Wildlife and Chaos took the top spots in the wahoo and dolphin divisions of the Fifty-Fifty Tournament while Sportin' Life captured the Petrel Billfish Release Division. Jacob Bird, aboard Wildlife, caught a 41.2-pound wahoo. Second went to James Jennings aboard Daymaker with a 39.2-pound catch and third to E.J. Nettles aboard Solid Surface with an 18.0-pound catch. Johnny Newton's 61.2-pound dolphin aboard Chaos was the top dolphin, followed by Carson Jackson with a 52.2-pound dolphin aboard Summer Girl and Callie Stewart with a 38.6-pound dolphin aboard Summer Girl. Sportin' Life accumulated 500 points in the billfish release division with one blue marlin and one white marlin. Petrel was second with 300 points for a blue marlin release and Syked Out third with 200 points for a white marlin release. Carson Jackson was the top lady angler with a 52.2-pound dolphin, followed by Eva Grace Bailey with a 30.8-pound dolphin. Callie Stewart's 38.6-pound dolphin was the top youth followed by Ben Freeman with a 27.6-pound dolphin. Jacob Bird's 41.2-pound wahoo was the top youth catch followed by E.J. Nettles' 18.0-pound wahoo.
Carolina Lady Anglers
Mallory Alexander was the outstanding youth female angler, Caleb Peeples the outstanding youth male angler, Lindsay Livingston the outstanding female angler and Brice Taylor the outstanding male angler in the Carolina Lady Anglers' 17th annual Fishing for the Cure Tournament. Category winners included: Trout - Steve Chapman, 3.70; Cameron Luden, 3.26; Steve Chapman, 2.72. Flounder - Robbie Forbes, 3.28; Cameron Luden, 3.22; Thomas deOgburn, 2.90. Sheepshead - Michael Rowell, 3.92. Ladyfish - Jake Bright, 2.66; Ed Kidney, 1.92; Paul Ramey, 1.70. King mackerel - Gene Roberts, 31.74; Michael Roberts, 10.88; Mallory Alexander, 7.90. Spanish mackerel - Brice Taylor, 4.66; Brice Taylor, 4.38; Brice Taylor, 4.08. Dogfish - Gordon Platt, 1.12. Spottail with the most spots - Eddie Robbins, 6.
Youth Fishing Rodeo
The Sewee Visitor Center in Awendaw will hold its annual Youth Fishing Rodeo from 7:30-11 a.m. Saturday at the Sewee Ponds. The event is open to youth ages 6-16. Register by June 10 by calling (843) 928-3368.
Father's Day Catfish Tournament
Cross Wildlife Action will hold the John "Roundtrip" Ham Memorial Santee Cooper Father's Day Fishing Tournament Saturday-Sunday out of Hill's Landing on the Santee Cooper lakes. The format is live release of big catfish. The entry fee is $100 per boat and participants can register at the conclusion of the captain's meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday or by mail to Cross Chapter WLA, Big Cat Tournament, P.O. Box 429, Cross, SC 29436.
Lowcountry Anglers Inshore Tournament
The Lowcountry Anglers' 19th annual Inshore Fishing Tournament will be fished June 21. Weigh-in will be 4-5:30 p.m. at the Charleston Maritime Center. The captain's meeting will be from 6-8 p.m. June 18 at the Maritime Center. The entry fee is $45 for adults and $15 for youth 15 and younger. Eligible species are speckle trout, flounder, sheepshead, bluefish, black sea bass, spadefish, Spanish mackerel and king mackerel. Visit lowcountryanglers.com or contact Skip Milligan at (843) 509-0192.
Folly Take a Kid Fishing
The Folly Beach Anglers' sixth annual Take a Kid Fishing Day Tournament will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 21 at the Folly Beach Pier. There is no entry fee and open to youth 16 and younger. Last year's tournament drew 197 youth, 75 parents and 35 volunteers. Visit fbakt.org for information or email email@example.com.
Charleston Harbor Tarpon Release Tournament
The 20th annual Charleston Harbor Tarpon Release Tournament will be fished July 5. The entry fee is $35. Fishing hours are 6 a.m.-6 p.m. only in Charleston County. Registration is 5-7 p.m. July 3 at the Toler's Cove Pool House. Registration forms are available at Haddrell's Point Tackle, Atlantic Tackle or Toler's Cove. Contact Cantey Smith at (843) 696-0865.
Ministries2Men Angler's Cup
The Ministries2Men Angler's Cup fishing tournament will be held July 11-12. All activities will take place at Seacoast Church in Mount Pleasant. Eligible species are: red drum, sea trout, largemouth bass, catfish, bait fish and a special unlimited category. First-place prizes will be awarded based on a combined weight of three legal fish per category. The tournament is a two-angler (man, woman or child) team format. Visit ministries2men.com or call (843) 297-0265.
James Island King Mackerel Tournament
The 2014 James Island Yacht Club King Mackerel and Inshore-Offshore Tournament will be fished July 26. Registration will take place from 6-8 p.m. July 25 at JIYC. The entry fee for the king mackerel division is $275 or $325 after July 18. There also is a wahoo division for offshore anglers and the inshore division includes trout, flounder and sheepshead with special categories of Spanish mackerel, amberjack, toadfish, largest menhaden and smallest legal kingfish weighed. The early entry fee for the inshore and wahoo divisions is $35 per angler. Visit jiyc.org for information.
Fly Fishing 201
Capt. John Irwin will lead Fly Fishing 201 schools throughout the year at The Charleston Angler in Mount Pleasant and West Ashley. The cost is $75 for the classes which run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Class sizes are limited to 10 participants. Topics covered include fly casting to knots and fly selections for Lowcountry species. Upcoming classes are scheduled June 21 (West Ashley) and July 19 (Mount Pleasant). Call (843) 884-2095 or (843) 571-3899.
Fishing for Miracles
The 21st annual Hanckel Marine Fishing for Miracles King Mackerel Tournament will be fished Aug. 7-9 out of Ripley Light Yacht Club. Proceeds benefit the MUSC Children's Hospital PICU and Coastal Conservation Association. Visit fishingformiracles.org.
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