Sunday, May 09, 2021

What's happening this week - 5/9

Two more clubs hold in-person meetings as we continue to transition back to normal. And one of the most important fisheries bills in over a decade gets its hearing on Wednesday.

On Monday, the Red Stick Fly Fishers will meet in-person for their monthly general meeting. Location is Broadmoor United Methodist Church on 10230 Mollylea Drive in Baton Rouge. Time 7:00pm. Bring your rod/tackle as there will be casting practice and/or instruction on the grounds.  Guests are welcome. For more info, go to

On Wednesday, at 9:00am, the Louisiana House Natural Resources Committee will convene. On the agenda is House Bill 535, by Rep. Joe Orgeron of Golden Meadow.  HB535 would create a 1/2-mile exclusion zone for the commercial reduction harvest of menhaden (pogy). CCA Louisiana, the FFI Gulf Coast Council, Louisiana Charterboat Association, and several other groups support passage of the bill. Currently, Louisiana is one of only three states that allow reduction harvest within state waters, and the only state without a buffer zone.  For more info, go to or

On Thursday evening, the Acadiana Fly Rodders will hold a "Phoenix" meeting at Fabacher Field at Southside Park in Youngsville. Gathering starts at 5:30pm, with meeting at 6:30pm. It's their first meeting in 18 months, and the club is looking to rebuild membership. Bring your rod/reel - there's fishing on premises and lots of lawn for casting or casting instruction. The public is welcome.  For more info, go to