THURSDAY

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION/SOUTH LOUISIANA CHAPTER BIG GAME BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Copeland Tower Suites, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. Live/silent auctions, raffles, dinner. Call Valerie Cicero (504) 430-4280. Email: angel49516@aol.com.

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.

PONTCHARTRAIN FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 6:30 p.m., Olde Towne Fly Shop, 3675 Ponchartrain Drive, Slidell. Call Tristan Daire (985) 630-3892.

FRIDAY

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-SUNDAY

GONE FISHING FOR KIDS: 1-4 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs, catch-and-release pond & kids’ fishing guide. Also Saturday-Sunday 1 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales, Take a Kid Fishing program, & Kayak fishing, using electronics, fishing techniques.

MONDAY-THURSDAY

GULF OF MEXICO FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL MEETING: Key West Marriott Beachside hotel, 3841 N. Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, Florida. June 18, 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m., June 19, 8 a.m.-5:30 & June 20, 8:30-11:45 a.m., committee meetings; June 20, 1:15-2:30 p.m., full council meeting & 2:45-5:30 p.m. public testimony. Website: www.gulfcouncil.org.

TUESDAY

FALSE RIVER FISHING: 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday in June, Morrison Parkway Public Landing, New Roads. Call Billy Baggett (225) 638-3998.

WEDNESDAY

LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: lafayettekayakfishing.com.

ONGOING

STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO: CCA-Louisiana’s 24th annual summer-long S.T.A.R. event through Sept. 3. CCA membership required. Call CCA (225) 952-9200. Website: ccalouisiana.com.

AROUND THE CORNER

JUNE 21—LOUISIANA FUR ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING: 1 p.m., Woodworth Education Center, Robinson Bridge Road, Woodworth.

JUNE 21—CCA WESTSIDE CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Carl F. Grant Civic Center, 24700 J. Gerald Berret Boulevard, Plaquemine. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

JUNE 22—KING OF THE CATCH REGISTRATION DEADLINE: For July 6 cooking contest in conjunction with the annual Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo, Moran’s Port Fourchon Marina, Port Fourchon. Louisiana seafood must be main ingredient. Awards in three categories. Website: gmfourchontarponrodeo.com.

JUNE 22-23—LA PIPELINERS ASSOCIATION RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina, Grand Isle.

JUNE 22-23—CREOLE CLASSIC: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Website: creoleclassic.com.

JUNE 22-24—GRAND ISLE FLY FISHING WEEKEND: Grand Isle. Sponsored by south Louisiana and Mississippi fly-fishing clubs. Preregistration required. Call Randy Leonpacher (225) 769-1895. Website: rsff.org.

JUNE 24 — 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.

JUNE 25—RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Conference Room B, Goodwood Library, Baton Rouge. Call Sydney Dobson (225) 892-1613. Website: rsff.org.

JUNE 26—FLY TYING AT BASS PRO: 6 p.m., Conference Room, Pro Bass Shops, Denham Springs. Bring tools, materials provided. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

FISHING/SHRIMPING

OPEN SEASONS: Recreational red snapper season (until further notice) & all groupers except goliath & Nassau groupers in state/federal waters.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational greater amberjack & gray triggerfish through July 31. Commercial king mackerel & gray triggerfish, and commercial season on large coastal shares closed in state and federal waters.

OPEN SHRIMP SEASON: Inshore season open in all state inside waters until further notice. Map website: wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/shrimp-seasons.

Email: jmacaluso@theadvocate.com