Outdoors Calendar: Dec. 16, 2011

Saturday: Penn Fishing Tackle demo day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Snook Nook Bait and Tackle, 3595 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Deals on fishing tackle, line, raffle prizes and a knot-tying machine to test knot strength. Dealer reps on hand for questions and more. Information: 772-334-2145.

Sunday: Budget Bass Tour open bass tournament launches out of Lock 7 on Lake Okeechobee. Launch at first light. Weigh-in at 1 p.m. Entry: $30 per team. Information: BudgetBassTour.com or 772-215-1764.

Thursday: Free seminar on fishing for dolphin and sailfish with Capt. Scott Fawcett of Bone Shaker charters at 6:30 p.m., West Marine, 3523 N.W. Federal Highway, Jensen Beach. Information: 772-692-3092.

Dec. 24: Christmas Eve shoot, featuring the lowest prices of the year for targets and range fees, at O.K. Corral Gun Club, 6341 N.E. 96th Ave., Okeechobee. Information: OKCorralgunclub.com or 863-357-2226.

Through Dec. 31: Spotted seatrout season is closed to harvest south of Flagler-Volusia county line. Information: MyFWC.com.

Jan. 1-April 30: Shallow water grouper (gag, red, black and more) season closed to harvest in federal waters of the South Atlantic region. Information: SAFMC.net.

Jan. 3-7: Pelican Yacht Club Invitational Billfish Tournament, Pelican Yacht Club, 1400 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. Information: PelicanYachtClub.com or 772-464-1734.

Jan. 7: Treasure Coast Casters free from shore fishing tournament for ages 5 to 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Harbour Pointe Park, Fort Pierce. Information: 772-201-5773.

Jan. 13-15: 38th annual Stuart Boat Show, presented by the Marine Industries Association of the Treasure Coast, at three marinas and along Dixie Highway, northwest of old Roosevelt Bridge. Vendors and businesses wanted. Call for prices on booths, spaces and wet slips. Information: 305-868-9224.

Jan. 14: Port St. Lucie Anglers Club Nautical Flea Market, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 241 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Used fishing tackle, boating equipment and more. Vendors wanted: Non-PSL Anglers Club members $25 for space and $15 for additional space. Information: 772-233-8884.

Jan. 19-22: Sailfish Point Yacht Club Invitational Sailfish Tournament, Sailfish Point. Information: Sailfishpoint.com or 772-225-1700.

Through Jan. 29: Second phase of duck hunting season open. Information: MyFWC.com.

Through Jan. 31: Snook season closed for harvest. Information: MyFWC.com

Through March 31: Vermilion snapper are closed to harvest in federal waters of the South Atlantic region. Information: SAFMC.net.

Through March 31: Spiny lobster season open in Florida. State diving and fishing rules apply. Limits: Carapace minimum length 3 inches; bag limit six per person per day statewide. Information: MyFWC.com.

Through May 31: Black sea bass closed to harvest in federal waters of the South Atlantic region. Information: SAFMC.net.

TO SUBMIT EVENTS

Call Outdoors writer Ed Killer at 772-221-4201 or email him at ed.killer@scripps.com.

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