LOUISIANA SPORTSMAN'S SHOW: Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Show times: Noon-7 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $20/4-day; daily, $10 adults, $5 kids ($15, $8 & $4 online tickets), no fee for kids Sunday. Website:


FISHERS OF MEN/SOUTH LOUISIANA CIRCUIT: Lake Verret Basin, Bayside Tackle, Pierre Part. Pick-your-partner circuit. $40 annual membership, Tournament fee $150/team. Must be B.A.S.S. member. Call Bridget Michel (985) 519-6321.

LOUISIANA CONSERVATION AWARD BANQUET: 6 p.m., Boudreaux’s, Government Street, Baton Rouge. Tickets $50. Honors 2016 Governor’s Award for conservation in seven categories. Sponsored by Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Call Rebecca Triche (225) 362-9007. Email: Website:


FALSE RIVER NIGHT BASS TOURNAMENT: 6-9 p.m., public launch, Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Same time every Tuesday through Sept. 26 with “classic” Sept. 27. Fee $40. Call Rodney Higginbothom (225) 240-0174.


37th ANNUAL KIWANIS OPEN FISHING TOURNAMENT: Morrison Parkway public launch, New Roads. Pick-your-partner event. Entry fee $150 ($175 tournament day). Benefits Kiwanis charities. Call Kenneth St. Romain (225) 718-1319.


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


MARCH 24-26—BASSMASTER CLASSIC: Lake Conroe, Texas. Daily weigh-ins, Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas & Classic Outdoor Expo, George Brown Convention Center, Houston. No admission fees.

MARCH 25—70th ANNUAL NEW ORLEANS CITY PARK BIG BASS RODEO & FISHTIVAL/BOATS ON THE BAYOU TOURNAMENT: 6:30-11 a.m.. Registration opens at 6 a.m. Fee $10 13-and-over), $5 12-younger. Bass/reel-and-reel & fly rod, Junior, Kayak, Rio Grande Team fishing divisions. Boats on the Bayou is fishing from non-motorized craft. Includes Battle for the Bass for students in grades 7-12 with schools forming teams of up to five anglers for combined weight of two bass. Fishtival (9 a.n.-noon) includes casting contests, exhibits, fly tying, food, drinks. Website: Email Danica Williams:

MARCH 25—MARSH MADNESS KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Coco Marina, Cocodrie. Sponsored by Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club. Open to public. Entry fee $30. Tackle exchange format. Minimum top 5 payout. Heaviest stringer of 2 slot reds. Website:

MARCH 26— SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. NRA 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual Civilian Marksmanship Program membership (allows purchases from CMP). Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email:

MARCH 27—RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, 7601 Bluebonnet, Baton Rouge. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website:

MARCH 28—FLY TYING AT BASS PRO: 6 p.m., Conference Room, Pro Bass Shops, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.


TURKEY: Area A lands, March 25-April 23; Area B lands, March 25-April 16; Area C lands, March 25-April 9. Youth & Physically Challenged hunters weekend, March 18-19. See 2016-2017 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet for area delineations.


OPEN SEASON: Recreational red snapper open in states waters. Greater amberjack state and federal waters.

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

COMMERCIAL BAIT MENHADEN SEASON: Opens March 15 in state waters.

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