Outdoors notebook


Offshore fishing teams from around the world

are invited to compete in the 30th annual Blue Marlin World Cup Challenge on Friday. 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. Visit




Captain Bouncer Smith will conduct a seminar

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


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

will conduct a free bowhunter safety course ftom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 12 at Castellow Hammock Park, 22301 SW 162 Ave., Miami. Students are encouraged to bring their own bows and arrows. Sign up at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or call 561-625-5122.


Fish anywhere, pay nothing and eat free fried fish

in the annual Treasure Trove Fishing Tournament to be held July 19 at 2933 SE Fifth Street, Fort Lauderdale. Proceeds benefit Foundation Fighting Blindness. For more information, call 754-245-6062 or email trovefishing@gmail.com.


Win $500 for catching the biggest lobster

during the annual miniseason July 30-31 in the Miami Bugging Spiny Lobster Tournament. Headquarters is Sunset Tavern/Deli Lane, 7230 SW 59th Ave., South Miami. There will be a kids division and a photo contest. Call 305-665-0606 or visit Delilane.com.


Have a lot of fun and contribute to important tarpon research

in the Belize Tarpon Tagging Expedition to be held 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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