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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | February 23, 1997
John Dawkins spent yesterday morning fishing on a bridge over Saltpeter Creek adjacent to BGE's C.P. Crane power plant in eastern Baltimore County -- a relaxation ritual has attracted several dozen men each weekend for years."
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By CANDUS THOMSON | June 3, 2007
Diamonds, the perfect accessories for an evening out or a day on the water. Once again, the state Department of Natural Resources will sponsor "The Return of Diamond Jim" fishing tournament. But this year's contest will have what the previous two editions did not: simplicity. Instead of having rules that could only be embraced by an Ikea furniture assembler, Diamond Jim will use a structure already in place and used by thousands of anglers. Catch a fish big enough to earn a state citation, file the paperwork at one of the 90 or so tackle shops that serve as check stations and you're entered in the contest for the grand prize.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,Sun Reporter | April 12, 2007
Fresh off a stadium tour with the Dixie Chicks, singer/songwriter Bob Schneider is used to grinding out a living on the road. He has released more than a dozen albums, solo and with previous bands, but makes most of his money by playing live. Schneider comes to Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on Sunday and the 8x10 on Monday. How have your live shows changed in the past 15 or 20 years? Have you matured? If I got an audience that wasn't listening, or I was having a bad day or something, I would make it harder for people.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,Sun Reporter | April 12, 2007
Fresh off a stadium tour with the Dixie Chicks, singer/songwriter Bob Schneider is used to grinding out a living on the road. He has released more than a dozen albums, solo and with previous bands, but makes most of his money by playing live. Schneider comes to Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on Sunday and the 8x10 on Monday. How have your live shows changed in the past 15 or 20 years? Have you matured? If I got an audience that wasn't listening, or I was having a bad day or something, I would make it harder for people.
NEWS
By Sue Hayes | July 28, 1991
Anglers searching for fish last week were just as anxiously seeking a cool breeze. Hot, muggy weather, with temperatures climbing close to 100 degrees, kept many anglers off the water during the day.Toward evening, anglers looked for relief on the beaches of Ocean City. After the lifeguards go off duty at 5:30 p.m., anglers are allowed to surf-cast off the beaches, and they showed up by the hundreds, standing waist deep in the surf, trying to keep cool and maybe catch a fish.The weekend fare was not what serious surf fishermen dream about, but vacationers seeking a "cool" sport for a few hours were happy to see some surf fishing action.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | September 28, 1996
MARBURY -- Dan Moreland of Paducah, Ky., worked the shallows of an undisclosed creek off the Potomac River for almost 19 pounds of largemouth bass yesterday and took the lead in the Bassmasters Maryland Top 100 Pro-Am being fished out of Smallwood State Park.The final round of the three-day competition is today."I've never fished the Potomac in competition before, so I am learning as I go," said Morehead, who has a total of 34 pounds, 6 ounces. "But I have yet to catch a fish less than 14 inches, and I am impressed [with the river]
NEWS
By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,Sun Staff | June 27, 2004
As summer arrives with a drumbeat of news about rampant childhood obesity and children spending more time with video games, there's a movement to teach kids and parents to play together again in the simplest ways. A new book, Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite (Three Rivers Press, $12.95), instructs parents how to get their children juggling, planting trees and spinning yo-yos. The American Association for the Child's Right to Play has organized "Play Days," including one in Baltimore recently that drew 1,500 families.
NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | April 30, 1998
Nancy Snyder's idea of a good day includes hiking through brush and wading through swift currents of cold, waist-high water in waterproof overalls, all to tempt an unsuspecting fish with a fuzzy little fake bug.Snyder is among a growing number of fly-fishing enthusiasts in Anne Arundel who love the intricacies and labor of the sport."
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | August 2, 2003
NEW ORLEANS - Mark Menendez not only is a lucky dog, but also fishes with one. On his fifth cast of the morning, Menendez got his first bite and landed a 6-pound, 2-ounce bass, sending him on his way to an opening-day lead in the Bassmaster Classic. The catch brought a wag of approval from Barkley the Wonder Dog, a Labrador retriever rescued from an animal shelter who rides shotgun with Menendez. Although the fish stopped biting just before noon, the Kentucky angler had a sack of fish weighing 16 pounds, 10 ounces.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | August 3, 2001
NEW ORLEANS - You don't need a weatherman to tell which way the wind is blowing at the 31st annual BASS Masters Classic. Brewing Tropical Storm Barry off the coast of Florida yesterday meant the 45 competitors had to buck rough water as they raced around the Mississippi Delta looking for a productive fishing spot. A half-dozen anglers returned without a single fish. "Things have changed a lot in the last two days. You have to have a Plan A, B, C and even D," said Kevin VanDam, in his 11th consecutive Classic.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON | June 19, 2005
TWENTY-THREE hundred miles after putting the key in the ignition in Baltimore, we're finally back in the Free State. The idea was to find out what makes men around the world save their pennies to visit a bug-infested river in upstate New York to catch a fish that doesn't even taste good. The answer? "We're crazy," said Tommy Robinson of Baltimore, one of the 200 fishermen competing in the World Carp Championship. They didn't smell too good, either, but you don't tell that to a crazy man. The championship was not for the faint of heart or olfactory nerves.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON | June 3, 2005
ONE MILLION dollars sleeps with the fishes today. Tomorrow, who knows? The state is releasing 2,000 tagged fish - striped bass, largemouth bass, croaker and white perch - from secret sites around the Chesapeake Bay. The right fish caught between now and sundown July 18 could be worth $1 million. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is rolling out the six-week tournament on the shores of Sandy Point State Park this morning like Santa Claus on Christmas morning. But how do we know those fish are being sent a-swimming?
