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

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:


LA. CRAB TASK FORCE MEETING: 1 p.m., Room 201, UNO Advanced Technology Center, 2021 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans.

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.

LAKE BISTINEAU PUBLIC/INFORMATIONAL MEETING: 6:30 p.m., LDWF Region 1 Office, 9961 U.S. 80, Minden. Call Jeff Sibley, LDWF Biologist Manager (318) 371-3066. Email:


LA. SHRIMP TASK FORCE MEETING: 10 a.m., meeting room, Terrebonne Council, 8026 Main Street., Houma.


PONTCHARTRAIN FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 6:30 p.m., Olde Towne Fly Shop, 3675 Ponchartrain Drive, Slidell. Call Tristan Daire (985) 630-3892.

JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Age group bass tournaments for ages 7-10, 11-14 & 15-18 anglers. Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026.

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.


BREC BIOBLITZ: 6:30 p.m., Friday & 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturday, Frenchtown Conservation Area, 17819 Frenchtown Rd., Baton Rouge. Also 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Biodiversity Fair. Guided hikes for biological survey to record species in the area. Friday includes black-light session to identify insects. Website: Call Matthew Herron (225) 372-6405.


BUD LIGHT FISHING TRAIL/SOUTH LOUISIANA DIVISION: Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Entry fee $200. Optional $100 bonus-payout pot. Second in five-event series. Website:

ORVIS FLY FISHING 201: Noon-2 p.m. Orvis Shop, Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Registration required. Call Orvis Shop (225) 757-7286. Website:

LOUISIANA TRAPPERS & ALLIGATOR HUNTERS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Outdoor Education Facility, 661 Robinson Bridge Road, Woodworth. Call Ryan Schaefer (337) 417-0424. Email:


APRIL 16—Easter Sunday

APRIL 19—CCA EAST JEFFERSON CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200. Website:


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.