Sunday, May 13, 2018

What's happening this week - 5/13

Today is Mother's Day.  Hope all are enjoying a great day celebrating the women in our lives, especially those who raised us!

On Monday, the Red Stick Fly Fishers hold their month meeting at the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries building on Quail Drive in Baton Rouge. Casting practice at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:00pm. This month Chester McDonald will speak on his fishing trip to the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.  Also on the agenda: this weekend's annual Spring Catch-n-Eat marsh trip. Guests welcome. For more info, go to

On Tuesday, the Contraband Fly Casters hold their monthly meeting at St. Paul Lutheran Church Center on 1620 East Prien Lake Road 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 Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club will hold their monthly meeting at Pack & Paddle in Lafayette. Time is 6:00pm. On the agenda: recap of the Oak Pointe Classic tournament, CPR standings, tackle tips, and more.  Guests are welcome. For more info, go to

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

Starting Friday and continuing thru Saturday, it's the Red Stick Fly Fishers annual "Spring Catch-n-Eat" marsh fishing trip along Highway 1. The outing culminates Saturday evening with a fish and shrimp fry, with participants contribute a portion of their fresh catch. For more info, go to

On Saturday, the Cane Country Fly Casters will hold their annual Spring Fishing Day & Picnic on the Cane River.  The group will gather starting at 11am for grilled burgers and dogs, followed by their May meeting.  For more info, go to

Also on Saturday, Pack & Paddle will hold a "Fly Tying Level 1" workshop at their store on 601 East Pinhook in Lafayette. Time is 2::00pm to 5:00pm.  FTL1 is a one-day, 3-hour hands-on clinic covering the basics of fly tying. Students will tie some basic patterns that catch fish. Tools and materials provided. Cost is $20, but seating is limited so pre-registration is required. For more info, go to