Outdoors notebook

 

•  Make plans to compete in the Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish Tournament, held Thursday through Saturday out of Miami Beach Marina. The event features a two-day contest and a one-day Outboard Challenge with billfish and funfish divisions, plus dock parties and a free festival. Visit www.miamibillfish.com or call 305-598-2525.

•  A prize purse of $500,000 is up for grabs in the Final Sail, held April 9-12 out of the DoubleTree Grand on Biscayne Bay in Miami. The tournament is the fourth and final leg of the Quest for the Crest billfish championship series. Entry fee is $4,500 per team. For more information, visit www.bluewatermovements.com or call 954-725-4010.

•  Make plans to attend the “Art of Fishing” seminar from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 10 at the Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark, 2400 Civic Center Place. Radio personality Eric Brandon will host; guest speakers are spearfishing record holder Andy Ansin; offshore fishing expert captain Anthony DiGiulian; and TV host/magazine editor George Poveromo. Admission is $20, which includes an open bar, refreshments, and door prizes. Call 954-602-4500.

•  Women who want to learn how to fish in saltwater are invited to attend the popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” seminar April 11-13 at I.T. Parker Community Center, 901 NE Third St, Dania Beach. Instructors will teach catch-and-release, knot tying, casting and other fishing techniques. There’s an optional fishing trip on the final day. For more information, visit ladiesletsgofishing.com or call 954-475-9068.

•  Rock the Oceans presents the Tortuga Music Festival on April 12-13 on Fort Lauderdale Beach to benefit marine conservation programs. Performers Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Hank Williams Jr. and others headline, and there will be a Guy Harvey Conservation Village. A two-day pass costs $165. For more information, visit www.tortugamusicfestival.com.

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