Monday, Feb. 9: The Pasadena Sportfishing Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Earleigh Heights fire hall, 161 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.
State of the Bay
Tuesday, Feb. 10: Chesapeake Bay Foundation naturalist John Page Williams will speak to the Northwest chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association at 7:30 p.m. at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall, 1010 Frederick Road, Catonsville. Use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors open at 6:45. For information, contact Mark DeHoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fishing flea market
Saturday and next Sunday, Feb. 14-15: The Pasadena Sportfishing Group's fishing flea market will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Earleigh Heights fire hall, 161 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.
Fishing in the Potomac
Feb. 16: Captains Mike Starrett and Dave Snellings of Indian Head Charters will speak at a free seminar about fishing in the Potomac River and the lower Chesapeake Bay. Topics will include catfish, slab crappie and snakeheads in the Potomac near Washington, plus red drum and sharks near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at 832 Manhattan Beach Road, Severna Park off Jones Station at Ritchie Highway. Doors open at 7 p.m. Enter on the left side under the overhang. Information: Call Skip Zinck at 410 913-9043.
Feb. 18: Capt. Brian Mayer of Marauder Charters will discuss "Understanding what you see on your Fish Finder" at a meeting of the MSSA Annapolis Chapter at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 7, Crownsville.
Fishing flea market
Feb. 21: Tri-State Marine Fishing Flea Market. For more information, call Dawn at 410-867-2398.
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 email@example.com.
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 the Gamber fire hall, 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 mssaannapolis.com.
Fishing flea market
March 7: The Middle River Bass Club Anglers will hold a fishing flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Back River United Methodist Church, 544 Back River Neck Road, Essex/Middle River. Tables (all inside) cost $20. Boat space is $10. Admission is $3; under 12 free. For more information, call Scott at 443-909-9786 or 410-686-1920, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ccamd.org or call CCA MD Tony Friedrich at 202-744-5771.
March 7: Tri-State Marine fishing seminars will feature Captain Richie Gaines on "Light Tackle Fishing" and Captain Wayne Morgan on "Trolling and Live Lining for Stripers." The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The $29 cost includes lunch. Information: Dawn: 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.
Brigance run and walk
April 25: Former Ravens linebacker O.J. Brigance is holding his second annual 5K run in Canton. Registration for the Brigance Brigade Foundation 5.7-kilometer championship run and 1-mile family run-walk is open at brigancebrigade.org. The run benefits research for and support of families dealing with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive motor neuron disease also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The Ravens' senior advisor to player development, Brigance was diagnosed with ALS in 2007. He won a Super Bowl with the Ravens after the 2000 season and won a Grey Cup championship with the Baltimore Stallions.
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. On-site race registration will take place in the Susquehanna Center Auxiliary Gymnasium beginning at 6:30 a.m. 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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