimates.

“Our anglers have been outstanding participants in our LA Creel surveys,” said LDWF Secretary Jack Montoucet. “Without their participation, we would not be able to estimate red snapper landings accurately and therefore provide additional fishing days. Thank you for making LA Creel a success.”

For more information on the 2019 red snapper season and detailed landing estimates, visit: