See how a live pinfish can produce a slot-sized keeper snook on opening day at Sebastian Inlet State Park. Video posted Sept. 3, 2018, by Ed Killer, TCPalm Wochit
Friday-Saturday:¬†Saltwater Sisters Tournament.¬†Species:¬†Sailfish (release), dolphin, kingfish,¬†wahoo.¬†Location:¬†Pirate’s¬†Cove¬†Resort¬†&¬†Marina,¬†Port¬†Salerno.¬†Benefits:¬†Friends¬†in¬†Pink¬†and¬†Windsor¬†Community¬†Angels,¬†which¬†help¬†breast¬†cancer¬†victims.¬†Entry:¬†$275 per boat early registration¬†before Sept 5, then $325 after.¬†Online: www.stuartsailfishclub.com or call 772-286-9373.
Wednesday: Fort Pierce Sport Fishing Club meets at 7¬†p.m. at the Fort Pierce Yacht Club, 700 N. Indian River Drive. Speaker:¬†Paul Michele, International Sales Manager of Navionics, will present the latest innovations available. Guests are welcome. Information: 772-446-4176.
Sept. 28-29:¬†Michael Shields Memorial Fishing Tournament.¬†Species:¬†Snook, tarpon, trout, redfish.¬†Format:¬†Catch, photo, release.¬†Location:¬†River Palm Fish Camp & Cottages, 2325 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach.¬†Benefits:¬†Project LIFT.¬†Entry: $100¬†per¬†angler.¬†Payout:¬†Trophies¬†and¬†prizes.¬†Online:¬†https://www.projectliftmc.com/,¬†Facebook.¬†Contact:¬†772-341-9821, email@example.com.
Sept. 28-29: Lines in the Lagoon kids fishing tournament in St. Lucie, Indian River and Brevard counties. Open to kids in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Catch, measure, photo, release format. Eligible species: Snook, trout and redfish plus more species for kids 12 years and younger. Tarpon and sharks may not be landed or entered. Benefits: ORCA and CCA and efforts to protect and clean the Indian River Lagoon. Entries limited to 125 anglers. Raffles and prizes. Information:¬†https://www.linesinthelagoon.com/¬†¬†¬†
Through March 31:¬†Spiny lobster regular season. Bag limit: Six per person per day statewide. License required. Information:¬†MyFWC.com.
Through Nov. 1:¬†Alligator hunting season in Florida. Information:¬†MyFWC.com.
Through Dec. 31:¬†Grouper in South Atlantic region (from North Carolina to Key West) open¬†to recreational and commercial harvest in federal and state waters. Includes gag grouper, red grouper, black grouper, scamp and more. Information:¬†SAFMC.net.