ST. JAMES BOAT CLUB JUNIOR CHOUPIQUE RODEO: 9 a.m.-noon, St. James Boat Club, U.S. 61, south of Sorrento. Open to ages 1-15. Fee 25 cents. Bank fishing only. Call St. James Boat Club (225) 869-8966.


RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Dan Weber (225) 892-4352. Website:


WEDNESDAY EVENING BASS TOURNAMENT: 5 p.m., Canal Bank Club, Diversion Canal, Maurepas. 2-angler teams, 3-bass limit. Weekly event. Call David Cavell (225) 937-0046 or Canal Bank Club (225) 698-9074.


FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS SERIES: 7 p.m.-midnight, False River, Public Landing, Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Weekly Friday night tournament through Sept. 9. Fee $30 per boat/1-2 anglers. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.


DUCKS UNLIMITED GREENWING DAY: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Bear Creek on the Bayou Kennels, 9481 John Thomas Lane, Slaughter. Gun/boating/ATV safety, duck calling, hunter education, decoy carving, retrievers, kayaks, fly fishing and fly tying. Fee $15/youths includes DU membership and lunch. $5 adults. Call Barry Hanks (225) 572-1886 or Steve Riggins (225) 324-6948.

AMERICA BOATING SAFETY CLASS: 9 a.m., Conference Room, Cabela’s, Gonzales. No fee. Presented by Flotilla 4-10, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. $25 for course materials. State boating-course certificate class. Call Greg Norton (225) 776-3530.

FLY TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales. No fee. Basics of tying freshwater and saltwater flies (Poppers, li’l Tommies, Rooters, Bendbacks, shrimp.) Call Darrell Crawford (225) 644-7989.

18TH ANNUAL PELICAN STATE FRIENDS OF THE NRA BANQUET: 6 p.m., Crowne Plaza, Baton Rouge. Benefits youth shooting sports and education programs. Call Dan Calvert (225) 328-6948.

WHEELIN’ SPORTSMEN BANQUET: 6 p.m., Youngsville Center, 727 Young St. Youngsville. Tickets $45, $500 tables. Auctions, raffles, door prizes, dinner. Donations accepted. Call Gene Thibodeaux (337) 254-8195 or Donna Thibodeaux (337) 254-8194.


HIGH POWER BENCHREST MATCH: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 100-yard match. Email Joe Bougard: Website:


AUG. 18—CCA LOUISIANA, WESTSIDE CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Carl Grant Civic Center, Plaquemine. Tickets $60, $30 spouse, $25 17-under. Dinner, auctions. Call Geri Lynne Gilbert (225) 776-7112 or Jesse Thompson (225) 776-3831.

AUG. 20—LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, Moran’s Marina, Port Fourchon. Redfish 16 to under-27 inches long. 2-angler teams. Fee $200. Third angler 16-under in Youth Division. Call Ashley Wethey (225) 765-5113. Website:

AUG. 21—FALSE RIVER BASS TRAIL TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, 2 p.m. weigh-in. Black River Lake, Workinger Landing. Eighth in 11-tournament pick-your-partner series. Fee $40/boat. $60 membership fee. Call Kenny Mix (225) 638-5689.

AUG. 22—RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Emmitt Simmons (225) 335-4596. Website:

AUG. 27—FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Harold Henkel (225) 271-3100.

AUG. 27—BATON ROUGE CHAPTER, ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Marriott Hotel, 5500 Hilton Ave., Baton Rouge. Call Cliff Dufour (225) 405-0343 or Oren May (225) 924-5303.


AUG. 25—CCA LOUISIANA, SUGAR CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Cade Community Center, St. Martinville. Tickets $60, $30 spouse, $25 17-under. Dinner, auctions. Call Julie Grunewald (225) 952-9200.

AUG. 27—10TH ANNUAL THE OAKS KIWANIS KLAYS: 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. shooting, Riverside Lodge Skeet & Sporting Clays, 52400 La. 16, Denham Springs. 100-target sporting clays tournament. Shells, breakfast, lunch included. Fee $125/shooter, $150 after Aug. 15. Call Bob Blanchard (225) 806-3900. Website:

SEPT. 9-11—TRAPPING WORKSHOP: Waddill Outdoor Education Center, 4142 North Flannery Rd., Baton Rouge. Classroom instruction and field exercises. Fee $25. Overnight accommodations available. Class limited to 25 students. Call Wesley Blanchard (337) 375-1932.


STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO: Saltwater fishing Through Labor Day. Truck/boats for specially tagged redfish. Prizes in species categories. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

GEAUX FISH: Through Sept. 5. Cash prizes up to $250,000 and other noncash prizes for 50 specially tagged speckled trout along Louisiana coast. Sponsored by La. Charter Boat Association. No fee. Registration and valid fishing license required. Website:


CLOSED—RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: State and federal waters, Gulf of Mexico.

SPRING INSHORE SHRIMP SEASONS: Closed—State Shrimp Zones 2 and 3 and parts of Shrimp Zone 1. Full descriptions on Wildlife & Fisheries’ website:


Because of budget cuts, state park entrance hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays are 6 a.m. for parks with boat launches and 7 a.m. for parks without launches. The activities schedule is at

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