THURSDAY

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. Thursday night followed 10 days later by tournaments, sites TBD. Call Jim Breaux (225) 262-0929/(225) 772-3026.

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.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

LOUISIANA SPORTSMANS SHOW: Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Noon-7 p.m. Thursday/Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday & 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $5-$8/kids free Sunday. Website: louisianasportsmanshow.com.

FRIDAY

TIGER CHAPTER/DUCKS UNLIMITED CRAWFISH BOIL: 6-10 p.m., 4-H Mini Farm, LSU, Baton Rouge. Tickets $15 youths, $30 students, public $60-$100, $280 sponsors, sponsors tables available. Email Gunther Spore: gspore1@lsu.edu.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

49th BASSMASTER CLASSIC: Tennessee River, Knoxville, Tennessee. 52 qualified anglers, $1 million purse. Volunteer Landing Marina launch site, Thompson-Boling Arena daily weigh-in site. Includes Classic Outdoors Expo, Knoxville Convention Center. Website: bassmaster.com.

SATURDAY

NRA BASIC PISTOL/ENHANCED CARRY COURSE: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Mississippi Gun Club, McComb, Mississippi. Fee $65. Approved for Louisiana residents. Attendees should bring own semiautomatic/revolver pistols (rimfire or centerfire semi-auto/revolvers; Louisiana residents must use semi-auto & revolver to meet La. requirements)/50 rounds of ammo for each weapon, lunch & beverage; 22 caliber rimfire available at range. Eye, hearing protection recommended. Preregistration requested. Email: Doug Bowser: douglasmbowser@yahoo.com. Call club (601) 341-8797.

SUNDAY

39TH KIWANIS OPEN FISHING TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, Morrison Parkway public launch, False River, New Roads. Pick-your-partner bass event. Entry fee $150/boat ($175 tournament day). Call Kenneth St. Romain (225) 718-1319 .

TUESDAY

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

HUNTING SEASONS

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

TURKEY: March 30-31, special youth/physically challenged hunters weekend. Private lands & some state wildlife management areas.

AROUND THE CORNER

MARCH 21–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.

MARCH 21—GULF OF MEXICO FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL SHRIMP ADVISORY PANEL PUBLIC HEARING: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (CST), Suite 200, 4107 W. Spruce Street, Tampa, Florida. Shrimp Amendment 18: Modifying the Shrimp Effort Threshold, including new stock assessments for brown, white & pink shrimp. Webinar available. Website: gulfcouncil.org.

MARCH 23–MARSH MADNESS KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Coco Marina, Cocodrie. Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club event. Open to public. Entry fee $30. Tackle exchange format. Minimum top 3 payout. Heaviest stringer 2 slot reds, optional trout calcutta. Website: lafayettekayakfishing.com.

MARCH 23-24–TEXAS FLY FISHING & BREW FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Plano Center, Plano, Texas. Admission $20 (under 17 free). Exhibitors, seminars, casting clinics, fly tying. Guest speakers: Ed Jaworoski, Dave Whitlock, Debbie Hanson, Lucas Bissett. Website: txflyfishingfestival.org.

MARCH 24— SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, St. Landry Road, Gonzales. NRA match rifle or service rifle, 200-yard/50-rounds match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 annual club & Civilian Marksmanship Program membership (allows purchases from CMP). Call George Serrett (225) 389-6118. Email: gserrett41@cox.net.

MARCH 25–RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Bluebonnet Library, Baton Rouge. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website: rsff.org.

FISHING/SHRIMPING

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