Outdoors calendar for May 12, 2013

MONDAY

  • 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.

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-SATURDAY

  • 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.

FRIDAY

  • FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, Morrison Parkway Public Landing. Fee $30/boat. Weekly Friday night event through Sept. 13. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

  • 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/three-person teams sporting clays, guided fishing-rodeo trip with former New Orleans Saints player). Benefits Green Beret Foundation and Navy SEAL Fourndation. Call Bridge Side (985) 787-2419. Registration website: http://blackandgoldclassic.com.
  • 7TH ANNUAL ITALIAN-AMERICAN FISHING RODEO: Breton Sound Marina, Hopedale. Fee $20 (no fee for children 14 and younger). Adult Division: redfish, wpeckled trout, white trout, flounder, sheepshead, black drum, bass, redfish under 27 inches, biggest fish; Children’s Division: speckled trout, redfish under 27 inches, black drum, dheepshead and redfish with most spots. Sponsorships available. Call Robbie Rabb (504) 957-4403 or Allen Catoire (504) 388-5625.
  • 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.

SATURDAY

  • ORVIS FLY FISHING 101: 10 a.m.-noon, Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. Beginners basics of casting, rigging, knots. Also May 25 and June 8. Call Orvis Shop (225) 757-7286.
  • HIGH POWER RIFLE XTC REGIONAL MATCH COURSE: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. NRA-approved 200-, 300- and 600-yard tournament. Open to public. Member fees $12/adult, $5/junior. Nonmember fees$15/adult, $5/junior. 80 rounds. Call Jay D. Hunt (985) 768-8469. Email jdhunt3@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.PaloAltoGunClub.com.
  • 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.
  • IFA REDFISH TOUR/LOUISIANA: Empire. Qualifier for respective Oct. 24-26 IFA championships, Houma. Call (478) 836-4266. Website: http://www.IFAredfishtour.com.
  • ATIONAL KIDS TO PARKS DAY

  • SATURDAY, louisiana state parks, no fee
  • STATE ARBORETUM: 2 p.m., Nature for Kids, Ville Platte.
  • AUDUBON HISTORIC SITE: 10 a.m.-noon, Junior Ranger Day, St. Francisville.
  • TICKFAW STATE PARK: 9:30 a.m., Amazing Animals Video; 11 a.m., Wild Crafts for Kids; 1:30 p.m., Nature Naturally! Springfield.

SUNDAY, 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.
  • IFA KAYAK TOUR/LOUISIANA: Empire. Qualifier for respective Oct. 24-26 and Oct. 17-19 IFA championships, Houma. Call (478) 836-4266. Website: http://www.IFAredfishtour.com.

AROUND THE CORNER

  • MAY 22 — TANGI CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Twelve Oaks, 500 West Texas Ave., Hammond. Tickets $60, spouses $30, youths $25, corporate tables $480. Call Steve Parra (985) 974-1896 or Ryan Guerin (225) 952-9200.
  • MAY 23 — POINTE COUPEE CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Scott Memorial Civic Center, New Roads. Tickets $60, spouses $30, youths $25. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.

JUST ANNOUNCED

  • MAY 22-26 — 76TH DUCKS UNLIMITED NATIONAL CONVENTION: Hilton Hotel, Portland, Ore. Call (800) 453-8257. Website: http://www.ducks.org.
  • MAY 24-26 — 17TH ANNUAL GRAND ISLE SPECKLED TROUT RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Eight daily awards in speckled trout. Other categories: redfish, “rat” redfish, flounder, sheepshead, cobia, mangrove snapper, black drum and 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 species categories. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Through Sept. 2. Entry fee and CCA membership required. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
  • MAY 25 — CMP M1 GARAND RIFLE CLINIC: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Gun Club, McComb, Miss. Safety, history, use, operation and maintenance of M1 Garand. 35-round course of fire on NRA 100-yard course. Must be 18 years old. Successful completion allows M1 Garand purchase from Civilian Marksmanship Program. Need lunch, drinks, eye and hearing protection and ground cloth. Fee $40. Call Southwest Club (601) 341-8797. Email: douglasmbowser@yahoo.com.
  • MAY 31-JUNE 1 — 16TH ANNUAL SAVE OUR LAKE & COAST FISHING RODEO: 2-5 p.m. May 31 and noon-4 p.m. June 1, Kenner Boat Launch, Williams Boulevard, Kenner. Pontchartrain Basin fishing area. Fees $40 adult rodeo and kayak divisions, $15 youth rodeo. Eight species, Big Kahuna, Kayak Kahuna, biggest crab and five-trout stringer categories. In conjunction with May 31-June 2 Back to the Beach Fest. Call (504) 836-2205. Website: http://www.saveourlake.org.
  • HUNTING SEASONS
  • SPRING SQUIRREL: Saturday, opening day, through May 26. Daily limit 3. Possession limit 6 after opening day. Private lands and selected state wildlife management areas. Closed areas include Kisatchie National Forest, national wildlife refuges and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lands.

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