LOUISIANA FREE FISHING WEEKEND: Final day. No resident/nonresident recreational fishing license required to fish in all Louisiana waters.
LA. ARTIFICIAL REEF COUNCIL MEETING: 1 p.m., June 13, Louisiana Room, Department of Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, 2000 Quail Dr., Baton Rouge.
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: www.rsff.org
LA. HUNTING & FISHING ADVISORY EDUCATION COUNCIL MEETING: 1:30 p.m., Department of Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, 2000 Quail Dr., Baton Rouge. Reports in impacts of spillway floodwaters in Pontchartrain and Atchafalaya basins, Aquatic vegetation Control Program & Artificial Reef Trust Fund.
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.
CCA LOUISIANA, CAJUN CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP BANQUET: Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
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.
INAUGURAL NEW ORLEANS SAINTS ALUMNI FISHING RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Tickets $25. Adult & Kids/14-under divisions. Benefits Children’s Hospital. Speckled Trout, Rat Red, Bull Red & Flounder categories. Fishing trips available with former Saints players. Special prize categories. Call Bridge Side (985) 787-2419.
LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, Sweetwater Marina, Delacroix. Fourth in seven-event series. 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: www.wlf.louisiana.gov
6th-ANNUAL EAST ASCENSION SPORTSMAN’S LEAGUE SPORTING CLAYS SCRAMBLE: 8:30 a.m., Hunter’s Run Gun Club, Port Allen. 7:30 a.m. registration. Fee $80 singles, $300 corporate team, includes meals. Scramble Team, Corporate Team & Individual categories. 100 rounds. Call Barney Callahan (225) 445-6870.
Sunday, june 19
NATIONAL GUARD FLW COLLEGE BASS CENTRAL DIVISION TOURNAMENT: Wolf River Chain, Winneconne, Wisc. Third in four tournaments. Website: www.flwoutdoors.com
AROUND THE CORNER
JUNE 25—30th-ANNUAL ACADIANA SPORTSMEN’S LEAGUE FISHING TOURNAMENT: 1 a.m.-6 p.m. Weigh-in: 3-6 p.m., LSU Ag Building, Crowley. Launch open from Mississippi River west to Louisiana-Texas line. Tickets $20. Redfish under 27 inches, Speckled Trout, Flounder & Black Drum categories. Call Dee DeRouen (337) 224-6711 or Ken Bordelon (337) 230-1712.
JUNE 28—CCA-LOUISIANA TANGI CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP BANQUET: Postponed from May 25, Twelve Oaks, SLU campus, Hammond. Call Scott Vicknair (504) 458-2998 or Ryan Guerin (225) 952-9200.
JUNE 30-JULY 2—63rd-ANNUAL GOLDEN MEADOW-FOURCHON TARPON RODEO: Moran’s Marina, La. 3090, Fourchon. On-line registration: www.gmfourchontarponrodeo.com
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.
STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO—S.T.A.R.: Summer-long saltwater fishing event. Truck/boats for specially tagged redfish. Prizes in several specie categories. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Through Labor Day. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
SPRING INSHORE SHRIMP SEASONS: All areas subject to closure by order of the secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries: Seasons open in State Shrimp Zone 1 (Louisiana-Mississippi line to the eastern shore of South Pass of the Mississippi River); State Shrimp Zone 2 (South Pass of the Mississippi River west to Vermilion Bay); and, State Shrimp Zone 3 (Vermilion Bay west to Louisiana-Texas line).
OPEN—RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: State & federal waters, Gulf of Mexico. Through 12:01 a.m. July 19. Daily limits 2 red snapper, minimum of 16 inches long.
CLOSED—RECREATIONAL GREATER AMBERJACK SEASON: All waters, Gulf of Mexico. Through July 31.
The Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism has an up-to-date schedule for state parks and historic sites. Website: ww.crt.state.la.us/parks/icalendar.aspx
WILDLIFE & FLOODING
Continued high water has pushed wildlife from its habitat in floodways and swamps. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries asks citizens to minimize their contact with displaced animals. In the event, displaced animals become a nuisance, call LDWF district offices or the Operation Game Thief hotline:
Operation Game Thief (24 hours) — (800) 442-2511
Baton Rouge (225) 765-2800
New Iberia (337) 373-0032
Opelousas (337) 948-0255
Hammond (985) 543-4777
Pineville (318) 487-5885
Monroe (318) 343-4044
CLOSED WMAs & REFUGES
Until further notice: Sherburne, Attakapas Three Rivers, Grassy Lake and parts of Dewey Wills wildlife management areas, and the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge and the Bonnet Carre Spillway Area have been closed due to flooding.
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