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



EAST JEFF CHAPTER-CCA 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.


BAYOU CHAPTER-CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Civic Center, Houma. Tickets $60, $30 spouses, $25 youths, $480 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

University of Louisiana-Lafayette/Ducks Unlimited banquet: 6 p.m., Cajun Field (home side), Lafayette. Tickets $30 students, $50 nonstudents, $500 tables. Call Cole Placek (337) 322-9316 or Dave Suter (337) 316-2388.


ANNUAL SENIORS BASS TOURNAMENT: Postponed from April 17 to April 24 due to high water in the Lake Verret area: 5:30 a.m. check-in, registration, Paisano’s, La. 70, Belle River. Must be 55 or older. Fee $55 includes big-bass pot and lunch. Can fish Atchafalaya Basin & Verret Basin. Call Wayne Tucker (337) 254-1300.

FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, La. Express Landing, False River, Jarreau. Fee $30/boat plus launch fee. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.


BALCONES SONGBIRD FESTIVAL: Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, Texas. Guided birding & nature tours. Website: www.fws.gov/refuges.


THE CAMP FLY FISHING SCHOOL/BEGINNERS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., The Camp, Breaux Bridge. Fee $135 includes, lunch, handouts. Focus on casting mechanics and accuracy. FFF-certified instructors. Call Keith Richard (337)344-0908. Website: www.thecampflyfishingschool.com.

FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

FLY FISHING 101: 8-10 a.m., Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge. No fee. Lucas Bissett & Alex Beane on booking guide trips, demos & casting game. Call Alex Beane (225) 757-7286.


APRIL 26 — 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. Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email: SouthLAHighPower@hotmail.com.

APRIL 27 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Cabela’s, Gonzales. Website: www.rsff.org.

APRIL 27 — FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma. Call Stephen Robert (985) 850-0082.

APRIL 30 — NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.

APRIL 29 — ACADIANA CHAPTER-CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Boustany Center at Heymann Center, Lafayette. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

APRIL 30 — BATON ROUGE CHAPTER CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Parker Coliseum, LSU, Baton Rouge. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $650 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

MAY 1-2 — SKY HIGH FOR ST. JUDE SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT: 6 p.m. dinner/auction, May 1, Blackham Coliseum, Lafayette; 8 a.m., 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. shooting flights, May 2, GOL Shooting Complex, Lafayette. 4-shooter teams. Adult/$250 per shooter & Junior/$100 per shooter. Sponsorships available. Call Sky High (337) 889-3347. Website registration: www.SkyHighShoot.org.

MAY 1-2 — GULF COAST KAYAK ASSOCIATION SPRING TOURNAMENT: ShoreLine Park, South Gulf Breeze, Florida. Fee $50. Inshore, nearshore categories. Preregistration required. Website: www.gulfcoastkayakfishing.com.


MAY 2 — 7TH ANNUAL LAKESHORE LIONS CLAYS FOR CHILDREN: 8 a.m., Hunter’s Run Gun Club, Port Allen. 4-shooter teams. 100-target sporting clays. 12- & 20-gauge shells provided. Fee $125/adults, $100/under-14 youths (includes meals). Sponsorships available. Benefits Lions Physically Challenged Children’s Camp & Eye Foundation. Call Dan Delaville (225) 235-6578. Email: dondelaville@cox.net or email Bob Cook: baldeagle_37@cox.net.


TURKEY: Through April 19, Area B lands; through April 26. Area A lands. Closed on Area C lands.

SQUIRREL: May 2-24, private lands only and most state wildlife management areas. See Hunting Regulations pamphlet for WMAs open for special May 2-10 hunting. Closed on Kisatchie National Forest, Corps of Engineers lands and national wildlife refuges.


STATE RED SNAPPER SEASON: Open in state waters daily. Two-fish daily limit with 16-inch minimum size.


OPEN seasons: Greater amberjack & red grouper in state and federal waters.

CLOSED seasons: Gag grouper closure through July 1, 2015; gray triggerfish for 2015. Recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks in state waters closed April 1.

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