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Lowcountry Outdoors Calendar of Events

FISHING FOR MIRACLES: The 19th annual Key West Boats Fishing for Miracles King Mackerel Tournament will be held Aug. 16-18 out of Ripley Light Yacht Club. The entry fee is $300 per boat through July 31 and $350 per boat thereafter. First prize is $25,000. Information is available at or by calling (843) 214-1408 or (570) 881-3934.

STONO RIVER FISHING CLUB: Scott Beane took two firsts and won the Big Fish Pot with a total of 7.10 pounds in the Stono River Fishing Club’s July tournament. Category winners were: Trout – Beane, 1.65; P.J. Goodale, 1.60; John Murdaugh, 1.35; Jan Moore, 0.95. Redfish – Beane, 4.1; Murdaugh, 3.0; Matt Hebbard, 2.85. Flounder – Hebbard, 3.7; Moore, 2.7; Tom Morinelli, 2.1; Rick Donovan, 2.0; Beane, 1.35.

CREEKSIDE BASSMASTERS: Matt Judy caught five bass that weighed 9.01 pounds, including the tournament’s big fish of 3.01 pounds, to win the Creekside Bassmasters’ July tournament, held on the Cooper River. Bo Crawford was second with five bass that weighed 8.11 pounds and Brian Crenshaw third with four fish that weighed 6.07 pounds.

QDMA BANQUET: The Lowcountry Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association will hold its annual banquet and auction Thursday at Omar Shrine Temple in Mount Pleasant at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $50 single and $65 couple. Contact Donnie Buhrmaster at (843) 514-6427 or Freddie St. Laurent at (843) 330-6517.

NATURAL KNOWLEDGE FISHING TOURNAMENT: The Natural Knowledge adult-youth fishing tournament will be held Aug. 3-4 at Lions Beach in Moncks Corner. Categories are bream, largemouth bass, catfish and best stringer. The entry fee is $30 per team. Contact Evan Myers at or call (843) 729-8330.

FISHING WITH THE KIDS: Haddrell’s Point of Mount Pleasant will hold “Fishing with the Kids” from 8-10 a.m. Aug. 6. The cost is $20 per child and there is a limit of 10 youth per trip. Parents must accompany their children. Call (843) 881-3644.

BOATING SAFETY CLASS: The Charleston chapter of the U.S. Sail and Power Squadron will be teaching America’s Boating Course from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 11 at the organization’s headquarters, located at 1376 Orange Grove Road, Charleston. To enroll call (843) 437-6241.

FLOUNDER SEMINAR: Haddrell’s Point West Ashley will hold a free flounder fishing seminar, led by Capt. John Fuss of Holy City Fishing Charters, at 6 p.m. Aug. 21. Call (843) 573-3474.

FALL TROUT SEMINAR: Haddrell’s Point West Ashley will hold a free fall trout fishing seminar, led by Capt. John Koonce of Shoal Bandit Charters, at 6 p.m. Aug. 18. Call (843) 573-3474.

GOOSE CREEK BASS CLUB: Goose Creek Bass Club will hold an all-night bass tournament beginning at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 and continuing until 7 a.m. Aug. 26. The tournament will be fished out of Cypress Gardens Landing and the entry fee is $120 per team, which includes big fish. Contact Bill Holmes at (843) 708-2320 or

SHRIMP BAITING SEMINAR: Haddrell’s Point Mount Pleasant will hold a free shrimp baiting seminar, led by David Gasque of Bait Binder, at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Call (843) 881-3644.

SHRIMP BAITING SEMINAR: Haddrell’s Point West Ashley will hold a free shrimp baiting seminar, led by David Gasque of Bait Binder, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4. Call (843) 573-3474.


Haddrell’s Point Mount Pleasant will hold a free cast net seminar at 6 p.m. Sept. 4. Call (843) 881-3644.


Haddrell’s Point Mount Pleasant will hold a free seminar on fishing basics, led by Capt. Amy Little of Fine Lines Charters, at 6 p.m. Sept. 10. The seminar is for ladies only. Call (843) 881-3644.


The Lowcountry Bassmasters 2012 Working Man’s 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.

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