Mar. 3 — 21st annual Red Stick Day Fly Fishing Festival, LDWF Waddill Outdoors Center, 4141 North Flannery Road, Baton Rouge. Time: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Programs, fly tying, casting, kayak demos, pond fishing, raffles, food and refreshments. Sponsored by the Red Stick Fly Fishers. Website:

Mar. 10 – 13th annual Fly Fish Texas, Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, Athens, Texas. Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. One of the largest fly fishing events in the Ark-La-Tex region, there are over 14 seminars covering basic to advanced topics, casting instruction, fly tying demos and workshop, vendor exhibits, fishing on premises, and more. Sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife in conjunction with various fly fishing clubs. For details, go to

Mar. 31 — 65th annual New Orleans City Park Big Bass Fishing Rodeo & Fishtival. New Orleans. Registration: 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Parkview Café. Fishing begins 6:30 a.m. Weigh-in at 11 a.m. Entry Fee: $10 Adults, $5 Kids (12 & under). Categories include Fly Rod Bass. For more info, go to