PONTCHARTRAIN FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 6:30 p.m., Olde Towne Fly Shop, 3675 Ponchartrain Dr., 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 and 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 AND ALLIGATOR HUNTERS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Outdoor Education Facility, 661 Robinson Bridge Rd., Woodworth. Call Ryan Schaefer (337) 417-0424. Email:


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.

CCA BATON ROUGE CHAPTER FISHING SEMINAR: 6 p.m., Mockler Beverage, 11811 Reiger Road, Baton Rouge. Speakers Tommy Pellegrin, Craig Matherne, Owen Langridge and CCA’s David Cresson. Donation of $5 includes raffles/door prizes. Cal Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.

LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 East Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website:


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


APRIL 20 — 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.

APRIL 21-22 — 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:

APRIL 23 — SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Road, 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:

APRIL 24 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., conference room, Cabela's, Gonzales. Call Sydney Dobson (225) 892-1613. Website:

APRIL 25 — FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 6 p.m., White River Fly Shop, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.


OPEN SEASON: Recreational red snapper open in state waters.

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


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