RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler (225) 892-4352. Website:


LOUISIANA SPORTSMANS SHOW: Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Show times: Noon-7 p.m. March 16-17; 9 a.m.-7 p.m., March 18; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., March 19. Tickets $20/4-day; daily, $10 adults, $5 kids ($15, $8 & $4 online tickets), no fee for kids March 19. Website:


FISHERS OF MEN/SOUTH LOUISIANA CIRCUIT: Lake Verret Basin, Bayside Tackle, Pierre Part. Pick-your-partner circuit. $40 annual membership, Tournament fee $150/team. Must be B.A.S.S. member. Call Bridget Michel (985) 519-6321.

LOUISIANA CONSERVATION AWARD BANQUET: 6 p.m., Boudreaux’s, Government Street, Baton Rouge. Tickets $50. Honors 2016 Governor’s Award for conservation in seven categories. Sponsored by Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Call Rebecca Triche (225) 362-9007. Email: Website:


MARCH 19—37th-ANNUAL KIWANIS OPEN FISHING TOURNAMENT: Morrison Parkway public launch, New Roads. Pick-your-partner event. Entry fee $150 ($175 tournament day). Benefits Kiwanis charities. Call Kenneth St. Romain (225) 718-1319.

MARCH 21—LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website:


GEESE/CONSERVATION ORDER: Through March 12, statewide.

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 opens 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.