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Recreation and outdoors calendar (Nov. 12)

From left, brothers Jake, 10, and Roman Dombrowski,13, of Cedarcroft, fish at Stony Run in Roland Park on Oct. 29.
From left, brothers Jake, 10, and Roman Dombrowski,13, of Cedarcroft, fish at Stony Run in Roland Park on Oct. 29. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)

Lures discussed

Monday, Nov. 13: Robert Christy of Fish Nut Super Flash Mylar Lures will address the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at the Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

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Trolling for rockfish

Tuesday, Nov. 14: Lenny Simmons of Len Dawg Tackle will discuss tips and tactics for late summer/fall trolling for rockfish, including bottom-bouncing techniques and structure fishing, when he addresses the Northwest chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road, Catonsville. Use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7:30. Admission is free; visitors are welcome. Details: Contact Mark DeHoff at mcdehoff@netzero.com.

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Wyoming fishing

Wednesday, Nov. 15: Julie Zimmer will report on her 10-day fly-fishing trip to Wyoming when she addresses a meeting of Maryland Trout Unlimited from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Towson Presbyterian Church. The meeting is free and open to the public. Details: Email dhaynes8320@gmail.com.

Trolling tactics

Wednesday, Nov 15: Capt. Randy Dean of Bay Hunter Fishing Charters will discuss light tackle and trolling tactics when he addresses the Annapolis chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association at American Legion Post 7, 1905 Crownsville Road, Crownsville. Gary Ritchie of Spankin’ Striper baits will also be in attendance. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

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Liberty Reservoir hike

Wednesday, Nov. 15: Mountain Club of Maryland out-and-back 5-mile hike at Bollinger Mill with hills Details: 443-762-1219.

More than 19,000 people ran and walked through the damp, gray air atop the Chesapeake Bay on Sunday to “Beat the Bridge.” The 4th annual Across the Bay 10k attracted athletes from all over the state and the nation— some running seriously, but all seemingly in it for the fun and unbeatable views.

Patapsco Valley hike

Wednesday, Nov. 15: Mountain Club of Maryland 7-mile hike with about 1,000 feet of climbing and many stream crossings at Route 32 in Howard County. Details: 410-905-1190.

Rockfish tourney

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

Belmont Manor hike

Saturday, Nov. 18: Mountain Club of Maryland leads a 4-mile loop hike for the Howard County Conservancy from Belmont Manor to Rockburn Branch Park. Sream crossings. Details: garyrein8@gmail.com.

Hunter sight-ins

Saturday and next Sunday, Nov. 18-19: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct a hunter sight-in on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Fee: $5 per rifle, shotgun or muzzleloader. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday: noon to 3 p.m. Details: Call Robert Batchelor at 410-592-9276.

Costa Fisheries Symposium

Next Sunday, Nov. 19: BASS PRO Shops at 7000 Arundel Mills Boulevard in Hanover will host the Costa Fisheries Symposium. Experts and guides will lead discussions on northern snakehead and blue catfish and their impact on local ecosystems. Attendees receive a light breakfast and box lunch. Registration is free but required: ccamd.org.

Turkey shoot

Next Sunday, Nov. 19: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct a turkey shoot on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Sign-up starts at 11:30 a.m. Ammunition is provided. $3 per shot, 12-gauge only, full-choke max. New shooters welcome. Details: Call Greg at 410-598-4970 or Wayne at 443-562-2309.

The pro-splash limit folks say new people don’t waterfowl hunt because duck species are so similar it’s difficult to tell them apart, especially when on the wing and in low light.

Loch Raven dog hike

Next Sunday, Nov. 19: Mountain Club of Maryland moderate hike on Loch Raven Reservoir trails. Dogs encouraged. Details: 410-593-7123.

Patapsco Valley hike

Next Sunday, Nov. 19: Mountain Club of Maryland 6 1/4-mile hike at Daniels Dam at Patapsco Valley State Park mid-morning hike in Howard County. For experienced hikers who can maintain a fast pace. Average pace: 2.75 to 3.3 mph. 1,000-plus feet of climbing. Details: 410 747-2868.

