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SUNDAY

RUMBLE ON THE RIVER BASS TOURNAMENT: 3 p.m. weigh-in Riverside Academy, Reserve. In conjunction with Riverside Spring Festival.

BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES: Final day, Bull Shoals Quest, Bull Shoals Lake, Ark. Third in 8-tournament series to determine 2014 Bassmaster Classic qualifiers. Live weigh-in website: http://www.bassmaster.com.

MONDAY

LA. SEAFOOD PROMOTION & MARKETING BOARD MEETING: 1 p.m., Capitol Park Welcome Center, 702 North River Rd., Baton Rouge.

RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Conference Room, Cabela’s, Gonzales. Call Pete Bongiovanni (225) 335-4596. Website: http://www.rsff.org.

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.

EAST JEFF CHAPTER CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

THURSDAY

BAYOU CHAPTER CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Houma Civic Center, Houma. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

BASSMASTER CENTRAL OPEN: Red River, Shreveport. First in 3-tournament series/winner qualifies for 2014 Bassmaster Classic. Website: http://www.bassmaster.com.

FRIDAY

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.

SATURDAY

2ND ANNUAL CARTER’S BASS TOURNAMENT: 3 a.m. check-in, 3 p.m. weigh-in, Manchac-North Pass Public Landing. Pick-your-partner. Fee $150/boat, $15 no-bass pot, $15 big-bass pot. Benefits Woodland Outdoor Ministries for handicapped and underprivileged youths & adults for hunting/fishing trips. Sponsored by Carter’s Supermarket. Mandatory captain’s meeting 6:30 p.m. April 25, Springfield Fire Dept., 32280 Terry St., Springfield. First place custom Gator Trax Boat ($20,000 value.) Call Cory Forbes (225) 505-5678 or Brian Lockhart (225) 938-9262.

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- & 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.

LA. BULLS EYE CONVENTIONAL PISTOL MATCH: 9 a.m., Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. Timed & Rapid-fire match, NRA rules, .22 rim fire, .22 centerfire & .45 ACP pistols. Fee $7. Call Skip Blanchard (504) 427-0050. Email: skip_blanchard@msn.com.

FLY TYING AT BASS PRO SHOPS: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs. Call Ron Brooks (225) 271-3100.

ORVIS FLY FISHING 101: 10 a.m.-noon, Orvis Shop, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. Beginners basics of casting, rigging, knots. Also May 4, 18, 25 & June 8. Call Orvis Shop (225) 757-7286.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHPOWER CLUB MATCH: 8:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range, 9300 St. Landry Rd. Gonzales. NRA 200-yard match course. Fee $12 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 juniors. $15 Civilian Marksmanship Program annual membership. Call George Serrett; (225) 272-3538. Email: ghserrett@netzero.net.

CAPITAL CITY BASS ELITE TEAMS TOURNAMENT: Doiron’s Landing-East (Belle River), Stephensville. $30 membership fee. $100/team tournament fee, 100-percent payback. Fifth in eight-tournament series. Call Jesse Brooks (225) 397-2071. Website: http://www.capitalcitybassla.com.

AROUND THE CORNER

APRIL 29 — 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.

MAY 2 — LAKE CHARLES CCA BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.

MAY 3 — SHATTERIN’ CLAY FOR GAITWAY: Hunter’s Run Gun Club, 1365 Northwest Dr., Port Allen. Sporting Clays shoot. Fees: $150/person, $600/4-shooter team (includes lunch). Benefits GaitWay Therapeutic Horsemanship program. Email: Roberta@gaitway.org.

JUST ANNOUNCED

MAY 3-5 — NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING & EXHIBITS: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston. NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, 1-3 p.m., May 3; Stand and Fight Rally, 7:30 p.m., May 4. Website: http://www.nraam.org.

MAY 11 — WALKER HIGH POWER LIFTING BIG BASS BASH: Dorion’s Landing, Stephensville. Fee $100 (70 percent payback). Open to all anglers. Call John Chaney (225) 413-5142.

HUNTING SEASONS

TURKEY: Sunday (April 21), final day, Area A lands. Must use state turkey tags. Areas B & C lands closed.

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