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

CCA CAJUN CHAPTER 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.


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


  • inTH ANNUAL CATHOLIC HIGH ALUMNI FISHING RODEO: Open and youth divisions in Inshore and Offshore specie categories. Five-fish “calcuttas” in mangrove snapper and speckled trout. Call Catholic High Alumni Office (225) 383-0459.


ST. JOHN SCHOOL OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT: 4:30-8 a.m. check-in Jack Miller’s, La. 75 at La. 3066. Launch at Jack Miller’s or Bayou Sorrel (Atchafalaya Spillway) public ramp. Weigh-in, Jack Miller’s, 1-3 p.m. Fees $100/boat in Bass Division ($1,000 first-place guarantee , $15/angler in Fun Division (heaviest 10 panfish stringer). Call Chris Couch (225) 276-8971/email:

LAKE CHARLES TROUT SHOOT OUT: Calcasieu Point Landing, Lake Charles. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

FIRST SATURDAY TRAP SHOOTS: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Gun Club, McComb, Mississippi. Weather permitting. Shot size 71/2 or smaller, max 11?8 ounces. 25 single birds or 12 pairs. Fee $5/round. Call Doug Bowser (601) 341-8797.


HOBIE BASS OPEN KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Kentucky Dam Village State Park, Gilbertsville, Kentucky. Catch-photo-release for 3 longest bass each day for total aggregate length. Fee $100. Winner gets Team USA berth in World Championship scheduled for Louisiana’s Central Coast waters. Website:


ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-897.


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.


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:

OPEN SEASONS: Recreational red snapper season open in federal waters through June 9. Recreational red snapper in state waters out to nine miles.

CLOSED SEASONS: Greater amberjack & gray triggerfish seasons closed in state and federal waters June 1-July 31.


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.