PRO BASS CHALLENGE: Final day, 4 p.m. weigh-ins, Albertson’s Jones Creek Road at Coursey Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Benefits Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank & Blue Star Mothers.


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


PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Beach House Grill, 124 Girod St., Mandeville. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331.


LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

Metro New Orleans CCA Spring Fishing Seminar: 5:30 p.m., Bent Marine, 8001 Airline Drive, Metairie (enter from Airline Drive entrance). $5 donation, no fee for women’s children, includes supper. Prospective speakers: Sam Barbera, Mike Gallo, “Ahab” Broadus, CT Williams, Dudley Vandenborre, Peace Marvel, Greg Schlumbrecht.


FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: Opening night, 7 p.m.-midnight, La. Express Landing, False River (south end), Jarreau. Fee $30/boat plus launch fee (maximum 2 anglers). Weekly Friday night event through Sept. 11. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.


PALO ALTO MID-RANGE MATCHES: 7-8 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. firing line, Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. Four 600-yard, F-Class/Prone matches. Monthly event. Fee $15/adults, $5/under 21. Open to ages 14-older. Call Rick Stewart (225) 301-1615 (5-8 p.m.). Website:

Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society Spring Meeting & Tours: 8 a.m., tour of Duralde Restored Prairie, off La. 374 between Eunice and Mamou & 10 a.m., Eunice Restored Prairies, north of U.S. 190, east of La 13. Noon lunch and Preservation Society meeting, Rocky’s Restaurant, 1415 East Laurel Avenue, Eunice. Call Charles Allen (337) 328-2252. Email:



APRIL 7 — ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais (337) 354-8957.

APRIL 9 — 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 11 — TRINITY OUTDOORS BASS CLASSIC & COOKING CONTEST: Weigh-in Cabela’s, Gonzales. Anglers meeting April 9, St. James Boat Club, Gramercy. Pick-your-partner event. Call Jason Bland (225) 715-9581. Website:

APRIL 17 — ANNUAL SENIORS BASS TOURNAMENT: 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.


TURKEY: Through April 12, Area C lands; through April 19, Area B lands; through April 26. Area A lands. See Louisiana Hunting Regulations 2014-2015 for wildlife management areas open for turkey hunts.

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 for seven-day-a-week season until further Department of Wildlife & Fisheries notice. Two-fish daily limit with 16-inch minimum size.

FEDERAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Closed in federal waters.

OPEN seasons: Greater amberjack & red grouper in state and federal waters. Recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks in state waters through 12:01 a.m. Wednesday (April 1).

CLOSED seasons: Gag grouper closure through July 1, 2015; gray triggerfish for 2015.

FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in most state inshore and offshore waters. See Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website ( for remaining open waters.