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    2018 Fly Fishing & Kayak Fishing Calendar (regional edition)

    Here is a list of regional fly fishing events for 2018, including meetings, fly tying sessions, etc. Most of these listings will also appear on the Advocate Outdoors edition first week of January. I've also included state kayak club meetings and tournaments. Obviously there are conflicts on certain dates, so if you have to choose, choose wisely!

    JANUARY

    ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM; Tue, Jan. 2, 6;30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-8957.
    PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING; Wed, Jan. 3, 6;00 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly St, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website;pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
    FLY FISHING 101 AT ORVIS; Sat, Jan. 6, 8 a.m. to 10;30 a.m., Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No cost. Beginners basics of casting, rigging, knots. Registration required. Call (225) 757-7286. RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM; Mon, Jan. 8, 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler, (225) 892-4352. Website; www.rsff.org.
    BAYOU COAST KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING; Wed, Jan. 10, 6 p.m., Masseys Outfitters Mid-City, 509 N. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Call Aaron Larose (225) 573-4085. Website; www.bckfc.org.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, Jan. 11, 7 p.m., St Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.
    LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING; Tue, Jan. 16, 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website; www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
    FLY TYING 101 AT ORVIS; Sat, Jan. 13, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No cost. Hands-on clinic covering basics of fly tying. Materials and tools provided. Registration required. Call (225) 757-7286.
    ORVIS TRAVEL DAY; Sat, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Orvis Baton Rouge, 7601 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge. No cost. Meet fly fishing guides from several great destinations as well as Louisiana. Hourly presentations. Call 225-757-7286.
    CENLA FLY FISHING & LIGHT TACKLE FESTIVAL; Sat, Jan. 20, 9 a.m. - 3;30 p.m., Kees Park Center, Highway 28 East, Pineville. Free admission. Presentations, fly tying demos, casting clinics, vendors, food, and more. Benefits Food Bank of Central Louisiana. Sponsored by Kisatchie Fly Fishers. Call Glen Cormier (318) 793-5855. Website; www.kisatchiefly.org.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Mon, Jan. 22, 7 p.m., Conference Room, Cabelas, Gonzales. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website; www.rsff.org.
    FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS; Tue, Jan 23, 6 p.m., White River Fly Shop, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING; Thu, Jan. 25, 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina and Fuel, 7840 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329. Website; www.neworleansflyfishers.com.

    FEBRUARY

    ATLANTA FLY FISHING SHOW; Fri-Sat, Feb. 2-3, Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA. Fri 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. to 5;30 p.m.. Admission $15, military $10. Largest fly fishing show in the country. Website; www.flyfishingshow.com.
    FLY TYING 101 AT ORVIS; Sat, Feb. 3, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No cost. Hands-on clinic covering basics of fly tying. Materials and tools provided. Registration required. Call (225) 757-7286.
    ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM; Tue, Feb. 6, 6;30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-8957.
    PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING; Wed, Feb. 7, 6;00 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly St, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website;pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, Feb. 8, 7 p.m., St Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.
    PONTCHARTRAIN FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, Feb. 8, 6;30 p.m., Olde Towne Fly Shop, 3675 Ponchartrain Drive, Slidell. Call Tristan Daire (985) 630-3892.
    27th Annual ED RIZZOLO FLY TYING FESTIVAL; Sat, Feb. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bethany Christian Church, 3223 Westheimer, Houston TX. Seminars, vendors, and over 80 featured tiers from across the South. Special guest; Rich Strolis. Adults $10; students and seniors $5; children under 12 free; family $15. Website; www.texasflyfishers.org or call Chris Sumers at (281) 392-5296.
    FLY FISHING 101 AT ORVIS; Sat, Feb. 10, 8 a.m. to 10;30 a.m., Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No cost. Beginners basics of casting, rigging, knots. Registration required. Call (225) 757-7286.
    FLY TYING 101 AT ORVIS; Sat, Feb. 10, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No cost. Hands-on clinic covering basics of fly tying. Materials and tools provided. Registration required. Call (225) 757-7286.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM; Mon, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler, (225) 892-4352. Website; www.rsff.org.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, Feb. 15, 7 p.m., St Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.
    16th Annual LITTLE MO FLY FISHING FEST; Sat, Feb 17, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Community Hall, Murfreesboro, AR. Featuring top fly fishing experts and fly tiers from the Ark-La-Tex region. Benefits Friends of the Little Missouri River. Call Jeff Guerin (985) 531-6312. Website; www.littlemissouriflyfishing.com.
    FLY TYING 101 AT ORVIS; Sat, Feb. 17, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No cost. Hands-on clinic covering basics of fly tying. Materials and tools provided. Registration required. Call (225) 757-7286.
    LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING; Tue, Feb. 20, 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website; www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING; Thu, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina and Fuel, 7840 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329. Website; www.neworleansflyfishers.com.
    2018 FLY FISHING FILM TOUR; Fri, Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Orvis of Baton Rouge, Perkins-Rowe off Bluebonnet. Tickets; $15, available at store. Limited seating. A collection of the top short fly fishing films from around the world. Includes refreshments, door prize drawings. Call (225) 757-7286.
    FLY TYING 101 AT ORVIS; Sat, Feb. 24, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No cost. Hands-on clinic covering basics of fly tying. Materials and tools provided. Registration required. Call (225) 757-7286.
    FLY FISH TEXAS; Sat, Feb. 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, Athens, Texas. Admission $10, under 17 free. Seminars, fly tying, exhibitors, casting clinics. Sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Website; tpwd.texas.gov.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Mon, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., Meeting Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website; www.rsff.org.
    FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS; Tue, Feb. 27, 6 p.m., White River Fly Shop, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

    MARCH

    26th Annual RED STICK DAY; Sat, March 3, 8;30 am - 4;00 p.m., Waddill Outdoors Education Center, 4142 N. Flannery Road, Baton Rouge. Free admission. Fly fishing and kayak fishing programs, tying demos, kayak demos, casting clinics, food, refreshments. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers. Call Pete Sturgis (225) 335-4596. Website; www.rsff.org.
    ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM; Tue, March 6, 6;30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-8957.
    PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING; Wed, March 7, 6;00 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly St, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website;pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
    PONTCHARTRAIN FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, March 8, 6;30 p.m., Olde Towne Fly Shop, 3675 Ponchartrain Drive, Slidell. Call Tristan Daire (985) 630-3892.
    PADDLEPALOOZA XIV KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT; Fri-Sat, Mar. 9-10, Bridgeside Marina, Grand Isle. Hosted by the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. Open to the public. $50 entry fee includes Friday evening meal, post-tournament fish fry, t-shirt and captain's bag. Pre-registration required. Website; www.bckfc.org
    TEXAS FLY FISHING & BREW FESTIVAL; Sat-Sun, March 10-11, Plano Center, Plano, TX. Times; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Tickets; $20, under 17 free. Exhibitors, seminars, casting clinics, fly tying, microbrew tasting and more. Guest speakers include Ed Jaworoski, Pat Dorsey, Dave Whitlock, Wanda Taylor and more. Website; www.txflyfishingfestival.org.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM; 7 p.m., Mon, March 12, Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler, (225) 892-4352. Website; www.rsff.org.
    LOUISIANA SPORTSMANS SHOW; Thu-Sun, March 15-18, Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales, LA. Times; Thu-Fri 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Admission $8.00 adults, $5.00 kids, military in uniform free. Website; www.louisianasportsmanshow.com.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, March 15, 7 p.m., St Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149
    LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING; Tue, March 20, 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website; www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
    BECOMING AN OUTDOORS WOMAN; Fri-Sun, March 23-25, Camp Grant Walker, Pollack. Sponsored by LA Dept of Wildlife & Fisheries. Women-only weekend of instruction in 20 outdoors activities. Registration limited to 125 women 18 and older, starts January 26. Cost $200. Scholarships available. Web site; www.wlf.state.la.us or call Dana Norsworthy (318) 345-3912.
    71st Annual NEW ORLEANS CITY PARK RODEO AND FISHTIVAL; Sat, March 24, 6;30 a.m. - 11;00 a.m., registration begins at 6;00 a.m. $10 adults, $5 ages 12 and under. Categories include Bass (reel and fly rod), Junior anglers, Kayak, Rio Grande Team. “Boats on the Bayou” Kayak Tournament. Casting contests, educational exhibits, fly tying, food and drinks. Call Kaye Florane (504)483-9415. Website; www.neworleanscitypark.com
    MARSH MADNESS KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT; Sat, March 24, Coco Marina, Cocodrie. Hosted by the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club. Open to public, entry fee $30. Tackle exchange format. Minimum top 3 payout. Heaviest stringer of 2 slot reds, optional trout calcutta. Website; www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Mon, March 26, 7 p.m., Orvis, 7601 Bluebonnet, Baton Rouge. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website; www.rsff.org.
    FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS; Tue, March 27, 6 p.m., White River Fly Shop, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING; Thu, March 29, 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina and Fuel, 7840 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329. Website; www.neworleansflyfishers.com.
    5th Annual CRAPPIE FEST; Sat, March 31, Lake Fork Trophy Lures, Lake Fork, TX. Fishing time 7;00am to 1;00pm. Cost $75 per entrant, under 18 free. Open to public. Individual competition for largest legal crappie caught from boat, kayak or bank. Hosted by Crappie Anglers of Texas. Website; www.crappieanglersoftexas.com.

