Calendar

MONDAY

  • SPECKLED TROUT SEMINAR: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, Roselawn Boulevard, Lafayette. No fee. Last in five-seminar series covering fly fishing for trout, redfish, flounder.

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

  • PUBLIC WATERFOWL HUNTING FORUM: 6 p.m., Monday, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Substation, 2510 Viking Dr., Bossier City; 6 p.m., Wednesday, second floor, Courtroom of the Criminal Justice Building, 426 North Ave. F, Crowley. State Waterfowl Study leader Larry Reynolds to discuss possible 2013-2014 waterfowl hunting season dates, current waterfowl issues. Q&A session and current estimates of state waterfowl populations & harvest.

TUESDAY

  • LOUISIANA BLACK BEAR WORKSHOP: 6:30 p.m., Deville Fire District 6 Training Center, 1244 La. 115, Deville. No fee. LDWF biologist Maria Davidson information about living near and hunting within black bear habitat & current/future management plans.

WEDNESDAY

  • CANAL BANK BASS TOURNAMENT: 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Aug. 25 with Aug. 31 “classic.” Canal Bank Club, Diversion Canal, 18499 La. 22. Maurepas. Fee $40/boat, $15/angler membership fee. $5 launch fee. Email Susan Carpenter:
    lucysue8780@me.com.

THURSDAY

  • RIVER PARISHES CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Jerusalem Shrine Center, 1940 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

FRIDAY

  • FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, Morrison Parkway Public Landing. Fee $30/boat. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.

SATURDAY

  • FLY TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales. No fee. Basics of tying fresh and saltwater flies for bream, sac-a-lait, bass, redfish & speckled trout. Call Darrell Crawford (225) 644-7989.
  • WALKER HIGH POWER LIFTING BIG BASS BASH: Dorion’s Landing, Stephensville. Fee $100 (70 percent payback). Open to all anglers. Call John Chaney (225) 413-5142.
  • ORVIS FLY FISHING 201: 10 a.m.-noon, Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. Advanced casting, rigging, knots. Also June 1 & 15. Call Orvis Shop (225) 757-7286.
  • CAPITAL CITY BASS ELITE TEAMS TOURNAMENT: Lake View Lodge, Lake Concordia, Ferriday. $30 membership fee. $100/team tournament fee, 100-percent payback. Sixth in eight-tournament series. Call Jesse Brooks (225) 397-2071. Website: http://www.capitalcitybassla.com.
  • 11TH-ANNUAL BERT JONES SPORTING CLAYS: 8:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. course starts. Camp T.L. James, Downsville. 5-shooter teams. Fee $250/shooter includes refreshments, lunch. Sponsorship levels available. Benefits Louisiana Purchase Council, Boy Scouts of America. Registration deadline May 8. Call Darren Grant (318) 325-4634.
  • 4TH ANNUAL BASS ON THE FLY: 6 a.m.-2 p.m., Lake Fork Marina, Lake Fork, Texas. Fee $55. Catch/Photo/Release tournament, 5 photos total length. Categories: boat, kayak/canoe, bank. Website: http://www.bassonthefly.org.

SUNDAY, MAY 12

  • MOTHER’S DAY

AROUND THE CORNER

  • MAY 13 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Resource Center for Educators, 5550 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge. Call Greg Brignac (225) 810-8645. Website: http://www.rsff.org.
  • MAY 16-18 — BASSMASTER SOUTHERN OPEN: Lake Logan Martin, Pell City, Ala. Last in three-tournament series to qualify winners for 2014 Bassmaster Classic. Website: http://www.bassmaster.com.
  • MAY 17-18 — SPRING CATCH-N-EAT FLY FISHING TRIP: Louisiana marsh fly-fishing trip. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers, Baton Rouge. Registration required. Call Randy Leonpacher (225) 769-1895. Website: http://www.rsff.org.
  • MAY 18 — ORVIS FLY FISHING 101: 10 a.m.-noon, Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. Beginners basics of casting, rigging, knots. Also May 25 & June 8. Call Orvis Shop (225) 757-7286.
  • MAY 18 — HIGH POWER RIFLE XTC REGIONAL MATCH COURSE: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. NRA-approved 200-, 300- & 600-yard tournament. Open to public. Fees, $12/adult, $5/junior (members), $15/adult, $5/junior (nonmembers). 80 rounds. Call Jay D. Hunt (985) 768-8469. Email jdhunt3@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.PaloAltoGunClub.com.
  • MAY 18 — 4TH ANNUAL CADDO CONCLAVE: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Caddo Lake State Park, Karnack, Texas. Programs, fly tying demos, bamboo rodmaking, exhibitors, canoe and kayak demos. Fishing on premises. Call Mike Hawkins (903) 757-7295. Website: http://www.easttexasflyfishers.org.
  • MAY 19 — DOIRON’S TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT: Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner. Third in five-tournament series. Call Larry Doiron (985) 397-3113.

JUST ANNOUNCED

  • MAY 17-18 — STAN BROCK’S BLACK & GOLD CLASSIC: 8 a.m., May 17, Sporting Clays Shoot; May 18, Saltwater Fishing Rodeo. Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Fees $2/target Sporting Clays (25-target minimum), $25/angler ($1,750/3-person teams sporting clays, guided fishing-rodeo trip with former New Orleans Saints player). Benefits Green Beret Foundation & Navy SEAL Fourndation. Call Bridge Side (985) 787-2419. Registration website: http://blackandgoldclassic.com.
  • MAY 18 & MAY 19 — IFA REDFISH & IFA KAYAK TOUR/LOUISIANA: Empire. Redfish IFA May 18. Kayak IFA May 19. Qualifier for respective Oct. 24-26 & Oct. 17-19 IFA championships, Houma. Call (478) 836-4266. Website: http://www.IFAredfishtour.com.
  • MAY 24-26 — 17TH-ANNUAL GRAND ISLE SPECKLED TROUT RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. 8-daily awards in Speckled Trout. Other categories: Redfish, “Rat” Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum & White Trout. Louisiana Master Speckled Trout Angler of the Year event. Includes Youth/12-younger Division. Call Bridge Side Marina (985) 787-2419 or Bob Sevin (985) 787-2968.
  • MAY 25 — 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. 2. Entry fee & CCA membership required. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

HUNTING SEASONS

  • SPRING SQUIRREL: Saturday, opening day, through May 26. Daily limit 3. Possession limit 6 after opening day. Private lands only & selected state wildlife management areas. Kisatchie National Forest lands, all national wildlife refuges & U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lands closed.

POSTPONED

  • SHATTERIN’ CLAY FOR GAITWAY: Originally scheduled for May 3, moved to Oct. 4, Hunter’s Run Gun Club, 1365 Northwest Dr., Port Allen. Sporting Clays shoot. Fees: $150/person, $600/4-shooter team (includes lunch). Benefits GaitWay Therapeutic Horsemanship program. Email: Roberta@gaitway.org.
  • Have an event? Email: outdoors@theadvocate.com.