Labor Day holiday


LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

DELTA WATERFOWL-POINTE COUPEE CHAPTER DINNER: 6 p.m., Scott Civic Center, New Roads. Tickets $60, $80 couples, $30 youths includes state dinner, live/silent auctions, dinner. Tables available. Call Daniel Olinde (225) 718-1071. Email:

DUCKS UNLIMITED-NEW ORLEANS SPONSORS: 6:30 p.m., Southern Yacht Club, 105 N. Roadway St., New Orleans. Call John Driscoll (504) 329-6310 or Mike Benge (504) 523-2245.


FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, SandBar Landing, 6716 False River Rd., Oscar. Fee $30/boat. Friday nights through Sept. 15. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.


17TH ANNUAL SAVE OUR LAKE & COAST FISHING RODEO: The New Canal Lighthouse, 8001 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans. Open, Kayak & Youth divisions. Tickets $40 & $15, Puglia’s, Metairie. First 75 registered youths receive rod-&-reel. 8 species. Limited to take from Pontchartrain Basin waters. Weigh-in: 2-5 p.m. Friday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Call Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (504) 836-2205. Website:


BLT FALL OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT: Belle River Public Landing, Atchafalaya Basin, Belle River. Staggered flights & staggered weigh-in. Pick-your-partner, 5-bass limit. Fee $200/team. On-site registration 5 a.m. Basin only. South of U.S. 90 allowed, but cannot go east of Atchafalaya River or Bayou Chaffer. Call Bryan Davis (469) 955-7808. Registration website:

PALO ALTO MID-RANGE MATCHES: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 600-yard, F-Class/Prone match. Monthly event. Next event: Oct. 4-5, state match. Call Richard Bordelon (225) 753-7675. Email:

6TH ANNUAL RIO GRANDE FLY FISHING RODEO: 8 a.m., New Orleans City Park on Harrison Avenue at first bridge from Marconi Drive. Weigh-in noon-12:30 p.m. No fee. Registration required. Anglers must be member of “recognized” fly fishing club. Largest Rio Grande perch on fly. Sponsored by the New Orleans Fly Fishers club. Email Jimmy Mayeux: Website


SEPT. 8 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Greg Brignac (225) 892-4352. Website:


SEPT. 11 — EAST ASCENSION CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED MEMBERSHIP BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Sept. 11, Trademart A, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Tickets $50, $90 couples, $25 youths, $500 tables. Add $10 at door. Supper, live/silent auctions, raffles. Call Charlie Labouisse (225) 266-2909 or Jay Hatcher (225) 715-6395.


SEPT. 6 — 11TH ANNUAL CASTING FOR A CURE BIG BASS TOURNAMENT: False River, Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Call Tanner Pourciau (225) 955-2460. Email:


SEPT. 21 — 6TH ANNUAL ST. MICHAELS OPEN TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Weigh-in at Belle River Public Launch. Pick-your-partner. $180/boat 2 adults, $130/boat adult & minor (add $20 after Sept. 19), $20/big-bass option. Launch locations: Bayside, Pierre Part; Doiron’s either side, Stephensville; Belle River Public Launch, Belle River. 4 a.m. check-in begins. In conjunction with and benefits St. Michael’s Catholic Church Festival, Convent. Call Jeff Bourgeois (225) 715-1198 or Tommy Bourgeois (225) 206-1676.


STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO—S.T.A.R.: Monday (Sept. 1), final day. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Entry fee/CCA membership required. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.


DOVES: Sept. 6, first splits opening day, North and South zones. Through Sept. 14, South Zone. Through Sept. 28, North Zone. Daily limit 15. Possession limit 45. Shooting hours one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, except noon-sunset on opening day only on wildlife management areas and state-leased/public hunt fields. Notes: New shooting hours on private lands; dove season extended from 70 days to 90 days for 2014-2015 season. Two splits remaining in season for both zones.

TEAL, RAILS & GALLINULES: Sept. 13-18, statewide. Daily limit is 6 for teal (season limited to take of greenwing, bluewing & cinnamon teal). Daily limit for king and clapper rails is 15 in the aggregate. Daily limit for sora and Virginia rails is 25 in the aggregate. Daily limit for gallinules is 15. Possession limit is three times the daily limit. Federal HIP certificate (all hunters), waterfowl stamps (16 and older) and state basic hunting license (16 and older) required.


STATE RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open in state waters. Daily limit 2 red snapper, 16 inches minimum length. Anglers required to have fee-free Louisiana Recreational Offshore Landing Permit. Website:

FEDERAL RECREATIONAL Red Snapper Season: Closed in federal waters throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

RECREATIONAL FISHING CLOSURES: Greater amberjack & gray triggerfish seasons closed for remainder of 2014.

Fall INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Opened statewide until further notice.