    APRIL

    ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM; Tue, April 3, 6;30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-8957.
    PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING; Wed, April 4, 6;00 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly St, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website;pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
    4th Annual LAKE ATHENS FLY FISHING FESTIVAL; Fri-Sat, April 6-7, Lake Athens Marina, 5401 Marina Dr, Athens, TX. Free Admission. Casting clinics, fly tying demos, kayak demos both days, tournament on Saturday. Tournament entry fee; $40. Proceeds benefit Project Healing Waters of North Texas. Website; www.johnnyonthefly.com.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM; Mon, April 9, 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler, (225) 892-4352. Website; www.rsff.org.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, April 12, 7 p.m., St Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.
    PONTCHARTRAIN FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, April 12, 6;30 p.m., Olde Towne Fly Shop, 3675 Ponchartrain Drive, Slidell. Call Tristan Daire (985) 630-3892.
    FLY FISHING 101 CLINIC; Sat, April 14, 8;30 a.m. - 12;30 p.m., Booker-Fowler Hatchery, 10 Joan Stokes Road, Forest Hill, LA. Open to public. No cost. Pre-registration advised. Hands-on instruction in casting, leaders, and knots. Refreshments provided. Sponsored by Kisatchie Fly Fishers. Call Glen Cormier (318) 793-5855. Website; www.kisatchiefly.org.
    IFA KAYAK TOUR-LOUISIANA; Sun, April 15, Hopedale. $75 entry fee. Pre-registration online, onsite registration before Captain's meeting on Saturday, April 29 at 6 p.m.. First of 2 series qualifying events for IFA-Kayak National Championship. Website; www.ifakayakfishingtour.com.
    LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING; Tue, April 17, 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website; www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, April 19, 7 p.m., St Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.
    LAKE CONCORDIA FLY FISHING TRIP; Fri-Sun, April 20-22, spring fly fishing on Lake Concordia. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers, Baton Rouge. Registration required. Call Thad McDonald (225) 362-7901. Website; www.rsff.org.
    REDFISH RUMBLE KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT; Sat, April 21, fishing anywhere in St. Bernard Parish. Hosted by the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. Open to public, entry fee $25. Heaviest stringer of 3 slot reds + 3 bass or trout for 6 fish total. For BCKFC members, points go towards Angler of the Year. Website; www.bckfc.org.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Mon, April 23, 7 p.m., Conference Room, Cabelas, Gonzales. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website; www.rsff.org.
    FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS; Tue, April 24, 6 p.m., White River Fly Shop, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING; Thu, April 26, 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina and Fuel, 7840 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329. Website; www.neworleansflyfishers.com.
    2nd Annual FLY FISHIN FOR THE MISSION; Sat-Sun, April 28-29, Eddies Kayak Rentals, Pointe-aux-Chenes. Friday; Veterans fishing day, casting clinics, fly tying demos, kayak demos. Sunday tournament, $50 entry fee per team. Heaviest stringer of 2 reds. Benefits Mission Six non-profit. Website; www.mission6.org.

