Recreation and outdoors calendar (July 1)

Free fishing day

Tuesday, July 4: Fish the state's waters without obtaining a fishing license, stamp or registration. Anglers must adhere to size and catch limits. Details:


High school fishing

Next Saturday, July 8: High School Fishing Student Angler Federation Maryland State Championship, Elk Neck State Park, North East. Details at


Girls sailing

July 13-18: Watch the U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship, hosted by Annapolis Yacht Club.

Youth fishing

July 22-23: Kids' Classic. Anglers 19 and younger. Benefits the Wish-A-Fish Foundation. Details at

Big Fish Classic

July 28-30: Weigh-ins for the fourth annual Big Fish Classic will be at Talbot Street Pier. Register at

White Marlin Open

Aug. 7-11: 44th annual White Marlin Open. Weigh-ins at Harbour Island Marina & Sunset Marina. Register at


Fishing Derby

Aug. 12: MSSA Kent Island chapter's "Fishing Derby" will be held off Romancoke Pier, Route 8 south, Kent Island. Free. Age groups: 3-5, 6-10 and 11-16.

Summer Slam

Through Sept. 16: The "Summer Slam" tournament will be held on all tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries from the Susquehanna Flats to Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel. Four divisions: angler, fly, kayak and junior (ages 6-14). Entry fee is $40 per division.

Flounder tourney

Sept. 16-17: MSSA Mid-Atlantic Flounder Tournament, Ocean City. Details at


Trout tournament

Sept. 30-Oct.1: CCA-Maryland "Red Trout Catch-and-Release Tournament." Crisfield. Register at

Surf fishing tourney

Oct. 5-7: Mid-Atlantic Surf Fishing Tournament, Ocean City. Details at

Fish For a Cure

Nov. 4: Fish For a Cure, Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis. Funds cancer programs at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Register at


Rocksgiving tourney

Nov. 11: Rocksgiving Tournament. Register at

Rockfish tourney

Nov. 17-19: MSSA "Fall Classic" rockfish tournament. Register at

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