NAMES AND PLACES
* Saturday is free fishing day for Maryland residents in public tidal and nontidal waters of the state. The purpose of the one-day moratorium on fishing licenses is to offer the opportunity for everyone to get out and enjoy the sport in Maryland's state parks and forests. This year, special emphasis will be placed on catch and release and proper handling of fish.
The following state parks are holding special programs on Saturday: Deep Creek Lake, Smallwood, Pocomoke River, Tuckahoe, Assateague, Martinak, Point Lookout and Janes Island.
* The Department of Natural Resources is starting a program for volunteer park rangers. Volunteers must be 18 or older and either have previous experience in volunteering in a park or be willing to volunteer for 40 hours before being considered for the program.
Tasks will include working out of doors, answering questions from the public, working at festivals and special events and assisting with park programs. Training and uniforms will be provided. For more information, contact the State Forest and Park Service at (410) 974-3771.
* Winners in the fourth week of the Ocean City Amateur Anglers Fishing contest are: James Burkhardt, Sterling. Va., 13.5-pound bluefish; Larry Smeak, Frankford, Del., 8.75-pound sea trout; Michael Puckett, Finksburg, 5.5-pound sea bass; Bob Miller, Brogue, Pa., 4.75-pound flounder.
Other notable catches were a 6-foot, 1-inch shark caught by Scott Davis of Pikesville, and a 6-foot, 2-inch shark caught by Harry Cohen of Owings Mill.
* The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the DNR will hold another Careful Catch Program seminar on Wednesday at Conowingo Dam in Cecil County. The program begins at 7 p.m.
* At the Red Man Northeastern Division qualifier tournament held recently on Cayuga Lake in New York state, Robert Carey of Baltimore won the Abu Garcia big bass award with a 4-pound, 13-ounce bass taken on a 4-inch white grub. Carey won $1,000, a fishing rod, cap and trophy for his efforts.
Tomorrow: Canyon Kickoff at the Ocean City Marlin Club. Call (410) 289-6363.
Saturday: Free fishing day for residents of Maryland on public nontidal and tidal waters of the state.
Saturday: Fireworks cruise on the OC Princess in Ocean City. Boat leaves Shantytown Pier at 7:30 p.m. $12 adults, $6 for children under 12. Call (410) 213-0926.
Monday: Get Hooked on Fishing, Not Drugs, four-day fishing clinic and drug education program at Greenbrier State Park in Boonsboro and at Rocky Gap State Park in Flintstone. (Program will be repeated weekly Monday through Thursday, with last program starting Aug. 8.) Call (1-800) 688-3467 (Greenbrier) or 974-3664 (Rocky Gap).
Monday: Flotilla 11 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a three-week course in boating skills and seamanship at the USCG Yard in Curtis Bay, building 27. Call (410) 363-0925 (day) or (410) 574-5095 (evening).
July 8: Mountain Club of Maryland hike at Piney Run Park in Carroll County. Call (410) 367-2230.
July 10: Summer night hike at Jug Bay wetlands in Prince George's County. Reservations required. Call (410) 741-9330.
July 11-12: Fly Fishing Book and Tackle Fair at the state farm show complex in Harrisburg, Pa. Demonstrations, lectures, custom rod builders, tying and casting lessons, new and antique tackle, reels, waders, tying materials, gadgets, free tackle appraisal, etc. Some classes may require advance registration. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (1-800) 848-1020.
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