RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Goodwood Library, Baton Rouge. Call Sydney Dobson (225) 892-1613. Website: rsff.org.
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.
NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina, 7840 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329. Website: neworleansflyfishers.com.
TOLEDO BEND RENDEZVOUS: North Toledo Bend State Park, Zwolle. Weekend fly tiers & observers from several states. Open to public. Fees: $10 day only, $20 overnight with meals. Gulf Coast Council, Fly Fishers International event. Website: gulfcoastcouncilffi.org.
INAUGURAL BATTLE BETWEEN THE BAYOUS: 6:30 a.m. Weigh-in deadline 3 p.m. Sweetwater Marina, Delacroix. High school alumni to represent Louisiana private, public & parochial schools. Cash prizes for top 8 anglers & check to winner’s school. Entry fee: $50. Combined weight of two redfish (16 inches minimum, less than 27 inches) and three speckled trout (no live bait). Fishing begins at 6:30 a.m. and the weigh-in deadline is 3 p.m. at the marina. Website: delacroixfishing.com.
TURKEY TROUT THROWDOWN KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Cypremont Point State Park. Open to public. Entry fee $25. Artificial lures only. Heaviest 5 speckled trout catch. Door prizes. Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club event. Website: lafayettekayakfishing.com.
GET OUT AND FISH! 7 a.m.-noon, I-10 Park, 100 Rue de l’Acadie, Jennings. Family fishing tournament, activities, demonstrations, raffles prizes. Ponds stocked with 1,000 pounds of adult size channel catfish. Anglers 16 and older must have a valid fishing license. First 100 registered youths get goody bag. Preregistration requested. Website: wlf.la.gov/get-out-and-fish-1.
SATURDAY TRAP SHOOT: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Gun Club, McComb, Mississippi. Weather permitting. ATA-style trap field/portable traps/25 singles or 12 pairs per round. Only 7½ shot size or smaller. Fee $5/round (cash/correct change only). Call Doug Bowser (601) 341-8797. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 & HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETERANS: Through Nov. 1, State Deer Areas 1, 4, 5, 6 & 9. 17-and-younger hunters (hunter certificate required; adult/without weapon must accompany youth).
DEER/YOUTH ONLY: Nov. 2-3, Joyce, Maurepas Swamp, Pearl River, Sandy Hollow (north tract) & Tunica Hills WMAs.
DUCKS/YOUTH WEEKEND: Nov. 2-3, Coastal Waterfowl Zone.
GEESE: Nov. 2-Dec. 8, statewide. Included specklebellies, blue, snow, Ross’ and Canada geese. (Take of Canada geese prohibited in portions of Cameron & Vermilion parishes.)
SNIPE: Nov. 2-Dec. 8, statewide first split.
DOVES: South Zone, through Nov. 17; North Zone, through Nov. 1 (second of three splits).
DUCKS/YOUTH ONLY: Nov. 9, West Waterfowl Zone.
DEER/YOUTH ONLY: Nov. 9-10, Camp Beauregard WMA.
DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Nov. 9-15, State Deer Areas 1, 4, 5 (bucks only), 6 & 9.
DUCKS: Nov. 9-Dec. 8, Coastal Waterfowl Zone.
RAILS/GALLINULES: Nov. 9-Jan. 1, statewide.
DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Dec. 1, State Deer Area 7 (still-hunt only).
DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Dec. 3, State Deer Area 2 (still-hunt only).
DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Dec. 6, State Deer Areas 3 & 8 (still-hunt only).
DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 5, State Deer Area 10 (still-hunt only).
DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 15, State Deer Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10.
DEER/ARCHERY: Through Jan. 31, State Deer Areas 1, 2 & 4.
DEER/ARCHERY: Through Feb. 15, State Deer Areas 5, 6 & 9.
RABBIT/SQUIRREL: Oct. 5-Feb. 28, statewide, private lands only.
LICENSED HUNTING PRESERVES: Through April 30. Pen-raised birds only.
AROUND THE CORNER
NOV. 5—ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Bob Tabbert (337) 781-3650.
NOV. 6—PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly Street, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website: pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
NOV. 7—LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Joe Herring Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.
NOV. 7—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.
NOV. 8-10—FALL CATCH-AND-EAT FLY FISHING TRIP: Red Stick Fly Fishers marsh fishing trip along La. 1. Registration required. Call Randy Leonpacher (225) 769-1895. Website: rsff.org.
NOV. 9—NBAA SOUTH LOUISIANA BASS MAFIA TOURNAMENT: Jack Miller’s Landing, Belleview Drive, Plaquemine. Two-angler teams. Entry fee $100. Annual membership $40. Last in 8-tournament series. Email: Darren Anders: email@example.com.
NOV. 10—STANDARD TIME: Returns, 2 a.m.
OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: Red snapper Oct. 25-27; amberjack through Oct. 31; and, all groupers except closed for the take of goliath & Nassau groupers in state/federal waters.
CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper & gray triggerfish season in state and federal waters.
FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Open in all state inside waters.