FISH RELEASE MORTALITY SYMPOSIUM: 7:30 a.m. (CDT), Monday, Tradewinds Island Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida. Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meetings/workshops. Open to public. Website:


DOUBLE NICKEL BASS TOURNAMENT: 10:30 a.m., East Pearl River Launch, U.S. 90 Bridge. Weekly event for anglers 55 and older. Singles tournament (two allowed in boat but keep catch separate). Fee $15. Call Joe Picone (985) 630-4170.


A WILD NIGHT: 5:30 p.m., Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge. Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation fundraiser. Catered. Live/silent auctions. Benefits Youth Hunter Education Challenge, Louisiana Hunting & Fishing Day, statewide youth fishing programs, Louisiana Wetshop & whooping crane restoration. Call Missy Fox (225) 765-5100. Email: Website: lawff/org/wildnight.

JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Seminar Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Age group bass tournaments for ages 7-10, 11-14 & 15-18 anglers. Thursday night followed 10 days later by tournaments, sites TBD. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026.


GRAND ISLE LADIES FISHING RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Call (985) 787-2229. Email:


GEAUX FISH CATFISH RODEO: 7:30-11:30 a.m., Burbank Soccer Complex Pond, Burbank Drive, Baton Rouge. Pond will be stocked with adult catfish. Prizes. Catfish must be taken home. Oct. 10 preregistration deadline website: Call BREC (225) 272-9200.

CAJUN CASTAWAY KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Lake Prien Park, Lake Charles. Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club event. Open to public. Entry fee $25. Artificial lures only. Roadrunner format, any public launch in Cameron/Calcasieu parishes. Heaviest slam (slot red, speckled trout, flounder). Website:

PAC FLY TOURNAMENT: PAC Kayak Rentals, Pointe-aux-Chenes. Entry fee $25. Heaviest 2 redfish, 5 speckled trout catch. Website:


Note: Deer/Archery season have either-sex take allowed except where specified & except when there is a bucks-only modern firearms period. Self-clearing permits required on all wildlife management areas. WMA hunting permit required for ages 18-59. Check 2019-2020 state hunting pamphlet for specific hunting regulations & zones.

DEER/YOUTH ONLY: Oct. 6, Salvador/Timken WMA. Also Oct. 12-13, 19-20, 26-27.

DEER/PHYSICALLY CHALLENGE HUNTERS ONLY: Oct. 6, statewide, private lands only.

DEER/YOUTH ONLY: Oct. 12-13, Bodcau & Boeuf WMAs.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Oct. 15 (bucks only) & Oct. 16-Feb. 15, State Deer Areas 5, 6 & 9.

DEER/YOUTH ONLY & HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETERANS: Oct. 12-18, State Deer Area 2. 17-and-younger hunters (hunter certificate required; adult/without weapon must accompany youth).

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Oct. 12-18, State Deer Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10.

DOVES: South Zone: Oct. 12-Nov. 17; North Zone, Oct. 12-Nov. 1 (second of three splits).

DEER/YOUTH ONLY: Oct. 19-20, Clear Creek, Pass a Loutre (shotguns only), Sabine & West Bay WMAs.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 15, State Deer Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10.

DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 31, State Deer Areas 1, 2 & 4.

RABBIT/SQUIRREL: Oct. 5-Feb. 28, statewide, private lands only.

LICENSED HUNTING PRESERVES: Through April 30. Pen-raised birds only.


OCT. 14—RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Adult Education Building, Broadmoor United Methodist, Sharp Road at Mollylea, Baton Rouge. Call Gary Elbourne (225) 505-4997. Website:

OCT. 15—LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack & Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website:

OCT. 17—25th S.T.A.R. BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Cedar Lodge at Live Oak, 6300 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge. Tickets $50 (free for youngsters 12 and younger), tables $500. Boats & other awards for summer-long fishing event. Live/silent auctions & boat reffle. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

OCT. 17—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Rd., Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.

OCT. 18-19—FALL-N-TIDE XV KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Cypress Cove Marina, Venice. Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club event. Open to public. Entry fee $60, fee Oct. 18 meal & Oct. 19 fish fry. Pre-registration required. Website:

OCT. 19—WILD THINGS: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, La. 434, Lacombe. Speakers, canoeing, wildlife crafts, fly tying demos, youth wildlife art. Free. Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges event. Call (985) 882-2000.

OCT. 19-20 MAY 11—NBAA SOUTH LOUISIANA BASS MAFIA TOURNAMENT: Cypress Cove Marina, Venice (counts as two tournaments). Two-angler teams. Entry fee $100. Annual membership $40. Seventh in 8-tournament series. Email: Darren Anders:


OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: Recreational (private anglers/state charterboats) red snapper Oct. 6; amberjack through Oct. 31; and, all groupers except closed for the take of goliath & Nassau groupers in state/federal waters.

CLOSED SEASONS: Gray triggerfish season in state and federal waters.

FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Open in all state inside waters.