    MAY

    ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM; Tue, May 1, 6;30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-8957.
    PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING; Wed, May 2, 6;00 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly St, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website;pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
    9th Annual BASS ON THE FLY TOURNAMENT; Fri-Sat, May 4-5, Lake Fork Marina, Lake Fork, TX. Cost $60 per entrant, $5 big bass pot, $5 big bluegill pot. Catch-photo-release tournament with categories for boat, kayak, and bank fishing. Charitable event also features product vendors, casting contests, and more. Website; www.bassonthefly.org or call Ted Warren (903) 850-7084.
    OAK POINT CLASSIC KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT; Sat, May 5, PAC Kayak Rentals, Pointe-aux-Chenes. Hosted by the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club. Open to public, entry fee $30. Artificial lures only. Minimum top 3 payout. Heaviest stringer of 2 slot reds, 3 trout, optional sheepshead calcutta. Website; www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, May 10, 7 p.m., St Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM; Mon, May 14, 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler, (225) 892-4352. Website; www.rsff.org.
    LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING; Tue, May 15, 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website; www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, May 17, 7 p.m., St Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.
    SPRING CATCH-N-EAT FLY FISHING TRIP; Fri-Sat, May 18-19, Louisiana marsh fly-fishing trip. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers, Baton Rouge. Registration required. Call Randy Leonpacher (225) 769-1895. Website; www.rsff.org.
    FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS; Tue, May 22, 6 p.m., White River Fly Shop, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Mon, May 28, 7 p.m., Meeting Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website; www.rsff.org.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING; Thu, May 31, 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina and Fuel, 7840 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329. Website; www.neworleansflyfishers.com.


    JUNE

    2017 HOBIE BASS OPEN KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT; Fri-Sun, June 1-3, Kentucky Dam Village State Park, Gilbertsville, KY. Catch-photo-release (CPR) for 3 longest bass each day, scored by total aggregate length. Entry fee $100. Winner joins Team USA at World Championship this fall. Website; www.hobiefishing.com.
    ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM; Tue, June 5, 6;30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-8957.
    PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING; Wed, June 6, 6;00 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly St, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website;pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
    KISATCHIE FLY FISHERS SUMMER WORKSHOP; Sat, June 9, 8;30 a.m. - 1;30 p.m., LDWF Woodworth Education Center, 665 Robinson Rd, Woodworth. Free admission. Pre-registration required as seats limited. Guest instructor; Brandon Bailes. Website; www.kisatchiefly.org.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM; Mon, June 11, 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler, (225) 892-4352. Website; www.rsff.org.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, June 14, 7 p.m., St Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.
    PONTCHARTRAIN FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, June 14, 6;30 p.m., Olde Towne Fly Shop, 3675 Ponchartrain Drive, Slidell. Call Tristan Daire (985) 630-3892.
    LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING; Tue, June 20, 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website; www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
    GRAND ISLE FLY FISHING WEEKEND; Fri-Sun, June 23-25, Grand Isle. Sponsored by south Louisiana and Mississippi fly-fishing clubs. Pre-registration required. Call Randy Leonpacher (225) 769-1895. Website; www.rsff.org.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Mon, June 25, 7 p.m., Orvis, 7601 Bluebonnet, Baton Rouge. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website; www.rsff.org.
    FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS; Tue, June 26, 6 p.m., White River Fly Shop, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING; Thu, June 28, 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina and Fuel, 7840 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329. Website; www.neworleansflyfishers.com.

