That area totals about 800 acres, but much of it will be used as buffer zones 150 yards wide to protect houses and roadways.
* Freshwater fishing remains hot, with tidal tributaries and reservoirs drawing much of the action.
Crappie fishing has been good at Conowingo, Liberty, Prettyboy, Loch Raven and Triadelphia and Rocky Gorge. Bass fishing has been picking up at Conowingo, Loch Raven and Triadelphia and Rocky Gorge.
At Liberty and Piney Run, striped bass have been hitting live shiners and drifted minnows.
At Deep Creek Lake, walleye and northern pike have been
hitting minnows fished deep.
In the upper Potomac, smallmouth bass are hitting live bait, dark grubs, crankbaits and jig and pigs in deep holes.
In the tidal Potomac, largemouth bass have been taking dark grubs and plastic worms fished near wood structures.
White perch fishing is good in upper stretches of tidal rivers, where they have moved to spawn.
Some of the best spots are Red Bridges, Marsheyhope, Blackwater, the Magothy, the Patuxent River at Waysons Corner, Millington, the Susquehanna flats and up to Port Deposit.
1991-92 BASS Tournament trail
The 1991-92 Bassmasters Tournament Trail schedule has been released by the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, with new locations and increased payouts. This year, tournament pros will be fishing for $3.2 million in prizes, up from $2.7 million last year.
FSept. 18-20 -- Illinois Invitational, Alton, Ill., on the Illinois and Mississippi rivers.
Oct. 7-12 -- BP Megabucks, Chattanooga, Tenn., Lake Chickamauga.
Oct. 16-19 -- BP Top 100, Columbia, S.C., Lake Murray.
Nov. 6-8 -- Oklahoma Invitational, Afton, Okla., Grand Lake.
Dec. 4-7 -- BP Top 100, Atlanta, Lake Lanier.
CJan. 22-24 -- Florida Invitational, Leesburg, Fla., Harris Chain of Lakes.
Feb. 19-22 -- BP Top 100, Palatka, Fla., St. Johns River.
Mar. 18-20 -- Texas Invitational, Jasper, Texas, Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
April 15-17 -- Alabama Invitational, Guntersville, Ala., Lake Guntersville.
May 6-8 -- Virginia Invitational, South Hill, Va., Kerr Reservoir.
May 13-16 -- BP Top 100, Mooresville, N.C., Lake Norman.
June 10-12 -- 25th Anniversary Tourney, Springdale, Ark., Beaver Lake.
August -- BASS Masters Classic, TBA.