Peter Baker's journal


Jan. 1-3: 16th Annual Chesapeake Sportfishing Show at the National Guard Armory on Hudson Street in Annapolis. Tackle sales, bass guides, clubs, charter captains from the mid-Atlantic region, seminars on freshwater, tidal and offshore fishing. Show opens at 6 p.m. Jan. 1 and 10 a.m. Jan. 2-3. Admission is $5 for 12 and over; 12 and under admitted free. Call (410) 841-6974.


Jan. 8-10: Bass Expo '93 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Displays of bass fishing equipment, boats and gear. Bassmasters/Rubbermaid Maryland CastingKids competition and finals. How-to seminars by regional and national pros. The show opens at 2 p.m. on Jan. 8, 9 a.m. on Jan. 9 and 10 a.m. on Jan. 10. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children between 10 and 14. Children under 10 will be admitted free. Call (410) 574-6139.

Jan. 16: Fishermen's flea market sponsored by the Central Maryland Bassmasters at Freedom Community Center (Route 32 just south of Route 26). Fishing equipment, boats and door prizes. Admission is $2. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (410) 442-2323 or (410) 922-8673.


Jan. 22-24: BASSARAMA fishing show, Virginia State Fairgrounds, Richmond. Major exhibitors of tackle, boats and gear, seminars by fishing pros. Admission is $6, $1 for children between 12 and 16; those under 12 admitted free. Call (703) 898-0832.


Feb. 20: Pasadena Sportfishing fishing and boating flea market at the Orchard Beach Fire Hall on Solley Road, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (410) 255-5863.

April 4: Maryland B.A.S.S. Federation Tournament Trail event on Potomac River.

May 1-2: Maryland B.A.S.S. Federation Mr. Bass event at Deep Creek Lake.

May 21-22: Maryland B.A.S.S. Federation S.Q.T. event on Potomac River.

June 20: Maryland B.A.S.S. Federation Tournament Trail event at Deep Creek Lake.

July 11: Maryland B.A.S.S. Federation Tournament Trail event on Upper Bay tributaries.


Aug. 1: Maryland B.A.S.S. Federation Father/Son, Adult/Youth event on Potomac River.

Aug. 15: Maryland B.A.S.S. Federation Tournament Trail event on Potomac River.

Aug. 22: Maryland B.A.S.S. Federation Jr. Mr. Bass event on Potomac River.

Sept. 12: Maryland B.A.S.S. Federation Tournament Trail event at Deep Creek Lake.

Sept. 19: Maryland B.A.S.S. Federation Junior team championship on the upper Potomac River.

Oct. 9-10: Maryland B.A.S.S. Federation Classic, site to be determined.



Tomorrow-Sunday: Dove season, 12 per day.

Through Jan. 2: Muzzleloader season for deer.

Through Jan. 9: Duck season, three per day under proper guidelines.

Through Jan. 20: Canada goose season, two per day.

Through Jan. 30: Bow season for deer (Bow may be used during balance of firearms and muzzleloader seasons, but hunter orange must be worn).


A5 Through Feb. 10: Snow goose season, four per day.


Jan. 13: Open-boat sailing lecture by Webb Chiles at the Annapolis Marriott Hotel, 7:30 p.m. Chiles set the record for open-boat sailing with a voyage of more than 20,000 miles in the Chidiock Tichborne. Tickets are $10. Call (800) 937-BOAT.


Wednesday: Mountain Club of Maryland hike in Avalon area of Patapsco State Park. Call (410) 242-8091.

Sunday: MCM hike along the western shore of Loch Raven.


Dec. 30: MCM hike at Hashawa.

Jan. 1: MCM hike in the Pickall Park and Old Alberton Road area of Patapsco State Park.

Jan. 3: MCM hike Panther Branch area of Gunpowder Falls. Call (410) 433-1270.