cca Comite Chapter Banquet: 5:30 p.m., Palubinskas Events Center (note venue change), 10510 Joor Road, Central. Tickets $60, $30 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9100.
JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS-DENHAM SPRINGS BASS MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026.
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.
LOUISIANA SOUTHEAST DEER CAMP: 6 p.m., Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge. Games, raffles, dinner. Tickets $40, $20 spouses & 15-and-younger, $500 tables, $800 table sponsor. Guest: Travis Turner/Bone Collector. Call Jameson Farrar (225) 235-9965 or Brian Andrews (318) 374-9078.
RIDE-THE-BULL 6 EXTREME KAYAK RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Friday dinner & Calmwater Film Festival. Saturday, rodeo for top 10 heaviest bull redfish (landed, weighed, released) from kayak, paddlecraft in Caminada Pass. Registration required. Call Danny Wray (225) 721-8182. Website: www.calmwatercharters.net/ridethebull.
CCA LOUISIANA SPECKS & SPOTS TOURNAMENT: Captain’s meeting, 6:30 p.m., Friday, Quintana Landing, Cypremort Point; Saturday tournament, 6 a.m. (launch anywhere) with 1-3 p.m. boat weigh-in only at Quintana. Fee $150/boat, $25/kayak. CCA membership required. Top 10 paid places in Speckled Trout & slot Redfish. Top 3 places in Kayak Division (specks/redfish combined) and Youth Division. Call CCA (225) 952-9200. Registration website: www.ccalouisiana.com.
JIGGIN’ FOR JEAN FISHING RODEO: Jug’s Seafood, 3282 Bayou Dularge Road, Theriot. 1 p.m. weigh-in deadline. Tickets $25 includes launch, food, door prizes. Fundraiser for Jean Lake. Cash, fishing trips, merchandise for top 3 places in Speckled Trout, Redfish less than 27 inches, Bull Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Gafftopsail Catfish & Redfish with most spots. Call Brad Lake (225) 802-8678.
LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
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AUG. 20 — SUGAR CHAPTER/CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Cade Community Center, 1688 Smede Highway, St. Martinville. Tickets $60, $30 spouses, $25 youths, $500 & $1,000 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
AUG. 22 — FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
AUG. 22 — LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES-REDFISH: Sweetwater Marina, Delacroix. Fourth in six-event series. Rules/registration website: www.lasaltwaterseries.com.
AUG. 22 — 22ND ANNUAL PELICAN STATE FRIENDS OF NRA BANQUET: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Baton Rouge. Call Rob Walker (225) 938-1234.
AUG. 22 — 14th BATON ROUGE CHAPTER/ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION BIG GAME BANQUET: 5 p.m., L’auberge Casino Hotel, Baton Rouge. Live/silent auctions, raffles. Call Linda Bare (225) 571-4160 or Scooter Keen (225) 664-1452.
AUG. 23 — JAN. 25 SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 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.
AUG. 24 — 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.
AUG. 27 — NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.
AUG. 21 — PIERRE PART/BELLE RIVER CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., St. Joseph the Worker Hall, 3304 La. Highway 70-S, Pierre Part. Call Joey Chamberlain (985) 703-0204 or Garret St. Germain (985) 513-0619.
AUG. 29 — INAUGURAL ASCENSION AREA ANGLERS BASS OPEN: Safe daylight, Doiron’s Landing, either side. Pick-your-partner. Fee $100. 5-bass limit in waters north of U.S. 90. Helps defray expenses for AAA’s state qualifier Jamie Laiche in Bass Federation Nationals tournament in November. A BassCat Qwest sanctioned event. Call David Cavell (225) 937-0046/David.email@example.com or Ryan Lavigne (225) firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
ATCHAFALAYA BASIN BASS LIMIT CHANGE: Daily creel changed to statewide regulations, 10 bass per day, no size limit. Also includes Lake Verret, Lake Palourde & Lake Fausse Point/Lake Dauterive complexes.
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 waters closed to charterboat fishing July 14.
OPEN seasons: Greater amberjack (30 inches minimum fork length), red & gag grouper, several species of sharks in state and federal waters. Gray triggerfish in state waters only.
FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Opens coastwide Monday, Aug. 17. Detailed map website: www.wlf.louisiana.gov.
CLOSED seasons: Federal recreational red snapper, gray triggerfish & recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks (state/federal waters) & commercial fishing for large coastal sharks in state/federal waters for remainder of 2015.