Fishing review

Monday, Jan. 12: Capt. Tom Hughes will review the 2014 fishing season at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group, Earleigh Heights Fire Company, 161 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Information: pasadenasportfishing.com.


Fishing discussion

Tuesday, Jan. 13: Martin Gary, executive secretary of the Potomac River Fisheries Commission, will discuss blue catfish, oysters and a possible new artificial reef project, and will talk about this week's ASMFC Striped Bass Technical Committee meeting, at a meeting of the Northwest Chapter of the Maryland SaltwaterSportfishing Association at 7:30 p.m. at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road in Catonsville. Please use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Information: Contact Mark DeHoff atmcdehoff@netzero.com.

Fishing expo

Saturday, Jan. 17: The Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's Frederick chapter will conduct a Saltwater Fishing Expo from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Frederick County Fairgrounds. Details: mssafrederick.com.

Trolling talk

Jan. 21: Capt. Charlie Sisson of Backdraft Charters will discuss "Everything About Trolling" at a meeting of the MSSA Annapolis chapter at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 7, 1905 Crownsville Road, Crownsville.

Fishing flea market

Jan. 24-25: MSSA's Kent Island Fishermen's Fishing Flea Market will be at American Legion Post No. 278, 800 Romancoke Road, Stevensville.

Boat show

Jan. 29-Feb. 1: The Baltimore Boat Show will be at the Baltimore Convention Center from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 29-30, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 31 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 1. Children 15 and younger are free with a paying adult. Information: baltimoreboatshow.com or call Mary Steen at 617-472-1442.

First aid certification

Jan. 31: The Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association will conduct CPR/First Aid certification at the Annapolis Elks Lodge. Cost is $105. Information: capca.net, 410-267-7651.

Fisherman's flea market

Feb. 28: The 28th Annual Fisherman's Flea Market sponsored by Central Maryland Bassmasters will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gamber Fire Hall at 3838 Niner Road in Finksburg. Admission is $3. Tables cost $25 each ($30 after Feb. 1). Boat spaces cost $5. For information and reservations, call Jason Parker at 410-442-2323.


Lefty Kreh TieFest

March 7: The Lefty Kreh TieFest, sponsored by the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland, will expand this year to include a dinner at which participants will eat alongside legendary fly-fishermen. Such luminaries as Kreh, Bob Clouser and Bob Popovics will participate in the event at Prospect Bay Country Club, 313 Prospect Bay Drive West, Grasonville. Admission to TieFest is free for CCA members and $10 for nonmembers. Nonmembers can join CCA at the door for $25 and receive free admission. Tickets for the dinner that night are $150 for all participants. TieFest will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees will be able observe tying by such experts as Steve Silverio, Blaine Chocklett, Popovics and Brad Buzzi and learn from guides, fishing shops and angling organizations about the best places to fish and techniques to use. For more information, go to ccamd.org or call CCA MD Tony Friedrich at 202-744-5771.

Red Trout tournament

Sept. 18-20: The Huk Performance Fishing-CCA Red Trout Catch & Release Tournament will be hosted by Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield. The Coastal Conservation Association Maryland event attracts light tackle, fly and kayak anglers, and this year a live bait category has been added. The tournament promotes sustainable, catch-and-release fishing methods in which anglers photograph their catch for digital submittals in lieu of a weigh-in. The Red Trout tournament was founded in 2013 to draw attention to the value of redfish and speckled trout that have been making a comeback in the Chesapeake Bay the past four years. For more information, go to ccamd.org or call tournament coordinator Rick Elyar at 410-977-3782.

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