Santee Cooper Father's Day Tournament
The John "Roundtrip" Ham Santee Cooper Father's Day Catfish Tournament, benefiting the Cross Chapter of Wildlife Action, Inc. (WLA), will be fished June 16-17 out of Black's Fish Camp in Cross. The tournament begins at the conclusion of the captain's meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 16 and continues until 9 a.m. June 17. The format is live release with each team weighing its biggest catfish. Fish are to be brought to the scales alive and in good condition. There is a four-pound penalty for a dead fish entry. The entry fee is $100 per boat with an 85 percent payback in prizes and cash. Three places will be awarded with one additional place added for every 10 boats that enter over the first 10. Entries can be mailed to Cross Chapter WLA Big Cat Tournament, P.O. Box 429, Cross, SC 29436 or register at the captain's meeting.
Mount Pleasant, Folly Pier tournaments
The Mount Pleasant and Folly Beach Piers have announced their Cast Off Fishing Tournament schedules. Mount Pleasant will hold tournaments June 16, Sept. 1 and Oct. 13. The Folly tournaments are June 30, Aug. 11 and Sept. 29. Awards are for the largest game fish catch in each of the following categories: Adult Angler, Lady Angler, Youth Angler (12 and under), Senior Angler (60+) and Total Weight of Five Fish. Tournament registration fees are $10 for ages 13 and up, $9 for members of the military, $8 for seniors and ages 12 and under, or $5 for fishing pass holders. The final tournaments at each pier will have a similar award and pricing structure; mid-season tournaments will offer awards for the top three biggest fish category. Registration is at charlestoncountyparks.com/fishing.