Fishing

Chris Miller
WWL Newsroom
December 21, 2019 - 10:51 am
It looks as if Louisiana's recreational red snapper season will continue through 11:59 p.m. New Year's Eve. Surveys indicate that 98% of the state's quota had been caught as of Dec. 8, with about 16,100 pounds remaining, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. If that's all...
Read More
Getty Images
WWL Newsroom
November 16, 2019 - 8:13 am
Gov. John Bel Edwards says the Louisiana fishing industry has been hit with $258 million in losses due to historic flooding this year. In a news release Friday, the governor says the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries conducted an economic impact analysis to determine the flooding...
Read More
Associated Press
November 08, 2019 - 6:57 am
(AP) — Recreational fishing for red snapper will be allowed on Veterans Day this year in Louisiana waters and adjacent federal waters. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says Secretary Jack Montoucet has signed a declaration approving an additional day of red snapper fishing on Monday,...
Read More
WWL Newsroom
October 10, 2019 - 8:15 pm
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says state waters hold enough red snapper for at least three more weekends of sport fishing, starting Friday. A news release says the weekend is running from 12:01 a.m. Friday through 12:01 a.m. Monday this weekend and the next two weekends. The...
Read More
pixinoo
Don Ames
September 26, 2019 - 8:59 pm
Louisiana is now included under a federally declared fishing disaster, which makes state fishermen and businesses eligible to request assistance from a 165 million dollar Congressionally approved fund. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist Administrator, Jason Froeba, says the...
Read More
AP
Associated Press
September 21, 2019 - 10:05 am
For weeks in August, state and federal biologists worked to rescue endangered fish that had been swept out of the Mississippi River during a flood fight that lasted months. They waded, leaned out of boats, and worked neck-deep in water to net pallid sturgeon. The endangered sturgeon and flat-billed...
Read More
SSavage
Thomas Perumean
September 20, 2019 - 8:31 am
When two local area shrimpers went at it over a prime harvesting ground in the Rigolets, the dustup got so out of hand the marine unit of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office had to respond. According to a press release, 35-year-old shrimp boat captain Casey Russell became insensed when he...
Read More
STPSO
Don Ames
September 19, 2019 - 9:43 pm
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office arrested the captain of a shrimping boat after ship-to-ship combat broke out between him and another captain while sailing near New Orleans East. 35-year-old Casey Russell, of Slidell, was taken into custody after the altercation. Authorities say Russell was...
Read More
Getty Images - Earl of Omaha
WWL Newsroom
September 01, 2019 - 12:21 pm
A group of Louisiana fishermen and oystermen who oppose diverting freshwater are recruiting allies in Mississippi. Concerns about Mississippi River diversions were raised at a meeting in Gulfport. It focused on damage to the Mississippi Sound following two openings of the Bonnet Carre spillway this...
Read More
Theophile Bourgeois — Facebook
Amos Morale III
August 19, 2019 - 1:36 pm
Theophile Bourgeois was a frequent guest on Louisiana Great Outdoors with Don Dubuc and with good reason. Bourgeois was a true Louisiana sportsman. “We nicknamed him the ‘Louisiana Man’ and that song was his theme song when we introduced him every Saturday morning,” Dubuc said. Dubuc and Bourgeois...
Read More

Pages