Fisheries sets snapper season at 28 days by Alvin Sun Advertiser

“AUSTIN – NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service yesterday announced a 28-day recreational red snapper fishing season in Gulf of Mexico federal waters. NMFS indicated it will publish a temporary rule in the federal register on June 10 to establish a Gulf-wide season closure at 12:01 a.m., June 29. This sets the end date for the […]

States challenging emergency rule for red snapper fishing season – by Valley Morning Star

“Texas and Louisiana filed a civil lawsuit in federal court in Brownsville on Monday, challenging a federal emergency rule that without notice or hearing shortens or could do away with the 2013 recreational red snapper fishing season. The season starts June 1 in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the lawsuit, the […]

Louisiana and Texas fisheries agencies file lawsuit challenging red snapper emergency rule – by Benjamin Alexander Bloch

“In a continuing Gulf of Mexico fisheries fight to extend the federal red snapper season, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and its commission, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, joined together Monday to file a lawsuit that challenges an emergency red snapper regulation enacted by the federal fisheries service. If left in […]

Texas and Louisiana File Challenge to Block Federal Regulation That Would Shorten Red Snapper Recreational Fishing Season – by The Orange Leader

“AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, along with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, has filed a legal challenge asking a federal district court to block a proposed federal rule that would punish Texas and Louisiana by shortening the red snapper recreational fishing season in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico off the […]

Fishing report: April 18 (by racksnreels in Fishing Report)

“AUSTIN — Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department for April 17. Full statewide report available at Freshwater AMISTAD: Water clear; 70-74 degrees; 53.12 feet low. Black bass are very good on watermelon Senkos, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, swimbaits, and soft plastic worms and lizards. Striped bass are […]

Gulf governors write Congress about red snapper (edited for web by Conor Harrison)

” Texas is picking another fight with the Federal government. And this time it has help. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Texas Governor Rick Perry, Florida Governor Rick Scott and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant are calling on Congress to allow the states to take control over management of the red snapper fishery in the Gulf of […]

Fishing Report (April 10, 2013) from

“AUSTIN — Here is the fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (full report is available at Freshwater BRAUNIG Water clear. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on liver and perch near Dead Tree Point, and down rigging spoons near the dam and jetty. Redfish are slow. Channel […]

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South Texas Plains Fishing Reports

Find out where the black bass, striped bass, perch, shad, tilapia, crawfish, shrimp, catfish and more are and what is working to catch them. This report contains information on specific locations including Braunig, Calaveras, Choke Canyon, Coleto Creek, and Falcon. To view the complete report, click on the link below: South Texas Plains Fishing Reports […]