NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.


OPENING NIGHT/FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, La. Express Landing, False River (south end), Jarreau. Fee $30/boat plus launch fee (maximum 2 anglers). 5 bass limit/14 inches minimum size. Weekly event through Sept. 16. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.


BECOMING AN OUTDOORS WOMAN: Camp Grant Walker, Pollack. Department of Wildlife & Fisheries’ women-only event. Sessions in 20 outdoors activities. Limited to 125 women 18-and-older. Fee $200. Scholarships available. Call Dana Norsworthy (318) 345-3912.


69th ANNUAL NEW ORLEANS CITY PARK RODEO & FISHTIVAL/HIGH SCHOOL BATTLE FOR THE BASS: 6:30-11 a.m.. Registration opens at 6 a.m. Fee $10 13-and-over), $5 12-younger. Bass/reel-and-reel & fly rod, Junior, Kayak, Rio Grande Team fishing divisions. Casting contests, exhibits, fly tying, food, drinks. Call Kaye Florane (504)483-9415. Website: Call Danica Williams/Battle for the Bass (504) 628-7282.

LAFAYETTE/DUCKS UNLIMITED SPORTING CLAY SHOOT: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Wilderness Gun Club, 7 Teurlings Drive, Lafayette. $500 teams. Call John Hoss (337) 552-7312 or Ted Schoeffler (337) 962-3995.

FIRST SATURDAY TRAP SHOOTS: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Gun Club, McComb, Mississippi. Weather permitting. Shot size 71/2 or smaller, max 11?8 ounces. 25 single birds or 12 pairs. Fee $5/round. Events set first Saturday monthly. Call Doug Bowser (601) 341-8797.


COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION & RESTORATION ACT TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING: 9:30 a.m., District Assembly Room, Army Corps of Engineers, 7400 Leake Avenue, New Orleans. Call Brad Inman (504) 862-2124.

DUCKS UNLIMITED/TIGER CHAPTER CRAWFISH BOIL: 6 p.m., 4-H Mini Farm, AgCenter Drive, LSU, Baton Rouge. Call Luke Laborde (225) 281-0711/email: or Clint Pace (409) 673-4826/email:

ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-897.


CCA EAST JEFF CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Avenue, Metairie. Tickets $75, $40 spouses, $25 youths, $750 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Beach House Grill, 124 Girod St., Mandeville. Call Corey Tohme, (985) 624-9331.


APRIL 7 — LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

APRIL 7 — cca Bayou CHAPTER Banquet: 5:30 p.m., Civic Center, Houma. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

APRIL 7-10 — BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Winyah Bay, Georgetown, South Carolina. Second in 10-event series. Live weigh-ins website:

APRIL 8 — ANNUAL SENIORS BASS TOURNAMENT: Registration opens 5 a.m., Paisano’s, La. 70, Belle River. Must be 55 or older. Single or pick-your-partner. 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.

APRIL 9 — LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES-REDFISH: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle, First in six-event series. Rules/registration website:

APRIL 9 — CABELA’S KINBG KAT CATFISH TOURNAMENT: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. & 4 p.m. weigh-in line deadline, Jesse Fontenot Memorial Boat Landing, 700 River Road, Berwick. Late registration 5-7 p.m., April 8, Holiday Inn, Roderick Street, Morgan City with 7 p.m. captain’s meeting. Annual trail membership $25 plus tournament fee. 5-fish limit, live release. Call King Kat (502) 384-5924. Registration website:

APRIL 9 — CABELA’S KINGKAT KIDS FISHING RODEO: Free for ages 12 and younger, 8 a.m,. registration, 9-11 a.m. fishing contest, Lake End Park, 2300 La. 70, Morgan City. Must supplyrods, reels & bait, and must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Prizes in 7-younger & 8-12 age groups. All participants eligible one of six $1,000 Outdoor Promotions scholarships to be awarded in October.

APRIL 9 — FLY TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales. No fee. Basics of tying fresh and saltwater flies for bream, bass, redfish, speckled trout, and jigs for sac-a-lait. Call Darrell Crawford (225) 644-7989. Email:

APRIL 9 — CADDO CONCLAVE VII: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Caddo Lake State Park, Karnack, Texas. Fee $10, no fee 15-under. Fly fishing programs, demos, casting, vendors. Lunch included. Sponsored by North Louisiana & East Texas Fly Fishers. Website:

APRIL 10 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler, (225) 892-4352. Website:


TURKEY: Area C lands through April 10; Area B lands through April 17; Area A lands through April 24.


ST. TAMMANY PIER OPENED: 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays. Fee $3/12-older, $1 sightseers. $1 Wednesdays for seniors & active/retired military, $1 Sundays for grandparents. 54001 E. Howze Beach Road near Slidell. Call (985) 649-1922. Website:

OPEN SEASONS: Recreational red snapper in state waters out to nine miles; recreational greater amberjack, gray triggerfish & red grouper seasons until further notice. Notes: Greater amberjack minimum-size limit increased to 34 inches (fork length) & red grouper closure through March 31 in waters deeper than 20 fathoms.


FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in all state inside waters and state outside waters to a distance of 3 nautical miles. Exceptions: Open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds, state outside waters east of Caillou Boca and west of Freshwater Bayou Canal, and fishery jurisdiction waters claimed by Louisiana beyond the three nautical mile closure zone.