Free Fishing: Saturday, Sept. 3 is a license-free saltwater fishing day in Florida, which means residents and visitors can fish without a state-required saltwater fishing license. The waiver also applies to crabbing, lobstering and scalloping and fishing from shore or a boat. In addition, a snook or lobster permit is not required.
Kayak fishing: Brian Nelli of Pushin’ Water Kayak Charters presents “Extreme Kayak Fishing: From Inshore to Offshore Waters” at the Sept. 7 meeting of the West Palm Beach Fishing Club. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse at 201 Fifth Street. Visit westpalmbeachfishingclub.org or call 561-832-6780.
Night paddling: West Lake Park in Hollywood has a Moonlight Paddle from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 15. The trip along the park’s trails is for experienced paddlers, or those who have completed one of the park’s paddling classes, ages 13 and up. Cost is $35 per person. Rental kayaks and canoes are available. To register or for information, call 954-357-5161.
Snakehead tournament: JD’s Custom Baits has its final Snakehead Round-Up from safe light to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 out of Veterans Memorial Park, 7044 NW First St., Margate. Entry fee is $40 cash per person or two-angler team and $10 for the big fish pot. Anglers must bring in five snakeheads for their biggest one to count. Contact Dan Bieniek at email@example.com.
Boating safety: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 34 has an eight-hour safe boating class Sept 17 at Imperial Point Hospital, 6401 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. The course encompasses seamanship, equipment and legal requirements, emergencies and navigation rules. Cost is $50 and there are discounts for multiple family members. Call 954-941-5781 to register or email Flotilla34pompanobeach@gmail.com.
Boating course: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 38 has an eight-hour “About Boating Safely” course Sept. 18 at Bass Pro Shops in Dania Beach. The cost is $50 and includes lunch. To register, email Paul_Greenbaum@yahoo.com or call 954-610-8085 or visit flsafeboating.org/flotilla38_abs_info.htm.
Jig fishing: George Poveromo of “George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing” on NBC Sports presents “South Florida Jig Fishing Tactics: How to Put Fish in the Box Using Everything from Bucktails to Metal Jigs” at the Sept. 28 meeting of the West Palm Beach Fishing Club. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse at 201 Fifth Street. A jig rigging workshop with Poveromo starts at 6. Visit westpalmbeachfishingclub.org or call 561-832-6780.