Sunday, May 27, 2018

What's happening this week - 5/27

With the Memorial Day holiday, start of summer vacation, and the threat of subtropical storm Alberto, some activities this week may be affected.

Monday's monthly fly tying session for the Red Stick Fly Fishers has been cancelled.

On Tuesday, the Kisatchie Fly Fishers hold their monthly general meeting at Rapides Westside Library. Note the change from their regular 4th Monday date. Time is 6:00pm. It's their annual "Spring Casting Session". Members and guests are asked to bring their favorite fly outfit. If none, the club will have a few outfits for use during the meeting. Brief business meeting afterwards. For more info, go to

The Thursday meeting of the New Orleans Fly Fishers has been cancelled.

Saturday is the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club's inaugural "Midnight Madness" kayak fishing tournament along Highway 1 from Top Water Marina south. Launch time and fishing begins at 12 midnight with weigh-in at 12 noon to 1:00pm. Target is total weight of up to 10 speckled trout and 5 flounder (11" or longer).  Entry fee is $30, open to the public. For more info or to register, go to

Also on Saturday, Ship to Shore in Lake Charles will hold a free "Kayak Demo Day" at Prien Lake Park. Time is 10:00am to 2:00pm. Boats from Hobie, Wilderness, Perception, Old Town, ATX, Ocean Kayak and more. Members of the Lake Charles Kayak Fishing Club will be on hand to discuss fishing. Weather permitting, check their Facebook page for updates.