texas parks and wildlife department


A Texas man has pleaded guilty to nine charges of possession of oversized reds, one charge of no saltwater fishing license, and one charge of exceeding the possession limit for red drum, according to Mike Cox with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Red snapper

The National Marine Fisheries Service is once again tampering with red snapper regulations for recreational anglers, and it’s not sitting very well with both fishermen and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. This month, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, part of the NMFS, voted to recommend an emergency rule that could shorten the recreational red snapper fishing season in federal waters off the Texas coast to as little as 11 days from the planned 27 day season.