TIGER ISLAND BASS CLUB FISHING TOURNAMENT: 3 p.m., Big John’s Galveztown Landing & Storage, 43002 La. 42, Prairieville.
CCA Acadiana CHAPTER Banquet: 5:30 p.m., Frem F. Boustany Center, Lafayette. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
SAFARI CLUB-SOUTH LOUISIANA MEETING: 6 p.m., N’tini’s Restaurant, 2891 U.S. 190, Mandeville. Call Linda Callais (985) 381-1973. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOUISIANA SHRIMP TASK FORCE MEETING: 10 a.m., Terrebonne Council meeting room, 8026 Main Street, Houma.
CCA Baton Rouge CHAPTER Banquet: 5:30 p.m., River Center, 275 S. River Road, Baton Rouge. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $650 tables. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.
BASS NATION CENTRAL DIVISIONAL: Lake Guntersville, Alabama. 20-angler boater/nonboater state teams from 19 states, including Louisiana. Top boater/nonboater from each state qualify for nationals. Website: www.bassmaster.com.
CCA Northshore CHAPTER Banquet: 6 p.m., Castine Center, 63350 Pelican Boulevard, Mandeville. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Bull Shoals/Norfork, Mountain Home, Arkansas. Third in 10-event series. Website: www.bassmaster.com
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.
PADDLEPALOOZA XIII KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Topwater Marina, Leeville. Sponsored by the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. Open to the public. Fee $50 includes Friday meal & post-tournament fish fry. Preregistration required. Website: www.bckfc.org.
LAKE CONCORDIA FLY FISHING TRIP: Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers, Baton Rouge. Registration required. Call Jack Lithgoe (225) 362-7901. Website: www.rsff.org.
THE CAMP FLY FISHING SCHOOL/BEGINNERS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., The Camp, Breaux Bridge. Fee $150 includes instruction, lunch, refreshments, handouts. Focus on casting mechanics, accuracy. FFF Certified instructors. Call Keith Richard (337) 344-0908. Website: www.thecampflyfishingschool.com.
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APRIL 24 — SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9400 St. Landry Rd. 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 25 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Conference Room, Cabelas, Gonzales. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website: www.rsff.org.
APRIL 25 — FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Boulevard, Houma. Call Stephen Robert, (985) 850-0082. Website: finaddictflyfishers.blogspot.com.
APRIL 26 — FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 6 p.m., Conference Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
APRIL 28 — RICHARD LIPSEY TRIBUTE & SPONSOR BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Perkins Road, Baton Rouge. Benefits waterfowl projects in Cameron Parish. Call Scott Singletary (225) 235-7085 or Zac Brown (225) 573-4030. Website: www.ducks.org/louisiana
APRIL 28 — NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.
APRIL 29-30 — 11th-ANNUAL GULF COAST KAYAK FISHING SPRING TOURNAMENT: ShoreLine Park, South Gulf Breeze, Florida. Public event. Fee $50 includes captains meeting. Inshore, nearshore categories. Preregistration required. Website: www.gulfcoastkayakfishing.com.
APRIL 30 — 7TH ANNUAL ARBOR DAY AT BURDEN: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge. Plant a tree to reforest Hurricane Gustav-ravaged Burden Woods, scavenger hunt, children’s tree climb & hayrides. Admission $5-$1010 adults. No fee ages 3 and younger. Call. (225) 763-3990.
MAY 7 — 4TH ANNUAL MORGAN CITY FISHING RODEO: 6 a.m.-4 p.m., Civic Center, Patterson. Redfish, Speckled Trout, Bass & Catfish Derby divisions. Fees $500-$2,500 sponsorships per team. Benefits Nicholls State University’s Petroleum Engineering Technology Program. Call Spring Aucoin (985) 385-1913. Registration website: www.mcofr.com.
MAY 13-14 — 10TH ANNUAL ITALIAN-AMERICAN FISHING RODEO: Breton Sound Marina, Hopedale. Fee $40, no fee 15-and-younger, $20 non-fishing participant. Includes shirt, hat, food, drink. Adult Division for bull redfish, redfish less than 27 inches, speckled trout, flounder, sheepshead, drum & bass; Children Division for redfish less than 27 inches, speckled trout, sheepshead, drum & redfish with most spots. Benefits Children’s Hospital. Sponsorships available. Online registration & info: www.ItalianAmericanFishingRodeo.com. Call Allen Catoire (504) 388-5625 or Robbie Rabb (504) 957-4403.
TURKEY: Area B lands through April 17; Area A lands through April 24. Closed on Area C lands.
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.