Recreation and outdoors calendar

January 25, 2014

Baltimore Boat Show

Through Sunday, Jan. 26: The 60th anniversary Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show will be at the Baltimore Convention Center. Compare hundreds of boats from luxury cruisers and fishing boats to family runabouts and pontoons. Show will include seminars, a boating simulator and a 50-foot-by-50-foot pond for hands-on fly fishing practice, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. There will also be a kids zone. For hours and more information, go to or call 410-224-7633.

MSSA meeting

Monday: The Perry Hall Chapter of Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Gunpowder VFW Post 10067 on 6309 Ebenezer Road to discuss its activities for the coming year. Visitors welcome. Details: Call Joe Zinner at 410-256-5641.

Join a B.A.S.S. club

Feb 11: The Pro-Formance Fishing Team, a member of the Maryland Bass Nation, is seeking members and will hold an introductory meeting at 6 p.m. at Hellas Restaurant in Millersville. The club, primarily based in Glen Burnie and Annapolis, fishes 10 club tournaments a 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:,, Facebook at Pro-Formance Fishing Team.

Light-tackle rockfish

Feb. 17: Angler and author Shawn Kimbro will cover catching big rockfish on light tackle at a 7:30 p.m. meeting of the Broadneck/Magothy River chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association at American Legion Post 175 at 832 Manhattan Beach Road in Severna Park. For information, call Skip Zinck at 410-913-9043.

Fishing Flea Market

March 1: Middle River Bass Club Anglers will hold a fishing flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Back River United Methodist Church at 544 Back River Neck Road in Essex/Middle River. Tables $20 (all inside). Boat space $10. Admission $2; under 12 free. Information: Call Scott at 443-909-9786 or 410-686-1920, or email

Pickerel tournament

Through 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 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

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

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