IFA KAYAK TOUR/LOUISIANA: Empire. Qualifier for Oct. 17-19 IFA Championship, Houma. Website: www.IFAtours.com.
BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Final day, Lake Dardanelle, Russellville, Ark. Fifth in 8-tournament series to determine 2015 Bassmaster Classic qualifiers. Website: www.bassmaster.com.
CANAL BANK BASS TOURNAMENT: 5-8 p.m., Canal Bank Club, Diversion Canal. Wednesdays through Aug. 13th. Membership fee $15/angler. Weekly fee $40/boat. Call Todd Rabalais (225) 413-3634. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCA TANGI CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., War Memorial Student Union, Southeastern Louisiana University campus, Hammond. Tickets $60, $30 spouses, $25 youths, $480 tables. Membership, dinner, live/silent auctions. Call Zach Chain (985) 510-0196 or Ryan Guerin (225) 952-9200.
KROTZ SPRINGS SPORTMEN’S HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Nall Park, Krotz Springs. No fee. May 24 wild-game cook-off. Benefit St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Call Holly Ardoin (337) 692-9599. Email: email@example.com. Website: www.kssportsmensheritagefestival.com.
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.
19TH ANNUAL GRAND ISLE SPECKLED TROUT RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Louisiana State Master Angler-Speckled Trout event. Eight places daily in speckled trout. Other categories: Redfish, Redfish under 27 inches long, Flounder, Speepshead, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Drum & White Trout. Junior Categories in Speckled Trout, Redfish & Hardhead Catfish. Fee $20. Weigh-in hours: 5-7 p.m. May 23-24, Noon-2 p.m. May 25. Call Bridge Side Marina (985) 787-2419 or Bob Sevin (985) 787-2968.
STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO—S.T.A.R.: Opening day, summer-long saltwater fishing event. Truck/boats for specially tagged redfish. Prizes in several specie categories. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Through Sept. 1. Entry fee & CCA membership required. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
CAPITAL CITY BASS ELITE TEAMS TOURNAMENT: Lakeview Lodge, Lake Concordia, Ferriday. $30 membership fee. $100/team tournament fee, 100-percent payback. Fifth in 8-tournament series. Call Jesse Brooks (225) 397-2071. Website: www.capitalcitybassla.com.
NRA OUTDOOR CONVENTIONAL PISTOL (1800) MATCH: 9 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, 1393 La. 943-North, Donaldsonville. NRA Short Course/25 yards, 180 rounds in .22, centerfire & 45 groupings. NRA rules. Fee $10. Open to public. Call Skip Blanchard (504) 427-0050. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE CAMP FLY FISHING SCHOOL/ADVANCED: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., The Camp, Breaux Bridge. Fee $135 includes lunch, handouts. Special casting & distance. FFF-certified instructors. Call Keith Richard (337) 344-0908. Website: www.thecampflyfishingschool.com.
AROUND THE CORNER
MAY 25 — SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Rd. Gonzales. NRA 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual Civilian Marksmanship Program membership. Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email: SouthLAHighPower@hotmail.com.
MAY 25 — Memorial Weekend Blessing of the Boats: 2 p.m., Morrison Parkway public landing, False River, New Roads. Call Kenneth St. Romain (225) 718-1319.
MAY 19 — WOMEN’S FISH TAGGING WORKSHOP REGISTRATION DEADLINE: For May 31 event, Cabela’s, Gonzales. Limited to 30 women for basic fishing skills, tackle, fish ID, tagging, handling, cleaning, cooking. Sponsored by LDWF, CCA-Louisiana & Cabela’s. Website registration: www.ccalouisiana.com/cca11/index.php/press-room-60/press-releases/547-women-s-tagging-workshop
JUNE 5-7 — SWOLLFEST FISHING RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina, Grand Isle. Inshore, Offshore & Kayak divisions. Benefits MDA & Juvenile Diabetes Association. Website: www.swollfest.com.
JUNE 6-7 — REDEMPTORIST ATHLETIC/ALUMI ASSOCIATION FISHING RODEO: Port Fourchon. Fee $50 boaters/kayakers, $25 Youth Division (15 and younger). Online registration: www.rhsbr.org/fishingrodeo.
SPRING SQUIRREL SEASON: Through Sunday, May 25, private lands only. Daily limit 3. Possession limit 6 after opening day. closed on all state wildlife management areas, Kisatchie National Forest, national wildlife refuges and Army Corps of Engineers lands.
SPRING INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: 6 a.m., May 26, opening day, Louisiana “inside” waters from South Pass of the Mississippi River west to Freshwater Bayou Canal. Also May 26 opening of state “outside” waters (out to three miles) from the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island west to Freshwater Bayou Canal.
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: www.rolp.wlf.la.gov. Federal waters season June 1 through 12:01 a.m. June 10.
GROUPER CLOSURE: Gag grouper take closed through June 30.
RECREATIONAL GRAY TRIGGERFISH CLOSURE: State and federal waters through 2014.
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