THURSDAY

SOUTH LOUISIANA CHAPTER/ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Doubletree Hotel, 2150 Veterans Blvd., Kenner. Live/silent auctions, raffles, dinner. Call Lee Ayo (504) 481-8671/email: leroyayo@gmail.com or Valerie Cicero (504) 430-4280/email: angel49516@aol.com.

CCA SOUTH LAFOURCHE CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Civic Center, 307 East 5th Street, Larose. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Cayuga Lake, Union Springs, New York. Seventh in 10-event series. Live afternoon weigh-in on website: www.bassmaster.com

FRIDAY

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 two anglers). Five bass limit/14 inches minimum size. Weekly event through Sept. 16. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

GRAND ISLE FLY FISHING: Grand Isle. Sponsored by South Louisiana and Mississippi fly-fishing clubs. Preregistration required. Call Randy Leonpacher (225) 769-1895. Website: www.rsff.org.

SaturDAY

BLUE JAY FISHING RODEO: Jesuit High, weigh in John Ryan Stadium, 100 Blue Jay Way, Metairie. Website: www.jesuitnola.org, find “events” for times, eligible species, age groups & fees.

THE CAMP FLY FISHING SCHOOL/ADVANCED & INSTRUCTORS PREP: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., The Camp, Breaux Bridge. Fee $150. Casting mechanics, teaching techniques. FFF Certified instructors. Call Keith Richard (337) 344-0908. Website: www.thecampflyfishingschool.com.

FLY FISHING 101: 8-10 a.m., Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No fee. Casting, rigging, knots basics. Preregistration required. Call Alex Beane (225) 757-7286.

GUIDED CANOE TOUR: 9-11 a.m., Chicot State Park, Ville Platte. Site naturalist-guided tour. Canoeing experience recommended. Space limited for park-provided paddlecraft. Owner canoes/kayaks welcomed. Registration required. Park fee $2. Call (888) 677-6100.

SuNDAY

SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9400 St. Landry Rd. Gonzales. NRA 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual Civilian Marksmanship Program membership. Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email: SouthLAHighPower@hotmail.com.

ONGOING

STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLER’S RODEO: Through Labor Day, CCA-Louisiana summer-long, multi-species coastal fishing competition. CCA membership & S.T.A.R. fee. $500,000 total prize packages. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

FISHING

ST. TAMMANY PIER OPENED: 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays. Fee $3/12-older, $1 sightseers. $1 Wednesdays for seniors & active/retired military, $1 Sundays for grandparents. 54001 E. Howze Beach Rd. near Slidell. Call (985) 649-1922. Website: www.sttammanyfishingpier.com.

OPEN SEASONS: Recreational red snapper in state waters out to nine miles remains open.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper in federal waters. Greater amberjack & gray triggerfish seasons closed in state and federal waters through July 31.

SHRIMPING

spring inshore season: Opened in all state inside waters, and “outside” waters to three miles from Atchafalaya River Ship Channel west to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou.

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