Hampton Anderson of Anderson won the first 2016 FLW Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division tournament held Feb. 15 on Lake Murray, finishing with a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 3 ounces. Jack Hoy of Hollywood finished fifth in the co-angler division with two bass that weighed 10-12
Michael Maxfield, son of the late pro bass great Carl Maxfield, tied for ninth with two bass that weighed 9-4 and also had the biggest bass among co-anglers with a 7-7.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-8 will offer its GPS for Mariners class from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 27 at Coast Guard Base Charleston, located on Tradd Street. The cost is $45 which includes the textbook. Topics will include Working with Nautical Charts, Setting Waypoints and Charting a Course. Visit uscgauxcharleston.com.
The Charleston Angler will hold its 16th annual Spring Fling Fishing Expo at all locations on March 5. At Mount Pleasant, Capt. John Irwin will present a free saltwater fly fishing seminar at 10 a.m.; Capt. Mark Phelps will present Inshore 101 and DOA Baits at noon; and Capt. Greg Peralta will lead artificial baits, hard baits and more at 2 p.m. Call 843-884-2095 to register. At the West Ashley location there will be cast net and fly tying seminars all day with a Kids Cast Net seminar at 1 p.m. Call 843-571-3899.
Haddrell’s Point Mount Pleasant staff will lead classes in offshore fishing from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. on March 5 that will deal in rod and reel setups, tackle, rigging ballyhoo, to even taking you on a boat in the harbor to see what your trolling spread should look like. The cost is $95 and limited to eight anglers. Call 843-881-3644.
Capt. Geoff Bennett will lead a free seminar on Fishing Spring Transition Redfish at Haddrell’s Point Tackle West Ashley at 6 p.m. March 8. Call 843-573-3474.
Capt. John Irwin or Capt. Joe Benton will lead a Fly Fishing 201 school on March 12 at the West Ashley location of The Charleston Angler. Classes are $75. Call 843-571-3899.
The 2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour will visit the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, at 7 p.m. March 12. Tickets may be purchased now at The Charleston Angler West Ashley, Mt. Pleasant and City Market locations for a discounted rate of $14. For more information, call 843-571-3899 or email email@example.com and visit www.TheCharlestonAngler.com.