LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.
CAJUN CHAPTER-CCA BANQUET: 6 p.m., South Crowley KC Hall, 226 Elm Street, Crowley. Tickets $60, $30 spouses, $25 youths, $480 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
ANNUAL SENIORS BASS TOURNAMENT: 5:30 a.m. registration, Paizanos, La. 70 at Belle River. Fee $55 included big-bass pot. A 55-and-older event. Call Wayne Tucker (337) 254-1300.
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, La. Express Landing, False River (south end), Jarreau. Fee $30/boat plus launch fee (maximum 2 anglers). Weekly Friday night event through Sept. 11. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.
8th-ANNUAL CATHOLIC HIGH ALUMNI FISHING RODEO: Moran’s Marina, Fourchon Road weigh-in site. Registration/check in June 4, Moran’s Marina. Open and youth divisions. “Calcuttas” in mangrove snapper, red snapper and speckled trout. Call Catholic High Alumni Office (225) 383-0459.
PALO ALTO MID-RANGE MATCHES: 7-8 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. firing line, Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. Four 600-yard, F-Class/Prone matches. Fee $15/adults, $5/under 21. Open to ages 14-older. Call Rick Stewart (225) 301-1615 (5-8 p.m.). Website: www.Paloaltogunclub.com.
LAKE CHARLES TROUT SHOOT OUT: Calcasieu Point Landing, Lake Charles. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
FLY FISHING 101: 8-10 a.m., Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge. No fee. Call Alex Beane (225) 757-7286.
LOUISIANA FREE FISHING WEEKEND: No basic nor saltwater fishing licenses required for resident and nonresident recreational anglers in state waters.
RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., second Monday monthly, Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Greg Brignac (225) 892-4352. Website: www.rsff.org.
JUNE 13 — INAUGURAL DEPUTY JEREMY TRICHE SPOTS AND DOTS FISHING: Safe daylight with 1-4 p.m. weigh-in, Harbor Light Marina Pavilion, Cocodrie. First, second & third places in Adult & Children’s Division in heaviest 5 Speckled Trout (12-inch minimum) and heaviest 5 Redfish (16 inches minimum but less than 27 inches longh) stringers categories. Fee $50. No fee for anglers 16 and younger. Benefits Deputy Jeremy Triche Fallen Hero Foundation. Call Mike Triche (504) 628-5235. Website: www.jeremytrichehero.org.
JUNE 20 — SAFE BOATING COURSE/U.S. POWER SQUADRON: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mel Ott Rec Center, 2501 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna. Also 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 27. State-certified boating course. Includes seamanship, equipment, navigation, emergencies & boating/licensing laws. Call Charley Heintz (504) 232-0063. Website: www.nops.org.
JUNE 24 — 23RD BLUE JAY FISHING RODEO REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Noon for June 27 open-water rodeo. Weigh-in, John Ryan Stadium, 100 Blue Jay Way, Jefferson Parish. Fishing begins at 6 a.m. June 26. Fee $40 adults, $25 ages 18 and younger. Also Ray Coates Mullet Toss Contest. Age group divisions for Bass, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, Redfish (16-to less that 27 inches), Red Snapper & 5-Trout Stringer. Email Mike McMahon: MMcMahon@daiglefisse.com.
STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLER’S RODEO: Through Labor Day, summer-long, multi-species coastal fishing competition. CCA membership required & S.T.A.R. fee through Labor Day. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
STATE RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open daily in state waters until further Department of Wildlife & Fisheries notice. Two-fish daily limit with 16-inch minimum size.
FEDERAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Through June 10 for private recreational anglers; 44-day season for charterboats/for-hire operations.
OPEN seasons: Red grouper in state and federal waters.
SPRING INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Open statewide in coastal waters until further notice.
CLOSED seasons: Greater amberjack season closed through July 31 in state and federal waters. Gag grouper closure through July 1, 2015; gray triggerfish for 2015. Recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks in state waters closed & closure ordered for remainder of 2015 for commercial fishing for large coastal sharks in state and federal waters.