Category Archives: Regulations & Rules – Saltwater Fishing

You need to know the rules ti play the game – and they change a lot!

TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETS ABOUT RED SNAPPER SEASON

News Release Media Contact: Mike Cox, 512-389-8046, mike.cox@tpwd.state.tx.us Feb. 26, 2013 Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Mulls Options on Red Snapper Issue AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission received a briefing from staff on the state’s red snapper … Continue reading

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TPWD COMMISSION TO MEET ABOUT RED SNAPPER

News Release Media Contact: Tom Harvey, 512-389-4453, tom.harvey@tpwd.state.tx.us Feb. 19, 2013 Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission to Meet on Red Snapper Issue AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission will hold a special meeting in Austin on Feb. 26 … Continue reading

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NO RED SNAPPER SEASON FOR 2013?

According to a spokesman for Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, There may be no 2013 red snapper season in federal waters of the EEZ (Economic Development Zone), which begins 9 miles off the Texas coast. This is the latest in … Continue reading

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RED SNAPPER SURVEY

THIS SURVEY WAS PASSED ALONG THROUGH NACO (NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHARTERBOAT OPERATORS) FROM CAPT. MIKE THIERRY OF DAUPIN ISLAND, ALABAMA, WHO IS ON THE RED SNAPPER SEDAR COMMITTEE FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO FISHERIES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL REPRESENTING THE RECREATIONAL SECTOR, … Continue reading

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LOUISIANA DEPT. OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES URGES REGIONAL MANAGEMENT OF GULF FISHERIES

The Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council met in January and is considering a further reduction in the recreational fishing season for red snapper for 2013 to only 27 days. The Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries is taking the … Continue reading

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POTENTIAL CHANGES TO SALTWATER FISHING REGULATIONS

Texas Parks & Wildlife is holding scoping meetings to gather public input on some changes to saltwater regulations. The main change would be in how the state enforces federal fishing regulations, when dealing with species for which the state and … Continue reading

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NAVIGATING THE TROUBLED WATERS OF OFFSHORE FISHING REGULATIONS

Back in the spring, I saw a post on a hunting website I often visit in which a member was bragging about a 27 pound red snapper he caught while fishing with a buddy “12 miles offshore” from Port O’Connor. … Continue reading

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RIGS TO REEFS, AND THE WASHINGTON ADMINISTRATION’S “IDLE IRON” POLICY

“In addition, working with these same associations we have been able to have legislation approved to stop all funding of the National Ocean Policy. With information provided by NACO Vice president Tom Becker and other Board members, Mike Holmes and … Continue reading

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PITY THE POOR TRIGGERFISH!

Most avid offshore fishermen know the triggerfish as a pest that takes baits meant for red snapper and other more desirable bottom species – sometimes even mangling baits drifted for kingfish just below the surface. “Triggers” will also attack and … Continue reading

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