Deep in the Catoctin Mountains of Frederick County, alongside the presidential retreat Camp David, rests Cunningham Falls State Park and its namesake waterfall. Pack a lunch and climb atop its rocks for the full experience. Fall foliage makes for a beautiful backdrop.
Deep in the Catoctin Mountains of Frederick County, alongside the presidential retreat Camp David, rests Cunningham Falls State Park and its namesake waterfall. Pack a lunch and climb atop its rocks for the full experience. Fall foliage makes for a beautiful backdrop. (Doug Kapustin / Baltimore Sun)

U.S. Sailboat Show

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


U.S. Powerboat Show

Thursday, Oct. 13, to next Sunday, Oct. 16: U.S. Powerboat Show will be held at City Dock in Annapolis. Tickets and information: annapolisboatshows.com.

Almost every angler I've talked with in the past day or so has their eyes glued on the weather forecast, following the experts who are handicapping the potential path that Hurricane Matthew may or may not take. Hopefully the storm makes a sharp right and heads out to sea. This week, even following significant rain and windy conditions, on fishable days anglers who got out were rewarded — many handsomely — especially in shallow water using plugs.

Baltimore Running Festival

Next Saturday, Oct. 15: The Baltimore Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, Team Relay, BaltiMORON-a-thon, .05K, Fun Run, Maryland Double and King Crab Challenge will be run. Details at thebaltimoremarathon.com.

Duck season

Saturday, Oct. 15, to Oct. 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.

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

Pa. trout talk

Oct. 19: Andrew Trelease, owner of Trout Haven, will talk about Spruce Creek, one of Pennsylvania's premier limestone fisheries, when he addresses Maryland Trout Unlimited at 7:30 p.m. at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave. Free and open to the public. For details, email dhaynes8320@gmail.com.

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.

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

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


It was a slow day at the Loch Raven Fishing Center on a hot and humid late August afternoon, owing, in part, to school being back in session and the fish in Loch Raven Reservoir playing hard to get.

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.

Eighth 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 8a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the Susquehanna Center. The walk for children 10 and younger will be from 8a.m. to 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.

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.

Trick-or Trot 5K/Walk

Oct. 29: The Orioles and OriolesREACH will join manager Buck Showalter, his wife, Angela, and KidsPeace to host a Halloween-themed race to benefit children in foster care. The seventh annual Trick-or-Trot 5K/1-Mile Walk will start and end at Oriole Park. Halloween costumes are encouraged, and prizes will be awarded to the first three male and female finishers, the first masters' finishers, and age-group winners. There will also be prizes for the best child costume, best adult costume, best family costume, best group costume, and most creative child and adult Orioles costumes. Race participants may participate in a pre- and post-race party with face painting, a moon bounce, food and the Oriole Bird. All proceeds benefit KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs of Maryland, including KEYS (KidsPeace Empowering Youth to Succeed), a program that prepares youth for independence through life-skills training. For details and to register, go to orioles.com/kidspeace.

'Fish For A Cure'

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

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.

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.

ClearShark Kids Run

Nov. 5: The third annual ClearShark Kids Run will be held at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at 11:30 a.m. Registration is $25. Details at bridgerace.com.

Joe Plecker's personal approach to coaching earns him Master Professional status from PGA.

Across the Bay 10K

Nov. 6: The Across the Bay 10K: Chesapeake Bay Bridge Run will be held, with the first wave of runners starting at 7 a.m. Register at bridgerace.com through Nov. 2. Cost is $70.

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.

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.

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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