Liberty Reservoir hike

Next Sunday, Nov. 19: Mountain Club of Maryland Quarry Trail 8-mile hike is a mixture of fire roads and foot paths that includes trails along the shoreline south of Liberty Road and the south side of Liberty Dam. A little more than 1000 feet of total elevation gain. Moderate pace: 2.5 to 3 mph. Details: 410-876-7053. Carpool cost: $1.

Iron Bridge Wincopin hike

Nov. 22: Mountain Club of Maryland 5-mile leisure hike in Howard County has some hills and stream crossings. Details: garyrein8@comcast.net.

Prettyboy hike

Nov. 25: Mountain Club of Maryland hike on the east side of Prettyboy Reservoir starts at Frog Hollow covers 8-plus miles. One stream crossing. Pace: 2.5 mph. Details: 410-374-4879 by 8 p.m.

Patapsco Valley hike

Nov. 26: Mountain Club of Maryland 8-miler in Baltimore County from the Southwest Park and Ride to Oella. A few stream crossings, and several steep but relatively short climbs. Will visit Thistle Road Cemetery. Short car shuttle. Details: 410-536-5080.

Patapsco Valley hike

Dec. 2: This 10-mile figure-eight hike in Baltimore County uses a combination of marked and unmarked trails to travel from Oella to the Pickall area and then return by different paths. Total ascent will be 1000-plus feet with 2.5-3 mph pace. A few stream crossings and rocky sections; a few steep but relatively short climbs. Details: 443-805-5408.

Few would pair fly fishing with a Baltimore city stream, but trout are surviving in a restored stretch of the Stony Run stream in Roland Park.

Catonsville hike

Dec. 3: This 5 mile hike has hills and stream crossings. Details: Email garyrein8@gmail.com.

Prettyboy hike

Dec. 6: Hike for about 4 miles in a loop on fire roads and the Prettyboy Trail along Prettyboy Reservoir off Mount Carmel Road in Baltimore County. Some hills, stream crossings, overgrown areas, trees to climb over, beaver dams and uneven footing on this sometimes rough trail. Details: 443-386-0862.

Ellicott City/Oella hike

Dec. 6: This expanded 8-mile history hike has hills and is limited to 25 participants. Details: Email garyrein8@gmail.com.

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PVSP/Avalon/Orange Grove hike

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Dec. 6: Hike 13 miles on unmarked bike trails. Bush-whacking, hills and stream crossings. 2,200-feet elevation gain. Park fee. Pace averages 2.5-3 mph. Details: 410-721-1106 before 8 p.m.

Loch Raven Reservoir hike

Dec. 9: Nine-mile hike should take about 2.5 hours. Details: 410-593-7123.

Prettyboy hike

Dec. 9: A 7.5-mile hike on the west side of Prettyboy Reservoir on fire roads and trails that were built by the Civil Conservation Corps. Details: 410-374-4879 by 8 p.m. Thursday. Carpool cost: $2.

Loch Raven dog hike

Dec. 10: Dog-participation encouraged. Details: 410-593-7123.

Big Gunpowder Falls hike

Dec. 13: Start through the culvert on the Wildlands Trail to the Stocksdale Trail. Hills at the start. two small stream crossings. Some logs to climb over. You can stop after 4 miles. Details: 410-285-0835.

Piney Run Park hike

Dec. 13: 8-mile lollipop hike in Carroll County. Meet at 9:45 am at St. Jos. Catholic Church at 915 Liberty Road in Eldersburg for a short carpool to the trailhead at the undeveloped side of the park. Some bushwhacking possible and a couple of stream crossings. Details: 410-608-0967.

Liberty Reservoir hike

Dec. 16: This 11-mile hike is a mixture of fire roads and paved roads, though all of the paved section is along Liberty Dam Road, which has a wide grass shoulder to walk on. Total elevation gain is a little over 1,200 feet. Moderate 2.5-3 mph pace. Details: 410-876-7053. Carpool cost: $1.

