WEEKEND FISHINGAlthough area rivers remain high and muddy...

Peter Baker's journal

April 01, 1993

WEEKEND FISHING

Although area rivers remain high and muddy and lakes and reservoirs are full, the warming weather and longer days have turned on fishing -- especially on the Eastern Shore.

Red Bridges, at the head of the Choptank River, and Millington, at the head of the Chester River, have been producing white perch on grass shrimp or shad darts and small artificial grubs.

In the Hillsboro section of the Tuckahoe, some yellow perch are mixed with white perch, as they are in the Choptank near Martinak State Park. In the section of the Choptank from Greensboro to Denton, reports are coming in on good crappie and white perch fishing.

Farther down the shore, the Blackwater River, which is shallow and warms faster than many rivers, has been good for bass, crappie and white perch.

The Potomac and Patuxent rivers are high and very muddy, and fishing has been somewhat off.

Liberty and Loch Raven reservoirs have been good for crappie, and Piney Run has produced a few stripers among lots of stocked trout.

CALENDAR

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 8, 14, 15, 17: Hunter safety education course offered by Baltimore County Game & Fish, 3400 Northwind Road. Registration tomorrow from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call (410) 557-7140.

Saturday: Spring turkey hunting seminar sponsored by the Howard County 4H Clubs, Howard County Fairgrounds, 8 a.m. For more information, call (410) 461-3007.

Saturday, Sunday: Mason Dixon English Cocker Spaniel Club field trials at McKee Beshers Wildlife Management Area. For more information, call (703) 354-1438.

Saturday, Sunday: Bay Country Boat Show, Hollywood Fire Hall, Hollywood, Md. For more information, call (301) 373-5468.

Saturday: Outdoor Life Magazine's National Sportfishing Seminar Tour, Zembo Shriners Temple, Harrisburg, Pa., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Freshwater fishing course given by Jerry Gibbs, Bob McNally, Vin Sparano, Mark Sosin, Bob Clouser, Darl Black and Mike Bleech. Fee required. Advance registration is recommended. Call 1-800-448-7360.

Saturday: Early Bird Fishing Tournament at Piney Run Park in Carroll County, sponsored by the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association. Fee required. Cash prizes. For more information, call (410) 536-4400.

Saturday, Sunday: Annapolis Safety at Sea Seminar at the U.S. Naval Academy, sponsored by the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron, the Annapolis Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Sailing Association and Cruising World magazine. For more information on classes and tickets, call (410) 268-7676.

Sunday: Maryland B.A.S.S. Federation Tournament Trail event on Potomac River.

Sunday: Sporting Clays sessions at Stoney Creek Fishing and Hunting Club, 9090 Ft. Smallwood Road, Pasadena, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Course is open to the public. Fee will be charged. Sessions planned first Sunday of each month through October. For more information, call (410) 437-2107.

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