LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.


GOLDEN MEADOW-FOURCHON TARPON RODEO: Moran’s Marina, Fourchon. Weigh-in times: Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m./Children’s Division; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Scuba/Skin Diving Division; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., all other categories. Tickets available throughout Golden Meadow-Port Fourchon-Grand Isle area.


FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, Morrison Parkway public landing, False River, New Roads. Fee $30/boat. Friday nights through Sept. 15. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.


76TH ANNUAL S.W. LOUISIANA FISHING CLUB RODEO: Weigh-in Clubhouse, I-210 Park, Lake Charles. Tag & Release (marlin, sailfish, tarpon), Offshore, Inland, Kayak & Junior Angler division in 39 specie categories & Red Kohnke Memorial Award for redfish with most spots. $1,000 for heaviest speckled trout, $500 for heaviest redfish measuring less than 27 inches. Benefits Children’s Miracle Network of Southwest La. Call Louis Vallee (337) 485-1540.


PALO ALTO MIDRANGE MATCHES: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 600-yard, F-Class/Prone match. Monthly event. Call Richard Bordelon (225) 753-7675. Email:


CANAL BANK BASS TOURNAMENT: 5-8 p.m., Canal Bank Club, Diversion Canal. Wednesdays through Aug. 13. Membership fee $15/angler. Weekly fee $40/boat. Call Todd Rabalais (225) 413-3634. Email:


JULY 12 — FAMILY FISH FEST: 5:30-10 a.m. registration, Elmer’s Island. Fee $10. Fishing and other activities including lunch. Little Angler/10-under, Junior Angler/11-16 & Team/adult & youth divisions for boat and shore anglers. Must bring own tackle & transport bags. Live redfish and trout tagged & released. First 50 to register receive rod and reel. First 100 receive “goodie” bag. Preregistration website: Call Danica Williams (504) 628-7282. Email:

JULY 17-19 — Ducks Unlimited State Convention: Renaissance Hotel, Baton Rouge. 6 p.m. July 17; 4 p.m. July 18, past State Chairman’s meeting; 6:30 p.m. July 18, RoadKill Cookoff; 9:30 a.m. July 19, general membership meeting; 5:30 p.m. July 19, banquet. Call Stephen Babcock (225) 344-0911 or Michael Patterson (225) 572-4070.


july 12 — Palo Alto Club Championship Match: Head-to-head competition, 3 strings at 600-yard line. Field Precision Rifle, FTR and F-Open categories. Website:

JULY 12 — Louisiana Waterfowl Alliance General Meeting: 3 p.m., Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge, 420 Richmond Place, Monroe. No fee for meeting. $20 LWA membership ($10 seniors, no fee for juniors). Call John Seringy (985) 693-4142 or Doug Lyles (318) 387-1114.

JULY 14 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Greg Brignac (225) 892-4352. Website:

JULY 19 — 4TH ANNUAL CASTING FOR KIDS RODEO: Bobby Lynn’s Marina, Leeville. Fees $40 adults, $20 children. Boater & Kayak divisions. Benefits Palliative Care Foundation of Baton Rouge. Call Janet Rhodus (225) 413-4414. Website:


STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO—S.T.A.R.: Through Sept. 1. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Entry fee/CCA membership required. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.


STATE RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open in state waters. Daily limit 2 red snapper measuring 16 or more inches long. Anglers required to have fee-free Louisiana Recreational Offshore Landing Permit. Website:

FEDERAL RECREATIONAL Red Snapper Season: Closed in federal waters throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

SPRING INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Will close one-half hour after sunset Thursday (July 3) in waters from Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island west to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal. All other inshore waters open until further state notice.

RECREATIONAL FISHERIES SEASON: Gag grouper season reopened Tuesday in state and federal waters.

RECREATIONAL FISHERIES cLOSURES: Greater amberjack, through July 31; gray triggerfish, through 2014 in state and federal waters.