The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) released the latest private recreational Red Snapper landing estimates through June 2, 2024. LA Creel, LDWF's near real-time landings data collection program, indicates that 301,658 pounds, or 32.3% percent, of Louisiana’s 2024 annual private recreational allocation of 934,587 pounds have been harvested during the 2024 Red Snapper season.

The private recreational Red Snapper season began Monday, April 15, in both state and federal waters, running seven days a week with a daily bag limit of four fish per person and a 16-inch total length minimum size limit. The season will remain open until recreational landings approach or reach Louisiana's allocation.

For more information on the 2024 Red Snapper season and detailed landing estimates, visit

Resident and Non-Resident Recreational Anglers:

State For-Hire Charter Vessels: 

Federal For-Hire Charter Vessels: 

LDWF encourages anglers to reduce barotrauma while fishing for Red Snapper and other reef fish by using descending devices to return fish to a survivable depth before being released. Please see the LDWF website at for more information. Federal regulations require that anglers have a descending device or venting tool rigged and ready for use while fishing for reef fish in federal waters.