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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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Greg Shaughnessy, left, and Dillon Justice show off a large snook they caught and released using a SpoolTek lure in Jupiter Inlet.

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    Bassbusters Florida will hold silver and gold division team tournaments Saturday and Sunday out of Roland Martin’s Marine Center in Clewiston. Register at 5 a.m. both days. Weigh-ins will begin at 3 p.m. For more information, call Chris Fickey at 941-232-9539.

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