Light tackle jigging
Tuesday, March 11: Captain "Walleye Pete" Dahlberg will speak to the Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association about honing light tackle jigging skills. The free monthly meeting will be begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road in Catonsville. Please use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Information: Contact Mark DeHoff at email@example.com.
Through Saturday, March 15: Anglers have the chance to keep their fishing skills sharp during the winter months through the third annual Coastal Conservation Association Maryland Catch and Release Pickerel Tournament. The fly and light-tackle tournament covers any tidal tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. Fishermen can will be required to take photos of their catch against any standard ruler and submit those photos to a judging panel. Prizes will be awarded each month and for the total tournament based on inches of pickerel caught, with the top prizes being fishing rods. Registration costs $30. For rules and registration procedures, go to ccamd.org.
Fishing, boating market
Saturday and next Sunday, March 15-16: The Essex-Middle River chapter of the MSSA will hold a fishing and boating flea market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Sunday at Commodore Hall, 1909 Old Eastern Ave. in Essex. New and used rods, reels and tackle will be for sale along with boats, trailers and equipment. For information and directions, call Frank Holden at 410-686-2348.
Next Sunday, March 16: "Memorials of Annapolis – Part II." Hike 5.5 miles with the D.C. Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Details: amc-dc.org (click "Activity List") or 410-263-1844.
March 23: The Baltimore Gaelic Athletic Association is hosting a free Irish Sports 101 clinic at Latrobe Park at 1560 E. Fort Ave. in South Baltimore. The club will demonstrate hurling/camogie from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Gaelic football from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to baltimoregaa.com.
Bay Bridge Boat Show
April 11-13: Produced by the Annapolis Boat Shows, the show at the Bay Bridge Marina at 357 Pier 1 Road in Stevensville will give experienced and novice boaters a chance to shop for the latest in equipment, electronics, clothing and accessories. Boats of all sizes, from luxury yachts to fishing boats and inflatables, will be displayed, and several pro surf shops will exhibit. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 11-12; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13. Admission is $12; children 12 and under are admitted for free. Two-day tickets cost $19. Information: usboat.com/bay-bridge-boat-show/home.
Gun and outdoor show
April 12: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will host a gun and outdoor show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Admission $2. Vendor tables $10. Information: Call Rick Richmond at 410-335-5994.
April 13: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct a turkey shoot from noon to 3 p.m. on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Prizes include turkey, ham and bacon. Information: Call Greg at 410-598-4970.
Join a B.A.S.S. club
April 15: The Pro-Formance Fishing Team, a member of the Maryland Bass Nation, is seeking additional members and will hold an introductory meeting at 6 p.m. at Hella's Restaurant in Millersville. The club is primarily based in Glen Burnie and Annapolis but has membership throughout the region. The club is fishing 12 club tournaments this year and participates in MBN and other tournaments. It is seeking boaters but can accommodate a few riders, too. It welcomes new anglers who want to learn how to fish for bass competitively in a friendly environment. Information: pro-formancefishingteam.com, email@example.com, Facebook at Pro-Formance Fishing Team.
May 3: The 3rd Annual Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. at Harford Community College at 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air. The race honors the memory of Adam Thompson, a first-year HCC student who was killed in an automobile accident in 2011. Proceeds will benefit The Adam Thompson Memorial Nursing Scholarship at HCC and The Adam Thompson Memorial Education Scholarship at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health. Online registration is available in advance at harford.edu/adam. For more information, call 443-412-2449. Donations are accepted at harford.edu/adam.
May 10: TriColumbia will hold the inaugural Choptank Bridge Swim, a two-distance endurance open- water swim in the Choptank River, the largest river on the Delmarva Peninsula. The Cambridge event consists of a 1.6-mile swim and a 3.6-mile swim along the banks of the Choptank and between the Choptank River Bridge and the Choptank River Fishing Pier. Registration will be $60 until April 30, then $85 through May 9. Race-day registration, if still open, will be $85. For more information, go to TriColumbia.org or call 410-964-1246.
Paddleboard Fun Race
June 28: Paddle Second Chance will hold its second-annual Stand-Up Paddle day of fun racing and fundraising for Operation Second Chance, which serves wounded combat veterans and their families' recovery and transition back to active duty or into civilian life. The event will be at Holts Landing State Park in Millville, Del. For information, go to paddlesecondchance.com.
Charles Street 12
Aug. 9: The point-to-point running race takes runners down Charles Street, now a National Scenic Byway, from the shops at Kenilworth in Towson to Power Plant Live in Baltimore. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Children's Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital. Register at charlesst12.com.
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