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Recreation and outdoors calendar (Jan. 28)

As the duck season nears an end -- it closes Jan. 27 -- hunters should weigh risky weather verses the reward.
As the duck season nears an end -- it closes Jan. 27 -- hunters should weigh risky weather verses the reward. (Chris D. Dollar / Capital Gazette)

Duck season

Through Jan. 27: Last split of duck season. Daily bag limit is six birds.

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Pickerel contest

Through Feb. 28: CCA MD Pickerel Championship. No deadline to enter, multiple divisions where anglers turn in their best three-fish stringer over a three-month period.

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Baltimore Boat Show

Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 27-28: Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show returns to the Baltimore Convention Center. Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets: $14 for adults; free for children 12 and under (when accompanied by an adult). Tickets may be purchased in advance online at BaltimoreBoatShow.com or during the show at the box office. Phone: 646-370-3593.

Kent Island flea market

Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 27-28: Kent Island Fishermen’s (MSSA Chapter 7) 8th annual Fishing Flea Market. Kent Island American Legion Post 278, 800 Romancoke Road, Stevensville. Admission $3 (16 years and under free).

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Angler’s night out

Tuesday, Jan. 30: Film: “Buccaneers & Bones with Lefty, Season 2.” Hosted by CCA-MD, Boatyard Bar & Grill, Chesapeake Bay Magazine. Happy Hour and food specials 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Film begins at 7. Fourth & Severn, Eastport. Details: boatyardbarandgrill.com.

Bowley’s Quarters hike

Wednesday, Jan. 31: Five miles on the flat nature trail, small beach, paved roads. Details: 410-335-2266 before 10 p.m.

Patapsco Valley hike

Wednesday, Jan. 31: Seven miles in Hollofield Daniels area will have a few small stream crossings. Details: 410-905-1190.

Prettyboy hike

Saturday, Feb. 3: Eleven miles from Shamberger’s Peninsula, the beginning of the Prettyboy Trail at Beckleysville Road. Will cover both sides of Georges Creek and continue to Prettyboy Lake with many views of Goose Island. Will end on a short loop of the CCC Trails. Many stream crossings. Pace: 2.5 mph. Details: 410-374-4879 by 8 p.m. Thursday. Carpool: $2.

Patapsco Valley hike

Next Sunday, Feb. 4: 8 1/2 miles of Davis Tunnel area in Howard County in midmorning. For experienced hikers who can maintain a continuous fast pace (2.75 - 3.3 mph). A couple of early bailout points. Several small stream crossings, relatively little rocky terrain, and a number of short but steep climbs resulting in 1,800-plus feet of elevation gain. Details: 410 747-2868.

Warm-water species talk

Feb. 7: John Mullican of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will discuss "DNR Warm Water Species Management” when he addresses the Free State Fly Fishers from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Davidsonville Family Rec Center, 3727 Queen Anne Bridge Road.

Columbia hike

Feb. 7: Five miles around Lake Kittimaqundi and Wilde Lake with a short break at Town Center. Details: 410-730-5485.

Leakin Park/Gwynns Falls hike

Feb. 7: Moderate 7-mile hike through wooded terrain with no major stream crossings but a few hills. Details: 410-744-694.

Mid-Maryland Ultra

Feb. 10: Mid-Maryland Ultra 50K & Relay/Rockburn Branch Park, Elkridge, 8 a.m. Details: bullseyerunning.com.

Flea market

Feb. 10: Tri-State Marine Fisherman’s Flea Market, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission, $50 per table rental. Call Dawn Yoder at 410-867-2398 to reserve table.

Youth waterfowl hunting

Feb. 10: Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day.

North Point hike

Feb. 10: Flat 5-miler to see Chesapeake Bay and its marshes and woods in winter. Details: 410-744-6057.

Patapsco Valley hike

Feb. 11: Seven-miler in Daniels Dam area in Howard County includes river overlooks, the “Indian Cave” and a mile walk along the river. Includes short section of very rocky terrain, has a total ascent of about 1,000 feet (including a 250-foot climb in the first quarter mile), and has no stream crossings. Pace: 2.5 - 3 mph. Details: 410 747-2868.

