Sunday, April 08, 2018

What's happening this week - 4/8

On Monday, the Cane Country Fly Casters hold their monthly meeting at the Westside Baptist Community Center off Old Highway 1 in Natchitoches. Time is 6:30pm. Guest speaker will be Tom Bullock, who will give a presentation on "A different way to fish the White River". Guests are welcome. For more info, go to

Also on Monday, the Red Stick Fly Fishers will hold their monthly meeting at the Wildlife and Fisheries building on Quail Drive in Baton Rouge. Casting at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:00pm. On the agenda: discussion of their upcoming trips to Lake Concordia (April) and Spring Catch-n-Eat marsh trip (May). Guests are welcome. For more info, go to

On Tuesday, it's a big day in the state legislature for anglers concerned about coastal waters access. More on that later.

Also on Tuesday, the North Louisiana Fly Fishers hold their monthly meeting at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge in Bossier City. Gathering starts at 6:30pm, meeting at 6:45pm. A ranger with the Red River NWR will be giving a presentation to the club on the refuge's fish and wildlife.  Also on the agenda: the club's upcoming out to Purvis Creek State Park. Guests are welcome.  For more info, go to

On Thursday, the New Orleans Fly Fishers holds the 1st of their twice-monthly fly tying sessions at St. Francis Xavier Church Hall on 444 Metairie. Time is 7:00pm. Bring your tools, if none, the club has sets for use during this session. Materials are provided. Bring $1 for cost of materials. Beginners welcome. For more info, go to

On Saturday, the Kisatchie Fly Fishers will hold their annual "Fly Fishing 101" workshop at Booker-Fowler Hatchery in Forest Hill. Time is 8:30am to 12 noon. There is no cost.  Pre-registration is required, and can be done online.  Sessions will include tackle and casting basics, hands-on casting, knots, leaders, flies, and area places to fish. For more info, go to and click on "Fly Fishing 101".

Also on Saturday, Masseys Outfitters in New Orleans will hold another "Kayak Demo Day" near the Cabrini Bridge on Bayou St. John. Time is 10:00am to 3:00pm. Weather permitting, check their Facebook page for updates. Boats from Hobie, Jackson, Native, Bonafide and others will be available.