The largest inland body of water in the state may also be one of the prettiest. Fish, boat or sunbathe on the shores of the Garrett County water. In the winter, ski or snowboard at nearby Wisp Resort.
The largest inland body of water in the state may also be one of the prettiest. Fish, boat or sunbathe on the shores of the Garrett County water. In the winter, ski or snowboard at nearby Wisp Resort. (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)

PSG Kid's Fishing Derby

Tuesday, Sept. 6: Deadline for signing up for Saturday's Kid's Fishing Derby, hosted by the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at at Fort Smallwood Park. Register at pasadenasportfishing.com or call 410-439-3474.


Fly-fishing, Yellowstone

Wednesday, Sept: 7: Dusty Wissmath of the TCO fly shop in Boiling Springs, Pa., will provide pointers on casting at the monthly meeting of the Free State Fly Fishers at 6 p.m. at Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, followed by a presentation at 7:30 titled "Fly Fishing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem."

Jenn Catron is woken up most mornings by her son, Brian. He's 5 years old, so this is nothing out of the ordinary. His reason, though, is anything but.

Skipjack Bike Tour

Saturday, Sept. 10: The ninth Skipjack Bike Tour will feature 15-, 30-, 50- and 100-mile rides through Eastern Shore landscapes. Details: Call 410-784-2335 or go to dealislandchancevfd.com.

Skipjack Run

Saturday, Sept. 10: The third annual Skipjack Run will be held. Details: facebook.com/skipjackrun.

Lying on the ground after a mild fall off a boulder in the middle of the woods, Robin Close lets his self-deprecating sense of humor show.

Hunter safety courses

Starting Sept. 14: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct a free hunter safety course on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. The September session is Sept. 14, 15, 21 and 22 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sept. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Class size is limited to 60 seats. Register at register-ed.com/events/view/

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Chesapeake Summer Slam

Through Sept. 17: Anglers in Virginia and Maryland target big-five gamefish in the Chesapeake Bay in hopes of putting together the largest three-fish slam. Register at technicalfisherman.com.

Boonsboro native Coby Rosemier-Gussio is mulling over his answer, the next step in a possible Olympic future in a sport he has never even practiced on ice until maybe as late as the Aug. 2 deadline.

Flounder tourney

Sept. 17-18: Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's sixth -annual Mid Atlantic Flounder Tournament will be held on coastal bays and the Atlantic Ocean. Register at mssa.net.

Living reef

Sept. 20: Rick Elyar, chair of the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland's babitat committee and the force behind CCA-Md.'s Living Reef Action Campaign, will speak at the Patuxent River chapter's meeting at 7 p.m. at Stoney's Kingfisher's Restaurant.The LRAC recently placed more than 70 concrete reef balls that were seeded with oysters near Tilghman Island.

The morning's runs proved tedious and the numbers disappointingly low by his standards, though the crabs we did catch were big and fat. Had it been just me I'd have been very satisfied. We finished with three full baskets, mostly No. 2s. I held one monster jimmy aloft, examining with admiration its armored shell and fierce claws. The pugilist of the crustacean world. Looking at its massive swimming paddle, and as if I were possessed with X-ray vision I imagined the succulent meat beneath that

Dock Day on the Bay

Sept. 24: Dock Day on the Bay, celebrating Crisfield's maritime history, will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Somers Cove Marina. Boats, arts and crafts, children's activities, live music, and a blessing-of-the-fleet ceremony. Details: Call 410-968-2501 or go to crisfieldheritagefoundation.org.

Wooden boat race

Sept. 24-25: The National Sailing Hall of Fame and Chesapeake Traditional Sailboat Association will host the seventh annual Classic Wooden Sailboat Rendezvous & Race. Owners of wooden-hulled sailboats designed before 1970 can learn more at bit.ly/nshof-classicwoodensailboatrace. Registration closes Sept. 18.

