Outdoors notebook

 

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This page is a regular weekly feature focusing on Florida outdoors adventures and upcoming events. If you would like to add to this listing, email scocking@MiamiHerald.com.


•  Maritime archeologist Joshua Marano will discuss the excavation of the Queen Anne’s Revenge — Blackbeard’s pirate ship — on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave., Miami. Admission is free. Call 786-735-9505.

•  South Florida Freedivers will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Whiskey Joe’s at Rickenbacker Marina on Virginia Key. Guest speakers are Ted Harty, captain of the 2013 USA Freediving Team, and Bill Van Deman of the FSDA State Championship Southern Open Spearfishing Tournament. Visit www.southflorida

freedivers.com.

•  Ron Gallo will conduct a free Father’s Day casting contest Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the Wal-Mart, 12555 W. Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise. Open to all ages. Call 954-684-3636.

•  Former NFL star Ray Lewis will host the 2013 UM Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Dolphin Tournament June 28-29 in Islamorada. Headquarters is the Postcard Inn at Holiday Isle. Other football celebrities include: Warren Sapp, Ted Hendricks. , Jim Kelly, Brett Romberg, Gary Dunn, Damione Lewis, and Randall Hill. For more information, visit www.canes fish

.com or call tournament director K.C. Jones, 305-925-3660.

•  Win cash for catching tasty fish in the Burdines Waterfront Dolphin & Blackfin Tuna Tournament June 28-30 in Marathon. Entry fees are $100 for adult anglers and $50 for juniors. Call Brenda Duff at 305-743-5317 or email burdineswater

front@gmail.com.

•  More than $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded in the Ladies Dolphin Championship June 29 in Key West. Entry fee is $400 per boat. Email Lee@murraymarine.com or call 305-296-0364.

•  Attend the Keys’ annual underwater music festival

•  Some $10,000 in prize money

•  The Bimini Sands Resort & Marina will host a Lionfish Bash from July 12 to 14. Entry fee is $200 per boat for up to four hunters. Cash prizes will be awarded. Email info@woodyfoundation.org or call 305-586-3107.

•  Few rules and no entry fee highlight

•  Lobster hunters are invited

•  Help promote high school fishing

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Shane Hutto of Orlando holds up a large red snapper he caught off Port Canaveral with Cop Out Charters.

    Final red snapper of the season ready to be snapped up

    Only one weekend remains open in this summer’s eight-day red snapper recreational mini-season in federal South Atlantic waters. Anglers have from one minute after midnight Friday until midnight Saturday to bring home one fish per person of any size. After that, the season will be closed indefinitely.

  • Fishing report

    Captain Dean Panos of Double D charters out of Keystone Point Marina reported large amounts of Sargasso weeds in the Gulf Stream continue to attract large numbers of dolphins. Most of the dolphins have been schoolies but a few have been more than 30pounds. The dolphins have been in depths from 400 feet of water out as far as 18 miles.

  • Outdoors notebook

    This page is a regular weekly feature focusing on Florida outdoors adventures. Email scocking@MiamiHerald.com.

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