LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
WETSHOP 2015 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: For June 14-19 coastal awareness workshop for science, history & social science teachers, Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Research Lab, Grand Isle. $250 stipend after 55-hour instruction. Call Angela Capello (318) 623-4661. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TANGI CHAPTER-CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Third Floor, War Memorial Student Union, SLU campus, 303 Texas Avenue, Hammond. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
RIVER PARISHES CHAPTER-CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Jerusalem Shrine Center, 1940 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
FALLEN OFFICERS MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT: From March 12-15, Red River South Marina, Bossier City. Flooding conditions along the Red River. Tournament rescheduled for May 21-24. Sponsored by La. Chapter, Concerns of Police Survivors. Two-angler teams. Fee $200. Field limited to 300 boats. Call Harry Watson (318) 564-6914. Email: email@example.com.
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.
20TH 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 less than 27 inches long, Flounder, Speepshead, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Drum & White Trout. Junior Categories in Speckled Trout, Redfish & Hardhead Catfish. Fee $25. Weigh-in hours: 5-7 p.m. Friday & Saturday, noon-2 p.m. Sunday. Benefits Grand Isle community projects & post-graduate scholarships. Call Bridge Side Marina (985) 787-2419 or Bob Sevin (985) 787-2968. Website: www.speckledtroutrodeo.com.
STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLER’S RODEO: Begins for CCA-Louisiana summer-long, multi-species coastal fishing competition. CCA membership required & S.T.A.R. fee through Labor Day. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
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.
THE CAMP FLY FISHING SCHOOL/ADVANCED: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., The Camp Facility, Breaux Bridge. Fee $135 includes, lunch, handouts. Focus on special casting and distance. Call Keith Richard (337)344-0908. Website: www.thecampflyfishingschool.com.
FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
AROUND THE CORNER
MAY 25 — MEMORIAL DAY
MAY 25 — 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.
MAY 25 — 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.
MAY 26 — WOMEN’S FISH TAGGING WORKSHOP REGISTRATION DEADLINE: For June 6 workshop, Cabela’s, Gonzales. Limited to 30 women with sessions on fish identification, fish tagging, fish handling, tackle, basic skills & cleaning, storing, and cooking fish. Sponsored by state Wildlife & Fisheries, CCA Louisiana & Cabela’s. Website: www.ccalouisiana.com. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
MAY 27 — DELTA CHAPTER-CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans. Tickets $100, $50 spouses, $25 youths, $1,000 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
MAY 28 — NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.
MAY 29-31 — TEXAS FLY FISHING EXPO: Civic Center, New Braunfels, Texas. $10/day, $5/17-younger. Workshops extra. Programs, fly tying, casting clinics, youth, women’s activities. FFF casting certification. Website: www.texascouncilifff.com.
MAY 30 — FALSE RIVER BASS CLUB TRAIL TOURNAMENT: Lake Bruin State Park, Lake Bruin. Fourth in 7-event, pick-your-partner series. $40 membership, $40/boat tournament fee. Must fish 3 of first 6 events to qualify for “classic.” Call Kenny Mix (225) 278-0673. Email: Kenneth.Mix@lpsb.org.
MAY 30-31 — HOBIE BASS OPEN KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Kentucky Dam Village State Park, Gilbertsville, Kentucky. Catch-photo-release for 3 bass each day for total aggregate length. Fee $100. Winner qualifies for Team USA in World Championship. Website: www.2015hobiebassopen.com.
MAY 31 — IFA KAYAK TOUR-LOUISIANA: Lafitte. Fee $75. Captain’s meeting 6 p.m. May 30. First of two qualifying events for IFA-Kayak Nationals. Website: www.ifakayakfishingtour.com.
MAY 31 — BASS-N-BUCKS LOUISIANA TOURNAMENT: Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner. Fee $300/team. Call Bryan Davis (469) 955-7808. Website: www.usafishingtrails.com
MAY 30 —ST. JOHN SCHOOL OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT: 6:30 a.m., launch sites Jack Miller’s Landing & Bayou Sorrel Public Launch. 4:30 a.m. check-in opens; 3 p.m. weigh-in Jack Miller’s. $1,000 guaranteed first place. Fee $100. Call Chris Couch (225) 276-8971. Email: Cpcouch81@yahoo.com.
ANNUAL SENIORS BASS TOURNAMENT: Until further notice due to high water in Belle River-Lake Verret area. A 55-and-older event. Call Wayne Tucker (337) 254-1300.
SQUIRREL: Through May 24, private lands only. Closed on wildlife management areas, Kisatchie National Forest, Corps of Engineers lands and national wildlife refuges.
STATE RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open in state waters for seven-day-a-week season until further Department of Wildlife & Fisheries notice. Two-fish daily limit with 16-inch minimum size.
FEDERAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Tentatively set June 1-10 for private recreational anglers; 44-day season for charterboats/for-hire operations.
OPEN seasons: Greater amberjack & red grouper in state and federal waters.
CLOSED seasons: Gag grouper closure through July 1, 2015; gray triggerfish for 2015. Recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks in state waters closed April 1. Immediate closure ordered this week for remainder of 2015 for commercial fishing for large coastal sharks in state and federal waters.