CCA CENLA CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Riverfront Center, 707 Main Street, Alexandria. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
FALSE RIVER COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, La Express launch, Jarreau. Fee $40/boat. Weekly event through spring, summer. Call Storm Randall (225) 937-0489.
GRAND ISLE SPECKLED TROUT RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Louisiana’s Speckled Trout Master Angler event. Daily weigh-ins. Website: speckledtroutrodeo.org.
STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO: Opening day, CCA-Louisiana’s 24th-annual summer-long S.T.A.R. event through Sept. 3. CCA membership required. $500,000 in prizes. Call CCA (225) 952-9200. Website: ccalouisiana.com.
E.D. WHITE CATHOLIC RODEO: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sand Dollar Marina, Grand Isle. Also EDW Beach Volleyball Tournament.
NRA BASIC PISTOL/ENHANCED CARRY COURSE: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Mississippi Gun Club, McComb, Miss. Fee $65. Approved for Louisiana residents. Attendees should bring own semiautomatic/revolver pistols (rimfire or centerfire semi-auto/revolvers; Louisiana residents must use semi-auto & revolver to meet La. requirements)/50 rounds of ammo for each weapon, lunch & beverage; 22 caliber rimfire available at range. Eye, hearing protection recommended. Preregistration required. Email: Doug Bowser: [email protected]. Call club (601) 341-8797.
SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. NRA match rifle or service rifle, 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual club & Civilian Marksmanship Program membership (allows purchases from CMP). Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email: [email protected].
BLESSING OF THE BOATS/MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE: 2 p.m., False River, Morrison Parkway pavilion, New Roads. Call Kenneth St. Romain (225) 718-1319. Email: [email protected].
RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., meeting room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website: rsff.org.
CCA DELTA CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Two Sisters Pavilion, 1 Victory Drive, City Park, New Orleans. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
SPRING SQUIRREL SEASON: Through Sunday (May 27). Statewide, private lands only. Special season closed on state wildlife management and federal areas.
AROUND THE CORNER
MAY 31—CCA RIVER PARISHES CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Edward A. Dufresne Community Center, 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
MAY 31—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina, 7840 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329. Website: neworleansflyfishers.com.
MAY 31-JUNE 2—CATHOLIC HIGH ALUMNI FISHING RODEO: Moran’s Marina, Fourchon Road off La. 1, Port Fourchon. 5-8:30 p.m., May 31, registration & Captain’s Party; competition begins 5:30 a.m., June 1. Weigh-ins 4-6:30 p.m. June 1-2. Three divisions each in Adult & Youth categories with four species in each division. Also five “Calcutta” divisions. Entry fee $80 adults, no fee youths 13-and-younger. Website: catholichigh.org “alumni” & fishing rodeo. Email: [email protected].
JUNE 1-3—HOBIE BASS OPEN KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Kentucky Dam Village State Park, Gilbertsville, Kentucky. Catch-photo-release for 3 longest bass each day, scored by total aggregate length. Entry $100. Winner joins Team USA at World Championship. Website: hobiefishing.com.
JUNE 5—ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957.
JUNE 6—PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly Street, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website:pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
JUNE 2—CASA OF LAFOURCHE FISHING RODEO: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle.
JUNE 3—OMSA CAJUN TROPIC FISHING INVITATIONAL: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle.
JUNE 7-9—SWOLLFEST FISHING RODEO: Sand Dollar Marina, Grand Isle. Benefits Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. Website: swollfest.com.
CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper & commercial king mackerel & gray triggerfish, and commercial season on large coastal shares closed in state and federal waters. Recreational red snapper season opens Friday (May 25) in state and federal waters.
OPEN SEASONS: Recreational greater amberjack (through May 31), gray triggerfish & gag grouper in state/federal waters.
OPEN & CLOSURES/SHRIMP SEASON: Inshore season open in state inside waters from MRGO west to the Louisiana-Texas line. Waters from the Louisiana-Mississippi line to the MRGO to open 6 a.m., May 29. Map website: wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/shrimp-seasons.
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