Fishing in the Potomac

Monday, Feb. 16: Capts. 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 River 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.


Fish Finder

Wednesday, 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

Saturday, Feb. 21: Tri-State Marine Fishing Flea Market. For more information, call Dawn at 410-867-2398.

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 the Gamber Fire Hall, 3838 Niner Road in Finksburg. Admission is $3. Tables cost $30. 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

Pro-Formance Fishing

March 3: The Pro-Formance Fishing Team, based primarily in Glen Burnie and Annapolis, is seeking seeking additional members and will hold an introductory meeting at 6 p.m. at East West Bistro in Pasadena. PFT, a member of Maryland BASS Nation, fishes 12 club tournaments a year and participates in MBN and other tournaments. The club welcomes new and experienced anglers who want to learn how to fish for bass. The team currently is accepting only boaters; riders can be added to the waiting list. Send questions to Information: or on Facebook at Pro-Formance Fishing Team.

Fishing flea market

March 7: The Middle River Bass Club Anglers' fishing flea market will run 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. Information: Call Scott at 443-909-9786 or 410-686-1920, or email


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: Capt. Richie Gaines will discuss "Light Tackle Fishing" and Capt. Wayne Morgan "Trolling and Live Lining for Stripers" at a Tri-State Marine event from 9a.m. to 4 p.m. The $29 cost includes lunch. Information: Dawn: 410-867-2398.

Light Tackle & Kayak Fest

March 21: The Coastal Conservation Association Maryland Light Tackle & Kayak Fest will be at Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville. Details at

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:

5th Annual VetDogs Annapolis/Kent Island Run & Dog Walk

April 19: Join America's VetDogs on Sunday, April 19, 2015, for the 5th Annual Annapolis/Kent Island Run & Dog Walk. Participate in a USA Track and Field certified 10K and 5K course, or take a leisurely 2-mile family-friendly dog walk with or without a pup. Virtual Participation is also available. Held at Kent Island High School, the race will journey through the beautiful Cross Island Trail. Registration is now open at Onsite registration opens at 7:30. Proceeds will benefit America's VetDogs, a leading provider of service dogs to veterans with disabilities. For additional information call 631-930-9054.

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 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 adviser 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: 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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