NEWS
By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,Sun Staff | June 27, 2004
As summer arrives with a drumbeat of news about rampant childhood obesity and children spending more time with video games, there's a movement to teach kids and parents to play together again in the simplest ways. A new book, Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite (Three Rivers Press, $12.95), instructs parents how to get their children juggling, planting trees and spinning yo-yos. The American Association for the Child's Right to Play has organized "Play Days," including one in Baltimore recently that drew 1,500 families.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | August 2, 2003
NEW ORLEANS - Mark Menendez not only is a lucky dog, but also fishes with one. On his fifth cast of the morning, Menendez got his first bite and landed a 6-pound, 2-ounce bass, sending him on his way to an opening-day lead in the Bassmaster Classic. The catch brought a wag of approval from Barkley the Wonder Dog, a Labrador retriever rescued from an animal shelter who rides shotgun with Menendez. Although the fish stopped biting just before noon, the Kentucky angler had a sack of fish weighing 16 pounds, 10 ounces.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | August 3, 2001
NEW ORLEANS - You don't need a weatherman to tell which way the wind is blowing at the 31st annual BASS Masters Classic. Brewing Tropical Storm Barry off the coast of Florida yesterday meant the 45 competitors had to buck rough water as they raced around the Mississippi Delta looking for a productive fishing spot. A half-dozen anglers returned without a single fish. "Things have changed a lot in the last two days. You have to have a Plan A, B, C and even D," said Kevin VanDam, in his 11th consecutive Classic.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | November 24, 2000
POSSUM RIDGE, Ky. - Bait a hook. Cast a line. Catch a fish. It's an activity as old as the hills, with demographics to match. Fishing? That's for retired folks, and bass fishing is for Bubba. That's a problem for the masterminds plotting the future of professional bass fishing, which has limited visibility even though its tournaments have made winners rich and famous. Sponsors demand fans - the younger and hipper, the better - and the promise of television coverage with head-snapping action.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | June 26, 1997
The slick was building nicely, an oily sheen on the surface marking its passage with the current. Below, bits of ground menhaden would be spreading across the oyster bar and carrying into deeper water.Already a handful of small rockfish -- 14 to 16 inchers -- had come up to the strips of menhaden fished without weight in the chum-line. The next half hour or so would determine whether weight would have to be added to the lines to get them deep, where the bigger stripers hang out, or whether the big boys would work up toward the surface.
NEWS
By CAPT. BOB SPORE | April 21, 1991
Excitement is beginning to build for the first big rockfish season in five years."Big" refers to the size of the fish, not the lengthof the season nor the harvest.The Department of Natural Resources has set up a season that would permit anglers to fish for post spawning or migrating striped bass without hurting the species. By setting the minimum size limit at 36 inches, the DNR has guaranteed that few fish will be harvested.The creel limit is set at one fish per person for the 17-day season, which begins May 11. Therefore, the good fishermen who know how to catch fish are limited to one fish, as are those who happen to blunder into the occasional keeper.
NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | April 30, 1998
Nancy Snyder's idea of a good day includes hiking through brush and wading through swift currents of cold, waist-high water in waterproof overalls, all to tempt an unsuspecting fish with a fuzzy little fake bug.Snyder is among a growing number of fly-fishing enthusiasts in Anne Arundel who love the intricacies and labor of the sport."
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | June 29, 1997
Work, I was thinking. This is work -- tedium -- as the backcast lay out again and the fly was brought forward to a submerged rock pile some 60 feet off the bow.Cast. Strip line. Cast again. Fishing pretty much blind, working on a hunch and a dare."Where can I catch a fish around here?" a neighbor asked recently, as he tied up his skiff and started breaking down his fly-fishing gear. "I've been up to the [Bay] Bridge, to Tolly Point, Thomas Point, everywhere I can think of, and I'm not catching anything."
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