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.


9th annual GULF COAST KAYAK FISHING SPRING TOURNAMENT: ShoreLine Park, South Gulf Breeze, FL. Open to the public. Fee $50 Inshore, nearshore categories. Preregistration required. Website:


10th-ANNUAL STEP OUTSIDE DAY: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sherburne Wildlife Management Area, La. 975, Krotz Springs. Fishing, Archery, canoeing/boating, target/trap shooting, birding, blue bird box building, ATV/bicycle safety, turkey & duck calling, water safety, black bear info. No fee. Lunch provided. Sponsored by Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries & U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Registration 8 a.m.. Call USACE (337) 585-0853. Website:

FIELD PRECISION RIFLE MATCHES: 7:15 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. match, Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 60-round, 600-yard F-Class matches (35 caliber & smaller, 30-inch barrel limit). Website:

FLY TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales. No fee. Basics of tying fresh and saltwater flies for bream, sac-a-lait, bass, redfish & speckled trout. Call Darrell Crawford (225) 644-7989.

.22 rimfire matches: 10 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 120 shots for record at 50 & 100 yards in F-Class Prone (any sight, any rifle, any support), Bench Rest & Conventional Prone. Fees $10 adults, $5 juniors. Call Richard Bordelon (225) 753-7675. Email:

ORVIS FLY FISHING 101: 10 a.m.-noon, Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No fee. Beginners casting, rigging, knots. Also May 31. Call Orvis Shop (225) 757-7286.

FAMILY ARCHERY CLINIC: 10:30 a.m.-Noon & 12:30-2 p.m. sessions, Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville. Ages 9 and older. No experience needed. Fee $5/person. Preregistration required. Call La. Office of State Parks (225) 342-1479.


TOYOTA TEXAS BASS CLASSIC: Lake Fork, Athens, Texas. Top 15 anglers (angler of the year points) on Bassmaster Elite Series, FLW Tour and Professional Anglers of America Series. Field trimmed to top 10 for final day. Weigh-ins at Sabine River Authority, Lake Fork Dam. Website:


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


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:


MAY 15-18 — BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Lake Dardanelle, Russellville, Ark. Fifth in 8-tournament series to determine 2015 Bassmaster Classic qualifiers. Website:

MAY 17 — SPRING CATCH-N-EAT FLY FISHING TRIP: Louisiana marsh. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers. Registration required. Call Randy Leonpacher (225) 769-1895. Website:

MAY 17 — IFA REDFISH TOUR/LOUISIANA: Empire. Fee $75. Qualifier for Oct. 24-25 IFA Championship, Houma. Website:

MAY 17 — ORVIS FLY FISHING 201: 10 a.m.-noon, Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. On-the-water fly casting, tactics, techniques instruction. Also June 7. Call Orvis Shop (225) 757-7286.

MAY 18 — IFA KAYAK TOUR/LOUISIANA: Empire. Qualifier for Oct. 17-19 IFA Championship, Houma. Call (478) 836-4266. Website:

MAY 22-25 — KROTZ SPRINGS SPORTMEN’S HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Nall Park, Krotz Springs. No fee. May 24 wild-game cook-off. Benefit St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Call Holly Ardoin (337) 692-9599. Email: Website:

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MAY 25 — Memorial Weekend Blessing of the Boats: 2 p.m., Morrison Parkway public landing, False River, New Roads. Call Kenneth St. Romain (225) 718-1319.


SPRING SQUIRREL SEASON: Through May 25, private lands only. Daily limit 3. Possession limit 6 after opening day. Through May 11 on 41 state wildlife management areas (check La. Hunting Regulations pamphlets for open WMAs), but closed on Kisatchie National Forest, national wildlife refuges and Army Corps of Engineers lands.


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:

GROUPER CLOSURE: Gag grouper take closed through June 30.

RECREATIONAL GRAY TRIGGERFISH CLOSURE: State and federal waters through 2014.