10 Ocean City alternatives in the Baltimore area [Pictures]
Can't make it down the ocean this weekend? Don't fret, there are plenty of ways to bring the beach to you.
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3. Teach a man (or a kid) to fish( Lisa Johnson / Patuxent Publishing / May 22, 2014 )
The ocean isn't the only place to charter a boat. The Chesapeake Bay region offers some amazing fishing opportunities that are fun, convenient and will (hopefully) end in huge hauls.
On his 46-footer, Lady Luck, Don Marani launches from the Inner Harbor, taking groups out for three-, six- or eight-hour trips. He especially enjoys trips with young families.
"It's a good way to get the kids out on the water," he said.
If waves aren't your speed, head up to Loch Raven Reservoir (pictured) to rent a 14-foot jon boat or a canoe for a leisurely paddle and fishing excursion.
Baltimore Fishing Adventures; 410-342-2004; fishbaltimore.com; fees range from $260 to $600; call for hours and availability.
Loch Raven Fishing Center; 12101 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium; 410-887-7692; baltimorecountymd.gov; boat rentals range from $19 to $57 per day; open daily at 6 a.m. during the summer (closing varies).