Fishing

Silk Snapper

Size Limit: 

none

Bag and Posession Limit: 

10 daily per person in aggregate

Two day limit allowed in possession only on charter vessels and headboats on multi day trips, if the vessels have two licensed operators as required by the U.S. Coast Guard for trips more than 12 hours, and if each angler has in possession a receipt issued on behalf of the vessel verifying the length of the trip.

Queen Snapper

Size Limit: 

none

Bag and Posession Limit: 

10 daily per person in aggregate

Two day limit allowed in possession only on charter vessels and headboats on multi day trips, if the vessels have two licensed operators as required by the U.S. Coast Guard for trips more than 12 hours, and if each angler has in possession a receipt issued on behalf of the vessel verifying the length of the trip.

Mutton Snapper

Size Limit: 

16” min total length

Bag and Posession Limit: 

10 daily per person in aggregate

Two day limit allowed in possession only on charter vessels and headboats on multi day trips, if the vessels have two licensed operators as required by the U.S. Coast Guard for trips more than 12 hours, and if each angler has in possession a receipt issued on behalf of the vessel verifying the length of the trip.

Red Snapper

Size Limit: 

16” min total length

Bag and Posession Limit: 

2 daily per person

Two days’ bag limit allowed in possession off of the water, not while fishing or in a boat.

No harvest of red snapper, greater amberjack or grouper of any species is allowed for the captain and crew of vessel, under charter (their creel limit is zero).

Snapper, Red: A federal recreational quota for red snapper is in effect. The recreational season for harvest of red snapper is scheduled to open June 1.For red snapper season information check the LDWF website at: www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/recreational/ saltwater/seasons and www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing

Nassau

Size Limit: 

Take Prohibited

Bag and Posession Limit: 

Take/Possession prohibited

Goliath Grouper

Size Limit: 

Take Prohibited

Bag and Posession Limit: 

Take/Possession prohibited

Scamp Grouper

Size Limit: 

16” min total length

Bag and Posession Limit: 

5 daily in aggregate
No more than one speckled hind and one Warsaw
grouper per vessel and not more than one red
grouper per person included in the bag limit.

Two day limit allowed in possession only on charter vessels and headboats on multi day trips, if the vessels have two licensed operators as required by the U.S. Coast Guard for trips more than 12 hours, and if each angler has in possession a receipt issued on behalf of the vessel verifying the length of the trip.

Grouper: NOTE: A closed season has been established for recreational harvest of gag, black and red grouper, effective Feb. 15 - March 14 of each year in Louisiana state waters. As of the publication date of this pamphlet, modified rules on bag limits were being considered. Please refer to the LDWF website for current information: www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/recreational/ saltwater/seasons and www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/recreational/ saltwater/regulations. Other seasons and rules are currently in place in Federal waters off of Louisiana. Please check those rules at http://www.gulfcouncil.org/ under “Fishing Regulations.”

No harvest of red snapper, greater amberjack or grouper of any species is allowed for the captain and crew of vessel, under charter (their creel limit is zero).

Yellowfin Grouper

Size Limit: 

20” min total length

Bag and Posession Limit: 

5 daily in aggregate
No more than one speckled hind and one Warsaw
grouper per vessel and not more than one red
grouper per person included in the bag limit.

Two day limit allowed in possession only on charter vessels and headboats on multi day trips, if the vessels have two licensed operators as required by the U.S. Coast Guard for trips more than 12 hours, and if each angler has in possession a receipt issued on behalf of the vessel verifying the length of the trip.

Grouper: NOTE: A closed season has been established for recreational harvest of gag, black and red grouper, effective Feb. 15 - March 14 of each year in Louisiana state waters. As of the publication date of this pamphlet, modified rules on bag limits were being considered. Please refer to the LDWF website for current information: www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/recreational/ saltwater/seasons and www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/recreational/ saltwater/regulations. Other seasons and rules are currently in place in Federal waters off of Louisiana. Please check those rules at http://www.gulfcouncil.org/ under “Fishing Regulations.”

No harvest of red snapper, greater amberjack or grouper of any species is allowed for the captain and crew of vessel, under charter (their creel limit is zero).

Red Grouper

Size Limit: 

20” min total length

Bag and Posession Limit: 

5 daily in aggregate
No more than one speckled hind and one Warsaw
grouper per vessel and not more than one red
grouper per person included in the bag limit.

Two day limit allowed in possession only on charter vessels and headboats on multi day trips, if the vessels have two licensed operators as required by the U.S. Coast Guard for trips more than 12 hours, and if each angler has in possession a receipt issued on behalf of the vessel verifying the length of the trip.

Grouper: NOTE: A closed season has been established for recreational harvest of gag, black and red grouper, effective Feb. 15 - March 14 of each year in Louisiana state waters. As of the publication date of this pamphlet, modified rules on bag limits were being considered. Please refer to the LDWF website for current information: www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/recreational/ saltwater/seasons and www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/recreational/ saltwater/regulations. Other seasons and rules are currently in place in Federal waters off of Louisiana. Please check those rules at http://www.gulfcouncil.org/ under “Fishing Regulations.”

No harvest of red snapper, greater amberjack or grouper of any species is allowed for the captain and crew of vessel, under charter (their creel limit is zero).

Gag Grouper

Size Limit: 

22” min total length

Bag and Posession Limit: 

5 daily in aggregate
No more than one speckled hind and one Warsaw
grouper per vessel and not more than one red
grouper per person included in the bag limit.

Two day limit allowed in possession only on charter vessels and headboats on multi day trips, if the vessels have two licensed operators as required by the U.S. Coast Guard for trips more than 12 hours, and if each angler has in possession a receipt issued on behalf of the vessel verifying the length of the trip.

Grouper: NOTE: A closed season has been established for recreational harvest of gag, black and red grouper, effective Feb. 15 - March 14 of each year in Louisiana state waters. As of the publication date of this pamphlet, modified rules on bag limits were being considered. Please refer to the LDWF website for current information: www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/recreational/ saltwater/seasons and www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/recreational/ saltwater/regulations. Other seasons and rules are currently in place in Federal waters off of Louisiana. Please check those rules at http://www.gulfcouncil.org/ under “Fishing Regulations.”

No harvest of red snapper, greater amberjack or grouper of any species is allowed for the captain and crew of vessel, under charter (their creel limit is zero).

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