NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7:00 p.m., Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.
CCA-WESTBANK CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., NOLA Motorsports, 11075 Nicolle Boulevard, Avondale. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
BECOMING AN OUTDOORS WOMAN: Camp Grant Walker, Pollack. Wildlife & Fisheries agency event. Women-only, 18 and older. Instruction in 20 outdoors activities. Limited to 125. Scholarships available. Call Dana Norsworthy (318) 345-3912. Website: www.wlf.state.la.us.
67th-ANNUAL NEW ORLEANS CITY PARK RODEO AND FISHTIVAL: 6:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Casino, City Park, New Orleans. 6 a.m. registration. Fee $10/13-older, $5/youths. Bass/rod & reel, fly rod, Juniors, Kayak, Rio Grande Team. Casting contests, fly tying. Call Kaye Florane (504) 483-9415. Website: www.neworleanscitypark.com.
LOUISIANA B.A.S.S. HIGH SCHOOL QUALIFIER: Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego. Second in two-tournament qualifying event for state championship. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026 or Eugene Hoover (225) 206-0750.
FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.
GUIDED CANOE TOUR: 2-4 p.m., Chicot State Park, La. 3042, Ville Platte. Site naturalist-guided tour on cypress-tupelo lake. Canoeing experience recommended. Space limited. Canoes can be reserved. Participants can bring own paddlecraft. Day-use admission $2. Call (888) 677-6100.
PRO BASS CHALLENGE: 4 p.m. weigh-ins, Albertson’s Jones Creek Road at Coursey Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Fees $450/Pro Division, $200/pro sports players & co-anglers. $10,000 first-place Pro Division guarantee. Benefits Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank & Blue Star Mothers. March 27 registration, pairings party. Call George Shaheen (225) 939-7369. Website: www.probasschallenge.com for fishing boundaries, rules.
SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Rd. Gonzales. NRA 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual Civilian Marksmanship Program membership. Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email: SouthLAHighPower@hotmail.com.
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: finaddictflyfishers.blogspot.com.
PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Beach House Grill, 124 Girod St., Mandeville. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website:pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
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APRIL 2 — LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.
APRIL 2 — 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.
APRIL 3 — 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). Weekly Friday night event through Sept. 11. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.
APRIL 4 — 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: www.Paloaltogunclub.com.
APRIL 5 — EASTER SUNDAY
APRIL 4 — 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: Saturday, opening day, statewide. Season dates: Area A lands, March 28-April 26; Area B lands, March 28-April 19; Area C lands, March 28-April 12.
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. 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 (www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/shrimp-seasons) for remaining open waters.