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:


Public Oyster Seed Ground Vessel Permit Appeals Board MeetING: 9:30 a.m., Conference Room, second floor, University of New Orleans’ Advanced Technology Center, 2021 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans.

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 youthws, $500 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

APRIL 9 — JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS-DENHAM SPRINGS BASS MEETING: 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026.

APRIL 10-11 — CCA Louisiana Sporting Clays Event: Covey Rise Lodge, Husser. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.

APRIL 10-12 — LAKE CONCORDIA FLY FISHING TRIP: Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers, Baton Rouge. Registration required. Call Jack Lithgoe (225) 362-7901. Website:

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 11 — 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.

APRIL 11-12 — SMALLBORE/.22 RIMFIRE MATCH/CRAWFISH INVITATIONAL: 10 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 240 shots for record at 50 & 100 yards in F-Class Prone (any sight, any rifle, any support), Bench Rest & Conventional Prone. Fees $10 adults, $5 juniors. Call Richard Bordelon (225) 753-7675. Email:


APRIL 11 — IBERVILLE CHAPTER-DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET: 6 p.m., Carl F. Grant Civic Center, 24700 J. Gerald Berret Boulevard, Plaquemine. Call Bambi Charlet Hood (225) 719-1237 or Bubba Hood (225) 413-3903.

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.

CLOSED seasons: Gag grouper closure through July 1, 2015; gray triggerfish for 2015. Recreational non-sandbar large coastal sharks in state waters closed Wednesday (April 1).

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