Calendar

SUNDAY

  • THE LOUISIANA DECOY RALLY: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Rd., Destrehan. Vintage/modern decoys displays and auction. Call David Haydel Jr. (504) 915-5484. Web : http://www.DeepSouthDecoys.org.
  • CAPITAL CITY BASS ELITE TEAMS TOURNAMENT: Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego. Weigh-in 3 p.m.

MONDAY

  • SPECKLED TROUT SEMINAR: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, Roselawn Boulevard, Lafayette. No fee. Third in five-seminar series covering fly fishing for trout, redfish, flounder and other species. Next: April 1, May 6.

THURSDAY

  • LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Waddill Wildlife Education Center, Flannery Road, Baton Rouge.
  • VERMILION CHAPTER CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., VN Hall, 1201 North Lafitte Rd., Abbeville. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

  • BASSMASTER COLLEGE CENTRAL CONFERENCE REGIONAL: Lake Amistad, Del Rio, Texas.

SATURDAY

  • VOLUNTEERS/DERELICT CRAB TRAP REMOVAL PROGRAM: 8:30 a.m., Breton Sound Marina, Hopedale. Maps and supplies furnished. Registration, information: http://www.laseagrant.org/crabtraps/.
  • 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, sac-a-lait, bass, redfish and speckled trout. Call Darrell Crawford (225) 644-7989.
  • 9TH ANNUAL FLY FISH TEXAS: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, Athens, Texas. Center admission fee. Seminars, exhibits, fly tying, beginners clinics, fishing on premises. Website: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tffc.

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

  • CAPITAL CITY BASS OPEN TEAM TOURNAMENT: Morrison Parkway Public Landing, False River, New Roads. $50/team tournament fee. 100 percent payback. First in three-tournament series. Call Jesse Brooks (225) 397-2071. Website: http://www.capitalcity
    bassla.com.

AROUND THE CORNER

  • MARCH 11 — DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME: Begins 2 a.m.
  • MARCH 11 — RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Resource Center for Educators, 5550 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge. Regular monthly program. Call Greg Brignac (225) 810-8645. Website: http://www.rsff.org.
  • MARCH 14 — BATON ROUGE DUCKS UNLIMITED CHAPTER SPONSORS BANQUET: Renaissance Hotel, Baton Rouge. Email John Barton Jr.: John.Barton.Jr@bswllp.com or Terrell Brown:
    JTBrown@GMFSLending.com.
  • MARCH 14 — MONROE CHAPTER CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Civic Center Arena, 401 Lea Joyner Expressway, Monroe. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
  • MARCH 14-17 — BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Sabine River system, Orange, Texas. Website: http://www.bassmaster.com.
  • MARCH 16 — CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK BASS CLASSIC: St. James Boat Club, U.S. 61 south of Sorrento. Pick-your-partner tournament. Open waters. Pretournament meeting 6:30 p.m., March 14, St. James Boat Club. Benefits Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. Call Danny Fields (225) 765-5951. Website: http://www.ololrmc.com.
  • MARCH 16 — HIGH POWER RIFLE XTC REGIONAL MATCH COURSE: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. NRA-approved 200-, 300- and 600-yard tournament. Open to public. Fees, $12/adult, $5/junior (members), $15/adult, $5/junior (nonmembers). 80 rounds. Call Jay D. Hunt (985) 768-8469. Email jdhunt3@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.Palo
    AltoGunClub.com.
  • MARCH 17 — 32TH ANNUAL KIWANIS OF POINTE COUPEE OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, public landing, Morrison Parkway, False River, New Roads. Weigh-in 3 p.m. Pick-your-partner event. Fee $125/team ($150 tournament day). Benefits Kiwanis False River projects. Call Kenneth St. Romain (225) 718-1319.
  • MARCH 23 — 21ST ANNUAL ERIC ANDOLSEK MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT: Bob’s Bayou Black Marina, Gibson. Pick-your-partner tournament. Sponsored by Golden Tigers Club, Eric Andolsek Charitable Fund, Ruffino’s Italian Restaurant and Raising Cane’s. Benefits local charities. Call Reggie Simon (225) 265-7766 or Andy Andolsek (985) 447-3826.
  • MARCH 30 — 2ND ANNUAL CENTRAL HIGH BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, Coach David LeSage’s home, 10635 Sullivan Rd., Baton Rouge. Open water tournament. 2 p.m. weigh-in deadline. Fee $10/team. Top 5 stringers, top 2 big bass, 1 “trash fish” prize. Call LeSage (225) 921-8454.

HUNTING SEASONS

  • CONSERVATION ORDER GEESE/EAST, WEST & COASTAL ZONES: Through Saturday. Blue, snow and Ross’ geese only. No limits. Electronic calls and unplugged shotguns allowed.
  • TURKEY/YOUTH & PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED WEEKEND: March 16-17, private lands only in State Turkey Areas A, B and C. Limit: 1 per day. State turkey tags must be used.
  • TURKEY: Area A lands, March 23-
    April 21; Area B lands, March 23-
    April 14; Area A lands, March 23-
    April 7. Limit: 1 per day, 2 per season. Must use state turkey tags.

OPENINGS/CLOSURES

  • ELMER’S ISLAND: Access road open; beach open one-half mile east of access road.
  • AMBERJACK SEASON: Closed through May 31.
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