A sign marks the trail at Piney Run Park in Eldersburg.
A sign marks the trail at Piney Run Park in Eldersburg. (Dylan Slagle / Carroll County Times)

ASMFC meeting

Feb. 5-7: Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s winter meeting, Westin Hotel, Arlington, Va.


Tri-State Marine Fishing Show

Feb. 9: Tri-State Marine Fishing Show, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Table space is $60. Details: Call Dawn Yoder, Tri-State’s Tackle Shop manager at 410-867-2398.

Pasadena Sportfishing Group

Feb. 11: Pasadena Sportfishing Group meeting. Doors open at 6 p.m.; meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park.

Northwest Fishing Club

Feb. 12: The Northwest Fishing Club, formerly the Northwest Chapter of the MSSA, presents Captain Tony Moreira of More Fins Light Tackle Fishing Charters as its guest speaker. He’ll share tips for catching light-tackle rockfish, bluefish, Spanish mackerel and speckled trout in the eastern Chesapeake Bay and the waters around Kent Island. The meeting will be at the Patapsco Council 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road, Catonsville. Use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.; the meeting starts at 7:30. Admission is free, and visitors are welcome. Details, Mark DeHoff at mcdehoff@yahoo.com.

Fly Anglers Fishing Club

Feb. 14: Fly Anglers Fishing Club’s “Brew & Tie” will be held at Kislings Tavern at 6:30 p.m.

Fishing Expo

Feb. 16-17: Pasadena Sportfishing Group’s 27th annual Fishing Expo, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 with 12 and under free. Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company, 161 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park.

Annapolis Anglers’ Club

Feb. 20: Annapolis Anglers’ Club meeting. Starts at 7 p.m., American Legion Post 7, 1905 Crownsville Road, Crownsville. Details: annapolisanglersclub.com.

Saltwater experts

Feb. 23: Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar Series. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Performing Arts Theater, Old Mill High School, 600 Patriot Lane, Millersville. Tickets are $55 to hear national and local experts, including captains Robin Payne (Rock-N-Robin Fishing Charters) and Randy Dean (Bay Hunter Charter Fishing), and Annapolis Angling Club’s Dale Dirks.


Annapolis Fishing Expo

Feb. 23: Annapolis Anglers Club’s Saltwater Fishing Expo. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Annapolis Elks Lodge 622, Route 2, Annapolis. Seminars, vendors. $5 at the door. Details: saltwaterfishingexpo.com.

Fishing Flea Market

Feb. 23: Mid-Shore Fishing Club’s annual Fishing Flea Market. 8 a.m.-noon, Elks Club 1272 south of Cambridge off Route 50. Entrance fee: $2 (free under 12 years old). To reserve a table, call Harry Miller at 301-807-4247.

Lefty Kreh’s Tie Fest

Feb. 23-24: The 19th Lefty Kreh’s Tie Fest will feature seminars (both free and for-fee) and advice from local guides and fly shops about hot spots in the Mid-Atlantic and the best approaches to catch fish in the region. Site: BWI Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum. Times: 10 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission will be $10 for one of the two days or $15 for both days. Anglers 16 and under and active military personnel will be admitted free. Details: tiefest.com or on Facebook. For more information, email event director Tony Friedrich at tieflies@gmail.com.

Chris Dollar: No changing direction of a merciless wind

Wind driven rain, droplets the size of BBs, navigated the only opening they could into the shore blind, and smacked me on the cheek and eyelids with the force of an angry camel spitting.

Anglers Night Out

Feb. 26: Feature film is “Finding Joe Brooks: Maryland’s Fly Fishing Pioneer.” Happy hour 5-7 p.m.; movie starts at 7 p.m. Boatyard Bar & Grill, 400 4th Street, Annapolis.

Fishing seminar

March 2: Tri-State Marine’s Fishing Seminar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Captains Richie Gaines and Charlie Sisson present techniques on Light Tackle, Trolling and Live Lining. $30 per person includes continental breakfast and lunch. Call Dawn Yoder 410-867-2398 to register.

