NOTICE

Events scheduled for June will not be posted in the calendar and will be considered postponed or canceled unless advised by organization/organizers about the status of each event.

LDWF UPDATES

-All Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries offices open with mandates for social distancing, face masks and other virus-preventing measures.

-All LDWF wildlife managements areas (including Elmer’s Island), refuges & shooting ranges are open. Public restrooms at those sites are closed. Visitors must practice social distancing and limit groups to no more than 10. You must have a valid state hunting, fishing or WMA stamp. All visitors must use self-clearing permits.

-The Honey Island Shooting Range on the Pearl River WMA is closed until further notice.

-The Island Road boat launch on the Pointe-aux-Chenes WMA (Terrebonne & Lafourche parishes) is closed to construct a new boat launch. All other launches open on this WMA.

-Public access prohibited on Whiskey and Raccoon islands (Isle Dernieres Barrier Islands Refuge) during bird-nesting season. Prohibited areas include exposed land areas, wetlands and interior waterways. Fishing from boats along the shore and wade fishing in surf allowed.

-All roads on Dewey Wills WMA (20 miles NE of Alexandria) are open after flood waters receded.

TUESDAY

TUESDAY NIGHT BASS TOURNAMENT: 6-9 p.m., Morrison Parkway public launch, False River, New Roads. Weekly through Sept. 26 “classic” (must fish 10 Tuesday to qualify). Call Billy Baggett (225) 718-5395.

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY

BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Lake Eufaula, Eufaula, Alabama. Weigh-in website: bassmaster.com.

THURSDAY

JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS MEETING: Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026.

FRIDAY

FALSE RIVER COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, LA Express landing, Jarreau. Fee $40/boat, max 2 anglers. Weekly event with COVID-19 distancing restrictions. Call Storm Randall (225) 937-0489.

SATURDAY

IFA REDFISH TOUR-LOUISIANA DIVISION: Jean Lafitte Harbor, 4932 Kenal Road, Lafitte. Registration/captain’s meeting, 5-7 p.m. Friday. New COVID-19 rules. Website: ifatours.com.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

LOUISIANA FREE FISHING DAYS: No licenses needed in freshwater or coastal waters. Offshore anglers reminded they need Recreational Offshore Landing Permit to take reef fish including red snapper.

ONGOING

STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO: Summer-long CCA Louisiana saltwater fishing event. Tagged Redfish, Offshore, Inshore, Ladies & Children’s divisions in multiple species. Registration required. Must be CCA member. Website: ccastar.com.

CANCELED

MONDAY—RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: Broadmoor United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge. Website: rsff.org.

JUNE 28—SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, Gonzales.

AROUND THE CORNER

JUNE 14—IFA KAYAK FISHING TOUR-LOUISIANA DIVISION: Anglers choose launch location, 3 p.m. weigh-in, Jean Lafitte Harbor, 4932 Kenal Road, Lafitte. Registration/captain’s meeting, Jean Lafitte Harbor, 6-7 p.m., Saturday. New COVID-19 rules. Website: ifatours.com.

JUNE 15-18—GULF OF MEXICO FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL MEETING: Via Webinar. Website: gulfcouncil.org. COVID-19 impacts & possible management changes on council’s COVID-19 website “Comment Tool.” Committee/council agendas posted on website. Public 12:20-2:30 p.m. (CDT) June 17.

JUNE 18-20—BASSMASTER CENTRAL OPEN: Arkansas River, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Website: bassmaster.com.

FISHING/SHRIMPING

OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: Recreational red snapper Fridays-through-Sundays seasons, lane snapper & all groupers except closed for the take of goliath, Nassau & gag groupers in state/federal waters.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational greater amberjack & gray triggerfish seasons in state and federal waters & commercial king mackerel season.

SHRIMP SEASONS: Open until further notice in all Louisiana “inside” waters and state outside waters from Caillou Boca to Freshwater Bayou Canal.

Email: jmacaluso@theadvocate.com