ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Bob Tabbert (337) 781-3650.


PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6 p.m., Abita Brew Pub, 72011 Holly Street, Abita Springs. Call Corey Tohme (985) 624-9331. Website: pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.

SUNSET PADDLE: 6:30-8 p.m., Wampold Park, Baton Rouge Beach, Stanford Avenue, Baton Rouge. 12-and-older. Kayak & paddleboards. A BREC event. Fee $10-$15. Also April 25. Call BREC (225) 272-9200; email: outdooradventure@brec.org; website: webtrac.brec.org.


FALSE RIVER COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, La Express launch, Jarreau. Fee $40/boat (two-angler boats; pay at store before launching). Weekly event through spring, summer. Call Storm Randall (225) 937-0489.


CCA’S ANNUAL SPORTING CLAYS CLASSIC: Covey Rise Lodge, Husser. Four-shooter teams in Friday afternoon & Saturday morning flights. Lunch, shotshells includes. Benefits CCA Louisiana educational & conservation projects. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200. email: nolan@ccalouisiana.com or Pierre Villere: pvillere@allenvillere.com.


NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHING EXPO: Deutsches Haus, 1700 Moss Street, New Orleans. Free admission. Seminars, casting clinics, fly tying demos. Special guests: Jon Cave, Tom Logan. Sponsored by New Orleans Fly Fishers. Website: neworleansflyfishers.com.

DOUBLE TROUBLE KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Boundaries in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club event. Open to public. Entry fee $25. Target species: redfish, speckled trout. BCKFC members Angler of Year points event. Website: bckfc.org.

LOUISIANA TRAPPERS & ALLIGATOR HUNTERS CONVENTION: 8 a.m., Woodworth Shooting Range, 661 Robinson Bridge Road, Woodworth. Open to public. No fee. Trapping, skinning demonstrations, youth events, live/silents auction & fur buyers. Lunch available. Call Tony Howard (318) 423-7860.

SATURDAY TRAP SHOOT: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Gun Club, McComb, Mississippi. Weather permitting. ATA-style trap field/portable traps/25 singles or 12 pairs per round. Only 7-1/2 shot size or smaller (1-1/8 ounces). 25 singles. Fee $5/round (cash/correct change only). Call Doug Bowser (601) 341-8797. Email: douglasmbowser@yahoo.com.

INTERNATIONAL FLY FISHING FILM FESTIVAL: 5 p.m., Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Bluebonnet Drive, Baton Rouge. Tickets $15. Limited to 200. Benefits Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. Call Orvis Shop (225) 757-7286.

CADDO LAKE FISHING RODEO: Opening day through Sept. 2 for 100 tagged-released fish (various species), Caddo Lake, Caddo Parish. Anglers redeem tags for cash or prizes. Louisiana Chapter Greater Caddo Lake Association and Department of Wildlife and Fisheries event.


See 2018-2019 Louisiana Hunting Pamphlet for bag limits, shooting times, other restrictions & state WMA season dates.

SPECIAL TURKEY HUNT: March 31, special youth/physically challenged hunters weekend. Private lands & some state wildlife management areas.

SPRING TURKEY: April 6-May 5, State Area A lands; April 6-28, State Area B lands; April 6-21, State Area C lands. Also several state wildlife management areas outlined in 2018-2019 Louisiana Hunting Pamphlet.


APRIL 8—RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Joe Herring Room, Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Gary Elbourne (225) 505-4997. Website: rsff.org.

APRIL 10—PADDLE UP 2: 6-7 p.m., Wampold Memorial Park, Stanford Avenue, Baton Rouge. Basic kayak/paddleboard instruction. 8-and-older. A BREC event. Fee $10-$15. Call BREC (225) 272-9200; email: outdooradventure@brec.org; website: webtrac.brec.org.

APRIL 11—JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Seminar Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Age group bass tournaments for ages 7-10, 11-14 & 15-18 anglers. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026.

APRIL 11—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. Website: neworleansflyfishers.com.

APRIL 13—FLY-TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 South Irma Boulevard, Gonzales. No fee. Learn to make basic bream, bass and saltwater flies and sac-a-lait jigs. Must bring materials. Call Darrel Crawford (225) 253-4127. Email: wimpflies@gmail.com.

APRIL 13—PAC SPRING FLY TOURNAMENT: PAC Kayak Rentals, Pointe-aux-Chenes. Fly fishing tournament, non-motorized boats. Entry fee $25. Heaviest 2-redfish stringer. Website: packayakrentals.com.


OPEN SEASONS: Recreational all groupers except gag, goliath & Nassau groupers in state/federal waters.

CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational greater amberjack, red snapper and gray triggerfish seasons state and federal waters.

SHRIMP CLOSURE: All inshore areas closed except open waters (double-rig line) in Breton and Chandeleur Sounds. All state outside waters seaward of the Inside/Outside Shrimp Line remain open.

Email: jmacaluso@theadvocate.com