recreational

AUSTIN – The king mackerel recreational bag limit increases from two to three fish per person, per day on Friday, March 16. In January, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted a temporary exception that increases the daily bag limit of king mackerel from two to three fish in state water. This exception is effective until Aug. 31, at which time a new statewide regulation currently under review may also increase the daily bag limit from two to three fish.

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Believe it or not, NOAA Fisheries is giving recreational fishermen three whole days to go after red snapper in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico. It is the shortest snapper season in history and is a direct slap in the face to all salty recreational anglers, and a huge favor for commercial fishing. How could a federal agency be so out of touch with the taxpaying citizens that keep them in business? One of our Texas politicians said last week, “Red snapper is a manmade fishery management disaster.”

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The nine-day recreational red snapper season is open through June 10.

The water temperature on Sabine Lake is in the lower 80s, and as of last week catches of trout, reds and flounder were stupid good, according to guide Colby Denbow with Sabine Lake Lodge.

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