LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
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.
CCA SOUTH LAFOURCHE CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Civic Center, 307 East 5th Street, Larose. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Cayuga Lake, Union Springs, New York. Seventh in 10-event series. Website: www.bassmaster.com
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.
GRAND ISLE FLY FISHING: Grand Isle. Sponsored by South Louisiana and Mississippi fly-fishing clubs. Preregistration required. Call Randy Leonpacher (225) 769-1895. Website: www.rsff.org.
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.
THE CAMP FLY FISHING SCHOOL/ADVANCED & INSTRUCTORS PREP: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., The Camp, Breaux Bridge. Fee $150. Casting mechanics, teaching techniques. FFF Certified instructors. Call Keith Richard (337) 344-0908. Website: www.thecampflyfishingschool.com.
FLY FISHING 101: 8-10 a.m., Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No fee. Casting, rigging, knots basics. Preregistration required. Call Alex Beane (225) 757-7286.
AROUND THE CORNER
JUNE 26 — SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9400 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.
JUNE 27 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website: www.rsff.org.
JUNE 27 — FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Boulevard, Houma. Call Stephen Robert, (985) 850-0082. Website: finaddictflyfishers.blogspot.com.
JUNE 28 — FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 6 p.m., Conference Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
JUNE 30 — NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.
JUNE 30-JULY 2 — 68TH ANNUAL GOLDEN MEADOW-FOUCHON TARPON RODEO: Safe daylight June 30. Scales open 1-7 p.m. July 1 & 1 p.m. through 4 p.m. July 2 in Children’s Division and through 5 p.m. July 2 for all other fishing divisions. Moran’s Marina, Port Fourchon. Includes July 1 King of the Catch cooking competition. Ticket locations, rules & regs website: fourchontarponrodeo.com.
JUNE 30-JULY 2 — BASSMASTER NORTHERN OPEN: Oneida Lake, Syracuse, New York. First in 3-event series. Other events: Aug. 18-20, James River, Richmond, Vorginia & Sept. 22-24, Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh, New York. Winners earn Bassmaster Classic berth. Website: www.bassmaster.com.
JULY 1-3 — IBERIA ROD & GUN CLUB FOURTH OF JULY SALTWATER FISHING RODEO: Quintana Landing, Cypremort Point. Scales open 3-6 p.m. July 1-2 & 10- a.m.-1 p.m. July 3. Junior, Inside, Diving, Offshore and Kayak divisions. Tickets locations , Cajun Guns & Tackle, Dago’s, Hebert’s Mini-Mart, Buck Fins & Feathers, Las’ Stop Marina, Pack & Paddle. Call (337) 207-6206.
JULY 2 — FIRST SATURDAY TRAP SHOOTS: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Gun Club, McComb, Mississippi. Weather permitting. Shot size 71/2 or smaller, max 1 1/8 ounces. 25 single birds or 12 pairs. Fee $5/round. Events set first Saturday monthly. Call Doug Bowser (601) 341-8797.
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 in state waters out to nine miles remains open.
CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper in federal waters. Greater amberjack & gray triggerfish seasons closed in state and federal waters through 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.