Outdoors and Recreation

Water temperatures make for rough start

If you kept tied to the dock yesterday instead of fishing the rockfish season opener, who could blame you? After all, scouting reports in our area, at least for trollers, told of very few fish caught. Waters around the Bay Bridges are still chilly and slightly turbid, though to be fair the water...

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  • The put-and-take trout gig

    The put-and-take trout gig

    Trout fishing in the Mason Dixon area is heavily upon us. Streams, ponds and larger lakes have been stocked heavily by both Pennsylvania and Maryland crews to accommodate the onslaught of eager anglers hoping for a limit of stocker rainbows, beautiful goldens or perhaps a shot at one of the impressive...

      • Warming trend kicks off some good fishing

        Warming trend kicks off some good fishing

        Fishermen got a taste of sweet spring weather, a tease of sorts before the next weather maker sits on us today. The two-day warming trend kicked off good fishing on gamefish from stripers and perch to largemouth bass and hickory shad. While trollers took shakedown trips to dial in their spread...

        • 7 extreme marathons around the world

          7 extreme marathons around the world

          For runners, one of the most storied-and feared-stretches is Heartbreak Hill, 20 miles into the Boston Marathon, which this year takes place Monday, April 16. If that challenge seems a bit low-key, here's a roundup of insane marathons around the world, from Kilimanjaro to the Colorado Rockies. ...

            • Freshwater mussel found in Maryland waters will be listed as threatened

              Freshwater mussel found in Maryland waters will be listed as threatened

              A freshwater mussel that's found in the nation's mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland, will soon be listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the listing will take effect in May for the yellow lance mussel. The species can be found in Maryland's...

              • Running: Annapolis-area runners reach for goals in distance, speed and personal best

                Running: Annapolis-area runners reach for goals in distance, speed and personal best

                Aaron Copeland’s well known 1942 composition “Fanfare for the Common Man,” known in musical circles as a “fanfare” to introduce another piece of music, was composed to immortalize Vice President Henry Wallace’s proclamation of the dawning of the “Century of the Common Man.” Copeland’s work, covered...

                • Boston marks 5 years since marathon attack with tributes, acts of kindness

                  Boston marks 5 years since marathon attack with tributes, acts of kindness

                  It was a day filled with community service and commemorations in honor of victims and survivors of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings five years ago. Boston began the fifth anniversary of the attacks Sunday with Mayor Marty Walsh and Gov. Charlie Baker laying wreaths early in the morning at the...

                    • DNR reverses course on circle hooks

                      DNR reverses course on circle hooks

                      If you’re looking to me to untangle this colossal bird’s nest, good luck with that. Even after speaking with people much more in the know than me, I’m as confused as you as to why Maryland fishery officials reversed course and withdrew their proposal mandating circle hooks for striper fishing....

                      • Angling for a good fish story at Howard's 'Nite Bite'

                        Angling for a good fish story at Howard's 'Nite Bite'

                        Anglers and night owls get ready, Centennial Lake’s fourth season of night fishing returns this month. The event, which allows participants to fish in the 54-acre lake in Columbia from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. for $5, is a unique chance to fish in the park after hours, said Dawn Thomas, who runs adventure...

                          • Recreation and outdoors calendar (April 8)

                            Recreation and outdoors calendar (April 8)

                            Spring trolling April 9: Charlie Sisson of Backdraft Charters will discuss “Spring Trophy Striped Bass Fishing in the Middle Chesapeake Bay” at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free...

                            • A jointed venture on the river

                              A jointed venture on the river

                              I’ve been wanting to fish for trout in the Casselman River in Garrett County for over a month, but the cold, rain and snow have made the 150-mile trip hazardous. So finally near the end of March Joe Bruce and I took advantage of the first day of semi-decent weather to take our kayaks to a southern...

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