Fishing, boating THE CHARLESTON ANGLER: Tuesday, West Ashley, 6:30 p.m., Tarpon Fishing, Colt Harrison, free, (843) 571-3899. Thursday, Summerville, 6:30 p.m., Fly Fishing for Gar, Blake Bryce, (843) 871-9362. Saturday, Mount Pleasant, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Beginner Fly Fishing, Capt. John Irwin, $75, call (843) 884-2095. May 21, Mount Pleasant, 6:30 p.m., Tailing Redfish, Capt. John Irwin, free, call (843) 884-2095. June 1, West Ashley, noon-7 p.m., Meet Lefty Kreh, call (843) 571-3899. June 2, Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fly Fishing Clinic with Lefty Kreh, $400, class limited to 15, call (843) 884-2095.
HADDRELL’S POINT: Haddrell’s Offshore Challenge —May-dolphin; June-king mackerel, $300 per challenge, call (843) 881-3644 or (843) 573-3474. May 29, Barrier Island Marine, 6 p.m., Spadefish, Scott Hammond, free, call (843) 573-3474.
SCSSA DOLPHIN DAYS: The South Carolina Saltwater Sportfishing Association will hold its annual Dolphin Days tournament Saturday. Target species are dolphin, king mackerel, wahoo and tuna and there will be a billfish division. The captains meeting and registration will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Haddrell’s Point West Ashley. Contact William Dotterer at (843) 367-2491 or visit scssa.info.
JIYC TOURNAMENT: The James Island Yacht Club King Mackerel and Inshore Fish Tournament will be held June 23. Registration will be held from 6-8 p.m. June 21 at JIYC. Information is available at jiyc.org.
BOHICKET MARINA REDFISH INVITATIONAL: The inaugural Bohicket Marina Redfish Invitational will be fished Saturday. There fly-fishing and spin-fishing categories. The entry fee is $200 for up to four people with prizes for the overall winner (aggregate weight of three redfish), largest red on fly, most spots, biggest trash fish and lady angler.
MCASC FISHING TOURNAMENT: The fourth annual Mechanical Contractors Association of South Carolina will hold its Charleston Slam fishing tournament May 26. The entry fee is $40 and the entry deadline is May 13. Cash prizes will be awarded through third place, with first place paying $1,000. The captain’s meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 25 at Tideland Equipment & Supply Co. (TESCO), 7273 Peppermill Parkway, North Charleston. Visit thecharlestonslam.com or contact Stan Harbourt at (843) 296-0382, (843) 747-4100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAROLINA LADY ANGLERS: The Carolina Lady Anglers’ 15th annual Fishing for the Cure inshore tournament will be held June 2 out of the Charleston Maritime Center. Registration and captain’s meeting will be held from 6-9 p.m. May 30 at the Maritime Center. The entry fee is $35 per angler, with youth 12 and under $10. Species are king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, trout, flounder, sheepshead and ladyfish. Email email@example.com or call (843) 509-3405.
GEORGETOWN LANDING MEATFISH SLAM: Pain Killer took first place in the Georgetown Landing Marina Meatfish Slam, a tournament that benefited Kids’ Chance scholarships. Pain Killer had the first-place wahoo (49.2 pounds), first-place aggregate and Big Dog aggregate with 75.8 pounds. Blue Sky had the first-place dolphin, 30.4 pounds while Christy II was second with 23.4 pounds. Earl-E-Bird won the tuna division with a 26.2-pound catch, two pounds better than Christy II. Miss Ella was second in wahoo with a 30-pound catch and second in aggregate with 57.8 pounds. Les Smith was the top youth angler and Laura Stokes won the lady angler award.
GOOSE CREEK BASS CLUB SUMMER SLAM: The Goose Creek Bass Club’s Summer Slam series will feature 12 regular events and a classic. Tournaments are being held every Saturday from 5-9 p.m. with the exception of July 4 weekend. The entry fee is $30 per team with $10 optional big fish. Contact Bill Holmes at (843) 708-2320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOWCOUNTRY BASSMASTERS: The Lowcountry Bassmasters 2012 Working Man’s Tournament are underway at Cypress Gardens Landing on the Cooper River. Tournaments will be held every Thursday from 5:30-8:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 3:30 p.m. At the end of the 13 tournaments, the top 20 teams will compete for a championship. The entry fee is $40 per team with $10 big fish category. Contact Mike Redmon at (843) 480-1391, Dale Lovelace at (843) 200-7877 or David Murdaugh at (843) 452-9566.
AMERICA’S BOATING COURSE: The Charleston United States Sail and Power Squadron will conduct America’s Boating course from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 2 at 1376 Orange Grove Road. Topics include: navigation aids, adverse conditions, communications afloat, anchoring, charts, regulations, knots and lines, required safety equipment and more. A take-home manual is included with the course. Call (843) 437-6241 or email email@example.com.
SC MEMORIAL REEF: The fourth annual S.C. Memorial Reef Silent and Live Auction will be held June 29 during the Carolina Classic S.C. Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series tournament. The S.C. Memorial Reef will be a part of the Charleston Deep Reef Project to create a special place of honor and reflection for the sportsfishing community that share, protect and respect our outstanding offshore resource. Participants have raised more than $150,000 for the reef. Contact scmemorialreef.org or Steve Leasure at (843) 571-0013.
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