    JULY

    ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM; Tue, July 3, 6;30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-8957.
    PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING; Wed, July 4, 6;00 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly St, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website;pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM; Mon, July 9, 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler, (225) 892-4352 or Web site; rsff.org.
    PONTCHARTRAIN FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, July 12, 6;30 p.m., Olde Towne Fly Shop, 3675 Ponchartrain Drive, Slidell. Call Tristan Daire (985) 630-3892.
    13th Annual CONTRABAND FLY FISHING EXPO; Fri-Sat, July 13-14, Isle of Capri Casino Hotel, 100 Westlake Dr, Westlake. Times; Fri. 12 noon - 4 p.m., Sat. 8;30 a.m.-4 p.m.. Fly fishing programs, tying demos, exhibitors, casting clinics, contests. Sponsored by Contraband Fly Casters. Website; www.contrabandflycasters.net.
    LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING; Tue, July 17, 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website; www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, July 19, 7 p.m., St Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.
    HIGHWAY 1 SLAMBOREE KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT; Sat, July 21, Topwater Marina, Leeville. Hosted by the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club. Open to public, entry fee $35. Artificial tackle only. Heaviest combination of slot red, speckled trout, flounder (12” or longer). Also Leopard Red. Minimum top 5 payout. Website; www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
    HIGHWAY 1 SLAMBOREE KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT; Sat, July 22, Leeville Public Launch, Leeville. Hosted by the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club. Open to public, entry fee $35. Artificial tackle only. Heaviest combination of slot red, speckled trout, flounder (12” or longer). Also Leopard Red. Minimum top 5 payout. Leopard Red winner gets kayak. Website; www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Mon, July 23, 7 p.m., Conference Room, Cabelas, Gonzales. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website; www.rsff.org.
    FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS; Tue, July 24, 6 p.m., White River Fly Shop, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING; Thu, July 26, 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina and Fuel, 7840 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329. Website; www.neworleansflyfishers.com.
    NLFF MASTERS SERIES SEMINAR; Sat, July 28, 9;00 a.m. - 4;00 p.m., Red River National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center, Bossier City. Hosted by North Louisiana Fly Fishers. Featured presenter; Kelly Galloup. Fee $40, includes lunch and refreshments. Pre-registration required. Website; www.northlaflyfishers.org.

    AUGUST

    ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM; Tue, Aug. 7, 6;30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-8957.
    PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING; Wed, Aug. 1, 6;00 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly St, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website;pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
    IFA KAYAK TOUR-LOUISIANA; Sun, Aug 5, Houma. $75 entry fee. Pre-registration online, onsite registration before Captain's meeting on Saturday, August 6 at 6 p.m.. Second of 2 series qualifying events for IFA-Kayak National Championship. Website; www.ifakayakfishingtour.com.
    PONTCHARTRAIN FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, Aug. 9, 6;30 p.m., Olde Towne Fly Shop, 3675 Ponchartrain Drive, Slidell. Call Tristan Daire (985) 630-3892.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM; Mon, Aug 13, 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler, (225) 892-4352 or Web site; rsff.org.
    LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING; Tue, Aug. 21, 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website; www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., St Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.
    FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS; Tue, Aug. 28, 6 p.m., White River Fly Shop, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Mon, Aug. 27, 7 p.m., Meeting Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website; www.rsff.org.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING; Thu, Aug. 30, 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina and Fuel, 7840 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329. Website; www.neworleansflyfishers.com.

