Outdoors Calendar for July 14, 2013

Advocate staff photo by JOE MACALUSOThe champBeau Wanko stands at the scales with his winning speckled trout in the Children's Division of last weekend's the 65th-annual Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo. Wanko said he caught his 2-pound, 11-ounce trophy-winner on a Berkley Powerbait in the marshes near Golden Meadow. The Raceland youngster knocked his older brother Trey off the leaderboard with his catch, but Trey said it was OK because he'd won the categorywith a 2-15 trout in the 2012 rodeo, when Beau finished third.
Advocate staff photo by JOE MACALUSOThe champBeau Wanko stands at the scales with his winning speckled trout in the Children's Division of last weekend's the 65th-annual Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo. Wanko said he caught his 2-pound, 11-ounce trophy-winner on a Berkley Powerbait in the marshes near Golden Meadow. The Raceland youngster knocked his older brother Trey off the leaderboard with his catch, but Trey said it was OK because he'd won the categorywith a 2-15 trout in the 2012 rodeo, when Beau finished third.

WEDNESDAY

CANAL BANK BASS TOURNAMENT: 5 p.m., 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.

CCA/WESTSIDE CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Carl Grant Civic Center, Plaquemine. Tickets $60, spouses $30, 17-under $25. Supper, live/silent auctions. Call Geri Lynne Gilbert (225) 776-7112.

THURSDAY

CCA/BAYOU LAFOURCHE CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Warren Harang Jr. Municipal Auditorium, Civic Center, Thibodaux. Tickets $60, spouse $30, 17-under $25. Supper, live/silent auctions. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.

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.

SATURDAY

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.

SUNDAY, JULY 21

DOIRON’S TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT: Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner. Fourth in five-tournament series. Call Larry Doiron (985) 397-3113.

CAPITAL CITY BASS ELITE TEAMS TOURNAMENT: Old River Landing, Morganza. $30 membership fee. $100/team tournament fee, 100-percent payback. Last in eight-tournament series to Aug. 10-11, Capital City Classic, Venice Marina. Venice. Call Jesse Brooks (225) 397-2071. Website: http://www.capitalcitybassla.com.

AROUND THE CORNER

JULY 22 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Conference Room, Cabela’s, Gonzales. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225) 335-4596. Website: http://www.rsff.org.

JULY 25-27 — INTERNATIONAL GRAND ISLE TARPON RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina weighstation & Rodeo Tent, Grand Isle.

JULY 27 — LA. BULLS EYE CONVENTIONAL PISTOL MATCH: 9 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. Timed & Rapid-fire match, NRA rules, .22 rim fire, .22 centerfire & .45 ACP pistols. Fee $7. Call Skip Blanchard (504) 427-0050. Email: skip_blanchard@msn.com.

JULY 27 — FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

JULY 28 — SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Rd. Gonzales. NRA 200-yard match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual membership in Civilian Marksmanship Program. Call George Serrett (225) 272-3538. Email: ghserrett@netzero.net.

ONGOING

STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO—S.T.A.R.: Through Sept. 2, summer-long saltwater fishing event. Truck/boats for specially tagged redfish. Prizes in several species categories. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Entry fee & CCA membership required. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

JUST ANNOUNCED

JULY 20 — WOOD STORK & WADING BIRD WATCH: 7 a.m.-noon, South Farm, Sherburne Wildlife Management Area, Atchafalaya River Road (South off U.S. 190 east of Krotz Springs; Exit 135-north/Ramah off I-10). No fee, but WMA requires state hunting or fishing license, or Wild Louisiana Stamp. Call Wildlife & Fisheries Opelousas Office (337) 948-0255.

JULY 31 — WHITETAIL DEER SUMMER SEMINAR: 6 p.m. registration, 6:30-9 p.m. seminar, LSU 4-H mini-Farm, AgCenter Drive, LSU, Baton Rouge. Also South Louisiana Branch/Quality Deer Management Association meeting. Changes for 2013-14 deer season, tracking/feeding adult deer, gun & ammo availability forecast. Call Don Reed (225) 683-5848.

AUG. 4 — JUNIOR CHOUPIQUE RODEO: 9 a.m.-noon, St. James Boat Club, U.S. 61 at Blind River between Sorrento and Gramercy. Kids only up to 15 years old. Registration 25 cents. Fishing from the bank only. Largest fish & most fish categories. Call Boat Club (225) 869-8966.

FISHERY NOTICES

RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON/FEDERAL WATERS: Closed in federal waters. Open in state waters weekends-only through September with three-per-day limit, 16-inches minimum size. Anglers must have no-fee Louisiana Recreational Offshore Landing Permit (website: www.rolp.wlf.la.gov/Permit/Apply.

GAG GROUPER SEASON OPENED: Recreational fishing season re-opened Monday, July 1 throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

RECREATIONAL AMBERJACK SEASON CLOSED: Through July 31 for greater amberjack throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

COMMERCIAL AMBERJACK SEASON CLOSURE: Effective 10:01 a.m. Monday (July 1) in state and federal waters for remainder of 2013.

EAST GRAND TERRE ISLAND CLOSURE: To commercial fishing, including crabs & shrimp, and to recreational fishing, except rod-and-reel take of finfish, until further notice after state biologists identified residual BP-Deepwater Horizon tar balls and tar mats.

SHRIMP CLOSURE

TERREBONNE BASIN & WATERS WEST TO LOUISIANA-TEXAS LINE: For the spring inshore season from eastern bank of Bayou Lafourche west to Louisiana-Texas state line, except portions of lower Timbalier & Terrebonne bays and Lakes Pelto and Pelican that border the Gulf of Mexico. Ordered by Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Complete map at website: www.wlf.louisiana.gov.

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