Four-season fishing

Feb. 12: Pete Dahlberg will discuss four-season fishing at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

Like many outdoors folks I try and put myself into a position to have fun and be successful. As a sportsman, I also recognize close calls are inherently part of the deal, whatever your passion.

Liberty Reservoir hike

Feb. 14: Out and back 5-miler hike with hills by Bollinger Mill. Details: 443-762-1219.

Columbia hike

Feb. 14: Eight-miler on paved woodland pathways from Oakland Mills to Lake Elkhorn. Details: 410-918-8444.

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series

Feb. 16-18: Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena. Details: royalfarmsarena.com.

Loch Raven hike

Feb. 17: Nine miler for experienced hikers who like a continuous fast pace. About 2.5 hours. Details: 410-593-7123.

Pasadena Fishing Expo

Feb. 17-18: Pasadena Sportfishing Group's 26th annual Fishing Expo will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days at Earleigh Heights Fire Hall, 161 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. Admission is $5 each day and free for 12 and under free.

Annapolis Striders event

Feb. 18: Annapolis Striders Annual Meeting & Banquet, Union Jack’s, Parole Town Center, 5:30 p.m. Details: annapolisstriders.org.

Loch Raven hike

Feb. 18: Moderate reservoir hike. Dogs encouraged, not required. Details: 410-593-7123.

Liberty Reservoir hike

Feb. 18: Eleven-miler on Coot Peninsula Trail in Carroll County covers fire roads and footpaths. A few steep but short hills amounting to about 1,700 feet of total elevation gain and only one easy stream crossing. Moderate 2.5 – 3 mph moving average. Details: 410-876-7053. Carpool: $1.

Patapsco Valley hike

Feb. 18: Six-miler in midmorning in Oella area in Baltimore County returns to the starting point around noon. Moderate pace of about 2.5 mph, much of the time along the Patapsco River. A couple of steep but relatively short climbs. Details: 443-805-5408.

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Gunpowder hike

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Feb. 21: Five-miler below Prettyboy Reservoir is mostly flat along the river heading upstream toward Prettyboy dam, with some hills and a rocky stretch along the river. Details: 410 206 5478.

Patapsco Valley hike

Feb. 21: Easy-to-moderate 7-miler in Avalon area features a waterfall, some elevation, stream crossings and meadows at a moderate pace of 2 mph. Details: 410 536-1956.

Annapolis Fishing Expo

Feb. 24: MSSA Annapolis chapter’s annual Saltwater Fishing Expo. Held at the Annapolis Elks Club. Doors open at 8 a.m.

Prettyboy hike

Feb. 24: A 9.5-mile hike along Spooks Hill Trails in a remote area on the east side of the reservoir follows a loop trail down to Indian House Rock, then covers a horse-and-buggy road and other areas. Two stream crossings. Pace: 2.5 mph. Details: 410-374-4879 by 8 p.m. Thursday. Carpool: $1.

Lefty Kreh’s Tie Fest

Feb. 24-25: Blane Choklett and Pat Cohen will be among the workshop presenters at the 18th annual Lefty Kreh’s Tie Fest on Feb. 24-25 on three floors of the Lowes Annapolis Hotel at 126 West St. in Annapolis. Admission will be $10 for each of the two days or $15 for both days of the expanded event. Anglers 16 and younger and active military personnel will be admitted free. Choklett, a fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants, will demonstrate the gummy minnow and the game changer, an articulated fly he created. Cohen, a New Yorker, is a member of the pro staff for 10 fishing companies, including EP Flies and Partridge of Redditch Hooks. Other fly tiers attending include Steve Silverio, Brad Buzzi, Bob Popovics and Richard Stolis. Jerry Kustich, co-founder of Sweetgrass Rods, will discuss bamboo rods. Bob Clouser will run fly-casting demonstrations, and attendees will be able to test several fly rods provided by event vendors. Some workshops carry an extra fee. Among the no-charge seminars will be ones by Joe Bruce on snakeheads and Kevin Josenhans and Chris Karwacki on fishing Tangier Sound. Tie Fest will include displays from fly shops in the Chesapeake Bay area, local fishing guides and angling organizations. Attendees will be able to purchase supplies and discuss fishing strategies with these vendors. Tickets will be sold at the door. For further information contact event director Tony Friedrich at tony.friedrich@gmail.com.

