Outdoors Calendar for Sunday, March 24, 2013

SUNDAY

DOIRON’S TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT: 3 p.m. weigh-in, Doiron’s Landing, Stephensville.

CAPITAL CITY BASS ELITE TEAMS TOURNAMENT: 3 p.m. weigh-in, Bayou Black Marina, Gibson.

MONDAY

RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Orvis Shop, 7601 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225) 335-4596. Website: http://www.rsff.org.

FIN-ADDICT FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Spahr’s Restaurant, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma. Call Stephen Robert (985) 850-0082. Website: http://finaddictflyfishers.blogspot.com.

TUESDAY

HUNTING SEASONS PUBLIC HEARING: 6:30 p.m., LSU AgCenter office, 7101 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles. Call Steve Smith (225) 765-2359.

WEDNESDAY

CANAL BANK BASS TOURNAMENT: 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Aug. 25 with Aug. 31 “classic.” Canal Bank Club, Diversion Canal, 18499 La. 22. Maurepas. Fee $40/boat, $15/angler membership fee. $5 launch fee. Email Susan Carpenter: lucysue8780@me.com.

FELICIANAS CHAPTER CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 12024 Liberty St., Clinton. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

HUNTING SEASONS PUBLIC HEARINGS: 6 p.m., Convention Hall, 915 Third St., Alexandria & 6 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, 880 Verret St., Houma. Call Steve Smith (225) 765-2359.

THURSDAY

LIVINGSTON CHAPTER CCA BANQUET: 6 p.m., Denham Springs. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.

HUNTING SEASONS PUBLIC HEARING: 6 p.m., Waddill Outdoor Education Center, 4142 N. Flannery Rd., Baton Rouge. Call Steve Smith (225) 765-2359.

SATURDAY

2ND ANNUAL CENTRAL HIGH BASS TOURNAMENT: Safe daylight, Coach David LeSage’s home, 10635 Sullivan Rd., Baton Rouge. Open to Central High students only. 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.

EASTER EVE CLASSIC: 4:30-5:30 a.m. check-in, 3 p.m. weigh-in, Manchac Public Launch, North Pass (off I-55). Pick-your-partner. Fee $100/boat, $10 optional big-bass pot. Call Cody Law (225) 485-0920.

AROUND THE CORNER

APRIL 1 — COMMERCIAL/RECREATIONAL FISHING CLOSURE FOR ALL SHARKS: Gulf of Mexico-wide closure, through 12:01 p.m. July 1.

APRIL 4 — PLAQUEMINES CHAPTER CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Belle Chasse Auditorium, 8398 La. 23, Belle Chasse. Tickets $60, spouses $30, $25 youths, Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.

APRIL 5 — FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, Morrison Parkway Public Landing. Fee $30/boat. Weekly Friday night event through Sept. 13. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402

APRIL 6 — 66TH ANNUAL NEW ORLEANS CITY PARK BIG BASS RODEO & FISHTIVAL: 6:30-11 a.m. fishing; 9 a.m.-noon Fishtival. Fishing fee $10/13-older, $5 youths; no fee to attend Fistival. Fishing categories: Bass/rod & reel, Bass/fly rod, Junior (12-younger), Rio Grande Roundup Team & Catfish Kids (one live catfish for 16-younger). Casting contests, educational exhibits, fly tying, raffles. Call Kaye Florane (504) 833-3266. Website: http://www.neworleanscitypark.com/bigbass.

JUST ANNOUNCED

APRIL 6 — LADIES DAY OUTS: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Cabela’s, off La. 30, Gonzales. Women only. Outdoors seminars, activities, clothing, equipment, hunting, archery, fishing. Door prizes. No preregistration needed. Call Cabela’s (225) 743-3400. Website: http://www.Cabelas.com.

APRIL 10 — BATON ROUGE CHAPTER/CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., John M. Parker Age Center, LSU, Baton Rouge. Dinner, live/silent auctions. Tickets $60, $30 spouses, $25 youths, $600 tables. Call Rad Trascher (225) 952-9200.

APRIL 11 — ACADIANA CHAPTER CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Frem F. Boustany Center, Heymann Center, Lafayette. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

APRIL 13 — WOMEN IN THE WILD/FISHING BASICS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cabela’s, off La. 30, Gonzales. Women only. Rigging, casting, fish ID & cleaning, boat safety, trailering a boat. No fee. Class limited to 35. Sponsored by La. Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, Cabela’s. Email registration: victoria.waite@cabelas.com.

APRIL 27 — 5TH ANNUAL LAKESHORE LIONS CLAYS FOR CHILDREN: 8 a.m., Hunter’s Run Gun Club, Port Allen. 4-shooter teams. 100-target sporting clays. 12-gauge and 20-gauge shells provided. Fee $125/adults, $100/under-14 youths (includes breakfast, lunch). Sponsorships available. Benefits Lions Physically Challenged Children’s Camp & Eye Foundation. Call Lions Club (225) 931-7900. Email: dekr_ferrara@cox.net or baldeagle_37@cox.net.

HUNTING SEASONS

TURKEY: Through April 7, Area C lands; through April 14, Area B lands; through April 21, Area A lands. Limit: 1 per day, 2 per season. Must use state turkey tags.

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