With mountains, a lake and a river that feeds into it, Rocky Gap State Park in Allegany County offers the gamut of outdoor activities. Evitt's Mountain, which overlooks the lake, is named after an early European settler in the area.
With mountains, a lake and a river that feeds into it, Rocky Gap State Park in Allegany County offers the gamut of outdoor activities. Evitt's Mountain, which overlooks the lake, is named after an early European settler in the area. (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)

Tenkara fly-fishing

Wednesday, Oct. 5: Rob Lepczyk of Great Feathers fly shop will discuss "Tenkara Fly-Fishing on the Gunpowder" at the Free State Fly Fishers meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Davidsonville Family Recreation Center on Queen Anne Bridge Road.


U.S. Sailboat Show

Thursday, Oct. 6, to Oct. 10: U.S. Sailboat Show will be held at City Dock in Annapolis. For tickets and information, go to annapolisboatshows.com.

For one weekend, Druid Hill Park will be epicenter of North American cyclocross

2,000 racers will compete Saturday and next Sunday at the 12th annual Charm City Cross, a cyclocross race for professionals and amateurs held at Druid Hill Park.

Rockfish Open

Saturday, Oct. 8: The Maryland Rockfish Open captains' meeting will be at Mike's Crab House South on 3030 Riva Road. Details and registration: rockfishopen.com.

Mourning doves

Through Saturday, Oct. 8: Mourning dove season. Daily bag limit is 15. Possession limit is 45birds. Shooting hours are noon to sunset.

U.S. Powerboat Show

Oct. 13-16: U.S. Powerboat Show will be held at City Dock in Annapolis. Tickets and information: annapolisboatshows.com.

Local Skyhoundz competitors have a chance to be top dogs at national competition

David Gosch of Millersville will return this week to Coolidge Park in Chattanooga, Tenn., for the Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship with Hippie Chick, 8, and Danni California, a 3-year-old Border Collie-Jack Russell Terrier-Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix.

Duck season

Oct. 15-22: First split of regular duck season. Maximum six 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.

Runners point to trail system, marathon as ways to improve city’s running scene

On Tuesday, Runner's World magazine unveiled its ranking of the 50 best running cities in the United States.

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, 534Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis. Register at keyschool.org/5K10K through Oct. 21 or at the race.

New Orleans team captures J/30 North American Championship

Annapolis hosted the J/30 North American Championship with Eastport Yacht Club providing race management

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 take place between 8 a.m. and 10 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.

Taking a ride on the Dragon

Our weekend trip two weeks ago to the magical Dragon yielded two days of great fishing thanks to two magical lures.

Here's what happened.

Four of

'Fish For A Cure'

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

Hunter sight-ins

Nov. 5, 12, 13, 19, 20: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will hold hunter sight-ins for shotguns and rifles on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Hours: Nov. 5, 12 and 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Nov. 13 and 20: noon to 3 p.m . Fee: $5 per shotgun or rifle. More information: Call Robert Batchelor at 410-592-9276.

Deer hunting with trail cameras

Am I the only deer hunter left who does not use trail cameras?

Run into any deer hunter on the street and within a few short minutes, he'll be pulling

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.

Outdoors: Maryland Rockfish Open is for good cause

Early goose and teal seasons have come and gone. Bowhunting for deer is also underway and the first split of the regular waterfowl season kicks off Oct. 15. Full disclosure: All were distant blips on my radar since my attention was squarely focused on the great fishing. An ample supply of action on rockfish, and other species for the table, especially jumbo spot and blues, and yes, even blue crabs were primary sources of diversion.

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.

Turkey shoot

Nov. 20: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct a turkey shoot on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney from noon to 3 pm. Test your skill and win a turkey, ham or bacon. Ammunition is provided. $3 per shot, 12-gauge only, full-choke maximum. New shooters welcome. Details: Call Greg at 410-598-4970 or Wayne at 443-562-2309.

Fishing Forecast: Offshore fishing has been good

When you can get out the offshore fishing has been good out of Wachapreague, says MSSA-Annapolis chapter member Dale Dirks of Edgewater. He and son Dan Dirks, R.C. Jones and Bob Thompson, all of Annapolis, as well as John Kreiner of Baltimore caught white marlin and blueline tilefish aboard Dale's boat, Heatwave

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.

Classic wooden sailboats get showcase in Annapolis

The Classic Wooden Sailboat Rendezvous & Race took place over the weekend, highlighted by Sunday's race in the Annapolis harbor.

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