BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Final day of four-day tournament, 3:15 p.m. weigh-in, Wheeler Lake, Decatur, Alabama. Website weigh-in:


ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-897.


PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Beach House Grill, 124 Girod St., Mandeville. Call Corey Tohme, (985) 624-9331.

CCA VERMILION CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., VN Hall, 1201 North Lafitte Road, Abbeville. Tickets $75, $40 spouses, $25 youths, $600 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.


LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Main agenda item: Setting Spring Inshore Shrimp season.

CCA LAKE CHARLES CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.


FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, La. Express Landing, False River (south end), Jarreau. Fee $30/boat plus launch fee (maximum 2 anglers). 5 bass limit/14 inches minimum size. Weekly event through Sept. 16. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.


LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES-REDFISH: Campo’s Marina, Shell Beach. Second in seven-event series. Rules/registration website:

4TH-ANNUAL MORGAN CITY FISHING RODEO: 6 a.m.-4 p.m., Civic Center, Patterson. Redfish, Speckled Trout, Bass & Catfish Derby divisions. Fees $500-$2,500 sponsorships per team. Benefits Nicholls State University’s Petroleum Engineering Technology Program. Call Spring Aucoin (985) 385-1913. Registration website:

FIRST SATURDAY TRAP SHOOTS: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Gun Club, McComb, Mississippi. Weather permitting. Shot size 71/2 or smaller, max 1 1/8 ounces. 25 single birds or 12 pairs. Fee $5/round. Call Doug Bowser (601) 341-8797.

7th ANNUAL BASS ON THE FLY TOURNAMENT: Lake Fork Marina, Lake Fork, Texas. Fee $60, $5 big bass & $5 big bluegill pots. Catch-and-release categories for boat, kayak, and bank fishing. Call Ted Warren (903) 850-7084. Website:



MAY 9 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Second Monday each month (except January). Call Joe Kahler, (225) 892-4352. Website:

MAY 12 — CCA River Parishes Chapter Banquet: 5:30 p.m., Jerusalem Shrine Center, 1940 Ormond Boulevard, Destrehan. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

MAY 13-14 — 10TH ANNUAL ITALIAN-AMERICAN FISHING RODEO: Breton Sound Marina, Hopedale. Fee $40, no fee 15-and-younger, $20 non-fishing participant. Includes shirt, hat, food, drink. Adult Division for bull redfish, redfish less than 27 inches, speckled trout, flounder, sheepshead, drum & bass; Children Division for redfish less than 27 inches, speckled trout, sheepshead, drum & redfish with most spots. Benefits Children’s Hospital. Sponsorships available. Online registration & info: Call Allen Catoire (504) 388-5625 or Robbie Rabb (504) 957-4403.

MAY 14 — SPRING CATCH-N-EAT FLY FISHING TRIP: Louisiana marsh fly-fishing trip. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers, Baton Rouge. Registration required. Call Randy Leonpacher (225) 769-1895. Website:

MAY 14 — IFA REDFISH TOUR/LOUISIANA DIVISION: Lafitte. First of 2 events. Second event Aug. 6, Houma. 200-percent payback. Field limited to 100 boats. Website:

MAY 15 — IFA KAYAK FISHING TOUR/LOUISIANA DIVISION: Lafitte. First of two events. Second event Aug. 7, Houma. Website:


SPRING SQUIRREL/PRIVATE LANDS: May 7-29, statewide. Daily limit is 3.

SPRING SQUIRREL/PUBLIC LANDS: May 7-15. Allowed to hunt with dogs. Daily limit is 3. Open only on Alexander State Forest, Attakapas, Bayou Macon, Bayou Pierre, Big Colewa Bayou, Big Lake, Bodcau, Boeuf, Buckhorn, Clear Creek, Dewey Wills, Elm Hall, Grassy Lake, Hutchinson Creek, Jackson-Bienville, Joyce, Lake Boeuf, Lake Ramsey, Little River, Loggy Bayou, Manchac, Marsh Bayou, Maurepas Swamp, Pearl River, Pointe-aux-Chenes, Pomme de Terre, Richard Yancey, Russell Sage, Sabine, Sabine Island, Sandy Hollow, Sherburne, Sicily Island Hills, Soda Lake, Spring Bayou, Tangipahoa Parish School Board, Thistlethwaite, Tunica Hills, Walnut Hill & West Bay WMAs.

  • OTE: The spring squirrel season is closed on Kisatchia National Forest, national wildlife refuge and Corps of engineers lands.


ST. TAMMANY PIER OPENED: 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays. Fee $3/12-older, $1 sightseers. $1 Wednesdays for seniors & active/retired military, $1 Sundays for grandparents. 54001 E. Howze Beach Road near Slidell. Call (985) 649-1922. Website:

OPEN SEASONS: Recreational red snapper in state waters out to nine miles; recreational greater amberjack, gray triggerfish & red grouper seasons until further notice. Notes: Greater amberjack minimum-size limit increased to 34 inches fork length.