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 fishingformiracles.org or call (843) 214-1408 or (570) 881-3934.
The Charleston Coastal Anglers 32nd annual fishing tournament will be held July 18 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. July 16 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.
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 July 12-13, 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.
Capt. Chuck Griffin will lead a free seminar on catching big redfish at the jetties and fishing for coastal tarpon at 7 p.m. July 14 at the Mount Pleasant location of The Charleston Angler. Call (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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