Kayak fishing

March 9: Kayak fishing course offered by Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold campus. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $59. Mark Bange and John Veil, instructors. Register at aacc.edu or by calling 410-777-2345.

Pasadena Sportfishing Group

March 11: Pasadena Sportfishing Group meeting. Doors open at 6 p.m.; meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park.

Fly Anglers Fishing Club

March 14: Fly Anglers Fishing Club’s “Brew & Tie” will be at Kislings Tavern at 6:30 p.m.

Maryland Fly Fishing Show

March 16: The Third Annual Maryland Fly Fishing Show brings together enthusiasts and vendors. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Towson University, West Village Commons, 424 Emerson Drive. Free seminars. Free garage parking next to the building. Facebook and Instagram @MarylandFlyFishingShow. Website: MarylandFlyFishingShow.com.

Saltwater Expo

March 16: Upper Eastern Shore Anglers & Tacklecove.com host Saltwater Expo. Expert speakers and tackle for sale. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at American Legion, 2619 Centreville Road, Centreville.

Annapolis Anglers’ Club

March 20: Speaker Erik Zlokovitz of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will present a Chesapeake Bay fisheries status and discuss rockfish regulations. Vendor will be Jeremy Dempsey of Old 87 Custom Rods.

Anglers Night Out

March 26: Feature film is “Tribute to Tuna.” Happy hour 5-7 p.m.; movie starts at 7 p.m. Boatyard Bar & Grill, 400 4th Street, Annapolis.

Decoys and more

Through March 31: Exhibit at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum at 213 N. Talbot St. in St. Michaels shares the stories of Kent County carvers and hunting clubs through a collection of decoys, oral histories, historic photographs and other artifacts.

Bay Bridge Boat Show

April 12-14: At Bay Bridge Marina, Stevensville. Features more than 400 powerboats up to 75 feet in length. The show includes fishing boats, center consoles, trawlers, express cruisers, pontoon boats, luxury cruisers, jet boats, ski boats and bowriders. A wide array of on-land exhibitors will have boating gear and equipment on display. A VIP Red Carpet Lounge will be available. New boaters can check out on-water training classes provided by the BoatUS Foundation. Details: annapolisboatshows.com/bay-bridge-boat-show/

Bill May: Tips for finding, and fishing, winter pickerel

As pickerel fishing gains in popularity in our area, more anglers pursue them and we’re learning more about their habits and ways to catch them. But first, a word of warning.

Cruisers University

April 25-28 and Oct. 7-10: In Annapolis with more than 50 classes. Curriculum is suitable for sailors and powerboaters. Details: annapolisboatshows.com/cruisers-university/


Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show

April 26-28: The show features new and brokered sailboats. Programs include Cruisers University and First Sail Workshop. There will be a VIP Red Carpet Lounge. Details: annapolisboatshows.com/annapolis-spring-sailboat-show/

First Sail Workshop

April 26-28, Oct. 10-14: Participants learn the basics of sailing in a 45-minute classroom session, immediately followed by 90 minutes on the water with American Sailing Association instructors on Beneteau First 22s provided by SailTime or Catalina 22 Sport’s provided by the Freedom Boat Club. Admission to the sailboat show is included. Details: annapolisboatshows.com/united-states-sailboat-show/sailing-workshop/

United States Powerboat Show

Oct. 3-6: The 48th annual show will have more than 500 boats on display in downtown Annapolis. There will be on-land displays with boating equipment and gear, a VIP Red Carpet Lounge and educational programs through Cruisers University. Offerings include Brokerage Cove and a Demo Dock, where dealers and manufacturers demonstrate new-model powerboats, outboard engines and stabilizing systems. Details: annapolisboatshows.com/united-states-powerboat-show/

United States Sailboat Show

Oct. 10-14: The Annapolis show will celebrate its 50th anniversary. An extensive display of monohull and multihull sailboats will be showcased, along with the latest in boating gear, accessories and equipment. Offerings include Vacation Basin, the VIP Red Carpet Lounge, Cruisers University, Take the Wheel and First Sail Workshop. Details: annapolisboatshows.com/united-states-sailboat-show/

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