ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-897.
SWOLLFEST FISHING RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina, Grand Isle. Inshore, Kayak & Offshore divisions. Website: www.swollfest.com.
BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: BASSFest, Lake Texoma, Durant, Oklahoma. Sixth in 10-event series. Daily live weigh-in website: www.bassmaster.com
CCA CENLA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Riverfront Center, 707 Main Street, Alexandria. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $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). 5 bass limit/14 inches minimum size. Weekly event through Sept. 16. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.
3rd-ANNUAL SOUTHERN SPORTSMAN’S FESTIVAL: Alario Center, Westwego. 2-10 p.m. June 10; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 11; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 12. Fee $10 adults, $5 youths/kids free June 10, $15 3-day pass. Call Mike Zalaznik (504) 835-6383. Website: www.southernsportsmansfestival.com.
LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES-REDFISH: Tradewinds Marina, Cocodrie. Third in six-event series. Rules/registration website: www.lasaltwaterseries.com.
2ND ANNUAL DEPUTY JEREMY TRICHE SPOTS AND DOTS FISHING: 1-4 p.m. weigh-in, Harbor Light Marina Pavilion, La. 56, Cocodrie. Adult & Youth divisions in f-fish stringers & heaviest fish in Redfish and Speckled Trout categories. Fee $50 adults. No fee 16 and younger. Sponsorships available. Call Mike Triche (985) 212-4313 or Brian Bertrand (504) 628-0418. Website: www.jeremytrichehero.org.
LOUISIANA FREE FISHING WEEKEND: No basic nor saltwater fishing licenses required for resident and nonresident recreational anglers in state waters.
AROUND THE CORNER
JUNE 13 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler, (225) 892-4352. Website: www.rsff.org.
JUNE 17-18 — NRA BASIC PERSONAL PROTECTION/MISS. ENHANCED CARRY COURSE: 6 p.m., June 17 & 8:30 a.m., June 18, Southwest Mississippi Gun Club, McComb, Miss. Fee $65. Approved for Louisiana residents. Attendees should bring own pistols (rimfire or centerfire semi-auto/revolvers)/50 rounds of ammo, lunch & beverage. Eye, hearing protection recommended. Preregistration required. Email: Doug Bowser: email@example.com. Call club (601) 341-8797.
JUNE 18 — SAFE BOATING COURSE/U.S. POWER SQUADRON: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mel Ott Recreation Center, 2501 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna. Two sessions, complete course runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 25. Includes seamanship, equipment, navigation, emergencies & boating/licensing laws. No fee. $40 (not required) course book. State Boating Law certification course. Call Charley Heintz/New Orleans Power Squadron (504) 232-0063. Website: www.nops.org.
JUNE 19 — FATHER’S DAY
JUNE 23 —SOUTH LOUISIANA CHAPTER/ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Doubletree Hotel, 2150 Veterans Boulevard, Kenner. Live/silent auctions, raffles, dinner. Call Lee Ayo (504) 481-8671/email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Valerie Cicero (504) 430-4280/email: email@example.com.
JUNE 25 — 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.
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: www.sttammanyfishingpier.com.
OPEN SEASONS: Recreational red snapper season open in federal waters through June 9. Recreational red snapper in state waters out to nine miles remains open.
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.