If you love the taste of fresh red snapper then you are in luck my friend. Louisiana anglers now have a rare opportunity to catch and keep red snapper taken in Louisiana waters during the months of November and December.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced that today would be the opening day for the fall red snapper season. This fall season was announced after it was determined by LDWF that we did not harvest our expected number of red snapper in 2015.

Randy Pausina is Assistant Secretary for the state's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

The total recreational allocation to Louisiana was X amount of pounds, during that federal season and the state season we already had, we only caught 92%

Pausina's comments to the Louisiana Radio Network went on to explain the regulations of the fall season.  He said it will run seven days a week and there will be a two fish per person limit. Those fish taken must be at a 16-inch minimum. Depending upon the weather conditions fishermen might be able to fish for red snapper in state waters for the remainder of the year.

So if you're looking for something fun that you normally don't get to do during late November and December you might want to back the boat up to the bay and get after some red snapper.