Aug. 17-18 - Ride the Bull III Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge, Bridgeside Marina on Grand Isle. Catch-weigh-release tournament sponsored by CCA and Calmwater Charters. $50 entry fee includes T-shirt, captain's bag and Friday night steak dinner and film festival. Fly Fish Division for heaviest red caught on fly. For details, go to www.calmwatercharters.net.
Aug. 25 - 8th Contraband Fly Fishing Expo, Moss Bluff United Methodist Church Hall, Moss Bluff, LA. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission. Programs, fly tying demos, casting lessons, food, refreshments and more. Sponsored by the Contraband Fly Casters. For info, go to www.contrabandflycasters.net.
Sept. 8 - 4th annual Rio Grande Fly Fishing Tournament, New Orleans City Park. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. No entry fee, but must be a member of a Louisiana fly fishing club. Pre-registration required. Prizes for three heaviest Rio Grande cichlids weighed in (one per angler). Sponsored by New Orleans Fly Fishers. For more info, go to www.warmfly.com.
All month - CCA STAR Tournament. Runs through Labor Day (Sept. 3). Fly Fishing East and West Divisions for heaviest speckled trout. Also, a consolation drawing at the end of the tournament for all eligible trout (14+ inches) weighed in the Fly Division. Go to www.ccastar.com for details.