SUGAR CHAPTER/CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Cade Community Center, 1688 Smede Hwy., St. Martinville. Tickets $60, $30 spouses, $25 youths, $500 & $1,000 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
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.
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.
76TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA WILDLIFE FEDERATION CONVENTION: Embassy Suites Hotel, Baton Rouge. 7 p.m. Friday dinner/raffle/auction. Fee $50. Resolutions/Conservation Committee Saturday morning. Saturday luncheon/seminar Fee $35 followed by General Assembly Call LWF (225) 344-6707. Website: lawildlifefed.org.
LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES-REDFISH: Safe daylight, Sweetwater Marina, Delacroix. Fifth in six-event series. 5 a.m. registration, 6 a.m. captains’ meeting. 3 p.m. final check-in. Preregistration deadline Noon, Aug. 20. Rules/registration website: www.lasaltwaterseries.com. Call Sam Barbera (225) 405-7827. Email: email@example.com.
GUIDED CANOE TOUR: 9-11 a.m., Chicot State Park, La. 3042. Ville Platte. Site naturalist-guided tour on cypress-tupelo lake. Canoeing experience recommended. Space limited. Canoes can be reserved. Reservations required. Participants can bring own paddlecraft. Day-use admission $2. Call (888) 677-6100
FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES-REDFISH: Sweetwater Marina, Delacroix. Fourth in six-event series. Rules/registration website: www.lasaltwaterseries.com.
22ND ANNUAL PELICAN STATE FRIENDS OF NRA BANQUET: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Baton Rouge. Call Rob Walker (225) 938-1234.
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.
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.
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.
AROUND THE CORNER
AUG. 27 — NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org or Ryan Lavigne (225) email@example.com.
AUG 29 — Cajun Castaway/kayak fishing: Calcasieu Point Landing, Lake Charles. Combination of 1 redfish, 1 speckled trout, 1 flounder. Website: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com
AUG. 29 — CONTRABAND CONCLAVE: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Moss Bluff United Methodist Church, Moss Bluff. Free. Fly programs, tying, casting clinics. Sponsored by the Contraband Fly Casters. Call Warren Landry (337) 853-7755. Website: www.contrabandflycasters.net.
AUG. 31 — 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.
SEPT. 8 — SAFE BOATING COURSE/U.S. POWER SQUADRON: 7 p.m., Munholland United Methodist Church, 1201 Metairie Rd., Metairie. Complete course runs Sept. 15, 22, 29. Includes seamanship, equipment, navigation, emergencies & boating/licensing laws. No fee. $40 course book. State Boating Law certification course. Call Charley Heintz (504) 232-0063.
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: Opened coastwide Monday, Aug. 17.
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.