THURSDAY

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

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

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 or (225) 788-2778.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

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: www.wlf.louisiana.gov.

SATURDAY

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: www.laflyfish.com.

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: www.crappieanglersoftexas.com.

TUESDAY

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.

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

WEDNESDAY

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

AROUND THE CORNER

APRIL 7—ANNUAL SENIORS BASS TOURNAMENT: Registration opens 6 a.m., Paizano’s, La. 70, Belle River. Must be 55 or older. Single or pick-your-partner. 3-bass limit. Fee $55/fisherman includes big-bass pot. Weigh-in deadline noon, Belle River Public Landing levee. Restricted to fishing north of U.S. 90. Call Wayne Tucker (337) 254-1300 or Dub Noel (225) 939-5483.

APRIL 8—REDFISH RUMBLE KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight. Fish anywhere in St. Bernard Parish. Open to public. Fee $25. Heaviest stringer of 3 slot reds plus 3 bass or trout for 6-fish total. Sponsored by Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. A BCKFC members Angler of the Year points event. Website: www.bckfc.org.

APRIL 8—CAJUN PRAIRIE SPRING MEETING & TOURS: 8 a.m. tour of Duralde Restored Prairie. 10 a.m. tour Eunice restored site. Noon, lunch & Cajun Prairie Society meeting, Rocky’s Restaurant, 1415 East Laurel Avenue, Eunice. Matt Herron featured speaker. Includes plant/seed auction. Email Charles Allen: native@camtel.net. Website: www.cajunprairie.org.

APRIL 8—FLY FISHING 101 CLINIC: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Booker-Fowler Hatchery, 10 Joan Stokes Road, Forest Hill. Open to public. No fee. Preregistration requested. Hands-on instruction in casting, leaders, and knots. Refreshments provided. Sponsored by Kisatchie Fly Fishers. Call Glen Cormier (318) 793-5855. Website: www.kisatchiefly.org.

APRIL 10—LOUISIANA ARTIFICIAL REEF COUNCIL MEETING: 8 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

APRIL 10—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: www.rsff.org.

FISHING/SHRIMPING

OPEN SEASON: Recreational red snapper open in states waters.

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

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

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

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