KROTZ SPRINGS SPORTMEN’S HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Nall Park, Krotz Springs. No fee. May 24 wild-game cook-off. Benefit St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Website:


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


19TH-ANNUAL GRAND ISLE SPECKLED TROUT RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Louisiana State Master Angler-Speckled Trout event. Eight places daily in speckled trout. Other categories: Redfish, Redfish under 27 inches long, Flounder, Speepshead, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Drum & White Trout. Junior Categories in Speckled Trout, Redfish & Hardhead Catfish. Fee $20. Weigh-in hours: 5-7 p.m. Friday & Saturday, Noon-2 p.m. Sunday. Call Bridge Side Marina (985) 787-2419 or Bob Sevin (985) 787-2968.


FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro, Denham Springs.

CAPITAL CITY BASS ELITE TEAMS TOURNAMENT: Lakeview Lodge, Lake Concordia, Ferriday. $30 membership, $100/team tournament fee. Fifth in 8-tournament series. Call Jesse Brooks (225) 397-2071. Website:

NRA OUTDOOR CONVENTIONAL PISTOL (1800) MATCH: 9 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, 1393 La. 943-North, Donaldsonville. NRA Short Course/25 yards, 180 rounds in .22, centerfire & 45 groupings. NRA rules. Fee $10. Open to public. Call Skip Blanchard (504) 427-0050.

THE CAMP FLY FISHING SCHOOL/ADVANCED: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., The Camp, Breaux Bridge. Fee $135 includes lunch, handouts. Call Keith Richard (337) 344-0908.


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 CMP membership. Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118.

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


RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225)313-3813.

FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd, Houma. Call Stephen Robert (985) 850-0082.


WILDLIFE RESEARCH, MANAGEMENT AND EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries, 2000 Quail Dr., Baton Rouge. Major topics: pine beetle, Atchafalaya amphibians, dove field management, federal Farm Bill, trends in hunter education, prairie restoration, proscribed burning on turkey movements, deer space use & movement patterns. No fee. Call Jeff Duguay (225) 765-2353. Email:


CANAL BANK BASS TOURNAMENT: 5-8 p.m., Canal Bank Club, Diversion Canal. Membership fee $15/angler. Weekly fee $40/boat. Call Todd Rabalais (225) 413-3634.

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MAY 31 — WOMEN’S FISH TAGGING WORKSHOP: Cabela’s, Gonzales. Limited to 30 women.Basic skills, tackle, fish ID, tagging, handling, cleaning, cooking. Website registration:

JUNE 1 — LIVINGSTON PARISH BASSMASTERS HIGH SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONS FUNDRAISER: 6 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner event. Fee $100 with $25 from each entry helping state high school-champion team with national high school tournament expenses. Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026 or John Chaney (225) 413-5142.

JUNE 5-7 — SWOLLFEST FISHING RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina, Grand Isle. Inshore, Offshore & Kayak divisions. Benefits MDA & Juvenile Diabetes Association. Website:

JUNE 6-7 — REDEMPTORIST ATHLETIC/ALUMI ASSOCIATION FISHING RODEO: Port Fourchon. Fee $50 boaters/kayakers, $25 Youth Division (15 and younger). Online registration:

JUNE 14 — Walker High Powerlifting Big Bass Bash: 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner event. Fee $100. Call John Chaney (225) 413-5142 or James Roberts (225) 975-1923.


SPRING SQUIRREL SEASON: Through Sunday, May 25, private lands only.


SPRING INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: 6 a.m., May 26, opening day, Louisiana “inside” waters South Pass/Miss. River west to Freshwater Bayou Canal. Also opening state “outside” waters (out to three miles) from the Atchafalaya Ship Channel west to Freshwater Bayou Canal.

RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open in state waters. Daily limit 2 red snapper, 16 or more inches long. Anglers need fee-free Louisiana Recreational Offshore Landing Permit. Website: Federal waters season June 1 through 12:01 a.m. June 10.

SPECIES CLOSURES: Gag grouper through June 30; gray triggerfish through 2014; amberjack June 1-July 31.