NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.


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.


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:

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:


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:


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:


PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD DEADLINE FOR CAT ISLAND NWR MANAGEMENT PLAN: Comment for the next 15-year Comprehensive Conservation Plan & Environmental Assessment for Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge. Plans posted: under “Draft CCP Documents.” Call Kent Ozment (601) 442-6696 or Tina Chouinard (731) 432-0981. Email comments to:


ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., first Tuesday monthly, Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957.


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

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SUNDAY — BASS-N-BUCKS LOUISIANA TOURNAMENT: Launch/weigh-in moved to Attakapas Landing, east side of Lake Verret, west of Napoleonville from Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner. Fee $300/team. Teams still eligible to qualify for end-of-series tournament. Call Bryan Davis (469) 955-7808. Website:


JUNE 4 — LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

JUNE 4 — CAJUN CHAPTER-CCA BANQUET: 6 p.m., South Crowley KC Hall, 226 Elm Street, Crowley. Tickets $60, $30 spouses, $25 youths, $480 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

JUNE 5-6 — 8th-ANNUAL CATHOLIC HIGH ALUMNI FISHING RODEO: Moran’s Marina, Fourchon Road weigh-in site. Registration/check in June 4, Moran’s Marina. Open and youth divisions. “Calcuttas” in mangrove snapper, red snapper and speckled trout. Call Catholic High Alumni Office (225) 383-0459.

JUNE 6 — PALO ALTO MID-RANGE MATCHES: 7-8 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. firing line, Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. Four 600-yard, F-Class/Prone matches. Fee $15/adults, $5/under 21. Open to ages 14-older. Call Rick Stewart (225) 301-1615 (5-8 p.m.). Website:

JUNE 6 — LAKE CHARLES TROUT SHOOT OUT: Calcasieu Point Landing, Lake Charles. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

JUNE 6 — FLY FISHING 101: 8-10 a.m., Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge. No fee. Call Alex Beane (225) 757-7286.

JUNE 6-7 — LOUISIANA FREE FISHING WEEKEND: No basic nor saltwater fishing licenses required for resident and nonresident recreational anglers in state waters.


JUNE 5 — ANNUAL SENIORS BASS TOURNAMENT: 5:30 a.m. registration, Paizanos, La. 70 at Belle River. Fee $55 included big-bass pot. A 55-and-older event. Call Wayne Tucker (337) 254-1300.


JUNE 11-13 — SWOLLFEST FISHING RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina, Grand Isle. Inshore, Kayak & Offshore divisions. Website:

JUNE 12-13 — DUCKS UNLIMITED SPONSOR SPORTING CLAYS SHOOT: Covey Rise Lodge, Husser. June 12 dinner/auction; June 13, 8 a.m. shoot. Call Dr. Brian Brogle (504) 931-7664 or Sam Elliott (504) 416-3103.

JUNE 13 — TROUT CHALLENGE KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Open to all Louisiana waters, weigh-in at Pack and Paddle, Lafayette. Sponsored by the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. Third in five-tournament series. Fee $20. Open to public. BCKFC members Angler of the Year points event. Registration:


STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLER’S RODEO: Through Labor Day, summer-long, multispecies coastal fishing competition. CCA membership required & S.T.A.R. fee through Labor Day. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.


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.

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. Greater amberjack season will close at 12:01 a.m. June 1 through July 31 in state and federal waters.

SPRING INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Open statewide in coastal waters until further notice.

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. Closure ordered for remainder of 2015 for commercial fishing for large coastal sharks in state and federal waters.