Tag Archives: red snapper

The iconic Red Snapper

Please follow the link to my column in the Port Lavaca Wave.

Federal Red Snapper Season Opens June 1

Below is the press release from Texas Parks and Wildlife that was released on May 31, 2018.  AUSTIN- The private recreational angler red snapper season in federal water opens June 1 for a projected 82-days. Red snapper fishing is open year around in state waters. Bag and size limits will remain unchanged; 2 fish per person daily with a 16-inch minimum size limit in federal waters, and 4 fish per person daily with a 15-inch minimum in state waters. Under an agreement between the Texas Parks and Wildlife… Read More →

Public Meetings on Red Snapper

TPWD Sets Public Meetings to Gather Input on Red Snapper Exempted Fishing Permit Application AUSTIN- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking public input on a proposed plan that, if approved by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), would allow the state to manage the recreational red snapper season in federal waters during 2018 and 2019. TPWD projects state waters to remain open 365 days a year. The proposed plan, detailed in an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application submitted by TPWD in February, seeks authority for… Read More →