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

cca Bayou CHAPTER Banquet: 5:30 p.m., Civic Center, Houma. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.


BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Winyah Bay, Georgetown, South Carolina. Second in 10-event series. Live weigh-ins website:


ANNUAL SENIORS BASS TOURNAMENT: Registration opens 5 a.m., Paisano’s, La. 70, Belle River. Must be 55 or older. Single or pick-your-partner. 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.

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.


LOUISIANA SALTWATER SERIES-REDFISH: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle, First in six-event series. Rules/registration website:

CABELA’S KINBG KAT CATFISH TOURNAMENT: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. & 4 p.m. weigh-in line deadline, Jesse Fontenot Memorial Boat Landing, 700 River Road, Berwick. Late registration 5-7 p.m., April 8, Holiday Inn, Roderick Street, Morgan City with 7 p.m. captain’s meeting. Annual trail membership $25 plus tournament fee. 5-fish limit, live release. Call King Kat (502) 384-5924. Registration website:

CABELA’S KINGKAT KIDS FISHING RODEO: Free for ages 12 and younger, 8 a.m,. registration, 9-11 a.m. fishing contest, Lake End Park, 2300 La. 70, Morgan City. Must supplyrods, reels & bait, and must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Prizes in 7-younger & 8-12 age groups. All participants eligible one of six $1,000 Outdoor Promotions scholarships to be awarded in October.

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:

CADDO CONCLAVE VII: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Caddo Lake State Park, Karnack, Texas. Fee $10, no fee 15-under. Fly fishing programs, demos, casting, vendors. Lunch included. Sponsored by North Louisiana & East Texas Fly Fishers. Website:


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:


CCA Tri-Parish CHAPTER Banquet: 5:30 p.m. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call Tony Berrigan (225) 952-9200. Email:


APRIL 14 — 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:

APRIL 15-16 — CCA Louisiana Sporting Clays Event: Covey Rise Lodge, Husser. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.

APRIL 16 — 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:


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:

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.