37th ANNUAL KIWANIS OPEN FISHING TOURNAMENT: 3 p.m. weigh-in, Morrison Parkway public launch, New Roads. Benefits Kiwanis charities.

LOUISIANA SPORTSMAN'S SHOW: Final day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Tickets $10 adults, free to kids. Website:


FALSE RIVER NIGHT BASS TOURNAMENT: 6-9 p.m., public launch, Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Same time every Tuesday through Sept. 26 with “classic” Sept. 27. Fee $40. Call Rodney Higginbothom (225) 240-0174.

LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website:


BASSMASTER CLASSIC: Lake Conroe, Texas. Daily weigh-ins, Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas & Classic Outdoor Expo, George Brown Convention Center, Houston. No admission fees.


70th ANNUAL NEW ORLEANS CITY PARK BIG BASS RODEO & FISHTIVAL/BOATS ON THE BAYOU TOURNAMENT: 6:30-11 a.m.. Registration opens at 6 a.m. Fee $10 13-and-over), $5 12-younger. Bass/reel-and-reel & fly rod, Junior, Kayak, Rio Grande Team fishing divisions. Boats on the Bayou is fishing from non-motorized craft. Includes Battle for the Bass for students in grades 7-12 with schools forming teams of up to five anglers for combined weight of two bass. Fishtival (9 a.n.-noon) includes casting contests, exhibits, fly tying, food, drinks. Website: Email Danica Williams:

MARSH MADNESS KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Coco Marina, Cocodrie. Sponsored by Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club. Open to public. Entry fee $30. Tackle exchange format. Minimum top 5 payout. Heaviest stringer of 2 slot reds. Website:


MARCH 26— SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. NRA 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual Civilian Marksmanship Program membership (allows purchases from CMP). Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email:

MARCH 27—RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, 7601 Bluebonnet, Baton Rouge. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website:

MARCH 28—FLY TYING AT BASS PRO: 6 p.m., Conference Room, Pro Bass Shops, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.


TURKEY: Area A lands, March 25-April 23; Area B lands, March 25-April 16; Area C lands, March 25-April 9. Youth & Physically Challenged hunters weekend, March 18-19. See 2016-2017 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet for area delineations.


OPEN SEASON: Recreational red snapper open in states waters. Greater amberjack state and federal waters.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational gag grouper in state & federal waters. Recreational gray triggerfish closed in state and federal waters throughout 2017.

COMMERCIAL BAIT MENHADEN SEASON: Opens March 15 in state waters.

FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in all state inside waters. Remains open in Breton and Chandeleur sounds.