April 28: Top Shelf Fishing Festival for wounded warriors and disabled service personnel, Badin Lake. Based at Circle Drive Access Area, 724 Shoreline Drive, New London. Sponsored by Operation North State. Information: Terry Snyder, 336-764-5967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 28-30: 8th 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: 22nd running of the Burnsville Metric Cycling Race, starting at 9 a.m, town square in Burnsville. Bicyclists will cover a 100 km, or 62-mile course to Bakersville and back. Information:www.burnsvillemetric.com.
April 30: End of striped bass season on the Roanoke River and its major tributaries.
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May 5: End of S.C. wild turkey hunting season, gobblers only, on private lands and on wildlife management areas.
May 7: End of statewide N.C. wild turkey hunting season for gobblers only.
May 7-14: Far Out Shootout, offshore fishing tournament, based at Ocean Isle Fishing Center. Entrants may fish and enter catches from one of eight possible days. Must declare choice of day before competing. Entry fee $300 per boat by May 6, $350 afterward. Information: 910-575-3474 or www.oifc.com/.
May 10-14: Hatteras Village Offshore Open fishing tournament. Information: 252-986-2166.
May 14: 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.
May 14: Carolinas Bass Challenge Series tournament, Lake Murray, S.C. Based at Dreher Island State Park. Entry fee $200 per two-person team. Information: Brett Collins, 803-413-7521 or email@example.com.
May 26-29: Swansboro Rotary Memorial Day Bluewater Fishing Tournament. Information 910-326-6175.
June 1-4: Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament, based at Wrightsville Beach. Information: 910-286-6666.
June 3-4: 11th Annual Scotty’s Bait & Tackle Catfish Tournament, Blewett Falls Lake, Lilesville. Fishing hours are 7 p.m. on June 3 through 8 a.m. June 4. Entry fee $60 per boat. Information: 704-848-8764.