CANAL BANK BASS TOURNAMENT: 5-8 p.m., Canal Bank Club, Diversion Canal. Wednesdays through Aug. 13th. Membership fee $15/angler. Weekly fee $40/boat. Call Todd Rabalais (225) 413-3634. Email:


FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, Morrison Parkway public landing, False River, New Roads. Fee $30/boat. Friday nights through Sept. 15. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.


Louisiana Outdoor Expo: 3-9 p.m. July 25; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 26; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27, Cajundome & Convention Center, Lafayette. Tickets $8 & $11.50.


CAPITAL CITY BASS ELITE TEAMS TOURNAMENT: Belle River Public Landing, Atchafalaya Basin. $30 membership fee. $100/team tournament fee, 100-percent payback. Last in 8-tournament series. Call Jesse Brooks (225) 397-2071. Website:

NRA OUTDOOR CONVENTIONAL PISTOL (1800) MATCH: 9 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, 1393 La. 943-North, Donaldsonville. NRA Short Course/25 yards, 180 rounds in .22, centerfire & 45 groupings. NRA rules. Fee $10. Open to public. Call Skip Blanchard (504) 427-0050. Email:

FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.


JULY 27 — SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Rd. Gonzales. NRA 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual Civilian Marksmanship Program membership. Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email:

JULY 28 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Conference Room, Cabela’s, Gonzales. Monthly event. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225)313-3813 . Website:

JULY 28 — FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd, Houma. Call Stephen Robert (985) 850-0082. Website:


AUG. 7 — CCA WESTSIDE CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Carl F. Grant Civic Center, 24700 J. Gerald Berret Blvd., Plaquemine. Dinner, live/silent auctions, 1-year CCA membership & special $100/ticket 22-foot bay boat raffle. Tickets $60, $30 spouse, $25 youth, $480 tables. Call Ryan Guerin (225) 952-9200. Email:

AUG. 9 — ABOUT BOATING SAFETY: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Pass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary-Baton Rouge Flotilla 4-10 class that meets state/federal Safe Boating Course requirements. Fee $25 for course manual/materials. Covers state/federal requirements, navigation rules, boating emergencies, trailering, docking, knots. Call D.C. Jensen (225) 275-8084.


STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO—S.T.A.R.: Through Sept. 1. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Entry fee/CCA membership required. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.


STATE RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open in state waters. Daily limit 2 red snapper measuring 16 or more inches long. Anglers required to have fee-free Louisiana Recreational Offshore Landing Permit. Website:

FEDERAL RECREATIONAL Red Snapper Season: Closed in federal waters throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

SPRING INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Effective 6 a.m. Monday (July 21), season will close in in inside waters in Lake Borgne and the Mermentau, Calcasieu and Sabine Rivers Basins (Freshwater Bayou Canal west to the Louisiana/Texas line). Inshore season already closed in from Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island west Freshwater Bayou Canal, in Barataria and Terrebonne basins and other portions of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. Shrimping will continue in Breton and Chandeleur Sounds (the double-rig line). Map details website:

RECREATIONAL FISHERIES SEASON: Gag grouper season reopened July 1 in state and federal waters.

RECREATIONAL FISHERIES cLOSURES: Greater amberjack, through July 31; gray triggerfish, through 2014 in state and federal waters.