FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Boulevard, Houma. Club meets last Monday each month. Call Stephen Robert, (985) 850-0082. Website: finaddictflyfishers.blogspot.com.
HUNTING SEASONS PUBLIC MEETINGS: 6 p.m., Convention Hall, 915 3rd Street, Alexandria & 6 p.m., LDWF Minden Office, 9961 U.S. 80, Minden. Public comment on proposed 2016-2017 hunting seasons. Call Steve Smith (225) 765-2359/(318) 487-5885. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-897.
PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Beach House Grill, 124 Girod St., Mandeville. Call Corey Tohme, (985) 624-9331. Website:pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.
LA. OYSTER TASK FORCE MEETING: 1 p.m., UNO campus, Suite 210, 2021 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans.
LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Also April 7
BASSMASTER CLASSIC: Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Website: www.bassmaster.com.
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BASS CLASSIC: Safe daylight, Doiron’s Landing, La. 70, Stephensville. Pick-your-partner event. Benefits Children’s Hospitals. Fee $250/team. $12,500 guarantee first place, $1,250 guarantee big bass. Pretournament check-in March 3, Cabela’s, Gonzales. Presented by Gerry Lane Automotive, Cabela’s. Call Gary Cross (225) 938-1808 or Brad Rodrigue (985) 209-0722. Website: www.childrenshospitalbassclassic.com.
NATCHITOCHES FISHING EXPO: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Events Center, 750 2nd Street, Natchitoches. Free. Light tackle/fly fishing programs, tying demos, casting clinics, vendors. Sponsored by Cane Country Fly Casters. Call Burley Johnson, (318) 352-3522. Website: www.canecountry.blogspot.com.
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. Call Doug Bowser (601) 341-8797.
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MARCH 10 — BAYOU LAFOURCHE CCA CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., The Moses Center, 1310 Cardinal Drive, Thibodaux. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
MARCH 11 — 3RD-ANNUAL BECASSE CHAPTER/AMERICAN WOODCOCK SOCIETY SPORTSMEN’S HABITAT BANQUET: 6 p.m., Pat’s Fisherman’s Wharf, 1008 Henderson Levee Road, Henderson. Tickets $70, $105 couples, $35 17 & younger, $275-$2,500 sponsor levels. Live/silent auctions, door prizes. Proceeds enhance grouse and woodcock habitat. Call Shawn Trahan (337) 654-4559. Email: email@example.com.
MARCH 12 — 24th ANNUAL RED STICK DAY: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Waddill Outdoors Education Center, 4142 N. Flannery Road, Baton Rouge. Free. Fly fishing, kayak fishing programs, tying & kayak demos, casting clinics, food. Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers. Call Pete Sturgis (225) 335-4596. Website: www.rsff.org.
MARCH 12 — 3RD ANNUAL TRINITY OUTDOORS BASS CLASSIC: Doiron’s/Stephensville, Bayside/Pierre Part & Belle River Public Landing launch sites, 3 p.m. check-in/weigh-in Arena 7, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, St. Landry Road, Gonzales. Captain’s meeting, 6 p.m., March 10, St. James Boat Club, U.S. 61, Gramercy. Pick-your-partner. Fee $200 adult/child, $225 all others. $10,000 first-place guarantee, $1,000 big bass. Also Hooked Kids On Fishing Extravaganza, Clyde Caraway Revelation Car Show & “Uncle Boga” Jambalaya & Pastalya Cook-Off. Benefits children of veterans & disabled veterans, children without a parent. Call Jason Bland (337) 774-6533.
MARCH 12 — FLY TYING CLASS: 9 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library, 708 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales. No fee. Basics of tying fresh and saltwater flies for bream, bass, redfish, speckled trout, and jigs for sac-a-lait. Call Darrell Crawford (225) 644-7989. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARCH 12 — COSTA BASSMASTER HIGH SCHOOL CENTRAL OPEN: Toledo Bend. First of 3-event series. Other events: April 16, Lake Guntersville, Alabama; June 5, Clinton Lake, Illinois. Website: www.bassmaster.com
MARCH 13 — Daylight Savings Time begins: 2 a.m.
MARCH 15 — SAFE BOATING COURSE/U.S. POWER SQUADRON: 7 p.m., Munholland United Methodist Church, 1201 Metairie Road, Metairie. Complete course runs March 22, March 29 & April 5. Includes seamanship, equipment, navigation, emergencies & boating/licensing laws. No fee. $40 course book. State Boating Law certification course. Call Charley Heintz/New Orleans Power Squadron (504) 232-0063.
SNIPE/ALL ZONES: Through Feb. 28, second split.
QUAIL/SQUIRREL/RABBIT/NUTRIA: Statewide through Feb. 29.
CONSERVATION ORDER/GEESE/ALL ZONES: Through March 6, second split. Take limited to blue, snow & Ross’ geese. Hours extended to one-half hour after sunset. Use of unplugged shotguns & electronic calls allowed.
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.