All Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries offices are closed “until further notice.” For recreational, commercial, boating licensing needs and to find out how to get your turkey tags for the spring season, go to the LDWF website: wlf.louisiana.gov.
Note: Because of the coronavirus situation, some events listed might be canceled or postponed.
GULF OF MEXICO FISHERIES SHRIMP ADVISORY PANEL MEETING: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.. Via Webinar. Website: gulfcouncil.org.
TUESDAY NIGHT FISHING TOURNAMENT: 6-9 p.m., Morrison Parkway public launch, False River, New Roads. Weekly through Sept. 26 “classic” (must fish 10 Tuesday to qualify). Call Billy Baggett (225) 718-5395.
FRIDAY—CCA SPORTING CLAYS CLASSIC: Covey Rise, Husser. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.
SATURDAY—AQUATIC VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTOR WORKSHOP: Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Baton Rouge. Website: wlf.louisiana.gov/page/aquatic-vip.
SATURDAY—18th LOUISIANA SPORTING CLAYS CLASSIC: Covey Rise, Husser. Benefits the Chartwell Center-New Orleans. Call Lisa McCaffety-Scott (512) 750-3650.
WEEKEND—TEXAS FLY FISHING & BREW FESTIVAL: Plano, Texas. Website: txflyfishingfestival.org.
MARCH 28—9th ANNUAL ONE MAN SHOOT SPORTING CLAYS: Riverside Sporting Clays, Denham Springs. Website: onemanshoot.com.
MARCH 28—CENLA FLY FISHING 101: Booker-Fowler Hatchery, Forest Hill.
Also: all FLW/BFL & College bass fishing tournaments through April 4; all National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl & National Rifle Association national, regional and local events as advised by each of these groups.
THURSDAY—ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: Pack & Paddle, Lafayette.
THURSDAY—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, Metairie.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY—BECOMING AN OUTDOORS WOMAN: Camp Grant Walker, Woodworth.
MONDAY—RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: Independence Park Library, Baton Rouge.
MARCH 28–73rd ANNUAL BIG BASS RODEO & FISHTIVAL: City Park, New Orleans. Website: BigBassFishingRodeo.com.
MARCH 28—FELICIANA WILDLIFE EXPO: LSU AgCenter Bob Jones-Idlewild Research Station, Clinton.
MARCH 28–BOOKER FOWLER FISH HATCHERY OPEN HOUSE: Woodworth.
MARCH 30-APRIL 2—GULF OR MEXICO FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL MEETING: Gulf Shores, Alabama.
APRIL 4-5—ARCHERY IN LA. SCHOOLS STATE SHOOT: Shreveport.
Also: state hunter education classes & all BREC Outdoor Experience events/activities.
TURKEY: March 28-29, youth/physically challenged weekend, statewide.
AROUND THE CORNER
MARCH 26—NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeshore Marina, 7840 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Call Jack Crais (504) 259-2329. Website: neworleansflyfishers.com.
MARCH 27—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.
MARCH 29—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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPEN RECREATIONAL SEASONS: Recreational gray triggerfish, lane snapper & all groupers except closed for the take of goliath, Nassau & gag groupers in state/federal waters. Gag grouper closed in federal waters through May 31.
CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper & greater amberjack seasons in state and federal waters & commercial king mackerel season.
FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in state outside waters between Caillou Boca and Freshwater Bayou & closed in all state inside waters except Breton & Chandeleur sounds. except Breton & Chandeleur sounds.