April 24 Outdoors Calendar

Aidan Campbell, 10, of Summerville made the best of an early release day from school with his father, Ben Campbell, visiting Jason’s Lake on Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area and Heritage Preserve. He caught and released this nice black drum using fresh shrimp. Photo by Ben Campbell.

Capt. Mark Phelps will lead a free seminar covering techniques on fishing various artificial lures and helping to choose the right rod for your type or technique of fishing at 6 p.m. Monday at the Mount Pleasant location of Haddrell’s Point Tackle. Call 843-881-3644.

Capt. Justin Carter will lead a free seminar on Spring Fishing Tactics at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the West Ashley location of The Charleston Angler. Call 843-571-3899.

The Moncks Corner Medical Center Family Open Catfish Tournament benefiting the Berkeley County Rescue Squad will be fished from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The entry fee is $75 per boat early and $90 on the morning of the event at the William Dennis Boat Landing, across the river from Gilligan’s. First prize for the total weight of five catfish is $1,000, and there is a $1,000 prize for the heaviest catfish. Visit berkeleyrescue.com.

The Charleston Inshore Anglers’ 24th annual Sheepshead Tournament will be fished from 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. There is a $30 entry fee ($20 active duty military) with a $1,000 top prize based on 140 anglers. Registration and captain’s meeting will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Brick House Kitchen at 1575 Folly Road. The weigh-in will be 4-5 p.m. Saturday at Brick House Kitchen. For information, call Kevin Mischke, 843-324-1006; Nick Kvestad, 843-557-2811; or Gene Broderick 843-224-6826.

Capt. Chuck Griffin will lead a free seminar at 6 p.m. on May 2 at Haddrell’s Point Tackle in Mount Pleasant on basics of trolling speed, where to look, what to look for and how to rig your tackle for offshore fishing. Call 843-881-3644.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-8 will offer the About Boating Safely course from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 7 at Coast Guard Station Charleston on Tradd Street. The cost is $45, which includes the textbook. The class will give the boater basic knowledge needed to operate a vessel safely. Topics will include boating laws, safety equipment and basic navigation. For more information, visit uscgauxcharleston.com.

Goose Creek Bassmasters will hold its Summer Slam Tournament Trail on Saturday nights from 5-9 p.m. from May 7-Aug. 6, skipping June 18 and July 2. The championship will be fished Aug. 6. Email peterlbray@yahoo.com for information.

Capt. John Irwin will lead Fly Fishing 101 classes from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 14 and June 11 at the West Ashley location of The Charleston Angler. There is a $75 charge for each class and classes are limited to 10. Call 843-571-3899.

Caroline Irwin will lead a ladies fly fishing class from 1-3 p.m. May 15 at the West Ashley location of The Charleston Angler. The cost is $25 and classes are limited to 10. Topics include use of equipment, casting, knots, flies and how-to-basics. Call 843-571-3899.

Capt. Ben Floyd will lead a free tailing redfish seminar at 6:30 p.m. May 17 at the Mount Pleasant location of The Charleston Angler. Call 843-884-2095.

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