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MONDAY

RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs.

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.

GULF OF MEXICO FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL’S REGIONAL MANAGEMENT FOR RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER PUBLIC HEARING: 6-9 P.M., DOUBLE TREE HOTEL, 4964 CONSTITUTION AVE., BATON ROUGE. PUBLIC COMMENTS ALSO ACCEPTED ON WEBSITE: BIT.LY/177MECD.

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.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

RIDE-THE-BULL IV EXTREME KAYAK RODEO: Bridgeside Marina, Grand Isle. Largest redfish (landed & released) from kayak or other paddle craft in Caminada Pass. Registration required. Divisions: Rod and Reel, Fly Fishing. Calmwater Film Festival, Aug. 16, Bridge Side Marina. Call Danny Wray (225) 721-8182. Website: calmwatercharters.net.

SATURDAY

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/valuations. Call Gary Lipham (225) 571-2835. Email: glipham@bellsouth.net.

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, 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 and location. Call Greg Norton (225) 776-3530. Email: ganorton@dow.com.

12TH ANNUAL BATON ROUGE CHAPTER, ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION BANQUET: 5:30 P.M., CROWNE PLAZA, 4728 CONSTITUTION AVE., BATON ROUGE. DINNER, LIVE AND SILENT AUCTIONS, RAFFLES AND WALL OF GUNS. CALL TOBBIE WINDHAM (225) 665-0753 OR OREN MAY (225) 924-5303.

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.

AROUND THE CORNER

AUG. 22 — SUGAR CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Cade Community Center, 1688 Smede Highway, St. Martinville. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

AUG. 22-25 — BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Lake St. Clair Championship, Lake St. Clair, Detroit River, Detroit. Last in 8-tournament series to determine 2014 Bassmaster Classic qualifiers. Live weigh-in website: bassmaster.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 — IFA REDFISH TOUR/LOUISIANA: Grand Isle. Heaviest 2-redfish catch (16 or more inches long, but less than 27 inches long). Last in 3-event series to qualify for Oct. 24-26 IFA Championship in Houma. Call (478) 836-4266. Website: IFAredfishtour.com.

AUG. 24 — FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Monthly event. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

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. 24 — CONTRABAND CONCLAVE VIII: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Moss Bluff United Methodist Church, Moss Bluff. Free. Fly fishing programs, tying demos, exhibitors, casting clinics. Sponsored by the Contraband Fly Casters. Call Warren Landry (337) 853-7755. Website: contrabandflycasters.net.

AUG. 24 — WOMEN IN THE OUTDOORS: Franklinton Skeet Club, Franklinton, LA. Outdoor teaching sessions for hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, photography, birding, cooking. Sponsored by the Sassy Hens Chapter, NWTF. Call Debbie Stafford (985) 515-2020. Website: womenintheoutdoors.org

AUG. 24-25 — DOIRON’S TEAM BASS CLASSIC: Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner. Last in four-tournament series. Call Larry Doiron (985) 397-3113.

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.-Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color1 p.m., Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorMorrison 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.

AUG. 25 — LA. BULLS EYE CONVENTIONAL PISTOL MATCH:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color 9 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. Timed Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorandText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorrText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorapid-fire match, NRA rules, .22 rim fire, .22 centerfire Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorandText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color .45 ACP pistols. Fee $7. Call Skip Blanchard (504) 427-0050. Email: skip_blanchard@msn.com.

AUG. 25 — SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorSheriff’sText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Range, 9300 St. Landry Rd. Gonzales. NRA 200-yard match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual membership in Civilian Marksmanship Program. Call George SerrettText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color (225) 272-3538. Email: ghserrett@netzero.net.

AUG. 25 — IFA KAYAK TOUR/LOUISIANA: Grand Isle. Catch and release combined length of redfish and speckled trout. Last in 3-event series to qualify for Oct. 17-19 IFA Championship in Houma. Call (478) 836-4266. Website: IFAredfishtour.com.

AUG. 26 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 P.M., BASS PRO SHOPS, DENHAM SPRINGS. CALL PETE BONGIOVANNI (225) 335-4596.

AUG. 26 — FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 P.M., SPAHR’S RESTAURANT, 1400 W. TUNNEL BLVD., HOUMA. CALL STEPHEN ROBERT (985) 850-0082. WEBSITE: FINADDICTFLYFISHERS.BLOGSPOT.COM.

ONGOING

STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS RODEO—S.T.A.R.: Through Sept. 2, saltwater fishing event. Truck/boats for specially tagged redfish. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Entry fee and CCA membership required. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

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: rolp.wlf.la.gov/Permit/Apply.

East grand terre island, Bay jimmy, Mississippi river delta 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 Atchafalaya River. Website: wlf.louisiana.gov.

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