Recreation and outdoors calendar

Ultra-light tackle

Monday, Jan. 26: Capt. "Walleye" Pete Dahlberg will discuss ultra-light tackle fishing for large rockfish at a meeting of the Perry Hall chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Gunpowder VFW Post 10067, 6309 Ebenezer Road. Details: Call Joe Zinner at 410-256-5641.


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.

Kayak light tackle

Feb. 4: Free State Fly Fishers' meeting on "Kayak Light Tackle and Fly Fishing" at 7:30 p.m., Davidsonville Recreation Center, behind Ford Hall. Contact George Vincent at k3gv@verizon.net or 301-249-6399.

State of the Bay

Feb. 10: Chesapeake Bay Foundation senior naturalist John Page Williams will discuss the State of the Bay report at a meeting of the Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association at 7:30 p.m. at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road in Catonsville. Use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors open at 6:45. For information, contact Mark DeHoff at mcdehoff@netzero.com.

Annapolis Ducks Unlimited

Feb. 26: Annapolis Ducks Unlimited Annual Dinner, Michaels on the South River. Doors open at 6 p.m. $60 per person, advance sale. Contact Bunny at 410-268-3036 or bunz@comcast.net.

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.

Saltwater Fishing Expo

Feb. 28: MSSA Annapolis Chapter's "20th annual Saltwater Fishing Expo." Panel discussion on "Light Tackle Fishing." 8.a.m.-3 p.m. at Annapolis Elks Club, Solomons Island Road. Details at mssaannapolis.com.


Lefty Kreh TieFest

March 7: The Lefty Kreh TieFest, sponsored by the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland, will include a dinner at which participants 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 experts and learn from guides, fishing shops and angling organizations about places to fish and techniques to use. For more information, go to ccamd.org or call CCA MD Tony Friedrich at 202-744-5771.

Fishing seminars

March 7: Tri-State Marine Fishing Seminars. Captains Richie Gaines on "Light Tackle Fishing" and Wayne Morgan on "Trolling & Live Lining for Stripers." 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $29 per person, includes lunch. Call Dawn for more information at 410-867-2398.

Red Shoe Shuffle

April 12: The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore will present the 4th Annual Red Shoe Shuffle 5K Run and Walk beginning at 9 a.m. at 635 W. Lexington St. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers and largest fundraisers. Adult registration costs $40 until Jan. 31 and $45 starting Feb. 1. Registration for children 12 and under costs $10 until race day. Ronald McDonald House Charities are open to families in need of respite care while their children are being treated at hospitals. Race information: redshoeshuffle.org, 410-528-1010. Charities information: rmhcbaltimore.org.

Adam Thompson 5K

April 26: The 4th Annual Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. at Harford Community College at 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air. The race, on a USA Track and Field certified 5K course, honors the memory of Adam Thompson, an HCC student who was killed in an automobile accident in 2011. Proceeds will benefit The Adam Thompson Memorial Nursing Scholarship at HCC and The Adam Thompson Memorial Education Scholarship at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health. Information: harford.edu/Adam or call 443-412-2449.

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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