Anglers are reminded that a number of fisheries will immediately close their fish fishing operations.
The first is Louisiana.
From October 15 through November 30 of each year, Southern Flounder’s monthly closed season for both professional and recreational harvesting was decided upon in 2022.
All industries and products types, including any fish caught as bycatch in another fishery, are subject to this nationwide closure for Southern Flounder. Formerly valid exemptions for southern fish caught as overfishing on a shrimping trip are no longer in effect. If the flounder stock is overfished and / or being overfished, the Legislature gave the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission ( LWFC ) the power to change the shrimping bycatch exemption.
Based on the findings of the most recent crumble stock assessment, it is necessary to make an effort to restore Southern Flounder’s overfished stock during this closed season.
Due to share drop, the Texas flounder season is closed from November 1 to December 14.
Since fish closures are uncommon for both Texas and Louisiana, we didn’t want these times to pass up on you. If you’re not paying attention to the calendar, it can be simple to ignore.
Additionally, Flounder shuts down its fishing. Oct. 15 through Nov. 30 are the closed deadlines.
South Carolina had completely shut down the fish, but it now has a very brief time, and North Carolina also has one.