Outdoors Calendar of Upcoming Events
CHARLESTON HARBOR TARPON RELEASE TOURNAMENT: The 18th annual Charleston Harbor Tarpon Release Tournament will be fished from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. The entry fee is $35 and registration will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Tolerís Cove Pool House. Registration forms are available at Haddrellís Point, Atlantic Tackle and Tolerís Cove. Contact Cantey Smith at (843) 696-0865.
CHARLESTON COASTAL ANGLERS: The Charleston Coastal Anglersí 39th open fishing tournament will be held July 14 out of James Island Yacht Club with weigh-in from 4-5:30 p.m. The captainís meeting will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. July 11 at James Island Yacht Club. The entry fee is $35 for adults and $15 for youth 15 and younger. Eligible species are king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, trout, ladyfish, bluefish, sheepshead, spadefish, blackfish, flounder, dogfish and spot-tail with the most spots. There also is a $50 tournament within a tournament for king mackerel. Contact Lee Moyer at (843) 795-5136.
JULY BASS FISHING TIPS SEMINAR: Luke Dehaan, a St. Croix bass pro, will lead a free seminar on July bass fishing at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Summerville Charleston Angler. Call (843) 871-9362.
ORVIS 201 FLY FISHING SCHOOL: Capt. John Irwin will lead the Orvis 201 Fly Fishing School from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Summerville Charleston Angler. Call (843) 871-9362.
ADVANCED FLY TYING CLASS: Capt. Mike Benson will lead an advanced fly tying class at 6:30 p.m. July 16 at the Mount Pleasant Charleston Angler. There is a $10 materials fee. Call (843) 884-2095.
FISHING 101 SEMINAR: Capt. Dee Oliver will lead a free introductory fishing seminar at 6 p.m. July 17 at Haddrellís Point West Ashley. Call (843) 573-3474.
BOTTOM FISHING FOR GROUPER SEMINAR: Capt. Robert Olsen of Knot @ Work Charters will lead a free seminar on bottom fishing for grouper at 6:30 p.m. July 17 at the West Ashley Charleston Angler. Call (843) 571-3899.
CRANKING FOR REDS SEMINAR: Capt. Stephen Fields will lead a free seminar at 6:30 p.m. July 19 at the Summerville Charleston Angler on using freshwater tackle for inshore saltwater species. Call (843) 871-9362.
GOOSE CREEK BASS CLUB SUMMER SLAM: The Goose Creek Bass Clubís Summer Slam series features 12 regular events and a classic. Tournaments are being held every Saturday from 5-9 p.m. with the exception of July 4 weekend. The entry fee is $30 per team with $10 optional big fish. Contact Bill Holmes at (843) 708-2320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOWCOUNTRY BASSMASTERS: The Lowcountry Bassmasters 2012 Working Manís Tournaments are underway at Cypress Gardens Landing on the Cooper River. Tournaments will be held every Thursday from 5:30-8:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 3:30 p.m. At the end of the 13 tournaments, the top 20 teams will compete for a championship. The entry fee is $40 per team with $10 big fish category. Contact Mike Redmon at (843) 480-1391, Dale Lovelace at (843) 200-7877 or David Murdaugh at (843) 452-9566.