LOUISIANA OYSTER TASK FORCE MEETING: 1 p.m., Suite 210, 2021 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans.

CCA BATON ROUGE CHAPTER FISHING SEMINAR: 6 p.m., Mockler Beverage, 11811 Reiger Rd., Baton Rouge. Speakers Tommy Pellegrin, Craig Matherne, Owen Langridge & CCA’s David Cresson. $5 donation includes raffles/door prizes. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.

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

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


CCA EAST JEFFERSON CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200. Website: www.ccalouisiana.com.


NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Rd., Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.


LAKE CONCORDIA FLY FISHING TRIP: spring fly fishing trip. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers, Baton Rouge. Registration required. Call Thad McDonald (225) 362-7901. Website: www.rsff.org.


APRIL 23— 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: SouthLAHighPower@hotmail.com.

APRIL 24—RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Conference Room, Cabela's, Gonzales. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website: www.rsff.org.

APRIL 25—CCA ACADIANA CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Frem Boustany Convention Center, 1734 South College Rd., Lafayette. Tickets $65, $500 tables. Live/silent auctions, raffles. Call Corry Landry (337) 380-4778.

APRIL 25—FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 6 p.m., White River Fly Shop, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

APRIL 27—BATON ROUGE DUCKS UNLIMITED SPONSORS’ BANQUET: 5:30-9:30 p.m., Pennington Biomedical Conference Center, Baton Rouge. Call Scott Singletary (225) 235-7085. Ticket website: www.brdusponsor.org.

APRIL 27—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina & Fuel, 7840 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329.

APRIL 28-29—PADDLEPALOOZA XIV KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club event. Open to public. Fee $50 includes Friday meal, post-tournament fish fry & captain's bag. Preregistration required. Website: www.bckfc.org.

APRIL 29—FAMILY FISH FEST: 6:30 a.m.-noon, Calcasieu Point Landing, Lake Charles. Little Angler (8 and under), Junior Angler (ages 9-15) and Adult Angler (16 and older) divisions for shore & boat anglers. Must supply own tackle/bait. First 100 youths get fishing “goody” bag. Preregistration website: www.wlf.louisiana.gov/family-fish-fest.

APRIL 29—WILDLIFE FIELD DAY/QUALITY DEER MANAGEMENT: 7:30 a.m., Bob R. Jones-Idlewild Research Station, 4419 Idlewild Road, Clinton. Quality Deer Management Association event. Seminars on QDMA primer, Browse Survey, Butchering, Taxidermy, Predator Control & Feral Hogs. Lunch provided. Call Glen Gentry, LSU Ag Center/Idlewild (225) 683-5848.


OPEN SEASON: Recreational red snapper open in state waters.

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


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

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