RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225) 313-3813 . Website: www.rsff.org.
FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma. Call Stephen Robert (985) 850-0082. Website: finaddictflyfishers.blogspot.com.
WOMEN’S FISH TAGGING WORKSHOP REGISTRATION DEADLINE: For June 6 workshop, Cabela’s, Gonzales. Limited to 30 women; fish ID, tagging, handling, storing, cooking & tackle, basic skills. Sponsored by state Wildlife & Fisheries, CCA Louisiana & Cabela’s. Website: www.ccalouisiana.com. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
DELTA CHAPTER-CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans. Tickets $100, $50 spouses, $25 youths, $1,000 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, La. Express Landing, False River (south end), Jarreau. Fee $30/boat plus launch fee (max 2 anglers). all Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.
TEXAS FLY FISHING EXPO: Civic Center, New Braunfels, Texas. $10/day, $5/17-younger. Workshops extra. FFF casting certification. Website: www.texascouncilifff.com.
FALSE RIVER BASS CLUB TRAIL TOURNAMENT: Lake Bruin State Park, Lake Bruin. Fourth in 7-event, pick-your-partner series. $40 membership, $40/boat tournament fee. Call Kenny Mix (225) 278-0673. Email: Kenneth.Mix@lpsb.org.
ST. JOHN SCHOOL OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT: 6:30 a.m., launch sites Jack Miller’s Landing & Bayou Sorrel Public Launch. 4:30 a.m. check-in opens; 3 p.m. weigh-in Jack Miller’s. $1,000 guaranteed first place. Fee $100. Call Chris Couch (225) 276-8971. Email: Cpcouch81@yahoo.com.
HOBIE BASS OPEN KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Kentucky Dam Village State Park, Gilbertsville, Kentucky. Catch-photo-release for 3 bass each day for total aggregate length. Fee $100. Winner qualifies for Team USA in World Championship. Website: ww.2015hobiebassopen.com.
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MAY 31 — IFA KAYAK TOUR-LOUISIANA: Lafitte. Fee $75. Captain’s meeting 6 p.m. May 30. First of two qualifying events for IFA-Kayak Nationals. Website: www.ifakayakfishingtour.com.
MAY 31 — BASS-N-BUCKS LOUISIANA TOURNAMENT: Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner. Fee $300/team. Call Bryan Davis (469) 955-7808. Website: www.usafishingtrails.com
JUNE 1 — PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD DEADLINE FOR CAT ISLAND NWR MANAGEMENT PLAN: Comment for the next 15-year Comprehensive Plan & Environmental Assessment for Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge. Plans posted: www.fws.gov/southeast/planning/ under “Draft CCP Documents.” Call Kent Ozment (601) 442-6696 or Tina Chouinard (731) 432-0981. Email comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUNE 4 — LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife & Fisheries state headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.
JUNE 4 — CAJUN CHAPTER-CCA 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.
JUNE 5-6 — 8th-ANNUAL CATHOLIC HIGH ALUMNI FISHING RODEO: Moran’s Marina, Fourchon Road weigh-in site. Open and youth divisions. “Calcuttas” in mangrove snapper, red snapper and speckled trout. Call Catholic High Alumni Office (225) 383-0459.
JUNE 6 — LAKE CHARLES TROUT SHOOT OUT: Calcasieu Point Landing, Lake Charles. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
JUNE 6-7 — LOUISIANA FREE FISHING WEEKEND: No fishing licenses required for resident and nonresident recreational anglers in state waters.
JUNE 11-13 — SWOLLFEST FISHING RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina, Grand Isle. Inshore, Kayak & Offshore divisions. Website: www.swollfest.com.
JUNE 12-13 — DUCKS UNLIMITED SPONSOR SPORTING CLAYS SHOOT: Covey Rise Lodge, Husser. June 12 dinner/auction; June 13, 8 a.m. shoot. Call Dr. Brian Brogle (504) 931-7664 or Sam Elliott (504) 416-3103.
STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLER’S RODEO: Through Labor Day, summer-long, multi-species coastal fishing competition. CCA membership required & S.T.A.R. fee through Labor Day. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
STATE RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open daily in state waters 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. Greater amberjack season will close at 12:01 a.m. June 1 through July 31 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. Closure ordered for remainder of 2015 for commercial fishing for large coastal sharks in state and federal waters.