When it comes to the events we support - fly fishing, kayak fishing, conservation and youth - probably one of the busiest weeks of the Fall!
On Monday, the Cane Country Fly Casters hold their monthly meeting at the Westside Baptist Community Center off old Highway 1 in Natchitoches. Casting at 6:00pm, meeting at 6:30pm. Guests are welcome! For more info, go to www.canecountry.blogspot.com
Also on Monday, the Kisatchie Fly Fishers hold their monthly fly tying session at the Rapides Westside Library in Alexandria. Time is 6:30pm. Bring your tools, if none, the club has sets for use during these sessions. Materials are provided. For more info, go to www.kisatchiefly.org.
On Tuesday, the Contraband Fly Casters hold their monthly meeting at St. Pius Community Center in Lake Charles. Fly tying and discussion at 6:00pm, meeting at 7:00pm. Guests are welcome. For more info, go to www.contrabandflycasters.net.
Also on Tuesday, the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club holds their monthly meeting at Pack and Paddle in Lafayette. Time is 6:00pm. Guests are welcome. For more info, go to www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
Also on Tuesday, the Backpacker of Baton Rouge will host a free seminar on "Fall Redfish Action" led by kayak fishing experts Eric Fey and Brock Miller. Time is 6:00pm. There is no cost, and there will be free beer from Tin Roof Brewing Company. Eric and Brock will discuss tactics including sightcasting, scouting on Google Earth, bait and fly selection, fly fishing tactics and kayak setup. For more info, go to www.backpacker.com.
On Wednesday, Pack and Paddle of Lafayette will host another of their "Fly Fishing Hangouts" at their store on 601 East Pinhook. This one is titled the "Where to Go Edition". Time is 6:00pm. There is no cost. Lafayette area fly fishing experts will discuss the best spots for local anglers to fly fish including Calcasieu, Cameron marsh, Henderson, and Pointe-aux-Chenes. For more info, go to www.packpaddle.com.
Also on Wednesday, Backpacker of Lafayette will host a free seminar on "Fall Kayak Fishing Slam" at their store on 1916 Kaliste Saloom Road. Time is 6:00pm. There is no cost, and free beer will be provided courtesy of Cajun Brewing. Kayak fishing gurus Brendan Bayard and Lance Burgos will discuss where to catch big speckled trout and elusive flounder. There's also a sneak preview of the new Hobie Compass and a chance to win a kayak fishing trip for two to Pointe-aux-Chenes. For more info, go to www.backpacker.com.
On Thursday, the North Louisiana Fly Fishers hold their monthly fly tying workshop at the Bass Pro Shops in Bossier City. Time is 6:00pm. Bud Bethea will be leading the group in tying the Parachute Adams - a classic trout fly. Bring your tools, if none, sets are available for use during session. Materials are provided. Beginners are welcome. For more info, go to www.northlaflyfishers.org.
Also on Thursday, the New Orleans Fly Fishers hold the second of their twice-monthly fly tying sessions at St. Frances Xavier Church Hall on 444 Metairie Road. Time is 7:00pm. Bring your tools, if none, a few sets are available for use during session. Materials are provided.
Also on Thursday, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA) will host a "Pint Night" at the Ale on Oak on 8124 Oak Street in New Orleans. Time is 5:30pm. Land Tawney, CEO of BHA, will discuss hunting and fishing issues, and the very important topic of water access rights in Louisiana. For more info, go to www.backcountryhunters.org.
On Saturday, it's National Hunting and Fishing Day. More on that later.
Also on Saturday, and continuing Sunday, Rob Woodruff will conduct his annual "Entomology for Fly Fishers" in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Cost is $75. The course will cover various aquatic and terrestial insects of importance to fly anglers, with Sunday being an "on the water" collection and analysis, with matching to various types of flies. For more info, contact Rob at 903-967-2665.
Also on Saturday, Mission Six is hosting a bass fishing tournament to benefit the Holden Volunteer Fire Department whose funds were hit hard in the rescue operations of last August's great flood. There's a kayak division, and entry fee for that division is $30. Format is CPR (catch-photo-release). Jambalaya plates will also be sold at the weigh-in. Cash payouts for all divisions. For more info, go to www.mission6.org.