|Black drum||Fishing year begins September 1; open year-round or until quota is harvested|
|Cobia (ling or lemonfish)||Year-round|
|King mackerel||Season begins July 1, closes when quota is reached|
|Southern flounder||Season closed annually October 15 - November 30.|
|Spanish mackerel||Fishing year begins April 1, season closes when quota is reached|
|Spotted seatrout (speckled trout)||
Commercial Saltwater Finfish Seasons
Seasons and other regulations may differ in federal waters off Louisiana’s coast. Visit the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s site for federal seasons and regulations for common coastal species and reef fish. Visit NOAA Fisheries' site for federal seasons and regulations for shark, swordfish, and tuna.
Visit our seasons and regulations page for size and harvest limits by species.
Common Coastal Species
|Gray triggerfish||Closed June 1 through July 31|
Lane snapper: closed at 12:01 am on October 18, 2021; remains closed until January 1, 2022
|Tilefish (blueline, golden, and goldface)||Year-round|
Highly Migratory Species
|Tuna||Federal seasons apply|