OUTDOORS

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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.


• Divers and snorkelers are invited to compete in REEF’s second annual Teeples Memorial Lionfish Derby July 27 in Fort Lauderdale. A mandatory captains’ meeting will be held July 26 at 6:30 p.m. at SE 15th Street Fisheries restaurant. A prize purse of $3,500 will be awarded. Entry fee is $120 for a team of up to four. Visit www.reef.org/lionfish/derbies or call 305-852-0030.

• Lobster hunters are invited to Bug Fest By the Sea through July 27 in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. The event features a lobster contest with $1,000 in cash and prizes; a bug hunting seminar; underwater photo/video contest and cooking demonstrations. Visit www.lbtsevents.com.

• Deli Lane Cafe & Sunset Tavern will host the Miami Bugging Spiny Lobster Tournament during mini-season July 24-25. First place pays $500. Visit the restaurant at 7230 SW 59th Ave., South Miami or call 305-665-0606.

• Help promote high school fishing in the fifth annual Spartan Fishing Tournament, a multi-species inshore and offshore contest Aug. 24 at La Siesta Resort & Marina in Islamorada. Visit www.paceanglersclub.com.

• REEF will host a lionfish derby Sept. 14 at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo. A cash purse of $3,500 will be awarded. Entry fee is $120 for a team of up to four. A mandatory team meeting will be held Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.reef.org/lionfish/derbies or call 305-852-0030.

• Catch and release bonefish for fun and prizes in the Marathon International Bonefish Tournament Sept. 19-22. Anglers may fish from boats or shore. Entry fee is $225 for adult anglers; $125 for juniors. For more information, visit www.mibt59.com or call Barbara Hewlett at 305-304-8682.

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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.

  • Outdoors notebook

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

  • 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.

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