LOUISIANA FISHERIES FORWARD SUMMIT: Pontchartrain Center, Kenner. Commercial fishing, seafood industry. Sponsored by Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana Sea Grant & LSU AgCenter. Website: LaFisheriesForward.org/Summit.
ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-8957.
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.
PONTCHARTRAIN FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 6:30 p.m., Olde Towne Fly Shop, 3675 Ponchartrain Drive, Slidell. Call Tristan Daire (985) 630-3892.
CCA MONROE CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Civic Center Conference Hall, 401 Lea Joyner Expressway, Monroe. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
PADDLEPALOOZA XIV KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club event. Open to public. Fee $50 includes Friday meal, fish fry, t-shirt and captain's bag. Preregistration required. Website: www.bckfc.org
TEXAS FLY FISHING & BREW FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Plano Center, Plano, Texas. Tickets $20, under 17 free. Exhibitors, seminars, casting clinics, fly tying. Guest speakers: Ed Jaworoski, Pat Dorsey, Dave Whitlock, Wanda Taylor and more. Website: www.txflyfishingfestival.org.
CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE: Through March 11, statewide (blues, snows & Ross’ geese only).
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MARCH 11—DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS: 2 a.m. Set clocks forward by one hour.
MARCH 12—RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Joe Kahler (225) 892-4352. Website: www.rsff.org.
MARCH 15—CCA BAYOU LAFOURCHE CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Thibodaux Regional Wellness Center, 726 North Acadia Road, Thibodaux. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
MARCH 15—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 15-18—LOUISIANA SPORTSMAN SHOW: Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Website: www.louisianasportsmanshow.com.
MARCH 17—NRA BASIC PISTOL/ENHANCED CARRY COURSE: 8:30 p.m., Southwest Mississippi Gun Club, McComb, Miss. 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 required. Email: Doug Bowser: email@example.com. Call club (601) 341-8797.
MARCH 17—54th GOVERNOR’S STATE CONSERVATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS BANQUET: Boudreaux’s, Government at Eugene streets, Baton Rouge. Call LWF (225) 344-6707. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.lawildlifefed.org.
MARCH 18--38TH-ANNUAL KIWANIS OPEN FISHING TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, Morrison Parkway public launch, New Roads. Pick-your-partner event. Entry fee $150 ($175 tournament day). Call Kenneth St. Romain (225) 718-1319. Email: email@example.com.
CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper & greater amberjack and commercial king mackerel & gray triggerfish closed in state and federal waters.
OPEN SEASONS: Gray triggerfish & gag grouper in state/federal waters.
CLOSURE/INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: State inside waters closed from Louisiana-Mississippi line west to Louisiana-Texas line, and state outside waters out to a 3-mile line from Caillou Boca west to Freshwater Bayou Canal, EXCEPT open are open waters of Breton and Chandeleur sounds and state outside waters east of Caillou Boca and west of Freshwater Bayou Canal. Closure map: wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/shrimp-seasons.