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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2010
Two years ago, officials bubbled with piscatorial pride when Frederick County angler Ron Lewis set a state record with a 67.1-pound blue catfish caught on the Potomac River. "Mr. Lewis's historic catch illustrates Maryland's superb year-round fishing opportunities," said Department of Natural Resources Secretary John Griffin in a news release. With great fanfare, the enormous fish was relocated to a new home in the big tank at Bass Pro Shops at Arundel Mills, where it is still the biggest thing swimming around.
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by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2013
The Bounty of the Bay dinner is Thursday. The dinner moves this year to the Rockfish in Annapolis. Hosted by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the dinner celebrates Maryland seafood and the watermen, retailers and restaurants who bring it to consumers. The five-course dinner from Rockfish chef Chad Wells includes both established favorites like local oysters and striped bass and overlooked species like spiny dogfish and blue catfish. The $60 ticket includes a raw-bar reception.
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August 6, 1999
Don Wilson, a 16-year-old from Fort Washington, set a state record for blue catfish when he caught a 39-pound, 4-ouncer Wednesday.The fish was caught on Swan Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River, about halfway between the mouth of the creek and Fort Washington Park.The fish was checked in at Garys Market in Marbury. Department of Natural Resources freshwater fisheries biologist Tim Groves met Wilson at Grays, certified the weight and measured its length at 41.63 inches and girth at 25.75 inches.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2012
On New Year's Eve, Shawn Wetzel went from his home near Gettysburg, Pa., down to his favorite fishing spot on the Potomac River at Fort Washington Marina. Wetzel, who goes there every weekend, has caught around seven catfish weighing more than 60pounds each over the past two years. Then on New Year's Eve he reeled in one that he weighed in at a little more than 79 pounds. It would have broken the Maryland record for blue catfish, except for one small problem. "Being a holiday, there was nobody [from the Department of Natural Resources]
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2011
Events for 2012 are starting to pop up in the inbox. This one got our attention. The National Aquarium's ongoing series of Fresh Thoughts dinners resumes on Jan. 24 with Chad Wells, who will be presenting a menu of invasive species from Maryland waters, including crab, blue catfish and snakehead. Wells has honchoed a few of these invasive-species dinners already -- at his own Alewife , at the Creative Alliance and at an all-star October benefit for the Oyster Recovery Partnership at Rockfish in Annapolis Tickets for the Fresh Thoughts dinner with Chad Wells at the National Aquarium are $89. The evening begins with a cocktail reception and cooking demonstration, followed by a four-course dinner featuring a Maryland blue crab appetizer , a "Frankenfish Taco," and a deconstructed paella with smoked Chesapeake gold oyster and seared blue catfish.
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by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2013
The Bounty of the Bay dinner is Thursday. The dinner moves this year to the Rockfish in Annapolis. Hosted by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the dinner celebrates Maryland seafood and the watermen, retailers and restaurants who bring it to consumers. The five-course dinner from Rockfish chef Chad Wells includes both established favorites like local oysters and striped bass and overlooked species like spiny dogfish and blue catfish. The $60 ticket includes a raw-bar reception.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2012
On New Year's Eve, Shawn Wetzel went from his home near Gettysburg, Pa., down to his favorite fishing spot on the Potomac River at Fort Washington Marina. Wetzel, who goes there every weekend, has caught around seven catfish weighing more than 60pounds each over the past two years. Then on New Year's Eve he reeled in one that he weighed in at a little more than 79 pounds. It would have broken the Maryland record for blue catfish, except for one small problem. "Being a holiday, there was nobody [from the Department of Natural Resources]
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Writer | October 2, 1994
On Oct. 22, the sounds of ducks and geese will echo over the Chester River from the foot of High Street in Chestertown, and a panel of judges will be listening closely to the people working the calls.On that Saturday, as part of the Chestertown Wildlife Exhibition and Sale, state and regional duck and goose calling championships will be held, and the winners will take away trophies, merchandise and cash as well as qualify for the world championships.The Maryland State Duck Calling contest is open to Maryland residents only, while the Chesapeake Region Open Duck Calling competition is open to anyone.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | October 4, 2006
At 65 pounds, 8 ounces, Moby Catfish is every inch the new state record, from its dinner-plate-sized tail to its massive bewhiskered head. It swims by itself in an aerated pool marked: "Please leave me alone." Too late. The blue catfish, caught Saturday on the Maryland side of the Potomac River, just across from Mount Vernon, surpassed the old record by more than 12 pounds. Its captor, Josh Fitchett of Montpelier, Va., is a competitive bass fisherman who turned to bigger fish just a few years ago and was named 2004 Angler of the Year by the Virginia Catfish Association.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | August 12, 1999
