JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS-DENHAM SPRINGS BASS MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026.


YELLOWFIN ELITE SERIES-REDFISH/LAFOURCHE OPEN: Topwater Marina, 24015 La. 1, Golden Meadow. Single angler per boat, 5-redfish daily limit (4 less than 27-inches long & 1 redfish up to 30 inches long). 40-angler field competes first two days, then field cut for final day. Call marina (985) 396-4620. Website:


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.


LA. DENTAL ASSN. FISHING RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina, Grand Isle. Call marina (985) 787-2500.


SOUTHERN SPORTMAN’S FESTIVAL & EXPO: Alario Center, Westwego. Hours: 2-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $10 adults, $5 under 16 (kids free Friday), free 5-under, $15 3-day pass with special CCA Day Saturday & Ducks Unlimited Day Sunday. Fishing/hunting seminars, vendors, retriever demos. Kendall Jones Safari Club celebrity guest. Website:


FAMILY FISH FEST: 6 a.m.-noon, Elmer’s Island. Fee $10. Fishing & other activities including lunch. Little Angler/10-under, Junior Angler/11-16 & Team/adult & youth anglers. Must bring own tackle & transport bags. Live redfish and trout tagged & released. First 50 to register receive rod and reel. First 100 receive “goodie” bag. Fish ID, cast netting, knot tying, casting instruction, scavenger hunt & raffles. Preregistration website: Call Danica Williams (504) 628-7282. Email:

SMALLBORE/.22 RIMFIRE MATCH: 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:

INSECT DAY: 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte. Entomologists-led discussion & displays of live and preserved insects found in Louisiana. Includes trail hiking, flint knapping, nighttime guided hike/insect gathering. Admission $2 through Chicot State Park. Call (888) 677-6100.


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:


BASIC ARCHERY INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION COURSES: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Hope Baptist School, Alexandria. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ National Archery in the Schools Basic Archery Instructor course. Designed for instructors working with students in grades 3-12. Training materials, equipment provided, No fee. Online registration: Call Robert Stroede (318) 484-2276. Email:


JULY 17-18 — SOUTH LAFOURCHE CHEERLEADING FISHING RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Call marina (985) 787-2419.

JULY 23-25 — INTERNATIONAL GRAND ISLE TARPON RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina & Rodeo Pavilion, Grand Isle. Call Tommy Ory (504) 439-1779.


JULY 25 — kayak slamboree: 5 a.m., Leeville Public Launch, La. 1, Leeville. Kayaks only for 1 redfish, 1 speckled trout, 1 flounder catch. Sponsored by the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club. Website:


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: Effective Saturday, June 20. 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.

OPEN seasons: Red & gag grouper, several species of sharks in state and federal waters.

SPRING INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in all state inside waters, except the “double-rig line” in Breton & Chandeleur sounds. Detailed map website:

CLOSED seasons: Greater amberjack season closed through July 31 in state/federal waters. 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.