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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: www.rsff.org.
SAFE BOATING COURSE/U.S. POWER SQUADRON: 7 p.m., Munholland United Methodist Church, 1201 Metairie Road, Metairie. Complete course runs March 22, March 29 & April 5. Includes seamanship, equipment, navigation, emergencies & boating/licensing laws. No fee. $40 course book. State Boating Law certification course. Call Charley Heintz/New Orleans Power Squadron (504) 232-0063.
LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
CCA WESTBANK CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., NOLA Motorsports Park, 11075 Nicolle Boulevard, Avondale. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
CCA LIVINGSTON CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Forrest Grove Plantation, 8743 Stephenson Drive, Denham Springs. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
WEST BANK STRUTTERS/NWTF HUNTING HERITAGE BANQUET: 6 p.m., Community Center, 7510 La. 1-South, Addis. Tickets $50, $65 couples, $15 Jakes (youth), $275 sponsors. Call Rhyan Leblanc (225) 268-1775. Email: email@example.com.
37th annual LOUISIANA SPORTSMEN’S SHOW: Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Noon-7 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12. Website: www.sportsmenshow.com.
BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: St. John’s River, Palatka, Florida. First in 10-event series. Live weigh-in website: www.bassmaster.com
AROUND THE CORNER
MARCH 20 — 35th ANNUAL KIWANIS OF POINTE COUPEE OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, public landing, Morrison Parkway, False River, New Roads. Weigh-in 3 p.m. Pick-your-partner event. Fee $150/team ($175 tournament day). Benefits Kiwanis False River projects. Call Kenneth St. Romain (225) 718-1319.
MARCH 22 — FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 6 p.m., Conference Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
MARCH 24 — ABBEVILLE/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 5:30 p.m., Vietnamese Reception Hall, 1201 E. Lafayette Street, Abbeville. Tickets $65-$85. $600 tables. $300 sponsor. Call Brittney Reed (337) 412-4712 or Troy Dubois (337) 224-9718.
MARCH 24-26 — CABELA’S COLLEGIATE BASS TOURNAMENT: Lake Dardanelle, Russellville, Arkansas. Website: www.collegiatebasschampionship.com.
MARCH 27 — EASTER SUNDAY
TURKEY SPECIAL DAYS: Youth-only & physically challenge only, March 19-20, statewide, private lands only.
TURKEY: Area A lands, March 26-April 24; Area B lands, March 26-April 17; Area C lands, March 26-April 10.
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: www.sttammanyfishingpier.com.
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.