BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Final day, Winyah Bay, Georgetown, South Carolina. Live weigh-in website: www.bassmaster.com
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.
CCA Tri-Parish CHAPTER Banquet: 5:30 p.m. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call Tony Berrigan (225) 952-9200. Email: email@example.com.
CCA Plaquemines CHAPTER Banquet: 5:30 p.m., Belle Chasse Auditorium, 8398 La. 23, Belle Chasse. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call Leigh Isaacson (225) 952-9200. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
CCA Louisiana Sporting Clays Event: Covey Rise Lodge, Husser. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.
FLY FISHING 101 CLINIC: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Booker-Fowler Hatchery, 10 Joan Stokes Road, Forest Hill. No fee, open to public. Preregistration advised. Hands-on casting, leaders, and knots. Refreshments provided. Sponsored by Kisatchie Fly Fishers. Call Glen Cormier (318) 793-5855. Website: www.kisatchiefly.org.
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APRIL 17 — TIGER ISLAND BASS CLUB FISHING TOURNAMENT: 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Big John’s Galveztown Landing & Storage, 43002 La. 42, Prairieville. Team fee $50. Payout 1 place per 5 boats. Optional membership $25. Call Michael Blanchard (225) 938-3187.
APRIL 19 — 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.
APRIL 19 — LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
APRIL 20 — 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.
APRIL 20-22 — 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.
APRIL 21 — 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.
APRIL 21-24 — BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Bull Shoals/Norfork, Mountain Home, Arkansas. Third in 10-event series. Website: www.bassmaster.com
APRIL 22-23 — 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.
APRIL 22-24 — 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.
APRIL 23 — 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.
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.
TURKEY: Area C lands through April 10; Area B lands through April 17; Area A lands through April 24.
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.