On Feb. 8, 1916, Thomas Tochtermann opened a bait shop on the first floor of his home at 1925 Eastern Avenue, hoping to make a few bucks. Folks bought it hook, line and sinker, so soon after, he began selling that stuff, too. One hundred years later, Tochterman's Fishing Tackle keeps reeling them in. Same locale, same family. Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams shopped here. So have U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, former Orioles slugger Boog Powell and the late Gov. William Donald Schaefer.

Red trout tournament

Sept. 24-25: CCA Md.'s fourth annual Red Trout Catch & Release tournament will be held with an awards ceremony at the American Legion in Crisfield. Register at ccamd.org.


Oct. 1: Anne Arundel County North Chapter of Ducks Unlimited's first Ducktoberfest will be held at Earleigh Heights VFD, 161 Ritchie Highway. Severna Park. Details: Call Jamie Roell at 410-215-1425.

There are few anglers more revered than Frederick native Bernard "Lefty" Kreh. Kreh, who turned 90 last month, has fished for nearly 70 years with everyone from Ted Williams to Fidel Castro, and from President Jimmy Carter to Ernest Hemingway. Enshrined in numerous fishing Halls of Fame, he has been honored by the U.S. Postal Service, which issued a stamp commemorating a fly that Kreh made.

Duck season

Oct. 15-22: First split of regular duck season. Maximum six6 ducks; no more than four mallards (only two hens), three wood ducks, two scaup, two redheads. No black ducks.

Rocktober Cup

Oct. 22: The CCA Baltimore chapter's Little Havana Rocktober Cup will be held at Little Havana restaurant at 1325 Key Highway. Register at ccamd.org.

LUNGevity walk

Oct. 22: The Orioles will host the third-annual LUNGevity Foundation's Breathe Deep Baltimore, a 5K walk at Camden Yards to raise money and awareness for lung cancer in memory of late public relations director Monica Pence Barlow. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude on the field. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and participants will receive a T-shirt and refreshments. Registration fees are $25 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $10 for youth. There is no race fee for lung cancer survivors and children 4 and under. Register at orioles.com/lungevity.

Key School run

Oct. 23: The annual Key School 5K/10K Run and Family Fun Run will be held in Hillsmere Shores. Sponsored by the Key School Parents' Association, the races will begin at 9 a.m. at the school's campus, 534 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis. Register at keyschool.org/5K10K through Oct. 21 or at the race.

Komen Race for the Cure

Oct. 23: The 24th annual Susan G. Komen Maryland Race for the Cure will be held in Hunt Valley at Shawan and McCormick roads. As the state's largest charitable footrace, the 5K is expected to draw 15,000 registrants and spectators in the name of taking #OneStepCloser to a world free of breast cancer. Registration required. Details: race.komenmd.org.

8th annual Hurd race

Oct. 29: The eighth annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run & Kids Trick or Treat Walk will begin at 9 a.m. at Harford Community College. Registration for the 5K will be 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the Susquehanna Center. The walk for children 10 and younger will begin at 8 a.m. The race honors the memory of Heather L. Hurd, a history major at Harford Community College from 1999 to 2003, who was killed in 2008 by a distracted driver who was texting. The race was founded to raise funds for Remembrance Book Scholarships for Harford Community College students and to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. For details and to preregister, go to harford.edu/heather. More information: 443-412-2449.

'Fish For A Cure'

Nov. 5: "Fish For A Cure" Rockfish Tournament. Details at fishforacure.org.

Duck season

Nov. 12-25: Second split of duck season. Black duck season open.

Bay Fall Classic

Nov. 18-20: MSSA's 24th annual "Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic" will be held. Anglers are allowed to fish two of three days with a lay-day rule in effect. Register at mssa.net.

Goose season

Nov. 19-25: First split of migratory (Atlantic population) Canada goose season. Daily bag limit is two geese and the possession limit six.


Duck season


Dec. 13-Jan. 28: Final split of duck season.

Goose season

Dec. 16-Feb. 4: Final split of migratory (Atlantic population) Canada goose season. Daily bag limit is two geese and the possession limit six.

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