Recreation and outdoors calendar

Boat show

Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1: The Baltimore Boat Show will conclude at the Baltimore Convention Center. Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children 15 and younger will be admitted free with a paying adult. Information:


Kayak light tackle

Wednesday, Feb. 4: The Free State Fly Fishers will discuss "Kayak Light Tackle and Fly Fishing" at their meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Davidsonville Recreation Center, behind Ford Hall. For information, contact George Vincent at or 301-249-6399.


MSSA meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 4: The Kent Island chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. at American Legion Hall No. 278, 800 Romancoke Road, Stevensville.

Youth waterfowl hunt

Saturday, Feb. 7: For details about Youth Waterfowl Hunt Day, go to

Sportfishing meeting

Feb. 9: The Pasadena Sportfishing Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights Firehall, 161 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park. Details:

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


Fishing flea market

Feb. 14-15: The Pasadena Sportfishing Group's fishing flea market will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Earleigh Heights Firehall, Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. Details:

Ducks Unlimited

Feb. 26: Annapolis Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual dinner at Michael's on the South River. Doors open at 6 p.m. $60 per person in advance. Information: Bunny, 410-268-3036 or

Fisherman's flea market

Feb. 28: The 28th annual Fisherman's Flea Market sponsored by Central Maryland Bassmasters will run from 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 will be from 8.a.m. to 3 p.m. at Annapolis Elks Club, Solomons Island Road. A panel discussion, "Light Tackle Fishing," will be featured. Details at

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 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 to watch tying by such experts as Steve Silverio, Blaine Chocklett, Popovics and Brad Buzzi, and learn from guides, fishing shops and angling organizations about places to fish and techniques to use. For more information, go to 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:, 410-528-1010. Charities information:

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: 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 or call tournament coordinator Rick Elyar at 410-977-3782.


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