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Baltimore, MD-10/16/14-Michael Granese, 56, from east Baltimore, fishes for rockfish off of Canton Waterfront Park. Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun--#1768.
Baltimore, MD-10/16/14-Michael Granese, 56, from east Baltimore, fishes for rockfish off of Canton Waterfront Park. Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun--#1768. (Algerina Perna / Baltimore Sun)

Fishing for pickerel

Monday, Jan. 16: Local angler John Veil will speak at a meeting of the Broadneck chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association about "Catching Pickerel in Tidal Waters." The talk will cover where to look for pickerel, what types of tackle to use, and how to handle pickerel after catching them. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. with the talk beginning at 7:30; it's at American Legion Post 175 at 832 Manhattan Beach Road in Severna Park. Veil will have copies of his "Fishing in the Comfort Zone" for sale.

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Gunpowder, trout talk

Wednesday, Jan. 18: Mark Staley of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will discuss the state of the Gunpowder River and report on DNR's latest electroshock survey of the trout population when he speaks to Maryland Trout Unlimited from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave., Towson. Free and open to the public. Details: Email dhaynes8320@gmail.com.

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On Jan. 7 and 8, Randy Johnson competed alongside nine teammates with the Maryland Mayhem, his team for the past three years, at the third annual Maryland Crab Pot Tournament, a six-team event hosted by the Mayhem at CCBC-Dundalk. The Mayhem took second place, falling just short of the rival Philadelphia Magee Eagles, the former national champions.

Sonar technology

Wednesday, Jan 18: John Murch of Garmin will discuss the company's latest sonar technology at a meeting of the Annapolis chapter of the MSSA at American Legion Post 7, 1905 Crownsville Road. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

Tackle show

Saturday, Jan. 21: The Maryland chapter of Heroes on the Water's tackle show will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Co., 4498 Mountain Road, Pasadena.

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No doubt I was caught a little flat-footed by Saturday's snow storm. In fact, more than just a little. It's not like I didn't know it was coming.

Baltimore Boat Show

Jan. 26–29: The Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show will be at the Baltimore Convention Center. Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. the first three days; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the last day. Details: BaltimoreBoatShow.com.

Fishing Flea Market

Jan. 28-29: MSSA's Kent Island Fishermen seventh annual Fishing Flea Market will be at the Kent Island American Legion Post 278 at 800 Romancoke Road in Stevensville. The show runs 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Details: Call Dave Stith 410-643-3970 or email Islander655@atlanticbb.net.

Her ambition for 2017 is a simple one: to start, and finish, her first marathon. For Karen Malinowski, the clock is ticking.

Duck season

Through Dec. 13-Jan. 28: Final split of duck season.

Angler's Night Out

Jan. 31: Angler's Night Out, hosted by Boatyard Bar & Grill, CCA MD and Chesapeake Bay Magazine. Feature film is "Running the Coast." Happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., film starts at 7 p.m. Boatyard Bar & Grill, 4th Street & Severn Ave., Eastport.

Fly-fishing talk

Feb. 1: Capt. Chris Dollar will talk about fly-fishing and light tackle from SUPS and kayaks at the Free State Fly Fishers' meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center at 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Road in Davidsonville. Details at facebook.com/FSFFMD.

Fishing seminar

Feb. 4: Regional and national fishing experts, including local captains Lonnie Johnson of G-EYE Jigs and Pete Dalhberg, will speak at a session of the Salt Water Sportsman Seminar Series in the Old Mill auditorium at 600 Patriot Lane, Millersville. Details and registration: nationalseminarseries.com.

Moulton Avery, founder and director of the National Center for Cold Water Safety, held a workshop for about 20 people that highlighted the risks of kayaking or otherwise venturing out on chilly waters and tips for staying safe.

Goose season

Through , Dec. 16-Feb. 4: Final split of migratory (Atlantic population) Canada goose season. Daily bag limit is two geese and the possession limit six.

Saltwater Fishing Expo

Feb. 25: The Annapolis chapter of the MSSA will hold its Saltwater Fishing Expo from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Annapolis Elks Club on Solomons Island Road in Annapolis.

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Angler's Night Out

Feb. 28: Angler's Night Out, hosted by Boatyard Bar & Grill, CCA MD and Chesapeake Bay Magazine. Feature film is "Best of the 2016 Drake Video Awards." Happy hour and appetizer specials from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., film starts at 7 p.m. Boatyard Bar & Grill, 4th Street & Severn Ave., Eastport.

Lefty Kreh TieFest

March 18: The 17th annual Lefty Kreh TieFest, the Mid-Atlantic's foremost fly fishing event, will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kent Narrows Yacht Club. More than 30 tiers will demonstrate fly patterns, there will be casting demonstrations, and shops and equipment manufacturers will show off products. There will be tying classes for children and novice tiers. Admission is $10 for adults, and free for children 16 and under. Lefty Kreh and Bob Clouser are among those committed to attend. Details: See the TieFest Facebook page.

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Angler's Night Out

March 28: Angler's Night Out, hosted by Boatyard Bar & Grill, in cooperation with CCA MD and Chesapeake Bay Magazine. Feature film is "Providence." Happy hour and appetizer specials from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., film starts at 7 p.m. Boatyard Bar & Grill, 4th Street & Severn Ave., Eastport.

Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk

April 30: The Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk will start at 8 a.m. at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air. The race honors the memory of Thompson, a first-year HCC student who was killed in an automobile accident in 2011. Proceeds will benefit scholarships supporting students attending the school. On-site race registration will take place in the Susquehanna Center Auxiliary Gym beginning at 6:30 a.m. To register online and for more details, go to harford.edu/adam. For additional information, call 443-412-2449.

Tautog anglers are truly a hardy and dedicated bunch, that's for sure.

Brigance 5.7K event

April 30: The Brigance Brigade Foundation's fourth annual 5.7K Championship Race & 1.57 Mile Family Run/Walk will celebrate the kickoff of ALS Awareness Month (May) and the 10-year anniversary of former Ravens linebacker O.J. Brigance's ALS diagnosis (May 16). The family-friendly event at Canton Waterfront Park will feature a timed 5.7K run, a 1.57-mile family run/walk and a Kid's Fun Run for children 8 and under. Proceeds will further the foundation's mission to equip, encourage and empower people living with ALS by providing access to needed equipment, resource guidance and additional support services. Details at BriganceBrigade.org.

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