OUTDOORS

South Florida outdoors notebook: May 7, 2014

 

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


•  Join television fishing show host George Poveromo for the Mako Owners/Bass Pro Shops Fishing Funament on May 15-17 in Dania Beach. Fish inshore, offshore and nearshore for fun and prizes. Entry fee is $100 per boat. To register, visit www.funaments.com.

•  Help rid the Everglades of exotic fish in the fifth annual Everglades Nonnative Fish Round-up May 17. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Weigh-in stations will be set up at Miccosukee Arches, SW 8th Street and SW 172 Ave., Miami-Dade County; University of Florida, 3205 College Ave., Davie; and Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. To register and receive more information, go to: http://www.evergladescisma.org/roundup/. Registration deadline is 9 p.m. on May 15.

•  Women anglers are invited to compete in the 29th annual Ladies Fishoff on May 29-June 1 in Pompano Beach. Prize categories include billfish and funfish (blackfin tuna, cobia, dolphin. kingfish, and wahoo. A kickoff party will be held at Galuppi’s Restaurant in Pompano Beach on May 29. Anglers might fish out of Port Everglades or Hillsboro Inlets. Weigh-ins are at Alsdorf Park in Pompano Beach. For more information, visit www.ladiesfishoff.com.

•  Make plans to compete in the 12th annual Palm Beach County KDW Classic May 31 at Riviera Beach Marina sponsored by the West Palm Beach Fishing Club. Over $30,000 in cash will be awarded for catching kingfish, wahoo and dolphin. Registration fee is $175 per angler before May 22; $275 after May 22. Visit www.kdwclassic.com or call 561-832-6780.

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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.

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

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