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: email@example.com or Pierre Villere: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARCHERY IN LOUISIANA SCHOOLS STATE TOURNAMENT: Convention Center, Shreveport. 7 p.m. Friday & 8 a.m. Saturday. Open to public. Admission $5 adults, free 17 and younger. Bullseye and 3-D competitions. Top teams advance to nationals
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 & 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: email@example.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.
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.
LOUISIANA FERAL HOG MANAGEMENT ADVISORY TASK FORCE MEETING: 9 a.m., Joe Herring Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Dr. Jim LaCour (225) 765-2346/email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com; website: webtrac.brec.org.
See 2018-2019 Louisiana Hunting Pamphlet for bag limits, shooting times, other restrictions & state WMA season dates.
SPRING TURKEY: Saturday, opening day, through May 5, State Area A lands; through April 28, State Area B lands; through April 21, State Area C lands. Also several state wildlife management areas outlined in 2018-2019 Louisiana Hunting Pamphlet. Note: flooding has forced season on Richard Yancey, Dewey Wills & Grassy Lake WMAs.
AROUND THE CORNER
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
APRIL 16—LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack & Paddle, 601 East Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: lafayettekayakfishing.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.