July 12 Outdoors Calendar

Juliana Poteet, 5, caught her first fish while fishing with her Poppy, Dwayne Rinehart. Photo provided.

The Charleston Coastal Anglers’ 32nd annual fishing tournament will be held Saturday with weigh-in from 4-5:30 p.m. at James Island Yacht Club. The captain’s meeting and registration will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at James Island Yacht Club. The entry fee is $40 per angler, $20 for youth 15 and younger. Eligible species include: king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, trout, flounder, sheepshead, spadefish, bluefish, blackfish, ladyfish, dogfish and spottail with most spots. Contact Joey Mock at (843) 345-7524 or Lee Moyer at (843) 795-5136.

The 22nd annual Fishing for Miracles King Mackerel Tournament is 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 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 fishingformiracles.org or call (843) 214-1408 or (570) 881-3934.

The James Island Yacht Club Tournament is July 25. Registration and captain’s meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. July 24 at James Island Yacht Club. The entry fee is $275 or $325 after July 17. There also is an inshore division for trout, flounder and sheepshead with an entry fee of $35 per angler/$40 after July 17. Visit jiyc.org for information.

The Coastal Conservation Association of South Carolina’s Topwater Action Campaign and S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ South Carolina Oyster Restoration and Enhancement Program are holding an oyster reef habitat build from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday in Wappoo Cut. Departure will be from the Wappoo Cut boat landing. To volunteer or for information call (803) 865-4164 or email hsmith@ccasouthcarolina.com.

Capt. Chuck Griffin will lead a free seminar on catching big redfish at the jetties and fishing for coastal tarpon at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mount Pleasant location of The Charleston Angler. Call (843) 884-2095.

Capt. Tucker Blythe of Grey Ghost Charters will lead a free seminar on tailing redfish at 6 p.m. July 21 at Haddrell’s Point Tackle in West Ashley. Call (843) 573-3474.

The 2015 Edisto Invitational Billfish Tournament will be held July 22-25 at The Marina at Edisto Beach and Bay Creek Park. Tournament boats will fish two days, captain’s choice. Visit themarinaeb.com or call (843) 631-5055.

Haddrell’s Point Tackle will hold Fishing With The Kids outings for youth ages 3-12 on July 27 and Aug. 3. The cost is $25 per angler and must be made prior to the trip. The trip is 8-10 a.m. Rods, bait and tackle are provided. Each trip is limited to 10 youth. Call (843) 881-3644.

The National Wild Turkey Federation’s Mount Pleasant Long Beards Conservation Banquet will be held July 30 at Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle St., Mount Pleasant. Contact Bob Aitken at (843) 870-3593 or Ray Cartonia at (585) 354-7125.

The fifth annual Quality Deer Management Banquet will be held Aug. 6 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.

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.

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 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 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.

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 July 18; Aug. 15; Sept. 19; Oct. 17; Nov. 14; and Dec. 12. Call (843) 571-3899 or (843) 884-2095.

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Tommy Braswell