Ruaridh Wayne, 3, and dad, Marine E6 Brandon Wayne of Patriot Ridge release their fish back into Burba Lake near Fort Meade during the fishing rodeo on April 28.
Ruaridh Wayne, 3, and dad, Marine E6 Brandon Wayne of Patriot Ridge release their fish back into Burba Lake near Fort Meade during the fishing rodeo on April 28. (Nicole Munchel / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

Crabbing biology

May 14: Robert Christy of Fish Nut Flash Mylar Lures will discuss "Crabbing Biology of the Chesapeake Bay" at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m.; meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Free. Food and beverages available; children receive free ice cream. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

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Spring trophy rockfish season

Through May 15: Maryland's spring trophy rockfish season. One rockfish per person per day, 35-inch minimum. Check DNR Fisheries website for maps and other restrictions.

Fish Finder

May 16: MSSA Annapolis Chapter. Nick Garrott will present "How to Understand, Read, and Adjust your Fish Finder." Vendor: Dan Mallonee of Bay Country Crabbing Supply and Tackle. 7 p.m. American Legion Post 7, 1905 Crownsville Road.

Boat safety and equipment

May 21: Coast Guard retired Chief Petty Officer Joe Kalista will speak about boat safety and equipment at the monthly meeting of the Perry Hall chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Gunpowder VFW Post 10067, 6309 Ebenezer Road. Visitors welcome. Details: Call Joe Zinner at 410-256-5641.

Spring turkey season

Through May 23: Spring turkey season includes Sundays in certain counties; see DNR website. Only bearded turkeys may be harvested in the spring season.

Junior Hunter Field Day

May 25: Registration deadline for June 2 Junior Hunter Field Day hosted by Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Upper Chesapeake Greenwing Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. Event is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association, 3400 Northwind Road, Parkville. Open to girls and boys 8 to 16. Activities: Waterfowl hunting and retriever demonstration; turkey hunting demonstration; rifle, shotgun and archery skills; bluebird nest box construction. Hunter safety is not required. All equipment will be provided. Open to the first 125 applicants only. Details: Call 410-836-4559 or email matthew.adams1@maryland.gov. Sign up on the MD DNR website.

Rockfish tournament

June 1: The Casey Cares Rockfish Tournament will start at 5:30 a.m. at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club on Kent Island in Stevensville. $1,000 entry fee per boat covers five tournament participants, five tickets for captain's party, tournament shirts and giveaways. Additional captain's party tickets are available for $150 each. Event details: Email Dawn Weissman at Dawn@CaseyCaresFoundation.org or call 443-568-006 . Sponsorship details: Email Caroline Bauerle Caroline@CaseyCaresFoundation.org or call 443-568-0064. Casey Cares is a nonprofit that provides programs for critically ill children and their families in the Mid-Atlantic region. More information.

Charity trap shoot

June 2: Annual Charity Trap Shoot hosted by the Old Post Rifle and Pistol Club. All proceeds will support cancer research through Team in Training/LLS, Sarcoma Foundation of America and Ulman Cancer Fund. Carroll County Trap and Gun Club, 129 W. Liberty Road, Eldersburg. $50 advance registration, $60 at the door. Registration starts 10 a.m. New/beginning shooter clinic starts at 10:30. Charity shoot starts at 11. Entry includes two boxes of ammunition, T-shirt and clay pigeons. Beginners must RSVP to assure requisite number of instructors. For sponsorship information, contact Steve Anderson at stvnander297@gmail.com. To donate to Team in Training, go to pages.teamintraining.org/md/yourway19/mfoley.

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Fishing tournament

June 2: 5th Annual Kent Narrows Fly & Light Tackle Tournament, hosted by CCA MD. Weigh-ins and party at Jetty Dock Bar, Grasonville. Register at ccamd.org.

B.A.S.S. Fishing

June 5: Interested in taking your bass fishing to the next level? Join Pro-Formance Fishing Team at its next club meeting: 6 p.m., Chevys Fresh Mex 2436 Solomons Island Road, Annapolis. At this time, the team is accepting only boaters. Riders can be added to the waiting list.PFT welcomes new and experienced anglers who want to learn how to fish for bass competitively in a friendly environment.Website: proformancefishingteam.com. Facebook: Pro-Formance Fishing Team.

Rockfish tournament

June 8-10: 23rd annual Maryland Watermen's Association's "Rockfish Tournament." Rock Hall Landing Marina. Register at marylandwatermen.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.

Kids Fishing Derby

June 30: Kids Fishing Derby hosted by Pasadena Sportfishing Group. Fort Smallwood Park, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Rain or shine. Open to the public.

AYC annual regatta

July 21: Annapolis Yacht Club's annual regatta will be held with an early-afternoon start. Competition will be offered for eight one-design classes — J/22, Cal 25, Alerion 28, Harbor 20, J/70, J/80, J/105, and J/30 — while handicap divisions will sail under the ORC rating rule. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

New circle hook rules take effect May 16

After a series of fits and starts the state legislative committee responsible for authorizing regulations under exigent circumstances has approved the Maryland Department of Natural Resource’s plan to require sport anglers to use circle hooks when live-lining or chumming for rockfish.

Ocean fishing

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.

J/22 world championship

Sept. 9-14: The 2018 J/22 World Championship will be held at Annapolis Yacht Club. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

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.

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Fall race to Solomons

Sept. 22: The Fall Race to Solomons will be held at Annapolis Yacht Club. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

AYC fall series

Sept. 29-30, Oct. 6, Oct. 13-14: The AYC Fall Series will be held at Annapolis Yacht Club. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

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.

AYC regattas

Oct. 20-21: The Fall Etchells Regatta & Lippincott Memorial Regatta will be held at Annapolis Yacht Club. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

J/105 and J/35

Oct. 27-28: The J/105 Chesapeake Bay Championship & J/35 Mid-Atlantics will be held at Annapolis Yacht Club. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

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.

Summer flounder season

Through Dec. 31: Sport anglers may keep up to four summer flounder per person per day, with a minimum size flattie of 16.5 inches in all Maryland state waters.

Email listings to sports@baltsun.com with "Recreation & Outdoors" in the subject field.

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