THURSDAY

LOUISIANA FINFISH TASK FORCE MEETING: 2 p.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

CCA PLAQUEMINES CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Belle Chasse Auditorium, 8398 La. 23, Belle Chasse. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Rd., Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

TOYOTA BASSMASTER TEXAS FEST: Jones Brothers Park, Lake Travis, Jonestown, Texas. Bassmaster Elite Series event with catch-weigh-release format. Included Bassmaster U. sessions 10 a.m-3 p.m. Saturday & Saturday-Sunday Elite Expo. 3 p.m. daily weigh-ins. Website: bassmaster.com.

FRIDAY

SENIORS BASS TOURNAMENT: 5:30 a.m. registration, Pisano’s, La. 70 at Belle River. For 55-and-older. Entry fee $55 includes lunch. Noon weigh-in deadline, 3-bass limit. Call Wayne Tucker (337) 254-1300 or Dub Noel (225) 939-5483.

FALSE RIVER COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, La Express launch, Jarreau. Fee $40/boat. Weekly event through spring, summer. Call Storm Randall (225) 937-0489.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

SPRING CATCH-N-EAT FLY FISHING TRIP: Louisiana marsh fly-fishing trip. Red Stick Fly Fishers, Baton Rouge event. Registration required. Call Randy Leonpacher (225) 769-1895. Website: rsff.org.

TUESDAY

FLY TYING AT BASS PRO: 6 p.m., White River Fly Shop, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Bring tools, materials provided. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

WEDNESDAY

CCA TANGI CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Le Fleur de Lis, 111 North 6th Street, Ponchatoula. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

HUNTING

SPRING SQUIRREL SEASON: Through May 27. Statewide, private lands only. Special season closed on state wildlife management and federal areas.

AROUND THE CORNER

MAY 24—CCA CENLA CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Riverfront Center, 707 Main Street, Alexandria. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

MAY 25-26—B.A.S.S. HIGH SCHOOL WESTERN OPEN: Clear Lake, Lakeport, California. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929.

MAY 26-SEPT. 3—STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO: CCA-Louisiana’s 24th-annual summer-long S.T.A.R. event. CCA membership required. $500,000 in prizes. Call CCA (225) 952-9200. Website: www.ccalouisiana.com.

MAY 26—NRA BASIC PISTOL/ENHANCED CARRY COURSE: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Mississippi Gun Club, McComb, Miss. Fee $65. Approved for Louisiana residents. Attendees should bring own semiautomatic/revolver pistols (rimfire or centerfire semi-auto/revolvers; Louisiana residents must use semi-auto & revolver to meet La. requirements)/50 rounds of ammo for each weapon, lunch & beverage; 22 caliber rimfire available at range. Eye, hearing protection recommended. Preregistration required. Email: Doug Bowser: dougbowser@cableone.net. Call club (601) 341-8797.

MAY 27— SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. NRA match rifle or service rifle, 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual club & Civilian Marksmanship Program membership (allows purchases from CMP). Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email: SouthLAHighPower@hotmail.com.

MAY 27—BLESSING OF THE BOATS/MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE: 2 p.m., False River, Morrison Parkway pavilion, New Roads. Call Kenneth St. Romain (225) 718-1319. Email: kstromain1831@gmail.com.

MAY 28—RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., meeting room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website: rsff.org.

MAY 31—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina, 7840 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329. Website: neworleansflyfishers.com.

FISHING/SHRIMPING

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper & commercial king mackerel & gray triggerfish, and commercial season on large coastal shares closed in state and federal waters. Recreational red snapper season will open May 25 in state and federal waters for anglers with special permit.

OPEN SEASONS: Recreational greater amberjack (through May 31), gray triggerfish & gag grouper in state/federal waters.

OPEN & CLOSURES/SHRIMP SEASON: Inshore season open in waters from the southern shore of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet west to Freshwater Bayou Canal. Open in portion of outside waters off Terrebonne Parish and open waters of Breton and Chandeleur sounds. All other state inside waters and all other state outside waters closed. Other state inside waters will open 6 a.m., May 21. Maps website: wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/shrimp-seasons.

Email: jmacaluso@theadvocate.com