NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Rd,, New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.


68TH ANNUAL GOLDEN MEADOW-FOUCHON TARPON RODEO: Fishing begins safe daylight Thursday. Scales open 1-7 p.m. Friday 1 & 1 p.m. through 4 p.m. Saturday in Children’s Division and through 5 p.m. Friday for all other fishing divisions. Moran’s Marina, Port Fourchon. Includes Friday’s 11 a.m. King of the Catch cooking competition. Ticket locations, rules & regs website:

BASSMASTER NORTHERN OPEN: Oneida Lake, Syracuse, New York. First in 3-event series. Winner earns Bassmaster Classic berth. 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). 5 bass limit/14 inches minimum size. Weekly event through Sept. 16. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.


IBERIA ROD & GUN CLUB FOURTH OF JULY SALTWATER FISHING RODEO: Quintana Landing, Cypremort Point. Scales open 3-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday & 10- a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. Junior, Inside, Diving, Offshore and Kayak divisions. Tickets locations , Cajun Guns & Tackle, Dago’s, Hebert’s Mini-Mart, Buck Fins & Feathers, Las’ Stop Marina, Pack & Paddle. Call (337) 207-6206.


FIRST SATURDAY TRAP SHOOTS: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Gun Club, McComb, Mississippi. Weather permitting. Shot size 71/2 or smaller, max 1 1/8 ounces. 25 single birds or 12 pairs. Fee $5/round. Events set first Saturday monthly. Call Doug Bowser (601) 341-8797.


ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-897.


PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Beach House Grill, 124 Girod St., Mandeville. Call Corey Tohme, (985) 624-9331.


LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.


STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLER’S RODEO: Through Labor Day, CCA-Louisiana summer-long, multi-species coastal fishing competition. CCA membership & S.T.A.R. fee. $500,000 total prize packages. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.


ST. TAMMANY PIER OPENED: 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays. Fee $3/12-older, $1 sightseers. $1 Wednesdays for seniors & active/retired military, $1 Sundays for grandparents. 54001 E. Howze Beach Rd. near Slidell. Call (985) 649-1922. Website:

OPEN SEASONS: Recreational red snapper in state waters out to nine miles remains open.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper in federal waters. Greater amberjack & gray triggerfish seasons closed in state and federal waters through July 31.


spring inshore season: Opened in all state inside waters, and “outside” waters to three miles from Atchafalaya River Ship Channel west to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou.