37th annual LOUISIANA SPORTSMEN’S SHOW: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Website:

35th ANNUAL KIWANIS OF POINTE COUPEE OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT: 3 p.m. weigh-in, public landing, Morrison Parkway, False River, New Roads.

BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Final day, St. John’s River, Palatka, Florida. Live weigh-in website:


FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 6 p.m., Conference Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.


ABBEVILLE/DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER: 5:30 p.m., Vietnamese Reception Hall, 1201 E. Lafayette Street, Abbeville. Tickets $65-$85. $600 tables. $300 sponsor. Call Brittney Reed (337) 412-4712 or Troy Dubois (337) 224-9718.


CABELA’S COLLEGIATE BASS TOURNAMENT: Lake Dardanelle, Russellville, Arkansas. Website:


MARCH 28 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Call Sydney Dobson (225)892-1613. Website:

MARCH 28 — FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Boulevard, Houma. Call Stephen Robert, (985) 850-0082. Website:

MARCH 30 — CCA FELICIANAS CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 12024 Liberty Street, Clinton. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $650 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

MARCH 31 — NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.

APRIL 1 — OPENING NIGHT/FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, La. Express Landing, False River (south end), Jarreau. Fee $30/boat plus launch fee (maximum 2 anglers). 5 bass limit/14 inches minimum size. Weekly event through Sept. 16. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.

APRIL 1-3 — BECOMING AN OUTDOORS WOMAN: Camp Grant Walker, Pollack. Department of Wildlife & Fisheries’ women-only event. Sessions in 20 outdoors activities. Limited to 125 women 18-and-older. Fee $200. Scholarships available. Call Dana Norsworthy (318) 345-3912.

APRIL 2 — 69th-ANNUAL NEW ORLEANS CITY PARK RODEO & FISHTIVAL/HIGH SCHOOL BATTLE FOR THE BASS: 6:30-11 a.m.. Registration opens at 6 a.m. Fee $10 13-and-over), $5 12-younger. Bass/reel-and-reel & fly rod, Junior, Kayak, Rio Grande Team fishing divisions. Casting contests, exhibits, fly tying, food, drinks. Call Kaye Florane (504)483-9415. Website: Call Danica Williams/Battle for the Bass (504) 628-7282.

APRIL 2 — LAFAYETTE/DUCKS UNLIMITED SPORTING CLAY SHOOT: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Wilderness Gun Club, 7 Teurlings Drive, Lafayette. $500 teams. Call John Hoss (337) 552-7312 or Ted Schoeffler (337) 962-3995.

APRIL 2 — FIRST SATURDAY TRAP SHOOTS: 8:30 a.m., Southwest Gun Club, McComb, Mississippi. Weather permitting. Shot size 71/2 or smaller, max 11?8 ounces. 25 single birds or 12 pairs. Fee $5/round. Events set first Saturday monthly. Call Doug Bowser (601) 341-8797.


MARCH 23 — CCA METRO NEW ORLEANS SPRING FISHING SEMINAR: 5:30 p.m., Bent Marine, 8001 Airline Drive, Metairie. Seminars by CT Williams, Theophile Bourgeois, Ron Broadus, Mike Gallo, Brian Sherman, Dudley Vandenborre & Sam Barbera/LDWF. $5 donation supper included. Women/children no fee. Call Leigh Isaacson (504) 430-5449.

APRIL 5 — DUCKS UNLIMITED/TIGER CHAPTER CRAWFISH BOIL: 6 p.m., 4-H Mini Farm, AgCenter Drive, LSU, Baton Rouge. Call Luke Laborde (225) 281-0711/email: or Clint Pace (409) 673-4826/email:


TURKEY SPECIAL DAYS: Youth-only & physically challenge only, March 20, statewide, private lands only.

TURKEY: Area A lands, March 26-April 24; Area B lands, March 26-April 17; Area C lands, March 26-April 10.


ST. TAMMANY PIER OPENED: 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays. Fee $3/12-older, $1 sightseers. $1 Wednesdays for seniors & active/retired military, $1 Sundays for grandparents. 54001 E. Howze Beach Road near Slidell. Call (985) 649-1922. Website:

OPEN SEASONS: Recreational red snapper in state waters out to nine miles; recreational greater amberjack, gray triggerfish & red grouper seasons until further notice. Notes: Greater amberjack minimum-size limit increased to 34 inches (fork length) & red grouper closure through March 31 in waters deeper than 20 fathoms.


FALL INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Closed in all state inside waters and state outside waters to a distance of 3 nautical miles. Exceptions: Open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds, state outside waters east of Caillou Boca and west of Freshwater Bayou Canal, and fishery jurisdiction waters claimed by Louisiana beyond the three nautical mile closure zone.