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Outdoors calendar

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published June 3, 2001


SATURDAY: Ninth annual catch and release snook tournament, Honeymoon Island State Park, 469-5942.

SATURDAY: Ninth annual catch and release snook tournament, Honeymoon Island State Park, 469-5942.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY: Brandon Bass Bandits 2-Day Tournament, Lake Kissimmee, Brandon, (813) 654-4190.

UPCOMING: Miller's Marina Mega Money Tarpon Tournament, July 8-9, Miller's Marina, Boca Grande, (941) 964-8080.

UPCOMING: Boca Grande's World's Richest Tarpon Tournament, July 11-12, Boca Grande Pass, (941) 964-0568.

Seminars

TUESDAY: Inshore/offshore fishing with Jeff Hart, Hurricane Pass Anglers Club, Ozona, 785-3018.

TUESDAY: Grouper and snapper fishing with Hank Williams, Boater's World, Bradenton, (941) 747-8339.

TUESDAY: Fly-tying, Saltwater Fly Fisherman, Clearwater, 443-5000.

WEDNESDAY: Flats fishing with Dave Walker, Minnows and Monsters Tackle, Tampa, (813) 835-1512.

THURSDAY: Bass fishing with Jesse Pearson, the Sports Authority, Tampa, (813) 282-1180.

THURSDAY: Redfish and tournament tactics with Woody Gore and Ernie Griffin, the Sports Authority, Brandon, (813) 654-7500.

SATURDAY: Fly-casting, Bill Jackson's, 576-4169.

SATURDAY: Fly-casting, World Class Outfitters, (813) 968-3736.

SATURDAY: Fly-casting, Saltwater Fly Fisherman, 443-5000.

JUNE 20: Net throwing with Al Fernandez, Minnows and Monsters Tackle, Tampa, (813) 835-1512.

Boating

TUESDAY: Safe-boating course, St. Petersburg, 898-8774.

WEDNESDAY: Boating skills and seamanship course, Tampa, (813) 835-4118.

THURSDAY: Safe-boating course, Madeira Beach, 587-7873.

THURSDAY: Safe-boating course, St. Pete Beach, 867-3088.

THURSDAY: Evening race, Davis Island, (813) 251-1158.

THURSDAY: Evening race, Treasure Island, 595-8206.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY: Boat show, Boater's World, Tampa, put on by Outcast Watersports Inc., (813) 620-0997.

FRIDAY: Friday race, 447-6000.

SATURDAY: Safe-boating course, Clearwater, 462-6368.

SATURDAY: Trans Bay Epilepsy race, from St. Petersburg to Appolo Beach, (813) 251-1158.

SATURDAY: Bay Race, Tampa, (813) 645-8377.

Miscellaneous

DAILY: Boyd Hill Nature Park tram tour, 893-7326.

SATURDAY: North America Butterfly Count, Weeki Wachee Preserve, (352) 592-4949.

SATURDAY: Map reading/hiking event, Florida Orienteering, Rock Springs Run State Reserve, (407) 672-7070.

Important numbers

STATE FISHING AND HUNTING REGULATIONS: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Southwest Region (Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties), (863) 648-3206; North Central Region (Citrus and Hernando counties), (904) 758-0525, or www.state.fl.us/gfc/

FEDERAL FISHING REGULATIONS: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, (813) 228-2815, ask for Wayne Swingle, or www.gulfcouncil.org/; National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 570-5301, ask for Chris Smith, or www.nmfs.noaa.gov/

HOTLINES: Resource Violations: (800) DIAL-FMP; Fish Tags: (800) 367-4461; Shellfish: (877) 304-4024; Coast Guard boating safety: (800) 368-5647.

- Send information to Outdoors, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. All items must be typed and arrive 10 days before the event. Include event name, time, address and phone number.

-- If you've made a great catch, send a copy of the photo to Terry Tomalin, Outdoors Editor, St. Petersburg Times, 490 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Photos will not be returned.

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