WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Joe Herring Room, state Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

BATON ROUGE CHAPTER/DU SPONSOR BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. Honoring Military & Veterans. Ducks Unlimited dinner, raffles, live/silent auctions. Benefits Sherburne WMA waterfowl project for youth/disabled veterans hunting opportunity. Website:

JUNIOR SOUTHWEST BASSMASTERS MEETING: 7 p.m., Seminar Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Boys & girls age-group bass tournaments for ages 7-10, 11-14 & 15-18 anglers. Thursday night followed tournaments 10 days later.Call Jim Breaux (225) 772-3026.


CRISTO CLAYS: 11:30 a.m. registration/lunch, 1 p.m. sporting clays shoot. Bridgeview Gun Club, La. 1, Port Allen. Fees $150/shooter, $500/4-shooter team. Sponsorships available. Benefits Cristo Rey High School. Website: Call Amy Tyrrell (225) 788-8893. Email:

INTERNATIONAL FLY FISHING FILM FESTIVAL: 5 p.m., Orvis Shop, Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Tickets $15, included food/drink & raffle. Proceeds to Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. Call (225) 757-7286 for tickets.


BASSMASTER CLASSIC: Lake Guntersville, Alabama. Classic Expo & daily weigh-ins Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, Birmingham. Alabama. Website:


ANGLING AGAINST AUTISM BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville. 4 p.m. weigh-in, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. In conjunction with South Louisiana Family Festival, day-long, family-friendly activities, crawfish cooking contest at Lamar Dixon. Benefits Emerge Center. Tournament fee $205 (includes launch/big-bass pot). $5,000 first-place. Registration website:

26th ANNUAL RED STICK DAY: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Waddill Outdoor Education Center, 4142 North Flannery Rd., Baton Rouge. Free. Fly & kayak fishing programs; tying & kayak demos, casting clinics. Red Stick Fly Fishers event. Call Pete Sturgis (225) 335-4596. Website:

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 7½ shot size or smaller. Fee $5/round (cash/correct change only). Call Doug Bowser (601) 341-8797. Email:




NOMINATIONS DEADLINE/LA. WILDLIFE FEDERATION'S CONSERVATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: Professional, Volunteer, Business, Educator, Elected Official, Communications, Organization, Youth & Youth Organization categories. LWF’s website: Call LWF (225) 344-6707. Email:

RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Adult Education Building, Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Gary Elbourne (225) 752-0073. Website:


LOUISIANA FISHERIES FORWARD SUMMIT: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. commercial fishing and seafood event. Free/open to public. Registration website:


GEESE/CONSERVATION ORDER: Through March 9, statewide. Limited to take of blue, snow and Ross' geese only. No daily nor possession limits. Hunters allowed to use electronic calls and shotguns capable of holding more than three shells.

LICENSED HUNTING PRESERVES: Through April 30. Pen-raised birds only.


DERELICT CRAB TRAP COLLECTION: Through March 15, Pontchartrain Basin-Lake Borgne & the Terrebonne Basin between Bayou Pointe-aux-Chenes and Bayou Terrebonne. Volunteers requested. Call Peyton Cagle (337) 491-2575. Email:


MARCH 12—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 13-14—FFI GULF COAST SWEETWATER CLASSIC: Percy Quin State Park, McComb, Mississippi. Free (tournament fee $40). Fly tying, casting clinics, seminars, exhibitors, raffles. CPR boat, kayak & bank fishing tournament. Fly Fishers International Gulf Coast Council event. Website: Call Glen Cormier (318) 793-5855.

MARCH 14—CAERNARVON BASS TRAIL: Safe daylight, Delacroix Corporation launch, Caernarvon. Pick-your-partner. Fee $150/team, $20 membership, $10 option big-bass kitty. Second of five, one-day points tournament to qualify to two-day championship. Call Terry Jones (985) 255-2136. Email:

MARCH 14—FLY-TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 South Irma Blvd., Gonzales. No fee. Learn to make basic bream & bass flies. Must bring materials. Call Darrel Crawford (225) 253-4127. Email:

MARCH 15–40th ANNUAL POINTE COUPEE KIWANIS OPEN FISHING TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, Morrison Parkway Public Launch, New Roads. Pick-your-partner bass tournament. Fee $150 ($175 tournament day). $2,000 first-place, $500 big bass. Benefits PCK’s False River projects. Call Kenneth St. Romain (225) 718-1319.

MARCH 17—LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack & Paddle, 601 East Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website:


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.