Saturday: Carolinas Bass Challenge Series tournament, Jordan Lake. Based at Farrington Point. Entry fee $200 per two-person team. Information: 828-439-9022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday: N.C. mountain trout season opens at 7 a.m. on waters carrying “hatchery supported” classification. Creel limit is seven per day. There are no size or bait restrictions.
Saturday: 36th Annual Lake Norman Shrine Club/Dogwood Bass Tournament. Based at Midway Marina in Terrell. Proceeds benefit Shriner Children’s Hospital. Information: William Cork, 704-516-0506 or email@example.com.
Saturday-April 10: Special wild turkey hunting days in N.C. for youths younger than 16.
Wednesday: Outdoors Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, Corolla. Free admission to event sponsored by N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Fishing, archery, crabbing, shooting and kayaking, various demonstrations of outdoors-related topics. National park rangers from the Alligator River and Pea Island refuges will be present to discuss their seasonal tours, canoe outings and other programs. Information: 252-453-0221 or email Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 11-May 9: Statewide N.C. hunting season for male and bearded turkeys only.
April 16: Top Shelf Fishing Festival For Wounded Warriors, Lake Norman, Pinnacle Access Area. A meal for military veterans will be held at Berea Baptist Church. Volunteers in their boats guide the vets for a free day of fishing (more volunteers are needed). Information: email@example.com.
April 25: 37th Annual Youth Hunter Skills Tournament for high school and middle school competitors, Millstone 4-H Center, Ellerbe.
April 30 (tentative): End of striped bass season, Roanoke River.