LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 1:30 p.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.


ANNUAL SENIORS BASS TOURNAMENT: Registration opens 6 a.m., Paizano’s, La. 70, Belle River. Must be 55 or older. Single or pick your partner. 3-bass limit. Fee $55/fisherman includes big-bass pot. Weigh-in deadline noon, Belle River Public Landing levee. Restricted to fishing north of U.S. 90. Call Wayne Tucker (337) 254-1300 or Dub Noel (225) 939-5483.


REDFISH RUMBLE KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight. Fish anywhere in St. Bernard Parish. Open to public. Fee $25. Heaviest stringer of 3 slot reds plus 3 bass or trout for 6-fish total. Sponsored by Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. A BCKFC members Angler of the Year points event. Website:

CAJUN PRAIRIE SPRING MEETING & TOURS: 8 a.m. tour of Duralde Restored Prairie. 10 a.m. tour Eunice restored site. Noon, lunch & Cajun Prairie Society meeting, Rocky’s Restaurant, 1415 East Laurel Avenue, Eunice. Matt Herron featured speaker. Includes plant/seed auction. Email Charles Allen: Website:

ORVIS FLY FISHING 201: 8-10 a.m. Registration required. Also noon-2 p.m., April 15. Call Orvis Shop (225) 757-7286. Website:

FLY FISHING 101 CLINIC: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Booker-Fowler Hatchery, 10 Joan Stokes Road, Forest Hill. Open to public. No fee. Preregistration requested. Hands-on instruction in casting, leaders, and knots. Refreshments provided. Sponsored by Kisatchie Fly Fishers. Call Glen Cormier (318) 793-5855. Website:


LOUISIANA ARTIFICIAL REEF COUNCIL MEETING: 8 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler (225) 892-4352. Website:


FALSE RIVER NIGHT BASS TOURNAMENT: 6-9 p.m., public launch, Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Same time every Tuesday through Sept. 26 “classic.” Fee $40. Call Rodney Higginbothom (225) 240-0174.

LAKE BISTINEAU PUBLIC/INFORMATIONAL MEETING: 6:30 p.m., LDWF Region 1 Office, 9961 U.S. 80, Minden. Call Jeff Sibley, LDWF Biologist Manager (318) 371-3066. Email:


APRIL 13—PONTCHARTRAIN FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 6:30 p.m., Olde Towne Fly Shop, 3675 Ponchartrain Drive, Slidell. Call Tristan Daire (985) 630-3892.

APRIL 13—JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Age group bass tournaments for ages 7-10, 11-14 & 15-18 anglers. Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026.

APRIL 13—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.

APRIL 14-15—BREC BIOBLITZ: 6:30 p.m., April 14 & 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m., April 15, Frenchtown Conservation Area, 17819 Frenchtown Rd., Baton Rouge. Also 11 a.m.-3 p.m., April 15, Biodiversity Fair. Guided hikes for biological survey to record species in the area. April 14 includes black-light session to identify insects. Website: Call Matthew Herron (225) 372-6405.

APRIL 15—BUD LIGHT FISHING TRAIL/SOUTH LOUISIANA DIVISION: Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. Entry fee $200. Optional $100 bonus-payout pot. Second in five-event series. Website:

APRIL 16—Easter Sunday

APRIL 19—CCA EAST JEFFERSON CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200. Website:

APRIL 18—LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 East Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website:


OPEN SEASON: Recreational red snapper open in state waters.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational amberjack, gag grouper in state & federal waters. Amberjack & gray triggerfish closed throughout 2017.


FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in all state inside waters. Remains open in Breton and Chandeleur sounds.