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Recreation and outdoors calendar (Feb. 25)

Few things beat tossing lures on ultra-light gear to panfish in February.
Few things beat tossing lures on ultra-light gear to panfish in February. (Capt. Walt photo)

Jig building

Feb. 26: JR Whitsell of Jigged Up Customs will talk about Jig Building 101 at the monthly meeting of the Perry Hall chapter of Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Gunpowder VFW Post 10067, 6309 Ebenezer Road. Visitors are welcome. Details: Call Joe Zinner at 410-256-5641.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

Bass fishing flea market

March 3: The M.R. Bass fishing flea market, sponsored by the Middle River Bass Club Anglers, will be 8 a.m. to 1 at the Back River United Methodist Church, 544 Back River Neck Road, Essex/Middle River. Tables: $20 (all inside). Boat space: $10 (outside). Admission: $3, under 12 free. Details: Call Scott at 443-909-9786 or 410-686-1920 or email nitro1707@verizon.net.

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.

Where to fish

March 7: Free State Fly Fishers will host a roundtable discussion on “Local & New Places to Fish” at Davidsonville Family Recreation Center at 3727 Queen Anne Bridge Road.

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.

One thing for sure — taxidermy, especially for fish, has come a very long way over the past three decades.

Fly-fishing show

March 17: A fly-fishing show will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Potomac Lounge in the Union Building at Towson University. Admission: $7, under 12 free. Free garage parking next door. Items for purchase include tackle, fly rods, fly reels, custom flies and woodworking products. Door prizes and raffle prizes. 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.

Gun & outdoor show

March 31: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will host a gun & outdoor show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Setup time is 6 a.m. Admission is $5 per person (children under 12 free). Vendors: $10 per table. Details: Call Butch 443-442-4791.

Fly fishers market

March 31: The Free State Fly Fishers’ flea market and equipment swap will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Davidsonville Family Recreation Center. Free to the public.

7K Run to Remember

April 7: 7k run/1k walk in Centennial Park in Columbia, presented by Maryland State’s Attorney’s Association, with proceeds benefiting the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence. Mostly paved pathways with some hills around Centennial Lake, 8 a.m. Registration: $35. Details: Click on the events tab at mnadv.org. Registration: mnadv.org/2018run.

Spring trolling

April 9: Charlie Sisson 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.

In that vein, I’ve always appreciated creative people who make lures, be they homegrown tinkerers who’ve spun their passion into a small business, or part of a R&D team at some global tackle company.

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

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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.

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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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