July 17 Outdoors Calendar

Nick Saunders (left) with two of his Costa Rican buddies and a 90-pound roosterfish caught at Playa Grande, Costa Rica. The fish was caught using squid for bait. Photo by Tyler Smeaks.

A free seminar on Fishing Offshore in a Smaller Vessel will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Haddrell’s Point Tackle West Ashley. RSVP to shammond@haddrellspoint.com.

Capt. Robert Olsen of Knot @ Work Charters will lead a free seminar on fishing the Charleston Jetties at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mount Pleasant location of The Charleston Angler. Call 843-884-2095.

The National Wild Turkey Federation’s Low Country Longbeards will hold their annual banquet and auction at 6 p.m. July 28 at Alhambra Hall in Mount Pleasant. For tickets call Ray Cartonia at 585-354-7125.

The James Island Yacht Club King Mackerel and Inshore Tournament will be fished July 30. Registration will be held from 6-8 p.m. July 29 at JIYC with fishing beginning at 6:30 a.m. July 30 and weigh-in from 3-5 p.m. The king mackerel entry fee is $275 and $325 after July 22. The entry fee for the inshore division is $40 per angler with trout, flounder and sheepshead the eligible species. Call 843-795-6060 or visit jiyc.org.

The Lowcountry Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association will hold its sixth annual banquet and auction at 6 p.m. Aug. 4 at Omar Shrine Temple in Mount Pleasant. Tickets are $50 single, $25 youth and $300 sponsor. Contact Michael Cochran at 843-906-7989.

The Haddrell’s Point Mount Pleasant staff will hold two “Fishing With the Kids” outings on Aug. 5, 7:30-9:30 a.m. or 9:30-11:30 a.m. They will take a group of 10 kids per outing to enjoy fishing, crabbing and cast netting. The class is limited to 10 and recommended ages are 3-15 years old. The cost is $30 per child and must be paid in advance. If the parent wants to participate, it is recommended they get a saltwater fishing license. All tackle, bait and gear is provided. Call 843-881-3644.

The 22nd annual Charleston Harbor Tarpon Release Tournament will be fished Aug. 13. The entry fee is $45. Registration forms are available at Haddrell’s Point Tackle, Atlantic Tackle or Toler’s Cove Marina. Fishing is limited to Charleston County waters with fishing from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Final registration will be held from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 11 at 1648 Home Farm Road in Mount Pleasant. Contact Cantey Smith at 843-696-9865.

The 23rd annual Fishing for Miracles King Mackerel Tournament will be held Aug. 18-20 out of Ripley Light Yacht Club with anglers not only competing for a $25,000 first prize for the heaviest king mackerel but also for the first time an inshore division for trout, sheepshead and flounder. Proceeds benefit the MUSC Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Coastal Conservation Association of South Carolina. Visit fishingformiracles.org.

Goose Creek Bassmasters’ Summer Slam Tournament Trail is being fished Saturday nights with the championship fished Aug. 6. E-mail peterlbray@yahoo.com for information.

Items can be submitted by emailing sportsdesk@postandcourier.com and braswellsports@hotmail.com.