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 two slot reds. Website:

GUIDED CANOE TOUR: 2-4 p.m., Chicot State Park, Ville Platte. Site naturalist-guided tour on 2,000-acre cypress-tupelo gun lake. Canoeing experience recommended. Space limited. Owner canoes/kayaks welcomed. Registration required. Park fee $3. Call (888) 677-6100.


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:


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

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


MARCH 30—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina & Fuel, 7840 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329.

MARCH 31-APRIL 1—5TH ANNUAL CCA SPORTING CLAYS CLASSIC: Covey Rise Lodge, Husser. Chef John Folse Field-to-Table supper March 31. Four-shooter teams for Lewis Classic scoring system on sporting clays course April 1. Silencerco demonstration. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200/(225) 788-2778.

MARCH 31-APRIL 2—BECOMING AN OUTDOORS WOMAN: Camp Grant Walker, Pollack. Sponsored by state Wildlife & Fisheries. Women-only weekend of instruction in 20 outdoors activities. Registration limited to 125 women 18 and older. Fee $200. Scholarships available. Call Dana Norsworthy (318) 345-3912. Website:

APRIL 1—31st Annual ACADIANA FLY FISHERS CONCLAVE: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 518 Roselawn Boulevard, Lafayette. No fee. Programs, tying demos, exhibitors, casting clinics, food, refreshments. Sponsored by Acadiana Fly Rodders. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957. Website:

APRIL 1—4TH ANNUAL CRAPPIE FEST: 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Lake Fork Trophy Lures, Lake Fork, Texas. Fee $50, no fee for 17-&-under. Open to public. Individual competition for largest crappie caught from boat, kayak or bank. Hosted by Crappie Anglers of Texas. Website:

APRIL 4—ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957.

APRIL 5—PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly Street, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website:


TURKEY: Area A lands, March 25-April 23; Area B lands, March 25-April 16; Area C lands, March 25-April 9. See 2016-2017 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet for area delineations.


OPEN SEASON: Recreational red snapper open in states waters.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational gag grouper in state & federal waters. Recreational gray triggerfish closed in state and federal waters throughout 2017. Note: Effective 12:01 a.m. March 24 (Friday) recreational amberjack season through 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.