Sunday, October 07, 2018

What's happening this week - 10/7

On Monday, the Red Stick Fly Fishers will hold their monthly meeting at the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries building on Quail Drive in Baton Rouge. Casting practice at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:00pm. Guests are welcome. For details, go to

On Tuesday, the North Louisiana Fly Fishers hold their monthly meeting at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge in Bossier City. Gordon Shaw  will  be  talking about  the  differences  in  fiberglass  fly  rods.  They  are  making a comeback!  Casting lessons during the social gathering at 6:00pm, meeting starts at 6:45pm and presentation will begin at 7:00pm.  Guests are welcome. For more info, go to

On Thursday, the New Orleans Fly Fishers will hold the first of their twice-monthly fly tying sessions at St. Francis Xavier community building on 444 Metairie Road.  Time is 7:00pm.  Bring $1 to cover materials. Bring your tools, if none, the club has sets for use during the session. Beginners welcome!  For details, go to

This Saturday's PAC Fall Fly Classic tournament has been cancelled.

On Saturday, it's "Wild Things" celebration at Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge on Highway 434 in Lacombe. Time is 9:00am to 4:00pm. There is no cost. Hosted by the Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges, the event features speakers, live animals, demos on pirogue building and wildlife crafts. The Pontchartrain Basin Fly Fishers will be on hand giving fly tying demonstrations. Food and drink sales at Wild Things help FLWR support conservation and education projects.

Also on Saturday, it's the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club's annual "Cajun Castaway" tournament out of Lake Charles. Hosted by the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club, this event is open to the public. Entry fee is $25, and can be paid online via their website. Artificial lures only. The single category is Cajun Slam (combination of one each of slot red, speckled trout and flounder 12 inches or longer). There's an optional $5 calcutta for flounder. Boundaries are Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes, public access only. Weigh in will be at Lake Prien Park. For more info, go to