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Outdoors news and notes: Fishing Center's first movie night features first episode of Flipper; Spring King of the Beach kingfish event nears



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Fishing center's movie night digs out old 'Flipper'

The Florida Gulf Coast Center for Fishing and Interactive Museum is hosting its first Friday movie night at 7 p.m. May 4. The Center for Fishing (12211 Walsingham Road, Largo) will show the first 23-minute episode of Flipper, titled "300 Feet Below," which aired Sept. 19, 1964. The popular TV show set in Florida ran from 1964 to 1967. Wine, beer, soft drinks and popcorn will be served, and there is a Flipper trivia contest. The feature presentation will be followed by a tour of the gallery, museum, classrooms and culinary building. There is no cost for the event but donations will be accepted. Seating is limited, so RSVP to jana@fishwbs.com or call (727) 365-4660.

Big money macks

Check out monster mackerel and the largest waterfront party in Madeira Beach on Saturday when the Old Salt Fishing Club hosts its Spring King of the Beach Tournament. This kingfish event typically draws more than 100 boats. The west coast's top anglers will compete for a $10,000 cash top prize. Anglers can also win the single-engine outboard, ladies, youth and aggregate awards. Preregistration is closed, but anglers can register at the event. Go to old saltfishing.org. The weigh-in begins at 4 p.m. at the Mad eira Beach ball fields (200 Rex Place).

Solunar Chart

AM PM

minor major minor major

4/27 11:00 4:50 11:30 5:15

4/28 11:50 5:40 0 6:05

4/29 12:20 6:35 12:45 7:00

4/30 1:15 7:20 1:30 7:40

5/1 1:55 8:00 2:10 8:30

5/2 2:45 8:50 3:00 9:15

5/3 3:30 9:35 3:45 10:00

Send your outdoors news to Terry Tomalin at ttomalin@tampabay.com.

Tide adjustments

The charts show the rise and fall of tides measured in feet and plots the tides on a one-week timeline. Times and depth may vary depending on weather conditions. You can compute the tides from these adjustments:

North (Anclote River) High Low

Anclote Key (south end) -01:37 -00:47

Bayport +01:13 +01:39

Cedar Key +01:16 +01:03

Crystal River, Florida Power +01:13 +01:33

Hudson, Hudson Creek +00:06 +00:01

Indian Rocks Beach (inside) +00:19 +00:10

North (Anclote River) High Low

Mangrove Point, Crystal Bay +01:34 +01:54

Pithlachascotee River +00:18 +00:52

St. Joseph Sound -00:34 -00:42

Steinhatchee River entrance +01:33 +01:32

Suwannee River entrance +01:22 +01:21

Withlacoochee River entrance +01:23 +01:58

South (The Pier) High Low

Anna Maria, pier -02:10 -02:19

Egmont Key, Egmont channel -02:15 -03:20

Gandy Bridge +00:59 +00:57

Gulfport, Boca Ciega Bay -01:32 -01:05

John's Pass, Boca Ciega Bay -02:14 -02:04

Madeira Beach Causeway -01:32 -01:45

Mullet Key Channel (Skyway) -02:03 -02:01

South (The Pier) High Low

Pass-a-Grille Beach -01:34 -01:30

Pinellas Point -00:22 -00:29

Redfish Point, Manatee River -00:30 -00:14

Safety Harbor +01:32 +01:34

Sarasota Bay -01:38 -00:58

Corey Causeway -01:18 -00:44

Venice Inlet (inside) -02:02 -01:38

North (Anclote River) High Low

Anclote Key (south end) -01:37 -00:47

Bayport +01:13 +01:39

Cedar Key +01:16 +01:03

Crystal River, Florida Power +01:13 +01:33

Hudson, Hudson Creek +00:06 +00:01

Indian Rocks Beach (inside) +00:19 +00:10

North (Anclote River) High Low

Mangrove Point, Crystal Bay +01:34 +01:54

Pithlachascotee River +00:18 +00:52

St. Joseph Sound -00:34 -00:42

Steinhatchee River entrance +01:33 +01:32

Suwannee River entrance +01:22 +01:21

Withlacoochee Riv. entrance +01:23 +01:58

South (The Pier) High Low

Anna Maria, pier -02:10 -02:19

Egmont Key, Egmont chan. -02:15 -03:20

Gandy Bridge +00:59 +00:57

Gulfport, Boca Ciega Bay -01:32 -01:05

John's Pass, Boca Ciega Bay -02:14 -02:04

Madeira Beach Causeway -01:32 -01:45

Mullet Key Chann. (Skyway) -02:03 -02:01

South (The Pier) High Low

Pass-a-Grille Beach -01:34 -01:30

Pinellas Point -00:22 -00:29

Redfish Pt, Manatee River -00:30 -00:14

Safety Harbor +01:32 +01:34

Sarasota Bay -01:38 -00:58

Corey Causeway -01:18 -00:44

Venice Inlet (inside) -02:02 -01:38

Outdoors news and notes: Fishing Center's first movie night features first episode of Flipper; Spring King of the Beach kingfish event nears



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