    SEPTEMBER

    SPECK & REDFISH CUP KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT; Sat, Sept. 1. Fish anywhere in Louisiana waters. Weigh-in by 5 p.m. at Pack and Paddle in Lafayette. Entry fee $25. Heaviest combination of 2 slot reds and 2 speckled trout. Hosted by the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club. Website; www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
    ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM; Tue, Sept. 4, 6;30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-8957.
    PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING; Wed, Sept. 5, 6;00 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly St, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website;pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
    SPECK & REDFISH CUP KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT; Sat, Sept. 8. Fish anywhere in Louisiana waters. Weigh-in by 5 p.m. at Pack and Paddle in Lafayette. Entry fee $25. Heaviest combination of 2 slot reds and 2 speckled trout, optional flounder calcutta. Hosted by the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club. Website; www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM; Mon, Sept. 10, 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler, (225) 892-4352. Website; www.rsff.org.
    PONTCHARTRAIN FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, Sept 13, 6;30 p.m., Olde Towne Fly Shop, 3675 Ponchartrain Drive, Slidell. Call Tristan Daire (985) 630-3892.
    GULF COAST FLY FISHING FAIR; Fri-Sat, Sept. 14-15, Ocean Springs Civic Center, 3730 Bienville Blvd, Ocean Springs, MS. Show hours; 8;30 a.m. - 4;30 p.m.. Free admission. Some activities require fee. Programs, fly tying, casting clinics, exhibitors, youth and women's activities, FFI Casting Certification and more. Sponsored by Fly Fishers International - Gulf Coast Council. Website; www.gulfcoastfff.org.
    LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING; Tue, Sept. 18, 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website; www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., St Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.
    LA HUNTING AND FISHING DAY; Sat, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Waddill Outdoors Education Center, 4142 N. Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge. Also Minden, Woodworth, Monroe. Kids fishing, fly casting, fly tying, shooting, canoeing, archery, bird watching, game tagging, game cooking, conservation organizations, much more. Free admission. Presented by Louisiana Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries, various organizations and agencies. For more info, check website www.wlf.state.la.us.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Mon, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., Orvis, 7601 Bluebonnet, Baton Rouge. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website; www.rsff.org.
    FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS; Tue, Sept. 25, 6 p.m., White River Fly Shop, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING; Thu, Sept. 27, 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina and Fuel, 7840 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329. Website; www.neworleansflyfishers.com.
    LAKE CONCORDIA FLY FISHING TRIP; Fri-Sun, Sept. 28-30, fall fly fishing on Lake Concordia. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers, Baton Rouge. Registration required. Call Jack Lithgoe (225) 362-7901. Website; www.rsff.org.

    OCTOBER

    IFA KAYAK TOUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP; Date and Location TBA. Kayak anglers who fish two qualifying events automatically qualify for championship. Website; www.ifakayakfishingtour.com.
    ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM; Tue, Oct. 3, 6;30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-8957.
    PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING; Wed, Oct. 4, 6;00 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly St, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website;pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
    FALL-N-TIDE XIV KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT; Fri-Sat, Oct 5-6, Cypress Cove Marina, Venice. Hosted by the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. Open to the public. $60 entry fee includes Friday evening meal, post-tournament fish fry, t-shirt and captain's bag. Pre-registration required. Website; www.bckfc.org
    SOUTHERN FLY FISHING FAIR; Fri-Sat, Oct. 5-6, Vada Sheid Convention Center, Mountain Home, AR. Show hours; 8;30am - 4;30p.m.. Tickets $10 per day/ $5 under 18. Workshops and some activities extra. Programs, fly tying, casting clinics, exhibitors, youth and women's activities, FFI Casting Certification and more. Sponsored by Fly Fishers International - Southern Council. Website; www.ifffsoc.org
    10th Annual RIO GRANDE FLY FISHING RODEO; Sat, Oct. 6, New Orleans City Park. No cost. Registration required. Prizes for top 3 largest Rio Grande perch caught on fly. Sponsored by the New Orleans Fly Fishers club. Call John Engert (504) 861-9514.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM; Mon, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler, (225) 892-4352. Website; www.rsff.org.
    PONTCHARTRAIN FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, Oct. 11, 6;30 p.m., Olde Towne Fly Shop, 3675 Ponchartrain Drive, Slidell. Call Tristan Daire (985) 630-3892.
    CAJUN CASTAWAY KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT; Sat, Oct. 13, Lake Prien Park, Lake Charles. Hosted by the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club. Open to public, entry fee $25. Artificial tackle only. Roadrunner format; any public launch in Cameron or Calcasieu Parishes. Categories; heaviest slam (slot red, speckled trout, flounder). Website; www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
    LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING; Tue, Oct. 16, 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website; www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., St Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.
    FALL MARSH INVASION FLY FISHING TRIP; Fri-Sat, Oct. 19-20, Kisatchie Fly Fishers marsh fishing trip to Pointe-aux-Chenes. Registration required. Call Glen Cormier (318) 793-5855. Website; www.kisatchiefly.org.
    WILD THINGS; Sat, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, Hwy 434, Lacombe. Speakers, canoeing, live animals, demos on wildlife crafts, fly tying demos, youth wildlife art, much more. Free admission. Presented by Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges. For more info, call (985) 882-2000.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Mon, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Conference Room, Cabelas, Gonzales. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website; www.rsff.org.
    FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS; Tue, Oct. 24, 6 p.m., White River Fly Shop, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING; Thu, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina and Fuel, 7840 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329. Website; www.neworleansflyfishers.com.