MD/DC RRCA Club Challenge

Feb. 25: MD/DC RRCA Club Challenge 10M/Howard Community College, Columbia, 8 a.m. Details: striders.net

Patapsco Valley/Rockburn hike

Feb. 25: Morning 7-miler will use trails in Rockburn Branch Park and Patapsco Valley State Park. Some stream crossings, hills and a few rocky sections. Pace: 2.5 mph. Details: 443-805-5408.

Angler’s night out

Feb. 27: Film: “Best of Catch Magazine, Season 3.” Hosted by CCA-MD, Boatyard Bar & Grill, Chesapeake Bay Magazine. Happy hour and food specials 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Film begins at 7. Fourth & Severn Avenue, Eastport. Details: boatyardbarandgrill.com.

Baltimore City hike

Feb. 28: Easy 5-miler on grounds of Clover Hill Mansion, Peace Cross Memorial, Homeland neighborhood, Homewood campus and sculpture garden, Homewood House, BMA sculpture garden, etc. Details: 410-340-7402

Oella-to-Banneker Park hike

Feb. 28: Eight-miler along river past rapids up to location of the now-gone Union Dam US-40, returning via the Number 9 Trolley Line with lunch in Banneker Park. Pace: 2.5-3 mph with one long hill of 600 feet. Details: 410-245-9843 before 9 p.m.

Patapsco Valley hike

Feb. 28: 13.5-miler in Howard and Baltimore counties. Has four stream crossings, little rocky terrain, some off-trail hiking and 2,200-plus feet of elevation gain. Pace: 2.5 - 3 mph. Details: 410 747-2868.

The National Sailing Hall of Fame and Museum is moving closer to striking a deal with the City of Newport to relocate there.

Rockfish talk

March 3: Captains Richie Gaines and Wayne Morgan will share their expertise on light tackle, trolling and live lining for rockfish in a Tri-State Marine Fishing Seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $30 per person, includes coffee, continental breakfast and lunch. To register, call Dawn Yoder at 410- 867-2398.

Fishing seminar

March 10: The “Mid-Shore Fishing Seminar,” American Legion Post 18, 2619 Centreville Road (Route 213), Centreville. Featured speakers include Capt. Mark Galasso, Capt. Jeff Lewatowski and Joe Bruce. Hosted by CD Outdoors and Tacklecove.com. Details: cdollar@cdollaroutdoors.com.

St. Patrick’s Day 5K

March 11: Under Armour Kelly St Patrick’s Day 5K/Charles & Mulberry Sts., 1:15 p.m. Details: runsignup.com.

Power-plant fishing

March 12: Shawn Kimbro will discuss Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant fishing at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

Fly-fishing show

March 17: A fly-fishing show will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Towson University’s Potomac Lounge. Details: marylandflyfishingshow.com.

Barlowe Bolt 5K

March 24: Barlowe Bolt 5K, Old Mill Pool, Chalet Drive, Millersville, 7 a.m. Details: active.com.

Angler’s night out

March 27: Film: “Fly Fishing for Permit.” Hosted by CCA-MD, Boatyard Bar & Grill, Chesapeake Bay Magazine. Happy hour and food specials 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Film begins at 7. Fourth & Severn Avenue, Eastport. Details: boatyardbarandgrill.com.

Teenagers Sean, Grant and Cade Shields are preparing for the U.S. team trials next month, then the World Age Group Competition in April.

Spring trolling

April 9: Charlie Sissions will discuss spring trolling in the Middle Bay at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

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Columbia 10 Miler

April 22: Columbia 10 Miler, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, 8 a.m. Details: active.com.

Crabbing techniques

May 14: Robert Christy will discuss crabbing techniques at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

Kayak fishing

June 11: Chris Dollar will discuss kayak fishing at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

Ocean fishing

Aug. 13: Lenny Rudow will discuss ocean fishing at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

Perch fishing techniques

Sept. 10: George Bentz Jr. will discuss perch fishing techniques at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

Fall fishing techniques

Oct. 8: Richie Gaines will discuss fall fishing techniques at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

DNR discussion

Nov. 12: Erik Zlokovitz of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will address the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

Fall fishing techniques

Dec. 11: Wayne Morgan will discuss Chesapeake Bay rockfishing at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

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