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THURSDAY

  • LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries’ Lab, Grand Isle.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

  • BASSMASTER NORTHERN OPEN: Oneida Lake, Syracuse, N.Y. Second 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-SUNDAY

  • 63RD ANNUAL TERREBONNE SPORTSMAN’S LEAGUE FISHING RODEO: East Park Recreational Center, Houma. Fee $20. Divisions: Freshwater, Offshore, Shoreline, Fly Fishing, Tag & Release, Bluewater, Scuba. Call Larry Jordan (985) 601-4110 or Troy Bonvillain (985) 804-7504.

SATURDAY

  • MID RANGE RIFLE MATCH: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 600-yard prone match includes F-Class (any rifle, any sight, any support), FTR.223 &.308 with a bipod & conventional prone (any caliber). Website: http://PaloAltoGunClub.com.

SUNDAY

  • 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.

MONDAY-TUESDAY

  • BLACK BEAR PUBLIC MEETINGS: 6:30 p.m., Monday, Pointe Coupee Communication Center, 7011 Mitchell Lane, Morganza & 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, St. Mary Parish Council Meeting Room, 500 Main St., Franklin. Presentation on black bear research/ Call Maria Davidson (337) 948-0255. Email: mdavidson@wlf.la.gov.

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.

AROUND THE CORNER

  • AUG. 8-11 — BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: St. Lawrence River Showdown, St. Lawrence River, Waddington, N.Y. Seventh in 8-tournament series to determine 2014 Bassmaster Classic qualifiers. Website: www.bassmaster.com.

AUG. 10 — LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES/REDFISH: DELTA MARINA, EMPIRE. SIXTH IN 7-EVENT SERIES SPONSORED BY LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES. TWO-REDFISH CATCH, LIVE-FISH WEIGH-IN, REDFISH TAGGED/RELEASED. WEBSITE: WWW.LASALTWATERSERIES.COM.

AUG. 10-11 — CAPITAL CITY BASS ELITE TEAMS CLASSIC: VENICE MARINA, VENICE. LAST IN EIGHT-TOURNAMENT SERIES. CALL JESSE BROOKS (225) 397-2071. WEBSITE: WWW.CAPITALCITYBASSLA.COM.

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

  • AUG. 10 — 6TH-ANNUAL LCA AUGUST ANGLER’S ADDICTION: 5 a.m. registration, Quintana Canal, Cypremort Point. Fee $100/boat. Open & Kids divisions. Cash prizes. Benefits Lydia Cancer Association. Call Ronald Landry (337) 519-3131 or Matt Landry (337) 519-3947.

AUG. 16-17 — RIDE-THE-BULL IV EXTREME KAYAK RODEO: BRIDGESIDE MARINA, GRAND ISLE. LARGEST REDFISH (LANDED, WEIGHED, RELEASED) FROM KAYAK OR OTHER PADDLE CRAFT IN CAMINADA PASS. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. DIVISIONS: ROD & REEL, FLY FISHING. CALL DANNY WRAY (225) 721-8182. WEBSITE: WWW.CALMWATERCHARTERS.NET.

AUG. 17 — 2013 BATON ROUGE ANTIQUE DECOY SHOW: 9 A.M.-5 P.M., BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER, 10503 NORTH OAK HILLS PARKWAY, BATON ROUGE. DISPLAYS, VIDEOS, BUY-SELL-SWAP DECOYS & DECOY IDS/VAULATIONS. CALL GARY LIPHAM (225) 571-2835. EMAIL: GLIPHAM@BELLSOOUTH.NET.

FISHERY NOTICES

RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON/FEDERAL WATERS: CLOSED IN FEDERAL WATERS. OPEN IN STATE WATERS WEEKENDS-ONLY THROUGH SEPTEMBER/3-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.

RECREATIONAL/COMMERCIAL AMBERJACK SEASONS: RECREATIONAL SEASON OPENS AUG. 1 THROUGHOUT GULF OF MEXICO. RECREATIONAL LIMIT IS ONE PER DAY WITH 30-INCHES MINIMUM FORK LENGTH.

RECREATIONAL/COMMERCIAL GRAY TRIGGERFISH SEASONS: RECREATIONAL/COMMERCIAL SEASONS OPENS AUG. 1 THROUGHOUT GULF OF MEXICO. 2-FISH-PER-DAY LIMIT FOR RECREATIONALS; 12-FISH COMMERCIAL LIMIT. MINIMUM SIZE IS 14 INCHES FORK LENGTH.

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

  • ALL INSIDE LOUISIANA WATERS: Except portion of Mississippi Sound (Louisiana waters) and open waters of Breton and Chandeleur sounds. Ordered by Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries. closure map website:: www.wlf.louisiana.gov.

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