CCA CENLA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Riverfront Center, 707 Main Street, Alexandria. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (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.


SWOLLFEST FISHING RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina, Grand Isle. Inshore, Kayak & Offshore divisions. Website:


3rd ANNUAL SOUTHERN SPORTSMAN’S FESTIVAL: Alario Center, Westwego. 2-10 p.m. June 10; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 11; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 12. Fee $10 adults, $5 youths/kids free June 10, $15 3-day pass. Call Mike Zalaznik (504) 835-6383. Website:


LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES-REDFISH: Tradewinds Marina, Cocodrie. Third in six-event series. Rules/registration website:

2ND ANNUAL DEPUTY JEREMY TRICHE SPOTS AND DOTS FISHING: 1-4 p.m. weigh-in, Harbor Light Marina Pavilion, La. 56, Cocodrie. Adult & Youth divisions in f-fish stringers & heaviest fish in Redfish and Speckled Trout categories. Fee $50 adults. No fee 16 and younger. Sponsorships available. Call Mike Triche (985) 212-4313 or Brian Bertrand (504) 628-0418. Website:


LOUISIANA FREE FISHING WEEKEND: No basic nor saltwater fishing licenses required for resident and nonresident recreational anglers in state waters.


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


STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLER’S RODEO: Through Labor Day, CCA-Louisiana summer-long, multi-species coastal fishing competition. CCA membership & S.T.A.R. fee. $500,000 total prize packages. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.


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 Rd. near Slidell. Call (985) 649-1922. Website:

OPEN SEASONS: Recreational red snapper season open in federal waters through June 9. Recreational red snapper in state waters out to nine miles remains open.

CLOSED SEASONS: Greater amberjack & gray triggerfish seasons closed in state and federal waters June 1-July 31.


spring inshore season: Opened in all state inside waters, and “outside” waters to three miles from Atchafalaya River Ship Channel west to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou.