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Louisiana Saltwater Series Announces Top Ten Team of the Year Anglers for the 2013 Redfish Series

Louisiana Saltwater Series Announces Top Ten Team of the Year Anglers for the 2013 Redfish Series

Please join the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation in congratulating the top ten Team of the Year anglers for the 2013 Louisiana Saltwater Series Redfish Series.  The competition was very close throughout the year, and the final standings came down to the…


Texas and Louisiana Fisheries Agencies File Joint Lawsuit Challenging Red Snapper Emergency Rule

Texas and Louisiana Fisheries Agencies File Joint Lawsuit Challenging Red Snapper Emergency Rule

Agencies Emphasize They Will Keep All Options Open to Resolve Issue Cooperatively AUSTIN – Late yesterday, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and its commission joined together to file a lawsuit in United States District Court in Brownsville, Texas challenging…


North Louisiana Duo Takes Home Top Prize at Louisiana Saltwater Series Redfish Tournament in Lake Charles

John Sloan and Jess Griffith of Shreveport weighed in a two-redfish limit that totaled 13.95 pounds to take home first prize at the Louisiana Saltwater Series tournament in Lake Charles on Saturday.  To win the tournament, which operated out of Calcasieu Point Landing, the duo anchored on a western jetty…


L.D.W.F. Public Meetings Begin This Week on Proposed Hunting Seasons, W.M.A. Rules Changes and Waterfowl Zones and Splits Options

March 12, 2012 — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will host six public meetings around the state to present proposed 2012-14 hunting season dates, Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) general rules and regulation changes, and waterfowl zones and splits options. Public comment will be taken on all items under…


L.W.F.C. Sets Tentative Migratory Waterfowl Seasons

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) voted to tentatively adopt proposed season dates, bag limits and shooting hours for the 2008-09 migratory waterfowl season at their Aug. 7 meeting.  The dates will be ratified by a declaration of emergency from the commission, after approval from the U.S. Fish and…


Fishing on Iatt Lake Will Remain Open Until June 23

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC), at its June 5 meeting, decided to temporarily close Iatt Lake to all fishing, effective June 9, in anticipation of lower water levels in the lake due to a recent drawdown. Water levels have not fallen as far as anticipated, in part due…


L.D.W.F. Acquiring 7,200 Acres Within Joyce W.M.A. Throught Funding Partnership

EVENT: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) will host a signing ceremony within the June 5 LWFC meeting to officially transfer property within the Joyce Wildlife Management Area (WMA) from The Conservation Fund (TCF) to LDWF. The $2.2 million acquisition…


Commercial Fisheries For Deepwater Groupers and Tilefishes in Louisiana Waters To Close 12:01 A.M. Local Time, May 10, 2008 Until January 1, 2009

The commercial fisheries for deepwater groupers and tilefishes in Louisiana waters will close at 12:01 a.m. on May 10, 2008, and will remain closed until Jan. 1, 2009.  The deepwater grouper assemblage includes misty, snowy, yellowedge, Warsaw grouper, and speckled hind.  The tilefish assemblage includes tilefish, goldface tilefish, blackline tilefish,…


Louisiana Spring Shrimp Season To Open

The opening dates of the 2008 Louisiana spring shrimp season were announced at the May 1 meeting of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.  The declaration of emergency, which established the season opening dates, followed a presentation of the latest biological and hydrological data compiled by the Louisiana Department of…


Louisiana “No License Required” Fishing Weekend

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission officially proclaimed June 7 and 8 “No License Required” fishing days for Louisiana citizens and visitors during their May 1 meeting.  The promotional fishing dates are provided for novices and non-anglers as an opportunity to experience recreational fishing. The program provides the public with…