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.
LOUISIANA OYSTER TASK FORCE MEETING: 1 p.m., Suite 210, UNO Advanced Technology Center, 2021 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.
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.
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.
Cajun Castaway/kayak fishing: Calcasieu Point Landing, Lake Charles. Combination of 1 redfish, 1 speckled trout, 1 flounder. Website: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com
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.
AROUND THE CORNER
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 Road, 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.
SEPT. 17-19 — FALLEN OFFICERS MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT: Red River South Marina, 250 Red River South Marina Road, Bossier City. Sponsored by La. Chapter, Concerns of Police Survivors. 2-angler teams. Fee $200. Field limited to 300 boats. Includes Sept. 18 memorial to fallen officers. Call Harry Watson (318) 564-6914. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration website: www.la-cops.org.
SEPT. 26 — 5TH ANNUAL ANGLING AGAINST AUTISM BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Weigh-in & awards, 3 p.m., Stevie G’s, Pierre Part. Sponsored by Bergeron’s Boudin & Cajun Meats. Benefits Emerge Center of Baton Rouge. Call center (225) 343-4232.
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: Open coastwide until further notice.
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.