Charleston Harbor Tarpon Release Tournament
The 20th annual Charleston Harbor Tarpon Release Tournament will be re-fished July 20 after no fish were caught on the original date. The entry fee is $40. Fishing hours are 6 a.m.-6 p.m. only in Charleston County. Anglers can continue to register at Haddrell's Point Tackle in Mount Pleasant. Contact Cantey Smith at (843) 696-0865.
Palmetto Sportfishers Redfish Open
The Palmetto Sportfishers fishing club will hold a Redfish Open Saturday. First place, based on a three-fish aggregate weight of red drum within the 15- to 23-inch slot limit, will pay 70 percent while second will pay 30 percent. Launch at 7 a.m. at Remley's Point Landing with weigh-in at 5 p.m., also at Remley's Point. The entry fee is $100 per boat. Contact Brandon Reeves at (843) 718-4274 email@example.com or Terry Solice at (843) 345-6283 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lowcountry Anglers fishing club recently held its 19th annual inshore fishing tournament. Category winners were: King mackerel - Cole Suggs, 32.76 pounds; Chris Tierney, 23.68; Robert Olsen, 20.34. Spanish mackerel - Robert Olsen, 4.96; Robert Olsen, 4.94; Robert Olsen, 3.38. Spadefish - Scott McInerny, 4.40; Allie Thompson, 3.28; Scott McInerny, 1.38. Sheepshead - Lonnie East III, 9.80; William Cooper, 5.66; Kenny Gustafson, 5.06. Bluefish - Steve Joy, 2.60; Steve Joy, 2.54; Steve Joy, 1.96. Trout - Lonnie East III, 3.38; Mark DeOgburn, 2.58; Randy Robbins, 2.22. Flounder - Paul Wilgus, 3.56; Eddie Robbins, 3.50; Paul Wilgus, 3.18. Black sea bass - Cole Suggs, 1.32; Mallory Alexander, 1.22; Cole Suggs, 1.20.
Wild Turkey Federation Banquet
The Mount Pleasant Lowcountry Long Beards of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold their hunting heritage banquet and auction at 6 p.m. July 31 at Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle St., Mount Pleasant. Contact Ray Cartonia at (585) 354-7125 or Robert Aitken at (843) 870-3593.
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 Saturday (Mount Pleasant) and Aug. 16 (West Ashley). 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.
The Charleston Angler in Mount Pleasant will hold a free Big Shrimping seminar at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Call (843) 884-2095.
The Charleston Angler in Mount Pleasant will hold a free surf fishing seminar led by Capt. Ben Floyd at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 1. Call (843) 884-2095.
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