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.
CANEY CREEK RESERVOIR PUBLIC MEETING: 7 p.m., Jimmie Davis State Park Conference Center, 1209 State Park Road, Chatham. State Inland Fisheries staff information on aquatic vegetation issues, angler trends & future management recommendations. Email Jeff Sibley: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Rd., Metairie. Call Joe Bandera (504) 888-2149.
LOUISIANA SPORTSMANS SHOW: Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Admission $5-$8. Website: louisianasportsmanshow.com.
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: email@example.com.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call club (601) 341-8797.
See 2018-2019 Louisiana Hunting Pamphlet for bag limits, shooting times, other restrictions & state WMA season dates.
GEESE/CONSERVATION ORDER: Through March 10, statewide. Limited to take of blue, snow and Ross' geese only. No daily nor possession limits.
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MARCH 19—LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack & Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: lafayettekayakfishing.com.
MARCH 21–NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Rd., 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, microbrew tasting. Guest speakers: Ed Jaworoski, Dave Whitlock, Debbie Hanson, Lucas Bissett. Website: txflyfishingfestival.org.
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.