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


GULF OF MEXICO FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL MEETING: Hyatt Centric Hotel, 800 Iberville Street, New Orleans. Monday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, 8:30-5:30, Reef Fish Committee; Wednesday, 8:30-11 a.m., committee meetings & 11:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m., full council meeting, public testimony 2-5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-3:10 p.m. full council committee reports. Website:


LOUISIANA FINFISH TASK FORCE MEETING: 10 a.m., state Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

BREC ARCHERY ACADEMY: 6-7:30 p.m., Milton J. Womack Park, 6201 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge. Basic archery instruction & safety. Adults & 8-and-older youths. Equipment provided. Also Aug. 21, 28. Fee $40. Email:


SOUTH LOUISIANA BRANCH/QDMA SUMMER SEMINAR: 5 p.m., state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call William Shockey (225) 291-7500.

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.


FALSE RIVER COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, La Express launch, Jarreau. Fee $40/boat (two-angler boats; pay at store before launching). Weekly event through spring, summer. Call Storm Randall (225) 937-0489.


ASCENSION AREA ANGLERS OPEN: 6:30 a.m. start, 3 p.m. rods down, 4 p.m. weigh-in, Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Team bass tournament. $100 entry includes $500 big-bass prize. Proceeds to help defray travel costs for Louisiana anglers qualified for B.A.S.S. Nation Nationals. No fishing south of U.S. 90. Raffles. Call David Cavell (225) 937-0046 or Ryan Lavigne (225) 921-9332.

DUCK DUCK GOOSE DAY: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., BREC Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Area, Baton Rouge. Waterfowl cultural, historical and artistic heritage in Louisiana. Hand-carved vintage/contemporary decoys, wood carvings, boats and paddles, waterfowl ID & “carving corner.” Call (225) 767-8905. Email:

INAUGURAL PATRICK TAYLOR FISHING RODEO: 2 p.m. weigh-in, Nick’s Marina, Lafitte. Fee $25. Heaviest Fish, Trout, Redfish, Big Bass, 5-bass Stringer, 5-trout Stringer, redfish/most spots. Benefits Patrick Taylor Science & Technology Academy. Call Teyvn Cagins (504) 729-0489. Email:


STAR/CCA-LOUISIANA: Summer-long rodeo in several coastal & offshore species. Coastal division for speckled trout & specially tagged redfish category. CCA membership required. Website:


AUG. 20—LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack & Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website:

AUG. 21—SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL LOUISIANA CHAPTER MEETING: 6 p.m., Middendorf’s Restaurant, I-55 at 75 Manchac Way, Akers. Dinner $35. Email Jason Matherne:

AUG. 22—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.

AUG. 24—NRA BASIC PISTOL/ENHANCED CARRY COURSE: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Mississippi Gun Club, McComb, Mississippi. Fee $65. Approved for Louisiana residents. Attendees should bring own semiautomatic/revolver pistols (rimfire or centerfire semi-auto/revolvers; Louisiana residents must use semi-auto & revolver to meet La. requirements)/50 rounds of ammo for each weapon, lunch & beverage; 22 caliber rimfire available at range. Eye, hearing protection recommended. Preregistration requested. Email: Doug Bowser: Call club (601) 341-8797.


OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: Red snapper season Fridays through Sundays in state & federal waters; recreational amberjack through Oct. 31; and, all groupers except gag, goliath & Nassau groupers in state/federal waters.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational gray triggerfish seasons state and federal waters.

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