Sunday, April 21, 2019

What's happening this week - 4/21

On Monday, the Red Stick Fly Fishers hold their monthly fly tying session at the East Baton Rouge Main Library on 7711 Goodwood Blvd in Baton Rouge. Time is 7:00pm. Bring your tools, if none, the club has sets for use during the session. Materials are provided. For more, go to

Also on Monday, the Kisatchie Fly Fishers hold their monthly general meeting at the Rapides Westside Library on Provine in Alexandria. Time is 6:30pm. With the good weather, the club will hold another of their casting sessions in the back lawn. The public is welcome. For more info, go to

On Thursday, the New Orleans Fly Fishers hold their monthly meeting at Lakeshore Marina and Fuel across from the Blue Crab Restaurant on Lakeshore Drive. Time is 7:00pm. For more info, go to

Also on Thursday, Orvis of Baton Rouge will hold another "Fly Fishing 101" session at their store on 7601 Bluebonnet Blvd.  Time is 4:00pm to 6:30pm. No fee, but pre-registration is required as seats are limited. Orvis FF101 is a one-day, 2.5 hour clinic designed to introduce the basics of fly fishing and fly casting. To register, contact 225-757-7286.

Starting Friday and continuing thru Sunday, it's the Red Stick Fly Fishers' annual Spring outing to Lake Concordia near Ferriday for warmwater species. The highlight of the outing is the Saturday evening fish fry, featuring donations of freshly-caught bream and catfish caught by attendees. For more info, go to

This Saturday is the 3rd annual "Fly Fishin for the Mission" tournament  out of PAC Kayak Rentals in Pointe-aux-Chenes southeast of Houma. Friday is "Vets Fishing Day" along with fly tying, casting clinics, kayak demos, and more. Saturday is tournament day with Captains meeting at 5:30am, followed by shotgun launch. Weigh-in is 2:00pm to 3:00pm.  Format is two (2) heaviest redfish per team. Divisions include Boat, Kayak and Overall. Team format, entry fee is $100 per team with all donations going to the Mission Six charity, which aids veterans and other uniformed heros. For more details, or to register, go to

Also this Saturday is the rescheduled "Marsh Bass Madness" kayak fishing tournament hosted by the Lake Charles Kayak Fishing Club. This is a CPR tournament (TourneyX app) with target of five (5) bass with an 8" minimum. Fishing is from 6:30am to 2:30pm. Entry fee is $35. This tournament is open to the public. For more info, go to the LCKFC Facebook Page.