NEW ORLEANS BOAT SHOW: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
BASSMASTER CLASSIC: Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Website: www.bassmaster.com.
BAYOU LAFOURCHE CCA CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., The Moses Center, 1310 Cardinal Drive, Thibodaux. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
3RD-ANNUAL BECASSE CHAPTER/AMERICAN WOODCOCK SOCIETY SPORTSMEN’S HABITAT BANQUET: 6 p.m., Pat’s Fisherman’s Wharf, 1008 Henderson Levee Road, Henderson. Tickets $70, $105 couples, $35 17 & younger, $275-$2,500 sponsor levels. Live/silent auctions, door prizes. Proceeds enhance grouse and woodcock habitat. Call Shawn Trahan (337) 654-4559. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
3RD ANNUAL TRINITY OUTDOORS BASS CLASSIC: Doiron’s/Stephensville, Bayside/Pierre Part & Belle River Public Landing launch sites, 3 p.m. check-in/weigh-in Arena 7, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, St. Landry Road, Gonzales. Captain’s meeting, 6 p.m., March 10, St. James Boat Club, U.S. 61, Gramercy. Pick-your-partner. Fee $200 adult/child, $225 all others. $10,000 first-place guarantee, $1,000 big bass. Also Hooked Kids On Fishing Extravaganza, Clyde Caraway Revelation Car Show & “Uncle Boga” Jambalaya & Pastalya Cook-Off. Benefits children of veterans & disabled veterans, children without a parent. Call Jason Bland (337) 774-6533.
24th-ANNUAL RED STICK DAY: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Waddill Outdoors Education Center, 4142 N. Flannery Road, Baton Rouge. Free. Fly fishing, kayak fishing programs, tying & kayak demos, casting clinics, food. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers. Call Pete Sturgis (225) 335-4596. Website: www.rsff.org.
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. Email: email@example.com.
LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES-REDFISH: Venice Marina, Venice. First in seven-event series. Rules/registration website: www.lasaltwaterseries.com.
COSTA BASSMASTER HIGH SCHOOL CENTRAL OPEN: Toledo Bend. First of 3-event series. Other events: April 16, Lake Guntersville, Alabama; June 5, Clinton Lake, Illinois. Website: www.bassmaster.com
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MARCH 13 — Daylight Savings Time begins: 2 a.m.
MARCH 14 — 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.
MARCH 15 — SAFE BOATING COURSE/U.S. POWER SQUADRON: 7 p.m., Munholland United Methodist Church, 1201 Metairie Road, Metairie. Complete course runs March 22, March 29 & April 5. Includes seamanship, equipment, navigation, emergencies & boating/licensing laws. No fee. $40 course book. State Boating Law certification course. Call Charley Heintz/New Orleans Power Squadron (504) 232-0063.
MARCH 15 — LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
MARCH 16 — CCA WESTBANK CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., NOLA Motorsports Park, 11075 Nicolle Boulevard, Avondale. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
MARCH 17 — WEST BANK STRUTTERS/NWTF HUNTING HERITAGE BANQUET: 6 p.m., Community Center, 7510 La. 1-South, Addis. Tickets $50, $65 couples, $15 Jakes (youth), $275 sponsors. Call Rhyan Leblanc (225) 268-1775. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARCH 17 — CCA LIVINGSTON CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Forrest Grove Plantation, 8743 Stephenson Drive, Denham Springs. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
MARCH 17-20 — 37th-ANNUAL LOUISIANA SPORTSMENS SHOW: Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. 2-9 p.m. March 17-18; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. March 19; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 20. Tickets $8 adults, $5 youths. Website: www.sportsmenshow.com.
CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE/ALL ZONES: Through March 6, second split.
TURKEY SPECIAL DAYS: Youth-only & physically challenge only, March 19-20, statewide, private lands only.
TURKEY: Area A lands, March 26-April 24; Area B lands, March 26-April 17; Area C lands, March 26-April 10.
ST. TAMMANY PIER REOPENED: 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.