    NOVEMBER

    SOUTHERN FLY FISHERS RENDEZVOUS; Fri-Sun, Nov. 2-4, North Toledo Bend State Park, Zwolle. Sponsored by the Federation of Fly Fishers Gulf Coast Council. Call Kyle Moppert (225) 343-0867. Website; www.gulfcoastfff.org.
    TURKEY TROUT THROWDOWN KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT; Sat, Nov. 3, Cypremont Point State Park. Open to public, entry fee $25, artificial lures only, shotgun launch. Heaviest stringer of 5 speckled trout, largest trout. Hosted by the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club. Website; www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
    ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM; Tue, Nov. 6, 6;30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-8957.
    PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING; Wed, Nov. 7, 6;00 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly St, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website;pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
    PONTCHARTRAIN FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, Nov. 8, 6;30 p.m., Olde Towne Fly Shop, 3675 Ponchartrain Drive, Slidell. Call Tristan Daire (985) 630-3892.
    FALL CATCH-AND-EAT FLY FISHING TRIP; Fri-Sat, Nov. 9-10, Red Stick Fly Fishers marsh fishing trip along Highway 1 corridor. Registration required. Call Randy Leonpacher (225) 769-1895. Website; www.rsff.org.

    TROUT CHALLENGE KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT; Sat, Nov. 10, Eddies Kayak Rentals, Pointe-aux-Chenes. Hosted by the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. Open to public, entry fee $25. Heaviest stringer of 10 speckled trout. Artificial lures only. For BCKFC members, points go towards Angler of the Year. Website; www.bckfc.org.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM; Mon, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler, (225) 892-4352. Website; www.rsff.org.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Thur, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., St Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.
    TURKEY TROUT THROWDOWN KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT; Sat, Nov. 18, 6;30 a.m. to 2;00 p.m., Cypremont Point State Park. Open to public, entry fee $25, artificial lures only, shotgun launch. Heaviest stringer of 5 speckled trout. Door prizes for non-winners. Hosted by the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club. Website; www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
    LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING; Tue, Nov. 21, 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website; www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Mon, Nov. 27, 7 p.m., Meeting Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website; www.rsff.org.
    NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING; Thu, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina and Fuel, 7840 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329. Website; www.neworleansflyfishers.com.

    DECEMBER

    ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM; Tue, Dec. 5, 6;30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-8957.
    PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING; Wed, Dec. 6, 6;00 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly St, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website;pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
    BCKFC CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT; Sat, Dec. 8, Location; TBA. Hosted by the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. Participants must be qualified by earning minimum number of BCKFC Angler-of-the-Year points. Website; www.bckfc.org.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM; Mon, Dec. 11, 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler, (225) 892-4352. Website; www.rsff.org.
    RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION; Mon, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Orvis, 7601 Bluebonnet, Baton Rouge. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website; www.rsff.org.
    LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING; Tue, Dec. 19, 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website; www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
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  2. #2
    Wow.....very comprehensive listing.
    Tee Chuck

    Catch them from the kayak. Catch them on the fly.

  3. #3
    Thanks for posting
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