LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Set 2015-2016 waterfowl seasons.
south louisiana branch/quality deer management summer seminar: 6 p.m., Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Topics: Space Use & Movements of Adult Male Whitetails, Toxic Bait for Feral Hogs, DMAP harvest data No fee. Registration required. Call Tammy Bosch (225) 291-7500.
17TH ANNUAL ISTROUMA AREA COUNCIL/BOY SCOUTS SPORTING CLAYS CLASSIC: 6 p.m., Thursday, Drusilla Seafood & 7:30 a.m., Friday sporting clays shoot, Avondale Scout Reservation, La. 10-East, Clinton. $1,500/4-shooter teams. Shells provided. Call Istrouma Council (225) 926-2697
EMPIRE-SOUTH PASS TARPON RODEO: Delta Marina, 317 Rose Marie Road, Empire. Categories: first place only Tarpon (longer than 4.5 feet), Tarpon Tag & Release, First Tarpon ($500), Best Overall Angler, Best Overall Female Angler & Largest Shark. Top 3 places in Wahoo, Dolphin, Tuna, Speckled Trout, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Bass, Catfish, Amberjack & Gar; and, Children’s Division (12-younger) in Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Bass, and Catfish. Also Live Redfish Division (Aug. 7-8 only) & Redfish Stringer. Call (504) 657-5197/(504) 433-6832. Email: email@example.com.
BOONDOGGLE rodeo: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Call marina (985) 787-2419.
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, La. Express Landing, False River (south end), Jarreau. Fee $30/boat plus launch fee. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.
27TH-ANNUAL KREWE OF Hercules FISHING rodeo & FESTIVAL: Weigh-in Houma Air Base Arena, Houma. Call S.P. LaRussa (985) 637-3401 or Dwane Baudoin (985) 688-6614.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tiger Island Bass Club Tournament No. 2: Bob’s Bayou Black Marina, Gibson. Pick-your-partner. Fee $50 plus $25 membership. Pay 1 place per 5 boats. Email: email@example.com.
RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Guest speaker Dr. Vic Tedesco on catching big speckled trout. Call Joe Kahler (225) 892-4352. Website: www.rsff.org.
AROUND THE CORNER
aug. 13 — cca Comite Chapter Banquet: 5:30 p.m., Kristenwood, Greenwell Springs. Tickets $60, $30 spouses, $25 youths. Call CCA (225) 952-9100.
AUG. 13 — JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS-DENHAM SPRINGS BASS MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929.
AUG. 14 — LOUISIANA SOUTHEAST DEER CAMP: 6 p.m., Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge. Tickets $40, $20 spouses/15-and-younger, tables $500 & $800. Call Jameson Farrar (225) 235-9965 or Brian Andrews (318) 374-9078.
AUG. 14-15 — CCA LOUISIANA SPECKS & SPOTS TOURNAMENT: Captain’s meeting, 6:30 p.m., Aug. 14, Quintana Landing, Cypremort Point; 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 three places in Kayak Division & Youth Division. Call CCA (225) 952-9200. Registration website: www.ccalouisiana.com.
AUG. 15 — RIDE-THE-BULL 6 EXTREME KAYAK RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Aug. 14 dinner, Calmwater Film Festival. Heaviest redfish landed, weighed, released) from kayak, paddlecraft in Caminada Pass. Registration required. Call Danny Wray (225) 721-8182. Website: www.calmwatercharters.net/ridethebull.
AUG. 15 — JIGGIN’ FOR JEAN FISHING RODEO: Jug’s Seafood, 3282 Bayou Dularge Road, Theriot. 1 p.m. weigh-in deadline. Tickets $25. 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.
AUG. 18 — LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
AUG. 20 — SUGAR CHAPTER/CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Cade Community Center, Smede Hwy., St. Martinville. Tickets are $60, $30 spouses, $25 youths, $500/$1,000 tables. For more information, call CCA (225) 952-9200.
AUG. 22 — LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES-REDFISH: Sweetwater Marina, Delacroix. Fourth in 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.
AUG. 29 — INAUGURAL ASCENSION AREA ANGLERS BASS OPEN: Doiron’s Landing, either side. Pick-your-partner. Fee $100. Waters north of U.S. 90. Defray expenses for state qualifier Jamie Laiche in Bass Federation Nationals tournament in November. A BassCat Qwest sanctioned event. Call David Cavell (225) 937-0046/David.firstname.lastname@example.org or Ryan Lavigne (225) email@example.com.
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 waters closed to charterboat fishing effective 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.