A big week ahead, both fishing and non-fishing.
Monday is Veteran's Day. And while it's a holiday for some, it's also a time to be thankful to those who have served our country and protected our freedom.
Also on Monday, the Red Stick Fly Fishers hold their monthly general meeting at Broadmoor United Methodist Church inside the Adult Education Center. Location is 10230 Mollylea Drive in Baton Rouge. Casting practice at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:00pm. The public is welcome. For more, go to www.rsff.org.
On Tuesday, the North Louisiana Fly Fishers hold their monthly meeting at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge in Bossier City. Gathering starts at 6:00pm, meeting at 6:45pm, program at 7:00pm. The public is welcome! For more, go to www.northlaflyfishers.org.
On Thursday, the New Orleans Fly Fishers hold their twice-monthly fly tying sessions at Building 500 in the Government Building Complex off F. Edward Hebert Blvd on the West Bank. Time is 7:00pm. Bring your tools, if none, the club has sets for use during the session. Bring $1 for materials. For more info, go to www.neworleansflyfishers.com.
Saturday is Election Day in Louisiana. Many state legislative races - as well as the all-important governor's race - are up for vote. Please vote! The governor's race is critical because that person appoints cabinet positions including LDWF Secretary as well as appointments to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission. We NEED conservation-oriented men and women appointed to those positions, so please take that into strong consideration, along with jobs, the economy, and education.
Also on Saturday, Pack & Paddle will host one of their "Adventure Skills Workshops" featuring Kirk Dietrich. More on that later.
Also on Saturday, it's the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club's annual Series Championship out of Topwater Marina in Leeville. The event is open to only those anglers who qualified by meeting the BCKFC Series criteria. Most of Louisiana's top kayak anglers have qualified and will be competing.