Outdoors calendar for July 21, 2011

THURSDAY

LOUISIANA SEAFOOD & MARKETING BOARD MEETING: 1 p.m., Suite 310, 2021 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans.

FRIDAY

FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS SERIES: 7 p.m.-midnight, False River, Public Landing, Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Weekly Friday night tournament through Sept. 9. fee $30 per boat/1-2 anglers. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.

SATURDAY

LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, Dockside Bait & Tackle, Slidell. Redfish 16-to-under 27 inches long. 2-angler teams. Fee $200. Third angler 16-under in Youth Division. Call Ashley Wethey (225) 765-5113. Website: www.wlf.louisiana.gov

FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Harold Henkel (225) 271-3100.

SUNDAY

SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m. squadding, 9 a.m. matches, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9134 St. Landry Rd., Gonzales. 50-round NRA National Match Course (200 yards). Match fees $10 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. Club membership $15/year. Call George Serrett (225) 272-3538. Email: ghserrett@netzero.net

WOMEN’S WEEKEND FISHING WORKSHOP SERIES: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. Lures, tackle, fish identification, cleaning, tactics. No fee. Class limited to first 25 registering. Sponsored by Cabela’s, CCA, Department of Wildlife & Fisheries. Call Christine Pocorello/Cabela’s (225) 743-3422. Email: christine

.pocorello@cabelas.com

MONDAY

RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. Call Emmitt Simmons (225) 335-4596. Website: www.rsff.org

FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd, Houma. Meeting held last Mondays monthly. Call Stephen Robert (985) 851-3459.

WEDNESDAY

WEDNESDAY EVENING BASS TOURNAMENT: 5 p.m., Canal Bank Club, Diversion Canal, Maurepas. 2-angler teams, 3-bass limit. Weekly event. Call David Cavell (225) 937-0046 or Canal Bank Club (225) 698-9074.

AROUND THE CORNER

JULY 28-30-INTERNATIONAL GRAND ISLE TARPON RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina weighstation & Rodeo Tent, Grand Isle.

JULY 29-30-HUMMINGBIRD CELEBRATION: 6 p.m., July 29, Rosedown Plantation & 7 a.m., July 30, private gardens & banding/weighing birds, St. Francisville. Sponsored by the Feliciana Nature Society. Call (800) 488-6502. Website: www.audubon

birdfest.com.

JULY 30-A NATION OF DOMINANCE SAC-A-LAIT TOURNAMENT: Old River, Old River Landing, Morganza. Benefits Southern U. athletics. Call Chuckie Wells (225) 603-4261 or Donald Shelmire (225) 226-2836.

ONGOING

STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO-S.T.A.R.: Summer-long saltwater fishing event. Truck/boats for specially tagged redfish. Prizes in several specie categories. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Through Labor Day. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

GEAUX FISH: Through Sept. 5. Cash prizes up to $250,000 & other noncash prizes for 50 specially tagged speckled trout along Louisiana coast. Sponsored by La. Charter Boat Association. No fee. Registration & valid fishing license required. Website: www.GeauxFish2011.com

SEASONS

CLOSED-RECREATIONAL GREATER AMBERJACK SEASON: All waters, Gulf of Mexico. Through July 31.

CLOSED-RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: State & federal waters, Gulf of Mexico.

SPRING INSHORE SHRIMP SEASONS: Closed-State Shrimp Zones 2 & 3 and parts of Shrimp Zone 1. Zone 1 areas opened are in Lake Pontchartrain, Rigolets Pass, Chef Menteur Pass, Mississippi River Gulf Outlet and parts of Lake Borgne and Mississippi Sound. See full descriptions on Department of Wildlife & Fisheries’ website: www.wlf.louisiana.gov

OPEN/CLOSED WMAS & REFUGES

Effective July 1, the Department of Wildlife & Fisheries reopened these wildlife management areas after flooding threats abated along the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers:

ᅧAttakapas WMA (Iberia/St. Martin/St. Mary parishes); Three Rivers WMA (Concordia Parish); Grassy Lake WMA (Avoyelles Parish) except Cas Cas Road. The Bayou Des Sot bridge has been repaired.

ᅧThe South Farm (Iberville Parish) portion of Sherburne WMA to ATV and walk-in traffic. The rest of the WMA is closed until further notice.

ᅧUntil further notice: Parts of Dewey Wills WMA, the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge & the Bonnet Carre Spillway Area are closed.

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