LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Main agenda item: dove & teal seasons; proposed 2015-2016 waterfowl seasons.
67th annual GOLDEN MEADOW-FOURCHON TARPON RODEO: Moran’s Marina, Fourchon Road, Port Fourchon. Tickets $35 adults, $20 children/ages 4-12. Included Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. King of the Catch Cook-Off. Weigh-in 1-7 p.m. Friday; 1 a.m. Saturday to 4 p.m./Children’s Division, 5 p.m./all other divisions. Rod-and-reel Inshore & Offshore, Spearfishing, Kayak & Children’s divisions. Website: www.fourchontarponrodeo.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.
77TH ANNUAL S.W. LOUISIANA FISHING CLUB RODEO: Weigh-in Southwest Louisiana Fishing Clubhouse, I-210 Park, Lake Charles. Tag & Release (marlin, sailfish, tarpon), Offshore, Inland, Kayak & Junior Angler division in 39 specie categories & Red Kohnke Memorial Award for redfish with most spots. Cash awards for heaviest speckled trout & heaviest redfish measuring less than 27 inches. Benefits Children’s Miracle Network of Southwest La. Call Louis Vallee (337) 485-1540.
ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., first Tuesday monthly, Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957.
AROUND THE CORNER
JULY 9 — JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS-DENHAM SPRINGS BASS MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026.
JULY 10-11 — LA. DENTAL ASSN. FISHING RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina, Grand Isle. Call marina (985) 787-2500.
JULY 10-12 — SOUTHERN SPORTMAN’S FESTIVAL & EXPO: Alario Center, Westwego. Hours: 2-8 p.m. July 10, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 12. Tickets $10 adults, $5 under 16 (kids free July 10), free 5-under, $15 3-day pass with special CCA Day July 11 & DU Day July 12. Fishing/hunting seminars, vendors, retriever demos. Kendall Jones Safari Club celebrity guest. Website: southernsportsmansfestival.com.
JULY 11 — FAMILY FISH FEST: 6 a.m.-noon, Elmer’s Island. Fee $10. Fishing & other activities including lunch. Little Angler/10-under, Junior Angler/11-16 & Team/adult & youth anglers. Must bring own tackle & transport bags. Live redfish and trout tagged & released. First 50 to register receive rod and reel. First 100 receive “goodie” bag. Fish ID, cast netting, knot tying, casting instruction, scavenger hunt & raffles. Preregistration website: www.wlf.la.gov/familyfishfest. Call Danica Williams (504) 628-7282. Email: email@example.com.
JULY 11 — 14 SMALLBORE/.22 RIMFIRE MATCH: 10 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 120 shots for record at 50 & 100 yards in F-Class Prone (any sight, any rifle, any support), Bench Rest & Conventional Prone. Fees $10 adults, $5 juniors. Call Richard Bordelon (225) 753-7675. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
JULY 13 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Greg Brignac (225) 892-4352. Website: www.rsff.org.
JULY 14 — BASIC ARCHERY INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION COURSES: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Hope Baptist School, Alexandria. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ National Archery in the Schools Basic Archery Instructor course. Designed for instructors working with students in grades 3-12. Training materials, equipment provided, No fee. Online registration: naspbai.org/ClassSearch.aspx?country=US&state=LA. Call Robert Stroede (318) 484-2276. Email: email@example.com.
JULY 23-25 — INTERNATIONAL GRAND ISLE TARPON RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina & Rodeo Pavilion, Grand Isle. Call Tommy Ory (504) 439-1779.
JULY 17-18 — SOUTH LAFOURCHE CHEERLEADING FISHING RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Call marina (985) 787-2419.
STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLER’S RODEO: Through Labor Day, summer-long, multi-species coastal fishing competition. CCA membership required & S.T.A.R. fee through Labor Day. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
ATCHAFALAYA BASIN BASS LIMIT CHANGE: Effective Saturday, June 20. Daily creel changed to statewide regulations, 10 bass per day, no size limit. Also includes Lake Verret, Lake Palourde & Lake Fausse Point/Lake Dauterive complexes.
STATE RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open daily in state waters until further Department of Wildlife & Fisheries notice. Two-fish daily limit with 16-inch minimum size.
OPEN seasons: Red grouper in state and federal waters.
SPRING INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in all state inside waters, except the “double-rig line” in Breton & Chandeleur sounds. Detailed map website: www.wlf.louisiana.gov.
CLOSED seasons: Gag grouper closure through July 1. Greater amberjack season closed through July 31 in state/federal waters. Federal recreational red snapper, gray triggerfish & recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks (state/federal waters) & commercial fishing for large coastal sharks in state/federal waters for remainder of 2015.