LOUISIANA FERAL HOG MANAGEMENT ADVISORY TASK FORCE MEETING: 9 a. m., state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Age group bass tournaments for ages 7-10, 11-14 & 15-18 anglers. Call Jim Breaux(225) 262-0929.

PONTCHARTRAIN FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 6:30 p.m., Olde Towne Fly Shop, 3675 Ponchartrain Drive, Slidell. Call Tristan Daire (985) 630-3892.


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


13TH CONTRABAND FLY FISHING EXPO: Isle of Capri Casino Hotel, 100 Westlake Drive, Westlake. Noon-4 p.m. Friday & 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Fly fishing programs, tying, exhibitors, casting clinics, contests. Sponsored by Contraband Fly Casters. Website:


NRA BASIC PISTOL/ENHANCED CARRY COURSE: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Mississippi Gun Club, McComb, Miss. 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. 22 caliber rimfire available at range. Eye, hearing protection recommended & bring lunch & beverage. Preregistration required. Email: Doug Bowser: Call club (601) 341-8797.


FALSE RIVER FISHING: 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday in June, Morrison Parkway Public Landing, New Roads. Call Billy Baggett (225) 638-3998.

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


STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO: CCA-Louisiana’s 24th-annual summer-long S.T.A.R. event through Sept. 3. CCA membership required. Call CCA (225) 952-9200. Website:


JULY 19—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.

JULY 21—LOUISIANA SPORTSMEN COALITION OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT: Boat check/weigh-in Belle River Public Landing. Trailering tournament Spillway/East Side only & north of U.S. 90. Food, raffles. Website:

JULY 21—HIGHWAY 1 SLAMBOREE KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Topwater Marina, Leeville. Hosted by the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club. Open to public. Fee $35. Artificial tackle only. Heaviest combo slot red, speckled trout, flounder (12-inch minimum), Leopard Red. Website:

JULY 23—RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Conference Room, Cabelas, Gonzales. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website:

JULY 24—FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 6 p.m., White River Fly Shop, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

JULY 26—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina, 7840 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329. Website:

JULY 26-28—INTERNATIONAL GRAND ISLE TARPON RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina weighstation & Rodeo headquarters, Grand Isle. Website:


OPEN SEASONS: Recreational red snapper season weekends only (Fridays through Sundays) beginning July 13 until further notice & all groupers except goliath & Nassau groupers in state/federal waters.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational greater amberjack & gray triggerfish through July 31. Commercial king mackerel & gray triggerfish, and commercial season on large coastal shares closed in state and federal waters.

SHRIMP CLOSURE: All state inshore waters closed except for open waters of Breton and Chandeleur sounds and state outside. Map website: