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:


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


Ducks Unlimited State Convention: Renaissance Hotel, Baton Rouge. 6 p.m. July 17; 4 p.m. July 18, past State Chairman’s meeting; 6:30 p.m. July 18, RoadKill Cookoff; 9:30 a.m. July 19, general membership meeting; 5:30 p.m. July 19, banquet. Call Stephen Babcock (225) 344-0911 or Michael Patterson (225) 572-4070.


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.


EASL 10TH ANNUAL Terry Melancon Saltwater Challenge: Midnight Friday to 3 p.m. weigh-in deadline Saturday, Cajun Holiday Inn, Grand Isle. Fee $10/angler includes suppers with optional $10 Cajun Slam category. Must be East Ascension Sportsman League member ($15 annual dues). Fishing starts at midnight Friday. Call Keith Saucier (225) 715-9487.


4TH ANNUAL CASTING FOR KIDS RODEO: Bobby Lynn’s Marina, Leeville. Fees $40 adults, $20 children. Boater & Kayak divisions. Benefits Palliative Care Foundation of Baton Rouge. Call Janet Rhodus (225) 413-4414. Website:


JULY 24-26 — GRAND ISLE TARPON RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina weighstation & Rodeo Tent, Grand Isle.


JULY 25-27 — 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.

AUG. 9 — ABOUT BOATING SAFETY: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bass 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: Closed July 3 in waters from Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island west to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal. All other inshore waters open until further state notice. Will close at 6 a.m. July 15 in Barataria and Terrebonne basins and portions of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. May 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.