May 12, 2022

Check the Outdoors Calendar for LDWF meetings, fishing rodeos and updates | Sports


RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY TYING: 7 p.m., Room 204, Adult Education Building, Broadmoor Methodist, 10230 Mollylea, Baton Rouge. Website:


THE. CRAB WORKING GROUP MEETING: 1 p.m., Terrebonne Harbor Commission, 1116 Bayou Lacarpe Road, Houma.


COMMERCIAL FISHING LICENSE SALE: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., LDWF office, 468 Texas Gulf Road. Call (225) 765-2898.


BASSMASTER CENTRAL OPEN: Daily Weigh-In 2:00 p.m., Madison Landing, Ross Barnett Reservoir, Ridgeland, Mississippi. Website:


FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS SERIES: 7pm-midnight, LA Express landing, Jarreau. Fee of $40/boat, max 2 anglers. Weekly event until September 9. Call Storm Randall (225) 937-0489.


THE. HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIOR BASSMASTER STATE TOURNAMENT: Forsythe Park, Ouachita River, Monroe. Call Tommy Abbott (504) 722-6638. Website:


TURKEY: Zone A: until May 1st. Zone B: until April 24. Zone C closed.

SQUIRRELS: May 7-29, statewide, private lands and selected wildlife management area.


MAY 2-3—COMMERCIAL FISHING LICENSE SALE: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., LDWF Office, 1213 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles. Call (225) 765-2898.

MAY 2-6 – GULF COUNCIL RED SNAPPER DATA WORKSHOP: 1:00 p.m. daily, Courtyard Marriott, Gulfport, Mississippi. Meet in person only. Call Julie Neer (843) 571–4366. Email: [email protected]

MAY 4-5—COMMERCIAL FISHING LICENSE SALE: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., LDWF Office, 200 Dulles Drive, Lafayette. Call (225) 765-2898.

MAY 5—WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Joe Herring Room, State Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.



-Tunica Hills closed to the public on April 24 for turkey season.

-Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge and Woodworth Range (Rapides Parish) are open.

-Closed: Roads and Trails (Richard Yancey WMA), Wax Lake Outlet Campground (Atchafalaya Delta WMA); fishing docks and boat ramp next to the Island Road water control structure and at the northeast corner of Wonder Lake (Pointe-aux-Chênes FMZ; three other docks and boat ramp Island Road water remain open); Hope Canal Road boat launch (Maurepas Swamp WMA); a section of East Road on Bayou Wauksha (Thistlethwaite WMA); Launch of Deer Park oxbow (Concordia Parish); and Woodworth Rifle Range (Rapids Parish).

-Hunter education course. Website:


SHRIMP: Opening of outer waters/Calliou Boca west to Marsh Island. All coastal waters in the state are closed with the exception of open double shelf waters in the Breton/Chandeleur Straits.

RECREATIONAL SEASONS OPEN: Gray Triggerfish, Lane, Blackfin Snappers, Queens and Silk Snappers, among other species of snappers and all groupers, including red grouper, except goliath and Nassau groupers in domestic waters/ federal.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper, gag grouper and greater amberjack (opens May 1). Commercial king mackerel (hook and line; gillnet) in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Commercial catch of large inshore sharks (inshore major groups and hammerheads) closed.

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