Outdoors

South Florida upcoming outdoors events

▪ The Key West Fishing Tournament kicks off its 50th anniversary April 3-5, awarding $5,000 in cash for 15 species. Entry fee is $250 per boat; $50 extra for the yellowtail snapper division. A welcome party will be held April 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at VFW Post 3911, 2200 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West. Fishing is April 4-5. For more information, call 305-294-8843 or visit www.keywestfishingtournament.com.

▪ Miami-Dade Reef Guard Association will host a talk and reception on the “Wreck of the Half Moon/Germania — History Comes to Life” by Mike Beach at 7 p.m. April 9 at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School auditorium, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami. Donation is $10. For more information, visit www.reefguard.org.

▪ The West Palm Beach Fishing Club will hold a Marine Yard Sale April 11 from 7 a.m. to noon at the clubhouse, 201 Fifth St., West Palm Beach. Admission is free. Call 561-832-6780.

▪ Make plans to compete in the new Yamaha/Contender Miami Sportfishing Tournament April 23 and 25 at Miami Beach Marina. Release billfish and weigh dolphin, kingfish, tuna, cobia and wahoo for points and prize money. Basic entry fee is $500 before April 2; $600 after April 2. For more information, visit www.miamisportfish.com or call 305-598-2525.

▪ Women anglers are invited to compete in the Ladies’ Fish-Off May 28-31 in Pompano Beach. Cash will be awarded for the heaviest blackfin tuna, cobia, dolphin, kingfish and wahoo. For more information, visit www.ladiesfishoff.com.

▪ The nonprofit Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) will conduct four lionfish derbies awarding $3,500 in cash prizes. Events will be held June 27 at Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas; July 18 in Fort Lauderdale; Aug. 15 in Palm Beach County; and Sept. 12 in Key Largo. For more information, visit www.reef.org/lionfish/derbies.

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