JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS-DENHAM SPRINGS BASS MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026.
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.
SMALLBORE/.22 RIMFIRE MATCH: 10 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 120 shots for record at 50 & 100 yards in F-Class Prone (any sight, any rifle, any support), Bench Rest & Conventional Prone. Fees $10 adults, $5 juniors. Monthly event. Call Richard Bordelon (225) 753-7675. Email: email@example.com.
ORVIS FLY TYING 101: 2-4 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. No Fee. Hands-on clinic covering basics of fly tying. Materials, tools provided. Registration required. Call Alex Beane (225) 757-7286.
BASSMASTERS HIGH SCHOOL OPEN: Lake Martin, Alabama. First in two-tournament series. Second date March 14, Toledo Bend, Many. Website: www.bassmaster.com.
13th ANNUAL LITTLE MO FLY FISHING FEST: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Community Hall, Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Top fly fishers & tiers from the Ark.-La.-Texas region. Call Jeff Guerin (985) 531-6312. Website: www.littlemissouriflyfishing.com.
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES FEE-FREE DAYS: Feb. 14-16, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-managed refuges. Fee waiver does not cover concessionaire/license fees.
AROUND THE CORNER
FEB. 19-22 — WHOOPING CRANE FESTIVAL: Port Aransas, Texas. Field trips. Website: www.fws.gov/refuges.
feb. 20-22 — GEICO BASSMASTER CLASSIC: Lake Hartwell, Greenville, South Carolina. Daily afternoon weigh-ins on Bassmaster website: www.bassmaster.com.
FEB. 21 — 4TH annual Multiple Sclerosis Open Team Bass Tournament: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. “trailer” tournament. Weigh-in St. James Boat Club, Airline Highway, Gramercy. $150/boat & optional $20 big-bass kitty. Morning check-in Bayside Tackle, Pierre Part; Doiron’s, Stephensville; Public Landing, Belle River. Benefits Louisiana Chapter, MS Society. Call Jeff Bourgeois (225) 715-1198 or Billy Jordan (225) 806-3719. Website: www.theriverparishateam.com.
FEB. 21 — ABOUT BOATING SAFETY COURSE: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cabela’s Gonzales. Coast Guard/Flotilla 4-10. Complies with state mandatory boating education regulation. Fee $25. Call Daniel Sonnier (225) 938-3374.
FEB. 21 — LOUISIANA B.A.S.S. HIGH SCHOOL QUALIFIER: Lake Charles. First in two-tournament qualifying event for state championship. Other date March 28, Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026 or Eugene Hoover (225) 206-0750.
FEB. 21 — FLY FISHING 101 CLINIC: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Waddill Outdoors Education Center, 4142 North Flannery Road, Baton Rouge. Open to public. Fee $25/family includes membership in Red Stick Fly Fishers. Preregistration advised. Hands-on instruction in casting, leaders, knots, fly tying. Food, refreshments provided. Call Dugan Sabins (225) 766-4060. Website: www.rsff.org.
FEB. 21 — ORVIS FLY FISHING 201: 10 a.m.-noon. On the water instruction in fly casting, tactics, and techniques. Location TBA. Registration required. Call Alex Beane (225) 757-7286.
FEB. 22 — SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 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.
SNIPE: Coastal, East & West Zones, through Feb. 27.
SQUIRRELS/RABBITS/QUAIL: Through Feb. 28, statewide, private lands.
GEESE/CONSERVATION ORDER/STATEWIDE: Through March 1. Take limited to blue, snow & Ross’ geese. Hours extended to one-half hour after sunset. Electronic calls, unplugged shotguns allowed. No daily nor possession limits.
STATE/FEDERAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Closed in state & federal waters.
OPEN seasons: Greater amberjack (30-inch fork length minimum), gray triggerfish (14-inch fork length minimum, 2 per day) & red grouper (20-inch total length minimum, 4-per-day) open in state and federal waters. Recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks in state waters through 12:01 a.m. April 1.
CLOSED seasons: Gag grouper closure through July 1, 2015; federal managers announced closed season on gray triggerfish will begin at 12:01 a.m. Feb. 7.
FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in most state inshore and offshore waters. See Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website (www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/shrimp-seasons) for remaining open waters.