Darrell Smith tries his hand at catching a fish while sitting on a dock on Woodland Beach's Almshouse Creek on July 11, 2017.
Darrell Smith tries his hand at catching a fish while sitting on a dock on Woodland Beach's Almshouse Creek on July 11, 2017. (Paul W. Gillespie / BSMG)

Big Fish Classic

July 28-30: Weigh-ins for the fourth annual Big Fish Classic will be at Talbot Street Pier. Register at bigfishclassic.com.


White Marlin Open

Aug. 7-11: 44th annual White Marlin Open. Weigh-ins at Harbour Island Marina & Sunset Marina. Register at whitemarlinopen.com.

Fishing Derby

Aug. 12: MSSA Kent Island chapter's "Fishing Derby" will be held off Romancoke Pier, Route 8 south, Kent Island. Free. Age groups: 3-5, 6-10 and 11-16.

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White Perch Open

Aug. 20: Angler's Sports Center's "White Perch Open." Weigh-ins at Podickory Point Yacht Club. Fishing hours 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Official weigh-in 2-3 p.m. Party and fish fry: 3-7 p.m.

Summer Slam

Through Sept. 16: The "Summer Slam" tournament will be held on all tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries from the Susquehanna Flats to Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel. Four divisions: angler, fly, kayak and junior (ages 6-14). Entry fee is $40 per division.

Flounder tourney

Sept. 16-17: MSSA Mid-Atlantic Flounder Tournament, Ocean City. Details at mssa.net.

Two CCBC-Essex students have developed a school club to share their passion for fishing

Michael Duarte and Matthew Iman won a Fishing League Worldwide title. Now they want to help other CCBC students share in the fun.

Trout tournament

Sept. 30-Oct.1: CCA-Maryland "Red Trout Catch-and-Release Tournament." Crisfield. Register at ccamd.org.

Surf fishing tourney

Oct. 5-7: Mid-Atlantic Surf Fishing Tournament, Ocean City. Details at oceancitysurfanglersmd.com.


Fish For a Cure

Nov. 4: Fish For a Cure, Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis. Funds cancer programs at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Register at fishforacure.org.

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The log has proved educational, for anglers and biologists alike.

Rocksgiving tourney

Nov. 11: Rocksgiving Tournament. Register at rocksgiving.com.

Rockfish tourney

Nov. 17-19: MSSA "Fall Classic" rockfish tournament. Register at mssa.net.

Technology offers 'hidden gems' to paddlers on Maryland water trail

Chuck McMillin has been exploring the Magothy River for more than a decade. But even he said that he learned about new spots from an online trail guide.

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