Outdoors calendar

CALENDAR

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

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

FRIDAY

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

SATURDAY

LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES/REDFISH: Delta Marina, Empire. Sixth in seven-event series sponsored by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Two-redfish catch, live-fish weigh-in, redfish tagged/released. Web: www.lasaltwaterseries.com.

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

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

CAPITAL CITY BASS ELITE TEAMS CLASSIC: Venice Marina, Venice. Last in eight-tournament series. Call Jesse Brooks (225) 397-2071. Web: www.capitalcitybassla.com.

MONDAY

RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Resources for Educators, 5550 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge. Call Greg Brignac (225) 810-8645. Website: www.rsff.org.

WEDNESDAY

CANAL BANK BASS TOURNAMENT: 5 p.m., Canal Bank Club, Diversion Canal, 18499 La. 22. Maurepas. $40/boat, $15/angler membership fee. $5 launch fee. Through Aug. 28. Email: Susan Carpenter: lucysue8780@me.com.

AROUND THE CORNER

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. Calmwater Film Festival, Aug. 16, Bridge Side Marina. 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 and decoy IDs/vaulations. Call Gary Lipham (225) 571-2835. Email: glipham@bellsoouth.net.

AUG. 17 — 12TH-ANNUAL BATON ROUGE CHAPTER, ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge. Dinner, live & silent auctions, raffles & wall of guns. Call Tobbie Windham (225) 665-0753 Or Oren May (225) 924-5303.

ONGOING

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

JUST ANNOUNCED

AUG. 17 — BAYOU STATE RABBIT HUNTERS BANQUET: 5-9 p.m., Scott Civic Center, New Roads. Membership $25 includes dinner, door prizes. Silent/live auctions. Call Tommy Boudreaux (225) 718-4467, Daryl David (225) 324-9452 or Gary LeBlanc (225) 202-7266.

AUG. 17 — COAST GUARD AUXILIARY FLOTILLA 4-10 ‘ABOUT BOATING SAFETY’ COURSE: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Boat operation, navigation, maintenance, trailering, docking, anchoring, state & federal boating regs. float plans. Meets state boating-law requirements. Successful completion earns state safe-boating certificate required of all boaters born after Jan. 1, 1984. Also Sept. 14 same time & location. Call Greg Norton (225) 776-3530. Email: ganorton@dow.com.

AUG. 24 — YOUTH GREEN WING DAY: 8:30 a.m., Georgia-Pacific Pavilion, Pleasant-Port Hickey Road, Zachary. Retriever demos, decoy painting, wood duck-box building, LDWF hunter safety. Fee $10/child, includes lunch and 1-year DU Green Wing membership. Preregistration requested. Call Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorBarry Hanks (225) 572-1886. Email: bjhanks@bellsouth.net.

AUG. 24 — 20TH ANNUAL FRIENDS OF THE NRA BANQUET: 5 P.M., GRAND BALLROOM, CROWNE PLAZA, BATON ROUGE. BENEFITS AREA YOUTH SHOOTING SPORTS AND FIREARMS EDUCATION. CALL ROB WALKER (225) 756-5225. EMAIL: LA340@BELLSOUTH.NET.

AUG. 25 — CASTING FOR A CURE BIG BASS TOURNAMENT:TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR 6 A.M.-1 P.M., MORRISON PARKWAY PUBLIC LANDING, FALSE RIVER, NEW ROADS. FEE $75. BIG-BASS HOURLY PAYOUT TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORAND BIG-BASS OVERALL POT. $5,000 GUARANTEED PAYOUT. BENEFITS THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. CALL TANNER POURCIAU (225) 955-2460.

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 recreational; 12-fish commercial limit. Minimum size is 14 inches fork length.

east grand terre island closure: To commercial fishing, including crabs and 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.

Fall INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Opens at 6 a.m. Aug. 12 for waters west of the Atchafalaya River to the Louisiana-Texas state line, and at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 for waters from the Louisiana-Mississippi state line west to the Atchafalay River. Website: www.wlf.louisiana.gov.

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