FRIDAY

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.

SATURDAY

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION/BATON ROUGE CHAPTER BIG GAME BANQUET: 5 p.m., Gonzales Civic Center, 219 South Irma Boulevard, Gonzales. Live/silent auctions, raffles, dinner. Call Mike and Linda Bare (225) 573-8686.

DREAM BIG BANQUET & SPORTSMAN GIVEAWAY: 5 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 1905 West Main, Lutcher. Trinity Outdoors raffles & guns “fun” night with Route 61 band. Fee $10. $200 tables. Call Jason Bland (225) 715-9581/email: Jason.Bland@trinitydisabledadventures.com or Maria Stelly (985) 210-9153/email: Maria.Stelly@trinitydisabledadventures.com.

MONDAY

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 or Web site: rsff.org.

GULF OF MEXICO FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL MEETING: Through Aug. 15, Hyatt Centric Hotel, 800 Iberville Street, New Orleans. Aug. 12, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Aug. 13, 8:30-5:30, Reef Fish Committee; Aug. 14, 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.; Aug. 15, 8:30 a.m.-3:10 p.m. full council committee reports. Website: www.gulfcouncil.org.

WEDNESDAY

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

ONGOING

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

AROUND THE CORNER

AUG. 15—SOUTH LOUISIANA BRANCH/QDMA SUMMER SEMINAR: 5 p.m., state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call William Shockey (225) 291-7500.

AUG. 15—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.

AUG. 17—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.

AUG. 17—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: tcagins@pftsta.jppss.k12.la.us.

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

FISHING/SHRIMPING

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.

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