ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., first Tuesday monthly, Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957.
VERMILION CHAPTER-CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., VN Hall, 1201 North Lafitte Road, Abbeville. Tickets $75, $40 sponses, $25 youths, $600 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., first Wednesday monthly, Beach House Grill, 124 Girod St., Mandeville. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website:pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Main agenda item: Setting spring inshore shrimp season dates.
Lake Charles Chapter-CCA Banquet: 5:30 p.m., Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles. Tickets $65, $35 sponses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
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.
SMALLBORE/.22 RIMFIRE MATCH: 10 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 120 shots for record at 50 & 100 yards in F-Class Prone (any sight, any rifle, any support), Bench Rest & Conventional Prone. Fees $10 adults, $5 juniors. Call Richard Bordelon (225) 753-7675. Email: email@example.com.
FLY TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales. No fee. Basics of tying fresh and saltwater flies for bream, bass, redfish, speckled trout, and jigs for sac-a-lait. Call Darrell Crawford (225) 644-7989.
ANNUAL SENIORS BASS TOURNAMENT: Until further notice due to high water in Belle River-Lake Verret area. A 55-and-older event. Call Wayne Tucker (337) 254-1300.
AROUND THE CORNER
MAY 10 — MOTHER’S DAY
MAY 11 — 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: www.rsff.org.
MAY 15-16 — 9TH ANNUAL ITALIAN-AMERICAN FISHING RODEO: Breton Sound Marina, Hopedale. Fee $40, no fee 15-and-younger, $20 nonparticipant. Includes shirt, hat, food, drink. Adult Division for bull redfish, redfish less than 27 inches, speckled trout, flounder, sheepshead, drum & bass; Children Division for redfish less than 27 inches, speckled trout, sheepshead, drum & redfish with most spots. Benefits Children’s Hospital. Sponsorships available. Online registration & info: www.ItalianAmericanFishingRodeo.com.
MAY 15-17 — 25TH ANNUAL BOGS, BAYGALLS, BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES, BOLETES, BOTANICAL BLISS, BROWN BAG: 11:30 a.m., May 15; 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. May 16; 9 a.m. May 17, Allen Acres, 5070 La. 399, Pitkin. Butterfly, moth & hummingbird viewing, birding, counts & tagging, photography and seminars. Call Charles Allen or Susan Allen (337) 328-2252. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 16 — Speck-n-Redfish Cup: Lafayette Pack & Paddle open-water (go anywhere), paddlecraft only event with limit of two redfish and two speckled trout. Email Luke Beslin: email@example.com. Website: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
SPRING TURKEY: Closed statewide.
SQUIRREL: Through May 24, private lands only and most state wildlife management areas. See Hunting Regulations pamphlet for WMAs open for special May 2-10 hunting. Closed on Kisatchie National Forest, Corps of Engineers lands and national wildlife refuges.
STATE RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open in state waters for seven-day-a-week season until further Department of Wildlife & Fisheries notice. Two-fish daily limit with 16-inch minimum size.
FEDERAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Tentatively set June 1-10 for private recreational anglers. 44-day season for charterboats/for-hire operations.
OPEN seasons: Greater amberjack & red grouper in state and federal waters.
CLOSED seasons: Gag grouper closure through July 1, 2015; gray triggerfish for 2015. Recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks in state waters closed April 1.