Sunday, January 14, 2018

What's happening this week 1/14

An interesting week. Martin Luther King Holiday on Monday, and two of the biggest in-state events of the Spring this Saturday. Also, keep an eye on the weather... the chance for wintry mix on Tuesday and Thursday across some parts of the state may cancel some activities.

On Tuesday, the Contraband Fly Casters hold their monthly meeting at St. Paul Lutheran Community Center in Lake Charles. Fly tying and discussion at 6:00pm, meeting at 7:00pm. Guests are welcome. For more info, go to

Also on Tuesday, the Kisatchie Fly Fishers hold their monthly fly tying session. The date is changed from the usual 3rd Monday because of the MLK holiday. Location is the Rapides Westside Library on Provine Place in Alexandria. Time is 6:30pm. Dan Fromme will lead the group in tying the Indicator Fly. Beginners are welcome. For more info, go to

Also on Tuesday, the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club holds their monthly meeting at Pack and Paddle on 601 East Pinhook in Lafayette. Time is 6:00pm. On the agenda: details on the 2018 CPR Challenge, tackle tips, fishing reports, and kayak launch location.  For more, go to

On Thursday, the New Orleans Fly Fishers holds the second of their twice-monthly fly tying sessions at St. Francis Xavier Church Hall on 444 Metairie Road. Time is 7:00pm. Bring your tools, if none, the club has a few sets for use during this session. Materials are provided, bring $1 to cover cost of materials. For more info, go to

On Saturday, the Kisatchie Fly Fishers hold their biennial "Cenla Fly Fishing and Light Tackle Festival" at Kees Park Civic Center in Pineville. Time is 8:30am to 3:30pm. Admission is free. The event will feature seminars, casting instruction, exhibitors, and nearly two dozen of the region's top fly tiers. Lunch and refreshments will be available on site. The raffle and other fundraising activities will benefit The Food Bank of Central Louisiana, as well as the club's conservation program. Complete details can be found on the KFF website at

Also on Saturday, the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club will hold it's annual "Minimalist Challenge" out of Launch Leeville. The first qualifying event in the club's annual Angler Series is officially sold out - this is their only event where registration is limited. The limit of 125 was reached weeks ago. Fortunately, for those members who didn't register, the Series is setup so missing one or two Series events doesn't hurt qualifying for the Championship in December. It'll be interesting to see the results of Minimalist after this coming week of strong north winds and bitter cold.