Calendar of Lowcountry Outdoor Events
NWTF HUNTING HERITAGE BANQUET: The Swamp Fox chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its 29th annual Hunting Heritage Banquet Saturday at the Ladson Fairgrounds. NWTF spokesman and television host Michael Waddell will be a special guest. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person or $300 for sponsors. Contact Dr. Bob Aitken at (843) 870-3593 or Wayne Grace at (843) 834-7779.
CHARLESTON ANGLER SPRING FLING: The Charleston Angler will hold its free Spring Fling on Saturday at its West Ashley, Mount Pleasant and Summerville stores. Free seminars are scheduled from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The West Ashley seminars are: Redfish University 101 and Beginner Fly Tying. Mount Pleasant seminars are: Low Tide Creeks and Flats Fishing, Knots and Rigging and How to Throw a Cast Net. The Summerville schedule is: Inshore Light Tackle for Redfish and Trout, Offshore Trolling and Rigging Techniques and Bottom Fishing.
S.C. DUCK CALLING CONTEST: The 2013 South Carolina State Duck Calling Contest is March 3 during the Winyah Bay Heritage Festival in Georgetown. The first event is the S.C. Open Junior contest, open to all callers age 16 and under as of the Saturday after Thanksgiving 2013. The S.C. State contest, open to all South Carolina residents 17 and older as of the Saturday after Thanksgiving 2013, will follow. The entry fee is $25 and the winner must represent the state in the World Duck Calling Contest the Saturday after Thanksgiving 2013. Contact Mark Ackerman at (843) 835-2505 or email email@example.com.
CREEKSIDE BASSMASTERS: Kevin Clark caught five bass that weighed 11.88 pounds to win the Creekside Bassmasters’ February tournament at Black’s Camp on the Santee Cooper lakes. Brian Crenshaw was second with five fish that weighed 11.69 pounds and Sid Fowler Jr. third with five fish that weighed 10.15 pounds. Roger Dennis had the big fish at 5.09 pounds. Creekside Bassmasters will hold its fifth annual Spring Fling Bass Tournament March 23 out of Black’s Camp. Pre-registration begins Friday. Contact Brian Crenshaw at (843) 509-2942. Blast-off will be at safe light with weigh-in at 3:30 p.m.
HADDRELL’S POINT PHOTO CONTEST: Haddrell’s Point Tackle is holding a photo contest through Thursday. Entries must include the new Haddrell’s Point logo and submitted to Haddrell’s Point’s Facebook page. There will be prizes for the top three photos.
BALLYHOO RIGGING: Haddrell’s Point Mount Pleasant will hold a free Ballyhoo Rigging class at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The class is limited to 10 people. Call (843) 881-3644.
FLY FISHING FILM TOUR: The Charleston Angler will hold its Fly Fishing Film Tour 2013 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Terrace Theater on James Island. Tickets are $13 and available at the West Ashley and Mount Pleasant locations. Tickets at the door are $17. Call (843) 571-3899 or (843) 884-2095.
TURKEY HUNTING TRICKS: Daryl Stubbs will lead a free Turkey Hunting Tricks seminar at 6 p.m. March 6 at Haddrell’s Point Tackle Mount Pleasant. Call (843) 881-3644.
TURKEY HUNTING Q&A: Scott Hammond will lead a free Turkey Hunting Q&A Seminar at 6 p.m. March 12 at Haddrell’s Point Tackle West Ashley. Call (843) 573-3474.
FLY FISHING CLASS: Capt. John Irwin will le4ad a fly fishing class from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 16 at The Charleston Angler in Mount Pleasant. The cost is $75. Call (843) 884-2095.
FLY CASTING CLASS: Haddrell’s Point Mount Pleasant staff and inshore charter captains will hold a free fly casting class at 2 p.m. March 16. Call (843) 881-3644.
REDS AND TROUT ON TOPWATER: Capt. Mike Able will lead a free seminar on catching redfish and trout using topwater lures at 6 p.m. March 18 at Haddrell’s Point Mount Pleasant. Call (843) 881-3644.
GOOSE CREEK BASS CLUB: Goose Creek Bass Club will hold its annual spring bass tournament March 24 out of Black’s Camp on the Santee Cooper lakes. Tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m., with registration beginning at 5:30 a.m. The entry fee is $60, which includes big fish prize. Contact Bill Holmes at (843) 708-2320 or (843) 554-6082.
ADVANCED FLY TYING: The Charleston Angler in Mount Pleasant will hold an advanced fly tying class at 6:30 p.m. March 25. The cost is $10 for materials. Call (843) 884-2095.
TURKEY HUNTING TRICKS: Daryl Stubbs will lead a free Turkey Hunting Tricks seminar at 6 p.m. March 27 at Haddrell’s Point Tackle Mount Pleasant. Call (843) 881-3644.
COBIA FISHING SEMINAR: Capt. Owen Plair of Beaufort will lead a free seminar on catching cobia at 6 p.m. March 28 at Haddrell’s Point Mount Pleasant. Call (843) 881-3644.SPRING TROUT SEMINAR: Capt. Geoff Bennett will lead a free Spring Trout Seminar at 6 p.m. April 23 at Haddrell’s Point Tackle West Ashley. Call (843) 573-3474.