The drought that has gripped Maryland for more than a year has lowered levels in nearly all rivers, streams, lakes and ponds across the state, limiting access for boaters to favorite fishing waters but also opening new territory to waders and shoreline anglers.And anglers who take cameras with them while waters are low can map out a plan for improved fishing once rivers, streams and lakes return to normal levels.Sound fishy? Not really.Duke Nohe, head of the Maryland Aquatic Resources Coalition and a top notch fisherman, has had great success going for bass and white perch on Prettyboy Reservoir for years.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2011
Events for 2012 are starting to pop up in the inbox. This one got our attention. The National Aquarium's ongoing series of Fresh Thoughts dinners resumes on Jan. 24 with Chad Wells, who will be presenting a menu of invasive species from Maryland waters, including crab, blue catfish and snakehead. Wells has honchoed a few of these invasive-species dinners already -- at his own Alewife , at the Creative Alliance and at an all-star October benefit for the Oyster Recovery Partnership at Rockfish in Annapolis Tickets for the Fresh Thoughts dinner with Chad Wells at the National Aquarium are $89. The evening begins with a cocktail reception and cooking demonstration, followed by a four-course dinner featuring a Maryland blue crab appetizer , a "Frankenfish Taco," and a deconstructed paella with smoked Chesapeake gold oyster and seared blue catfish.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2010
Two years ago, officials bubbled with piscatorial pride when Frederick County angler Ron Lewis set a state record with a 67.1-pound blue catfish caught on the Potomac River. "Mr. Lewis's historic catch illustrates Maryland's superb year-round fishing opportunities," said Department of Natural Resources Secretary John Griffin in a news release. With great fanfare, the enormous fish was relocated to a new home in the big tank at Bass Pro Shops at Arundel Mills, where it is still the biggest thing swimming around.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | October 4, 2006
At 65 pounds, 8 ounces, Moby Catfish is every inch the new state record, from its dinner-plate-sized tail to its massive bewhiskered head. It swims by itself in an aerated pool marked: "Please leave me alone." Too late. The blue catfish, caught Saturday on the Maryland side of the Potomac River, just across from Mount Vernon, surpassed the old record by more than 12 pounds. Its captor, Josh Fitchett of Montpelier, Va., is a competitive bass fisherman who turned to bigger fish just a few years ago and was named 2004 Angler of the Year by the Virginia Catfish Association.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | August 12, 1999
The drought that has gripped Maryland for more than a year has lowered levels in nearly all rivers, streams, lakes and ponds across the state, limiting access for boaters to favorite fishing waters but also opening new territory to waders and shoreline anglers.And anglers who take cameras with them while waters are low can map out a plan for improved fishing once rivers, streams and lakes return to normal levels.Sound fishy? Not really.Duke Nohe, head of the Maryland Aquatic Resources Coalition and a top notch fisherman, has had great success going for bass and white perch on Prettyboy Reservoir for years.
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August 6, 1999
Don Wilson, a 16-year-old from Fort Washington, set a state record for blue catfish when he caught a 39-pound, 4-ouncer Wednesday.The fish was caught on Swan Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River, about halfway between the mouth of the creek and Fort Washington Park.The fish was checked in at Garys Market in Marbury. Department of Natural Resources freshwater fisheries biologist Tim Groves met Wilson at Grays, certified the weight and measured its length at 41.63 inches and girth at 25.75 inches.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Writer | October 2, 1994
On Oct. 22, the sounds of ducks and geese will echo over the Chester River from the foot of High Street in Chestertown, and a panel of judges will be listening closely to the people working the calls.On that Saturday, as part of the Chestertown Wildlife Exhibition and Sale, state and regional duck and goose calling championships will be held, and the winners will take away trophies, merchandise and cash as well as qualify for the world championships.The Maryland State Duck Calling contest is open to Maryland residents only, while the Chesapeake Region Open Duck Calling competition is open to anyone.
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By New York Times News Service | April 26, 1992
The Tennessee Aquarium, said to be the first major freshwater aquarium in the world, opened Friday in downtown Chattanooga. Through several riverine environments in this $45 million complex, visitors can follow the Tennessee River from its source in the Appalachian Mountains through the Tennessee Valley to the Mississippi Delta.The aquarium displays more than 4,000 specimens of aquatic life, including trout, water fowl, alligators and the 50-pound blue catfish. The Rivers of the World exhibit has re-creations of the flooded forests of the Amazon River, the basin of the St. Lawrence, and other river habitats.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2011
Author, chef and National Geographic Fellow Barton Seaver joins eight chefs from Maryland and D.C. for this invasive species dinner benefiting the Oyster Recovery Partnership. Chefs include Baltimore's Spike Gjerde (Woodberry Kitchen) and Chad Wells (Alewife). The dinner , at Rockfish in Annapolis, will feature the chefs' take on the notorious Northern Snakehead, the Blue Catfish and other invasive species. Seaver's book, For Cod and Country, will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds donated directly to the Oyster Recovery Partnership.
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