HERCULES FESTIVAL ON THE BAYOU & FISHING RODEO: Final day, Agriculture pavilion, LA Airbase, Houma.

BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Final day, Delaware River, Philadelphia. Seventh in 8-tournament series to determine 2015 Bassmaster Classic qualifiers. Website:


RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Greg Brignac (225) 892-4352. Website:


BLACK BEAR RESEARCH PUBLIC MEETING: 10 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 12), Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge; 6 p.m. Tuesday, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service office, 646 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Concordia Community Center, 26356 La. 15, Ferriday; 6 p.m. Thursday, Community Center, 800 Beech St., Tallulah. Update on black bear research by LDWF & University of Tennessee. Call Maria Davidson (337) 948-0255. Email:


CANAL BANK BASS TOURNAMENT: 5-8 p.m., Canal Bank Club, Diversion Canal. Wednesdays through Aug. 13. Membership fee $15/angler. Weekly fee $40/boat. Call Todd Rabalais (225) 413-3634. Email:


CCA LOUISIANA-COMITE CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Kristenwood, 14025 Greenwell Springs Rd., Greenwell Springs. Tickets $60, $20 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables includes 1-year CCA membership. Live/silent auctions & supper. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.


FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, SandBar Landing, 6716 False River Road, Oscar. Fee $30/boat. Friday nights through Sept. 15. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.

SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA DEER CAMP: 5:30 p.m., 4H Mini-Farm, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge. Tickets $40, $20 spouse & children 15-younger, includes dinner. Advance purchase only by Aug. 13. Travis Turner special guest. Call Jameson Farrar (225) 235-9965 or David Vigerie (225) 293-7350. Website:


RIDE-THE-BULL 5 EXTREME KAYAK FISHING RODEO: Caminada Pass, Bridgeside Marina, Grand Isle. Aug. 15 captains’ dinner and Calmwater Film Festival. Largest bull red landed, weighed, released from kayak or other paddlecraft. Registration required. Call Danny Wray (225) 721-8182. Website:

75TH LOUISIANA WILDLIFE FEDERATION CONVENTION: West Monroe. Friends of Black Bayou NWR hosts. Call LWF (225) 344-6707.


SOUTHERN SPORTSMAN’S FESTIVAL & EXPO: Alario Center, Westwego. Hours: 2-8 p.m. Aug. 15, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 17. Admission $10, $5/ages 7-16, free/6 & younger, $5 military, $15/3-day pass. Seminars, boating, tackle, waterfowling, hunting & fishing. Website:


INAUGURAL ANGLING FOR ALZHEIMER’S BASS TOURNAMENT: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. weigh-in, Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner event. 5-fish, 12-inch minimum limit. Fee $100/team. Call Jeff McMorris (225) 337-3466 or John Chaney (225) 413-5142. Website:

BATON ROUGE CHAPTER/ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION BIG GAME BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge. Dinner, raffles, live/silent auctions. Call Cathie May (225) 924-5303 or Scooter Keen (225) 664-1452.


AUG. 21-24 — BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Cayuga Lake, Ithaca, N.Y. Last in 8-tournament series to determine 2015 Bassmaster Classic qualifiers. Website:

AUG. 23 — 21st Annual Pelican State Friends of NRA Banquet: 5 p.m., Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge. Call Rob Walker (225) 756-5225. Email:

AUG. 23 — CONTRABAND FLY FISHING EXPO: 8:30 a.m., PPG-Porter Hall, 2250 Bayou D’inde Pass (Prater Road), West Lake. No admission fee. Sponsored by the Contraband Fly Casters. Call (337) 802-5363 or (337) 842-1439.

AUG. 23 — FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

AUG. 23 — NRA OUTDOOR CONVENTIONAL PISTOL (1800) MATCH: 9 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, 1393 La. 943-North, Donaldsonville. NRA Short Course/25 yards, 180 rounds in .22, centerfire & 45 groupings. NRA rules. Fee $10. Open to public. Call Skip Blanchard (504) 427-0050. Email:

AUG. 24 — 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. Email:

AUG. 25 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225)313-3813 . Website:

AUG. 25 — 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:


AUG. 30 — KAYAK FISHING 101 WORKSHOP: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. For beginners. Classroom basics, then hands-on launching, paddling, casting, landing fish, knot-tying & self-rescue. Class limit 35. Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club & Department of Wildlife and Fisheries project. Email Todd Lewis: Call Cabela’s (225) 743-3400.


STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO—S.T.A.R.: Through Sept. 1. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Entry fee/CCA membership required. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.


STATE RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open in state waters. Daily limit 2 red snapper measuring 16 or more inches long. Anglers required to have fee-free Louisiana Recreational Offshore Landing Permit. Website:

FEDERAL RECREATIONAL Red Snapper Season: Closed in federal waters throughout the Gulf of Mexico.


SPRING INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in all state inside waters except Breton and Chandeleur Sounds (the double-rig line). Map details website:

RECREATIONAL FISHERIES CLOSURE: Gray triggerfish for the remainder of the year in state and federal waters.