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BASSMASTER NORTHERN OPEN: Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Last in 3-tournament series to qualify winners for 2015 Bassmaster Classic. Website: www.bassmaster.com.

FRIDAY

FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, Morrison Parkway public landing, False River, New Roads. Fee $30/boat. Friday nights through Sept. 15. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.

SATURDAY

EASL’s 54th Kids Fishing Rodeo: 6:30 a.m. registration, fishing 7-9 a.m., Twin Lakes, Dutchtown. Ages 2-14. No fee. Age-group & door prizes. Hot dogs & jambalaya served. Must bring own tackle. Only crickets & worms allowed for bait. Call Ryan Schilling (225) 413-9193.

IFA REDFISH TOUR/LOUISIANA: Team Lafitte Harbor, 4932 Kenal Rd., Lafitte. 2-angler team event. Redfish 16 inches to less than 27 inches long. Fee $75. Captain’s meeting 5-7 p.m. Friday. Qualifier for Oct. 24-25 IFA Championship, Houma. Website: www.IFAtours.com.

PALO ALTO MIDRANGE MATCHES: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 600-yard, F-Class/Prone match. Monthly event. Call Richard Bordelon (225) 753-7675. Email: bordelonrp@cox.net.

Ducks Unlimited-Central St. Mary Dinner: 6-11:30 p.m., Civic Center, 116 Cotton Rd., Patterson. Call Jennifer Thibodaux (985) 255-9435 or Marc Felterman (985) 397-2848.

SUNDAY

JUNIOR CHOUPIQUE RODEO: 9 a.m.-noon, St. James Boat Club, U.S. 61 at Blind River. Kids only up to 15 years old. Registration 25 cents. Fishing from the bank only. Largest fish & most fish categories. Door prizes. Parent/guardian must accompany children. Call Boat Club (225) 869-8966 or Craig Calcagno (225) 206-2476.

IFA KAYAK TOUR/LOUISIANA: Team Lafitte Harbor weigh-in, 4932 Kenal Rd., Lafitte. Angler chooses launch location. Combined length total of redfish & speckled trout. Anglers meeting 6-7 p.m. Aug. 2. Qualifier for Oct. 17-19 IFA Championship, Houma. Call (478) 836-4266. Website: www.IFAtours.com.

WEDNESDAY

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

AROUND THE CORNER

AUG. 7 — LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Main agenda item setting 2014-2015 waterfowl seasons.

AUG. 7 — CCA WESTSIDE CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Carl F. Grant Civic Center, 24700 J. Gerald Berret Blvd., Plaquemine. Dinner, live/silent auctions, 1-year CCA membership & special $100/ticket 22-foot bay boat raffle. Tickets $60, $30 spouse, $25 youth, $480 tables. Call Ryan Guerin (225) 952-9200. Email: CCAWestsideChapter@gmail.com.

AUG. 7-10 — BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Delaware River, Philadelphia. Seventh in 8-tournament series to determine 2015 Bassmaster Classic qualifiers. Website: www.bassmaster.com.

AUG. 15-16 — 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: www.calmwatercharters.net/ridethebull.

JUST ANNOUNCED

AUG. 7 & 9 — WHITETAIL DEER MANAGEMENT SEMINAR: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 7 & 2-6 p.m. Aug. 9, Cabela’s, Gonzales. Sponsored by South Louisiana Branch/Quality Deer Management Association. Call Tammy Bosch (225) 291-7500.

AUG. 8-10 — HERCULES FESTIVAL ON THE BAYOU & FISHING RODEO: Agriculture pavilion, LA Airbase, Houma. Seven saltwater & four freshwater species in 15 categories. Cash prizes. Tickets $25. Live auction & Aug. 9 jambalaya cook-off. Call Dwayne Boudoin (985) 688-6614 or Todd Thibodeaux (985) 637-5507.

AUG. 9 — ABOUT BOATING SAFETY: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary-Baton Rouge Flotilla 4-10 class that meets state/federal Safe Boating Course requirements. Fee $25 for course manual/materials. Covers state/federal requirements, navigation rules, boating emergencies, trailering, docking, knots. Also Sept. 27. Call D.C. Jensen (225) 275-8084.

AUG. 15-17 — 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: www.southernsportsmansfestival.com.

AUG. 15-16 — 75TH LOUISIANA WILDLIFE FEDERATION CONVENTION: West Monroe. Friends of Black Bayou NWR hosts. Call LWF (225) 344-6707.

AUG. 16 — 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. 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: la340@bellsouth.net.

ONGOING

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.

FISHERIES NOTICES

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: www.rolp.wlf.la.gov.

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: www.wlf.la.gov.

RECREATIONAL FISHERIES cLOSURES: Greater amberjack, through Thursday (July 31); gray triggerfish, through 2014 in state and federal waters.

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