THURSDAY

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.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

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.

SATURDAY

BOATING EDUCATION LAGNIAPPE DAY: 8 a.m., eight locations around state, Gonzales, Madisonville, Akers & Galliano in south Louisiana. Day-long course for state boating certification requirement. No fee. Food, drinks provided. Preregistration requested. Website: www.wlf.louisiana.gov/boating/courses.

SUNDAY

SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Rd., 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.

MONDAY

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

TUESDAY

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.

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.

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

AROUND THE CORNER

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 Drive, 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 28-29—LOUISIANA HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIOR BASSMASTER STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026.

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 Rd., 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.

APRIL 30—IFA KAYAK TOUR-LOUISIANA: Hopedale. Fee $75. Preregistration online/onsite registration before 6 p.m., April 29 captain's meeting. First of two state qualifiers for nationals. Website: www.ifakayakfishingtour.com.

MAY 2—ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957.

MAY 3—PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly St., Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website:pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.

FISHING/SHRIMPING

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.

COMMERCIAL BAIT MENHADEN SEASON: Open in state waters.

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

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