Wednesday, Jan. 15: Mark Staley of the Department of Natural Resources and Theaux Le Gardeur, owner of Backwater Angler and the Gunpowder RiverKeeper, will address the watershed's health and present the analysis of DNR's latest electroshock population surveys at a meeting of Maryland Trout Unlimited from 7:30 p.m. to 9 at Towson Presbyterian Church. Q&A will follow. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. 20: Local angler and author Lenny Rudow will discuss winter fishing in fresh and tidal waters at a 7:30 p.m. meeting of the Broadneck/Magothy River chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association at American Legion Post 175 at 832 Manhattan Beach Road in Severna Park. Learn about lures, bait and tackle needed to catch fish in the winter and early spring. For information, call Skip Zinck at 410-913-9043.
Baltimore Boat Show
Jan. 23-26: The 60th anniversary Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show will be at the Baltimore Convention Center. Compare hundreds of boats from luxury cruisers and fishing boats to family runabouts and pontoons. Show will include appearances by members of the History Channel's "Swamp People," seminars, a boating simulator and a 50-foot-by-50-foot pond for hands-on fly fishing practice, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. There is also a kids zone. For hours and details, go to BaltimoreBoatShow.com or call 410-224-7633.
Join a B.A.S.S. club
Feb 11: The Pro-Formance Fishing Team, a member of the Maryland Bass Nation, is seeking members and will hold an introductory meeting at 6 p.m. at Hellas Restaurant in Millersville. The club, primarily based in Glen Burnie and Annapolis, fishes 10 club tournaments a year and participates in MBN and other tournaments. It is seeking boaters but can accommodate a few riders, too. It welcomes new anglers who want to learn how to fish for bass competitively in a friendly environment. Information: pro-formancefishingteam.com, email@example.com, Facebook at Pro-Formance Fishing Team.
Feb. 17: Angler and author Shawn Kimbro will cover catching big rockfish on light tackle at a 7:30 p.m. meeting of the Broadneck/Magothy River chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association at American Legion Post 175 at 832 Manhattan Beach Road in Severna Park. For information, call Skip Zinck at 410-913-9043.
Through March 15: Anglers have the chance to keep their fishing skills sharp during the winter months through the third annual Coastal Conservation Association Maryland Catch and Release Pickerel Tournament. The fly and light-tackle tournament covers any tidal tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. Fishermen will be required to take photos of their catch against any standard ruler and submit those photos to a judging panel. Prizes will be awarded each month and for the total tournament based on inches of pickerel caught with the top prizes being fishing rods. Registration costs $30. For rules and registration procedures, go to ccamd.org.
Charles Street 12
Aug. 9: The point-to-point running race takes runners down Charles Street, now a National Scenic Byway, from the shops at Kenilworth in Towson to Power Plant Live in Baltimore. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Children's Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital. Register at charlesst12.com.
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