Today, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) released the latest private estimates of recreational red snapper landings through August 28, 2022. LA Creel, the Landings Data Collection Program near-real-time data from LDWF, indicates that 698,619 pounds, or 87 percent, of Louisiana’s 2022 annual private recreational allocation of 809,315 pounds (reduced from 816,233 pounds for a 6,918-pound rebate) was harvested during snapper season 2022 red.
The private recreational season for red snapper began May 27 in state and federal waters. This season will be held on weekends only (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) with a daily bag limit of three fish per person and a minimum total length size limit of 16 inches until recreational landings approach or reach the allotment from louisiana
For more information on the 2022 red snapper season and detailed landing estimates, visit https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/red-snapper.
LDWF reminds charter captains and crew that they are not allowed to maintain a red snapper limit on a state or federal charter trip.
A Recreational Offshore Landing Permit (ROLP) required to own tuna, billfish, swordfish, amberjack, grouper, snapper, hind, cobia, wahoo, gray and gold triggerfish in Louisiana waters. This permission is free.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. LDWF relies on license sales as its main source of funding. Help us protect your hunting and fishing heritage while preserving habitat, wildlife and aquatic resources by purchasing your license at www.wlf.la.gov. To receive email or text message alerts, sign up here.