Patapsco Valley hike

Dec. 17: Seven-mile Howard County hike lnear the Davis Tunnel area. For experienced hikers who can maintain a continuous fast pace (2.75-3.3 mph). Half a dozen minor stream crossings, some rocky and rugged terrain, 800-plus feet of climbing. Details: 410 747-2868.

Gunpowder hike

Dec. 17: Hike 6 miles on a figure-eight loop of trails to east and west of Belair Road. Details: 410-744-6057.

Cromwell/Loch Raven hike

Dec. 20: Five-mile hike at Cromwell Valley Park and Loch Raven Reservoir. Details: 443-562-0801.

Middle Patuxent hike

Dec. 20: Relatively flat 7-mile hike at Middle Patuxent Environmental Areain Howard County. Details: 410-489-9849.

Prettyboy hike

Dec. 20: Hike 11 miles on narrow Prettyboy Trail from Shamberger’s Peninsula at Beckleysville Road to Prettyboy Dam. Last part of hike is a rocky, boulder-filled and slope-side trail — poles recommended. Many stream crossings. Pace: 2.5 mph. All day. Details: 410-374-4879 by 8 p.m. Monday. Carpool cost: $2.

Patapsco hike

Dec. 24: Six-mile hike at Davis Tunnel area of Patapsco Valley State Park in Howard County. A few stream crossings and about 1,000 feet of climbing (including one rugged steep ascent), a little bit of bushwhacking, some rocky terrain. Pace: 2.5-3 mph. Details: 410 747-2868.

Patapsco Valley hike

Dec. 27: Out-and-back 12-mile hike in McKeldin/Henryton Road areas of Patapsco Valley State Park in Carroll and Howard counties. One stream crossing; little rocky, rugged terrain. About 1,500 feet of elevation gain. Sections may be muddy if conditions are wet. Details: 410-596-6421.

Patapsco Valley hike

Dec. 27: Seven-mile tweener hike in Glen Artney/Hilton area of Patapsco Valley Stake Park has hills (some steep) and stream crossings. Details: Email garyrein8@gmail.com.

Loch Raven hike

Dec. 30: Nine-mile hike for experienced hikers who like a continuous fast pace. Duration: 2.5 hours. Details: 410-593-7123.

Patapsco Valley hike

Dec. 31: Seven-mile hike in in the Glen Artney area of Patapsco Valley State Park. A few hills and many stream crossings (although most are minor). Details: 443-805-5408.

Lefty Kreh’s Tie Fest

Feb. 24-25: Blane Choklett and Pat Cohen will be among the workshop presenters at the 18th annual Lefty Kreh’s Tie Fest on Feb. 24-25 on three floors of the Lowes Annapolis Hotel at 126 West St. in Annapolis. Admission will be $10 for each of the two days or $15 for both days of the expanded event. Anglers 16 and younger and active military personnel will be admitted free. Choklett, a fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants, will demonstrate the gummy minnow and the game changer, an articulated fly he created. Cohen, a New Yorker, is a member of the pro staff for 10 fishing companies, including EP Flies and Partridge of Redditch Hooks. Other fly tiers attending include Steve Silverio, Brad Buzzi, Bob Popovics and Richard Stolis. Jerry Kustich, co-founder of Sweetgrass Rods, will discuss bamboo rods. Bob Clouser will run fly-casting demonstrations, and attendees will be able to test several fly rods provided by event vendors. Some workshops carry an extra fee. Among the no-charge seminars will be ones by Joe Bruce on snakeheads and Kevin Josenhans and Chris Karwacki on fishing Tangier Sound. Tie Fest will include displays from fly shops in the Chesapeake Bay area, local fishing guides and angling organizations. Attendees will be able to purchase supplies and discuss fishing strategies with these vendors. Tickets will be sold at the door. For further information contact event director Tony Friedrich at tony.friedrich@gmail.com.

For more outdoors events, go to baltimoresun.com/outdoors. Email listings to sports@baltsun.com with "Recreation & Outdoors" in the subject field.

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