April 9: NC-CATS catfishing tournament, Lake Wylie. Based at South Point Access Area. Entry fee $60 per boat. Information: Kevin Custer, 704-682-3614.
April 9: Fifth Annual Kayak Fish and Float Workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Pechmann Fishing Education Center, 7489 Raeford Road, Fayetteville. Instruction by professional anglers on fishing from kayaks for both freshwater and saltwater species. Sponsored by Fort Bragg’s Project Healing Waters and N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Information: 910-838-5003 orThomas.firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 9-May 7: Statewide N.C. wild turkey hunting season for gobblers only.
April 14: Operation North State Top Shelf Fishing Festival for wounded warriors and disabled veterans, Lake Norman. Based at Pinnacle Access Area on Highway 150 west of Mooresville. Information: Terry Snyder, 336-764-5967 or 336-406-3459 or email email@example.com
April 16: Family Fishing Clinic, 1-4 p.m., Sun City Grandparents Park, Fort Mill. Sponsored by S.C. Department of Natural Resources.
April 23: Becoming An Outdoors Woman fly-fishing workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Pechmann Fishing Education Center, Fayetteville. Sponsored by N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Registration fee of $20 covers tackle, other fishing materials and lunch. Information: BB Gillen, 919-218-3638 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 28-30: Eighth Annual Georgetown Meatfish Slam fishing tournament. Competition for offshore species blackfin tuna, dolphin, wahoo and yellowfin tuna. First place prize of $5,000. Entry fee $250 per boat. Benefits Kids Chance charity. Information: John Horton 843-546-1776.
April 30: Carolinas Bass Challenge Series tournament, Lake Hickory. Based at Whittenburg Landing. Entry fee $200 per two-person team. Information: Brett Collins, 803-413-7521 email@example.com.
April 30: 38th Annual N.C. Youth Hunter Education Skills tournament, John Lentz Hunter Education Complex, Ellerbe. Competition among 60 high school and junior high/elementary teams that have qualified across the state in rifle, shotgun and archery marksmanship. Information: 910-707-0031or ncwildlife.org/huntered.
April 30: End of striped bass season on the Roanoke River and its major tributaries.
May 5: End of S.C. wild turkey hunting season, gobblers only, on private lands and on wildlife management areas.
May 7: Catawba Catfish Club fishing tournament, 6 a.m.-3 p.m., Lake Wylie. Based at Buster Boyd Bridge Access Area. Entry fee $150 per team. Information: Marty Green, 803-372-1623 firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 19: NC-CATS catfishing tournament, 7 p.m.-8 a.m., High Rock Lake. Based Second Dutch Creek Access Area. Entry fee $60 per team. Information: Kevin Custer, 704-516-0506.