Charleston Coastal Anglers
Eddie Robbins was the outstanding angler, Hailey Cooksey was the outstanding female angler and Jake Hughes was the outstanding youth angler in the Charleston Coastal Anglers' 31st annual fishing tournament. Category winners were: King mackerel - Jake Hughes, 30.80 pounds; Ronnie Broach, 30.30; Britton Plott, 27.94. Spanish mackerel - Hailey Cooksey, 5.48; Eddie Robbins, 1.86; Randy Robbins, 1.30. Trout - Eddie Robbins, 3.80; Randy Robbins, 3.70; Thomas DeOgburn, 3.30. Flounder - Robbie Watkins, 4.96; Lonnie East IV, 3.72; Chris Mock, 3.18. Sheepshead - Will Adams, 8.16; Dee Meador, 7.90; Bruce Bonge, 4.44. Ladyfish - Scott Bean, 2.26; Scott Bean, 2.04; Eddie Robbins, 1.84. Blackfish - Melissa Langston, 3.52; Melissa Langston, 1.76; Bryan Baxter, 1.76. Bluefish - Steve Joy, 1.86; Jeffrey DeOgburn, 1.40; Steve Joy, 1.18. Redfish with most spots - Eddie Robbins, 5; Naia Pieniak, 5; Danny Rabon, 4.
James Island King Mackerel Tournament
The 2014 James Island Yacht Club King Mackerel and Inshore-Offshore Tournament will be fished Saturday. Registration will take place from 6-8 p.m. Friday at JIYC. The entry fee for the king mackerel division is $325. 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. Visit jiyc.org for information.
Wild Turkey Federation Banquet
The Mount Pleasant Lowcountry Long Beards of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its 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.
Joe's Buddies Tournament
The seventh annual tournament for Joe's Buddies will be fished Aug. 9. Eligible species are redfish (must have three spots or more), trout, sheepshead and flounder. The entry fee is $40, and the captain's meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 6 at Wild Wing Café on Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant. The event will benefit MUSC Children's Hospital and Camp Happy Days. Call Will Brown (843) 343-4045; Joe Gladden (843) 343-9415; Joe Petrides (843) 696-6236; or Chris MacEachern (843) 408-8424.
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 Aug. 16 (West Ashley) and Sept. 20 (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.
The Charleston Angler in Mount Pleasant will hold a free Big Shrimping seminar at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Call (843) 884-2095.
Haddrell's Point Tackle West Ashley will hold a free fall flounder fishing seminar, led by Capt. John Fuss, at 6 p.m. Aug. 26. Call (843) 573-3474.
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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