FISHING FOR MIRACLES

The 19th annual Key West Boats Fishing for Miracles King Mackerel Tournament will be held Aug. 16-18 out of Ripley Light Yacht Club. The entry fee is $300 per boat through July 31 and $350 per boat thereafter. First prize is $25,000. Information is available at fishingformiracles.org or by calling (843) 214-1408 or (570) 881-3934.

QDMA BANQUET

The Lowcountry Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association will hold its annual banquet and auction Aug. 2 at Omar Shrine Temple in Mount Pleasant at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $50 single and $65 couple. Contact Donnie Buhrmaster at (843) 514-6427 or Freddie St. Laurent at (843) 330-6517.

NATURAL KNOWLEDGE FISHING TOURNAMENT

The Natural Knowledge adult-youth fishing tournament will be held Aug. 3-4 at Lions Beach in Moncks Corner. Categories are bream, largemouth bass, catfish and best stringer. The entry fee is $30 per team. Contact Evan Myers at evan@naturalknowledgesc.org or call (843) 729-8330.

BOATING SAFETY CLASS

The Charleston chapter of the U.S. Sail and Power Squadron will be teaching America’s Boating Course from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 11 at the organization’s headquarters, located at 1376 Orange Grove Road, Charleston. To enroll call (843) 437-6241.

GOOSE CREEK BASS CLUB

Goose Creek Bass Club will hold an all-night bass tournament beginning at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 and continuing until 7 a.m. Aug. 26. The tournament will be fished out of Cypress Gardens Landing and the entry fee is $120 per team, which includes big fish. Contact Bill Holmes at (843) 708-2320 or bholmes721@hotmail.com.

LOWCOUNTRY BASSMASTERS

The Lowcountry Bassmasters 2012 Working Man’s Tournaments 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.