South Florida fishing report: June 18, 2014


Bassbusters willl hold

silver and gold division tournaments June 21-22 at Roland Martin Marine Center on Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston. For more information, call Chris Fickey at 941-232-9539.


Fish with Miami Hurricanes greats

in the fourth annual Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys/University of MIami Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Dolphin Fishing Tournament June 27-28. Fishing is out of Founders Park at milemarker 87, U.S. 1, Islamorada and headquarters is Coconut Cove Resort. Pro football Hall of Famer and Hurricane alumnus Michael Irvin will host. Other UM celebrity anglers include Ted Hendricks, Warren Sapp, Clinton Portis, Brett Romberg, Gary Dunn and others. Entry fee is $650. Visit


or call 305-667-0399.


Barefoot Wine and Surfrider Foundation

will host a beach cleanup June 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. A celebration will follow from noon to 2 p.m. at Aruba’s Beach Cafe. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit BeachRescue2014.com.


Offshore fishing teams from around the world

are invited to compete in the 30th annual Blue Marlin World Cup Challenge on July 4. Teams will compete in their own time zones to catch the largest blue marlin over 500 pounds in a winner-take-all competition. Entry fee is $3,000 per boat and there’s a optional $5,000 value-added prize category. Deadline for entries is June 19. Visit




Captain Bouncer Smith

will conduct a seminar on “Bottom fishing from 20 feet to 2,000 feet” July 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Dusky Sportcenter, 110 N. Bryan Rd., Dania Beach. Admission is $15, redeemable for store merchandise. Call 954-922-8890.


Have a lot of fun and contribute

to important tarpon research in the Belize Tarpon Tagging Expedition Aug. 9-16 and 16-23. Anglers will join UM scientist Jerry Ault and fly-fishing great Stu Apte on the flats of northern Belize to catch, implant satellite tags, and release tarpon. For more information, email Adam Marton at adam@amfilms.tv or call 312-440-1200, or Steve McLaughlin at Front Range Anglers at 303-494-1375.

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