Aug. 2 Outdoors Calendar

Boeing executive chef Lucas Bengal caught and released this large redfish using live menhaden on while fishing in Charleston Harbor on July 26. Photo by Richard Rhett Knoth.

Jim Roberts, fishing aboard Juggernaut, caught a 36.75-pound king mackerel to take first place in the 2015 James Island Yacht Club Fishing Tournament. Ben Freeman, aboard Mas Pescado, was second with a 32.05-pound catch and also the top youth angler. Ben Hamner, aboard Susan Elizabeth, was third with a 29.10-pound catch. Donna Smith, aboard Daddy’s Money, was fourth and the top female angler with a 27.95-pound king. E.J. Nettles, aboard Solid Surface, finished fifth with a 26.35-pound king. Inshore winners included: Trout — Bruce Bonge, 3.58; Robby Watkins, 2.19; Hunter Thurlow, 2.15. Flounder — Hunter Thurlow, 4.20; Lonnie East, 4.11; Cameron Luden, 2.69. Sheepshead — Josh Flamm, 1.96; Deborah Ducworth, 1.86; Brian Getsinger, 1.78. Spanish mackerel — Wade Stegall, 3.76. Toadfish — Luke Hough, 1.37. Menhaden — Aggie Moore, 0.23.

The Boca Morris Fly Fishing Club will hold an open tournament Friday-Sunday. The cost is $25 per angler. Register at Haddrell’s Point Tackle in Mount Pleasant or West Ashley by the end of business Thursday. Call (843) 475-7696 or email

Haddrell’s Point Tackle will hold a Fishing With The Kids outing for youth ages 3-12 Monday. The cost is $25 per angler and must be paid prior to the trip. The trip will start at 8 a.m. and go through 10 a.m. Rods, bait and tackle are provided. Each trip is limited to 10 youths. Call (843) 881-3644.

The fifth annual Quality Deer Management Banquet will be held Thursday at the Omar Shrine Temple in Mount Pleasant. Doors open for sponsors at 5 p.m. and the public at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50. Contact Freddy St. Laurent at (843) 330-6517 or Clark Coker at (843) 452-1000.

The fourth and final John von Lehe Cast and Blast Memorial Fishing Tournament will be held from 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Species are redfish, trout and flounder with an electronic weigh-in. The entry fee is $50 and proceeds benefit Roper St. Francis for cancer research. A cookout, live auction and live music will follow at Goldbug Island. Contact Wally Burbage at (843) 224-3932, email or visit for details.

Butler Marine will hold a free boat show at an open house from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday for Stonoview development, located at 2167 River Road, Johns Island.

The 22nd annual Fishing for Miracles King Mackerel Tournament will be fished Aug. 13-15 out of Ripley Light Yacht Club. The entry fee is $300 per boat; $350 per boat after July 31. First place for the heaviest fish is $25,000 guaranteed. More than 100 boats participate each year and the event has surpassed $700,000 in donations to its beneficiaries, the MUSC Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Coastal Conservation Association of South Carolina. Last year’s winning fish weighed 43.03 pounds and was caught by John Kicklighter and his sons Brad and Ben of Mount Pleasant. Visit or call (843) 214-1408.

The 21st annual Charleston Harbor Tarpon Release Tournament will be fished Aug. 22. The entry fee is $45 per angler and fishing is limited to Charleston County waters. Registration will be held from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 20 at Toler’s Cove Pool House in Mount Pleasant. Fishing hours are 6 a.m.-6 p.m. with first swivel to the rod tip or most tarpon caught by the angler with swivel touching the rod tip. Contact Cantey Smith at (843) 696-0865.

The Knights of Columbus Council 6250 on James Island will hold its 18th annual Lowcountry Trout Tournament Sept. 19. Registration and captain’s meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 18 at Haddrell’s Point Tackle West Ashley. The entry fee is $35 per angler.

Capt. Geoff Bennett of Charleston Charter Fishing will lead a free seminar on Lowcountry trout fishing at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at Haddrell’s Point Tackle in West Ashley. Call (843) 573-3474.

The Charleston Angler staff will lead a free seminar on shrimping at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Mount Pleasant location of The Charleston Angler. Call (843) 884-2095.

Registration is open for the second school year season with SALTT (Student Angler League Tournament Trail), a middle and high school fishing league for saltwater red drum and freshwater bass. Visit or contact Rayburn Poston at 843-902-4274 or

Capts. John Irwin of Fly Right Charters, Hunter Allen of Lighter Breeze Charters and Jeremy Mehlhaff of Charleston Shallows will lead Orvis 2-Day Fly Fishing Schools on Aug. 26-27 and Sept. 24-25. The classes are limited to six anglers and are based on Lowcountry tailing tides. The class runs from 12:30-3:30 p.m. and the anglers will then go out with a captain to fish tailing tides from 4:30 p.m. until dark. The cost is $500 per angler. Call (843) 571-3899 or (843) 884-2095.

The Charleston Angler will hold a series of Fly Fishing 201 Schools led by Capts. John Irwin or Joe Benton at the West Ashley store located at 654 St. Andrews Blvd. The cost is $75 for the classes which run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and are limited to 10 participants. Upcoming dates include: Aug. 15; Sept. 19; Oct. 17; Nov. 14; and Dec. 12. Call (843) 571-3899 or (843) 884-2095.

Items can be submitted by emailing, by faxing to (843) 937-5579.

Tommy Braswell