Recreation and outdoors calendar

Lefty Kreh was doing his thing at the Lefty Kreh TieFest for fishermen at Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville, Maryland on March 7, 2015.
Lefty Kreh was doing his thing at the Lefty Kreh TieFest for fishermen at Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville, Maryland on March 7, 2015. (Daniel Kucin Jr. / BALTIMORE SUN)

Rockfish regulations

Monday: Simon Brown of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will discuss 2017 rockfish regulations at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at the Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.fisherman.


Striper fishing

Tuesday: Local fisherman and author Shawn Kimbro will speak at a meeting of the Northwest chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. He'll discuss "Amplitude and Frequencies," and present advanced tips and techniques for light-tackle striper fishing in the Chesapeake Bay. The meeting will be held at the Patapsco Council 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road in Catonsville. Please use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the meeting will start at 7:30. Details: Contact Mark DeHoff at mcdehoff@netzero.com.


Each year, to the delight of anglers, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources stocks 131 streams and ponds with trout raised in the state's four trout hatcheries in Garrett and Washington counties.

Brook trout

Wednesday: Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders president Dalton Terrell will present "Backwoods Brook Trout Fishing," which covers tackle, techniques and locations within an hour of Towson, when he addresses a meeting of Maryland Trout Unlimited from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave.

Rockfish regulations

Wednesday: Eric Zlokovitz of the Maryland DNR will discuss 2017 rockfish regulations at a meeting of the Annapolis chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association at American Legion Post 7, 1905 Crownsville Road. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

By all accounts, Bealmear was obsessive to a fault — a trait that stood him well in the sport of skeet shooting.

Maryland Fly Fishing Show

Saturday: Wayne Grauer of Grauer's Fine Fly Tackle is hosting the Maryland Fly Fishing and Collectable Tackle Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.at Arnolia United Methodist Church, 1776 E. Joppa Road, Parkville. Admission: $5. For more information, go to the Facebook page @Marylandflyfishingshow.

Lefty Kreh TieFest

Saturday: The 17th annual Lefty Kreh TieFest, the Mid-Atlantic's foremost fly fishing event, will be 10 a.m. to 4p.m. at the Kent Narrows Yacht Club. More than 30 tiers will demonstrate fly patterns, there will be casting demonstrations, and shops and equipment manufacturers will show off products. There will be tying classes for children and novice tiers. Admission is $10 for adults, and free for children 16 and under. Lefty Kreh and Bob Clouser are among those committed to attend. Details: See the TieFest Facebook page.

It's also a funny time of year in the sense that while you really want to get out and fish on those pretty days the clock is ticking to attend to the numerous boat and home chores that have piled up over the winter.

Gwynns Falls hike

Saturday: Meet at the Gwynns Falls Trail Head, 4600 N. Franklintown Road for a noon-2 p.m. hike. Please register. Details: carriemurraynaturecenter.org, 410-396-0808.

For more events, go to baltimoresun.com/outdoors.

OK, I know, the calendar says one thing but the weather says another.

Have you ever seen a week in the winter where we have gone from 25 degree nights

Thirty years ago, there were hundreds of duckpin bowling lanes scattered along the East Coast, scores right here in the Baltimore area. The sport was something of a Baltimore obsession. Today, all but a handful of those lanes are gone. But there are signs of life in duckpin land — including renovations to Baltimore's Patterson Bowling Center, and hopes for a new duckpin alley/bar in a Hampden basement.

This Monday in College Park was historic. Not necessarily the result of the match — the Maryland team, a national semifinalist a year ago, had defeated Rutgers, 2-0. But the hour-plus of season-opening game play, of scheming and button-mashing, was broadcast on BTN2Go, the digital extension of the Big Ten Network. Conference play had come to esports.

Gas-powered surfboards, the newest thing in recreation technology, will be on display at the Baltimore Boat Show Jan. 26-29 at the Convention Center.

On Jan. 7 and 8, Randy Johnson competed alongside nine teammates with the Maryland Mayhem, his team for the past three years, at the third annual Maryland Crab Pot Tournament, a six-team event hosted by the Mayhem at CCBC-Dundalk. The Mayhem took second place, falling just short of the rival Philadelphia Magee Eagles, the former national champions.

About 40 women spent a day at the at the Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association center in Carney on Oct. 30, for the National Rifle Association's Women On Target program. Started in 1999, the course is designed to encourage and educate women new to recreational shooting and hunting, while addressing safe firearm handling, storage and basic marksmanship.

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