IBERIA ROD & GUN CLUB FOURTH OF JULY SALTWATER FISHING RODEO: Final day weigh-in 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Quintana Landing, Cypremort Point.


ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-897.


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


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


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). 5 bass limit/14 inches minimum size. Weekly event through Sept. 16. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.


STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLER’S RODEO: Through Labor Day, CCA-Louisiana summer-long, multispecies coastal fishing competition. CCA membership & S.T.A.R. fee. $500,000 total prize packages. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.


JULY 11 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler, (225) 892-4352. Website:

JULY 19-22 — BASSMASTER CLASSIC BRACKET TOURNAMENT: Niagara River, Buffalo, New York. Top 8 finishers in Elite Series No. 7 event. Head-to-head fish-off. $50,000 to winner & berth in 2017 Classic. Website:

JULY 28-30 — INTERNATIONAL GRAND ISLE TARPON RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina & Otto Candies Pavilion, Grand Isle.


JULY 22-23 — 3RD ANNUAL LADY’S COCO CLASSIC: CoCo Marina, La. 56, Cocodrie. Benefits Autism Speaks. Call Allison Reaux (337) 962-4859.


ST. TAMMANY PIER OPENED: 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays. Fee $3/12-older, $1 sightseers. $1 Wednesdays for seniors & active/retired military, $1 Sundays for grandparents. 54001 E. Howze Beach Rd. near Slidell. Call (985) 649-1922. Website:

OPEN SEASONS: Recreational red snapper in state waters out to nine miles remains open.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper in federal waters. Greater amberjack & gray triggerfish seasons closed in state and federal waters through July 31.


spring inshore season: Closing at 6 p.m., Sunday, July 3 from the Louisiana-Mississippi line west to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal except for the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur sounds seaward of the “double-rig line and in Mississippi Sound. State Wildlife and Fisheries announced July 29 that all remaining state inside waters as well as all state outside waters seaward of the Inside/Outside Shrimp Line remain open until further notice. A map of the closures is posted on the LDWF website: