CENLA CHAPTER-CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Riverfront Center, 707 Main Street, Alexandria. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
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.
SAFE BOATING COURSE/U.S. POWER SQUADRON: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mel Ott Rec Center, 2501 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna. Also 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 27. State-certified boating course. Includes seamanship, equipment, navigation, emergencies & boating/licensing laws. Call Charley Heintz (504) 232-0063. Website: www.nops.org.
LAFOURCHE PARISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Call Bridge Side (985) 787-2419.
RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225) 313-3813 . Website: www.rsff.org.
23RD BLUE JAY FISHING RODEO REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Noon for June 27 open-water rodeo. Weigh-in, John Ryan Stadium, 100 Blue Jay Way, Jefferson Parish. Fishing begins at 6 a.m. June 26. Fee $40 adults, $25 ages 18 and younger. Also Ray Coates Mullet Toss Contest. Age group divisions for Bass, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, Redfish (16-to less that 27 inches), Red Snapper & 5-Trout Stringer. Email Mike McMahon: MMcMahon@daiglefisse.com.
AROUND THE CORNER
JUNE 25 — NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.
JUNE 25-27 — CREOLE CLASSIC: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Call marina (985) 787-2419.
JUNE 26-27 — LA. PIPEFITTERS FISHING RODEO: San Dollar Marina, Grand Isle.
JUNE 26-27 — KREWE OF HOUMAS SALTWATER FISHING RODEO: CoCo Marina, Cocodrie. Call Charlie Pitre (985) 226-8788.
JUNE 26-28 — GRAND ISLE FLY FISHING WEEKEND: Sponsored by south Louisiana and Mississippi fly-fishing clubs. Preregistration required. Call Randy Leonpacher (225) 769-1895. Website: www.rsff.org.
JUNE 26-28 — BAYOU DULARGE KC FISHING RODEO: Bayou Dularge Marina, Theriot. Freshwater, Saltwater, Offshore & Children’s divisions. Call Michael Hebert (985) 709-1390.
JUNE 27 — THE CAMP FLY FISHING SCHOOL/ADVANCED INSTRUCTORS PREP: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., The Camp Facility, Breaux Bridge. Fee $135. Casting mechanics, teaching techniques. FFF-certified instructors. Call Keith Richard (337) 344-0908. Website: www.thecampflyfishingschool.com.
JUNE 27 — CCA Louisiana Specks & Spots Tournament: Cypremort Point Landing. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
JUNE 27 — FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
JUNE 28 — SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Road, 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: SouthLAHighPower@hotmail.com.
JUNE 28 — BASS-N-BUCKS LOUISISNA TOURNAMENT: Belle River Public Landing, Belle River/Atchafalaya Basin. Pick-your-partner. Fee $300/team. Call Bryan Davis (469) 955-7808. Website: www.usafishingtrails.com.
JUNE 29 — 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: finaddictflyfishers.blogspot.com.
JULY 1 — PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Beach House Grill, 124 Girod St., Mandeville. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website:pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
JULY 2 — 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.
JULY 2-4 — 67th-annual GOLDEN MEADOW-FOURCHON TARPON RODEO: Moran’s Marina, Fourchon Road, Port Fourchon. Tickets $35 adults, $20 children/ages 4-12. Included July 3, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. King of the Catch Cook-Off. Weigh-in 1-7 p.m. July 3; 1 a.m. July 4 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.
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.
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: Closed for the remainder of 2015.
OPEN seasons: Red grouper in state and federal waters.
SPRING INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Open statewide in coastal waters until further notice.
CLOSED seasons: Federal recreational red snapper & season; greater amberjack season closed through July 31 in state and federal waters. Gag grouper closure through July 1, 2015; gray triggerfish for 2015. Recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks in state waters closed & closure ordered for remainder of 2015 for commercial fishing for large coastal sharks in state and federal waters.