INTERNATIONAL GRAND ISLE TARPON RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina & Rodeo Pavilion, Grand Isle. Call Tommy Ory (504) 439-1779.
LOUISIANA DUCKS UNLIMITED STATE CONVENTION: Double Tree Hotel, 1521 W. Pinhook Road, Lafayette. Includes July 24 Roadkill Cookoff & July 25 annual banquet. Call Kurt Cazayoux (337) 739-4505 or Derrick Davis (337) 534-7999.
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.
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: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com
LAFAYETTE OUTDOOR EXPO DUCK & SPECKLEBELLY GOOSE CALLING CONTEST: 3 p.m., Cajundome, Lafayette. Senior Duck, Youth Duck & Open Specklebelly Goose categories. Fee $10. Call David Boudreaux (318) 781-2134.
FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
MASTERS FLY FISHERS SERIES SEMINAR: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Red River National Wildlife Refuge, Bossier City. Featured presenter Davy Wotton. Fee $35 includes lunch. Preregistration required. Website: www.northlaflyfishers.org.
BIOBLITZ: Allen Acres, Pitkin. Inventory of plant, butterfly, bird, moth & fungi species. Daylight to dark both days. Includes firefly count. Call Charles Allen or Susan Allen (337) 328-2252. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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., Cabela’s, Gonzales. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225) 313-3813 . Website: www.rsff.org.
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.
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JULY 30 — NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.
JULY 31-AUG. 2 — 65TH-ANNUAL TERREBONNE SPORTSMAN’S LEAGUE FISHING RODEO: East Park Rec Center, Houma. Freshwater, Offshore, Shoreline, Bowfishing, Scuba divisions. Call Jason Magee (985) 688-3405.
AUG. 1 — TRINITY OUTDOORS DISABLED ADVENTURES 3RD-ANNUAL CLAY & BOW SHOOT: G.O.L. Shooting Range, Maurice. 4-shooter sporting clays teams, 100-target course. Fee $100/shooter. Individual 3D, 10-station bow course. Ronnie Strickland celebrity shooter. Sponsorships available. Benefits Acadiana Amputee Support Group Outreach Program. Call Jason Bland (225) 715-9581. Email: email@example.com. Website: www.trinitydisabledadventures.com.
AUG. 1 — PALO ALTO MID-RANGE MATCHES: 7-8 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. firing line, Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. Four 600-yard, F-Class/Prone matches. Monthly event. Fee $15/adults, $5/under 21. Open to ages 14-older. Call Rick Stewart (225) 301-1615 (5-8 p.m.). Website: www.Paloaltogunclub.com.
AUG. 1 — south louisiana chapter/rocky mountain elk foundation banquet: 5:30 p.m., Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Avenue, Metairie. Live/silent auctions, raffles, dinner. Call Lee Ayo (504) 481-8671. (Baton Rouge Chapter banquet, Aug. 22, L’auberge Casino.)
AUG. 1 — MIKE BOURGEOIS MEMORIAL FISHING RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Call marina (985) 787-2419.
AUG 2 — IFA KAYAK TOUR-LOUISIANA: Houma. Fee $75. Captain’s meeting 6 p.m. Aug. 1. Second of two qualifying events for IFA-Kayak Nationals. Website: www.ifakayakfishingtour.com.
AUG. 6 — LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Main agenda item setting 2015-16 waterfowl seasons.
Aug. 6 — south louisiana branch/quality deer management summer seminar: 6 p.m., state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Topics: Space Use & Movements of Adult Male Whitetails, Toxic Bait for Feral Hogs, DMAP Harvest Data, hunting seasons changes/updates. No fee. Registration required. Call Tammy Bosch (225) 291-7500.
AUG. 6-7 — 17TH ANNUAL ISTROUMA AREA COUNCIL/BOY SCOUTS SPORTING CLAYS CLASSIC: 6 p.m., Aug. 6, Drusilla Seafood dinner/auction & 7:30 a.m., Aug. 7 sporting clays shoot, Avondale Scout Reservation, La. 10-East, Clinton. $1,500/4-shooter teams. Title sponsorship available. Includes breakfast, lunch. Shells provided. Call Istrouma Area Council (225) 926-2697
AUG. 15 — RIDE-THE-BULL 6 EXTREME KAYAK RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Aug. 14 dinner, Calmwater Film Festival. Heaviest bull redfish landed, weighed, released) from kayak, paddlecraft in Caminada Pass. Registration required. Call Danny Wray (225) 721-8182. Website: www.calmwatercharters.net/ridethebull.
FATHER-DAUGHTER FISHING RODEO: Scheduled for July 24-25 at Fourchon Marina after weather postponed rodeo in June.
AUG. 2 — JUNIOR CHOUPIQUE RODEO: 9 a.m.-noon, St. James Boat Club, U.S. 61 at Blind River. Kids up to 15 eligible. Registration 25 cents. Fishing from the bank only. Three places in largest fish & most fish categories. Door prizes. Parent/guardian must accompany children. Call Boat Club (225) 869-8966 or Craig Calcagno (225) 206-2476.
AUG 6-8 —EMPIRE-SOUTH PASS TARPON RODEO: Delta Marina, 317 Rose Marie Road, Empire. Categories: first place only in Tarpon (longer than 4.5 feet), Tarpon Tag & Release, First Tarpon ($500), Best Overall Angler, Best Overall Female Angler & Largest Shark. Top 3 Open Division places in Wahoo, Dolphin, Tuna, Speckled Trout, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Bass, Catfish, Amberjack & Gar; and, Children’s Division (12-younger) in Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Bass, and Catfish. Also Live Redfish Division (Aug. 7-8 only) & Redfish Stringer. Nightly entertainment. Benefits Plaquemines Parish Community C.A.R.E. Center and Plaquemines Parish Coastal Restoration. Call (504) 657-5197/(504) 433-6832. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUG. 6-8 — BOONDOGGLE rodeo: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Call marina (985) 787-2419.
AUG. 7-9 — 27TH-ANNUAL KREWE OF Hercules FISHING rodeo & FESTIVAL: Weigh-in Houma Air Base Arena, Houma. Call S.P. LaRussa (985) 637-3401 or Dwane Baudoin (985) 688-6614.
AUG. 15 — JIGGIN’ FOR JEAN FISHING RODEO: Jug’s Seafood, 3282 Bayou Dularge Road, Theriot. 1 p.m. weigh-in deadline. Tickets $25 includes launch, food, door prizes. Fundraiser for Jean Lake. Cash, fishing trips, merchandise for top 3 places in Speckled Trout, Redfish less than 27 inches, Bull Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Gafftopsail Catfish & Redfish with most spots. Call Brad Lake (225) 802-8678.
STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLER’S RODEO: Through Labor Day, summer-long, multispecies 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/CHARTERBOAT RED SNAPPER SEASON: Closes Tuesday, July 14 in federal waters.
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: www.wlf.louisiana.gov.
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.