RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225) 313-3813 . Website:

FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma. Call Stephen Robert (985) 850-0082. Website:


ACADIANA CHAPTER-CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Boustany Center at Heymann Center, Lafayette. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.


BATON ROUGE CHAPTER-CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., River Center, Baton Rouge. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $650 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.


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). Weekly Friday night event through Sept. 11. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.


SKY HIGH FOR ST. JUDE SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT: 6 p.m. dinner/auction, May 1, Blackham Coliseum, Lafayette; 8 a.m., 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. shooting flights, May 2, GOL Shooting Complex, Lafayette. 4-shooter teams. Adult/$250 per shooter & Junior/$100 per shooter. Sponsorships available. Call Sky High (337) 889-3347. Website registration:

LOUISIANA HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIOR BASSMASTER STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Tentative site, Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Registration 5 p.m., May 1, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Weigh-in 4 p.m., May 2, Bass Pro Shops. Call Eugene Hoover (225) 206-0750.

GULF COAST KAYAK ASSOCIATION SPRING TOURNAMENT: ShoreLine Park, South Gulf Breeze, Florida. Open to public. Fee $50. Inshore, nearshore categories. Preregistration required. Website:


7TH ANNUAL LAKESHORE LIONS CLAYS FOR CHILDREN: 8 a.m., Hunter’s Run Gun Club, Port Allen. 4-shooter teams. 100-target sporting clays. 12-gauge and 20-gauge shells provided. Fee $125/adults, $100/under-14 youths (includes breakfast, lunch). Sponsorship levels available. Benefits Lions Physically Challenged Children’s Camp & Eye Foundation. Call Dan Delaville (225) 235-6578. Email: or email Bob Cook:

Louisiana Saltwater Series-Redfish: Delta Marina, Empire. Third in six-event series. Rules/registration website:

PALO ALTO MID-RANGE MATCHES: 7-8 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. firing line, Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. Four 600-yard, F-Class/Prone matches. Monthly event. Fee $15/adults, $5/under 21. Open to ages 14-older. Call Rick Stewart (225) 301-1615 (5-8 p.m.). Website:

BASS ON THE FLY TOURNAMENT: Lake Fork Marina, Lake Fork, Texas. Fee $55, $5 big bass/$5 big bluegill pots. Catch/release tournament in boat, kayak, and bank categories. Call Ted Warren (903) 850-7084. Website:


ANNUAL SENIORS BASS TOURNAMENT: Until further notice due to high water in Belle River-Lake Verret area. A 55-and-older event. Call Wayne Tucker (337) 254-1300.


MAY 5 — ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., first Tuesday monthly, Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957.

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

MAY 7 — LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Main agenda item: Set spring inshore shrimp seasons.

MAY 9 — SMALLBORE/.22 RIMFIRE MATCH: 10 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 120 shots for record at 50 & 100 yards in F-Class Prone (any sight, any rifle, any support), Bench Rest & Conventional Prone. Fees $10 adults, $5 juniors. Call Richard Bordelon (225) 753-7675. Email:



MAY 6 — VERMILION CHAPTER-CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., VN Hall, 1201 North Lafitte Road, Abbeville. Tickets $75, $40 spouses, $25 youths, $600 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

May 7 — Lake Charles Chapter-CCA Banquet: 5:30 p.m., Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

MAY 15-16 — 9TH ANNUAL ITALIAN-AMERICAN FISHING RODEO: Breton Sound Marina, Hopedale. Fee $40, no fee 15-and-younger, $20 nonparticipant. 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:


TURKEY: Through April 26. Area A lands. Closed on Area B & Area C lands.

SQUIRREL: May 2-24, private lands only and most state wildlife management areas. See Hunting Regulations pamphlet for WMAs open for special May 2-10 hunting. Closed on Kisatchie National Forest, Corps of Engineers lands and national wildlife refuges.


STATE RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open in state waters for seven-day-a-week season until further Department of Wildlife & Fisheries notice. Two-fish daily limit with 16-inch minimum size.

FEDERAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Closed in federal waters.

OPEN seasons: Greater amberjack & red grouper in state and federal waters.

CLOSED seasons: Gag grouper closure through July 1, 2015; gray triggerfish for 2015. Recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks in state waters closed April 1.