December 6, 1996
"Caught" abounds in piscine imagery, but all this fishy business cannot hide its true identity as a strange cross-breeding of "On the Waterfront" and "The Postman Always Rings Twice."At the start of this resolutely gritty film by Robert M. Young, a scuzzy drifter named Nick flees from the cops and slips into a fish shop run by kindly, needy Betty and gruff, salt-of-the-earth Joe. They take Nick in, and he becomes trapped in a net cast by Betty, Joe's much younger, bombshell wife.Betty (the stunning Maria Conchita Alonso)
February 22, 1996
A Severna Park man surprised a burglar in his living room Tuesday and nearly caught him, county police said yesterday.Quentin Armstead Morgan, 31, of the first block of Glenns Road told police he was upstairs shortly after 2 p.m. when he heard a noise on the main floor.Mr. Morgan thought a family member had returned home, but found a burglar when he went downstairs, police said. Mr. Morgan grabbed the man as he bolted for the back door and struggled with him for a few seconds, but the burglar broke free and ran out the door into nearby woods, police said.
May 5, 1992
On Sunday, a fisherman aboard Capt. Ed Darwin's charter boat Becky D caught a 56-inch rockfish that the Department of Natural Resources estimated would weigh between 75 and 80 pounds.The fisherman, Chris Frederick of Catonsville, asked that the fish, which had yet to spawn, be released after Darwin had recorded its length and girth.The Maryland record for striped bass caught in the Chesapeake Bay is 55 pounds. The Maryland ocean record is 54 pounds and the East Coast record is 78 pounds.Frederick brought in the fish because his friend, Renne Bowman, had politely offered his rod when the strike was made.
October 6, 2002
George Hemlet started catching fish with a cane pole when he was just a little lad. That itty-bitty pole wouldn't have helped him much on Wednesday, when the 70-year-old retired machinist from Bel Air caught a Spanish mackerel that broke the state record. Hemlet and six friends were chumming for rockfish aboard Capt. Frank Carver's Loosen Up, out of Deale. It took them just 45 minutes to reach their limit, so they turned their attention to other targets. They landed 50 blues and 39 Spanish mackerel and were idling by Buoy 83 when lightning struck.
May 28, 2004
A fisherman has caught another northern snakehead fish in the Potomac River in Virginia, state officials announced yesterday, marking the fourth time this spring that the voracious Asian invader has turned up in the river. A commercial waterman caught the 14 1/2 -inch, 1-pound fish near Fort Belvoir, in the same eight-mile stretch where the other snakeheads were caught. A Maryland Department of Natural Resources biologist confirmed that it was a female northern snakehead and was about 2 years old. A multiagency effort is under way to determine if the fish has established itself here.
August 29, 1993
The first large bluefish in months was caught off the Assateague surf last weekend, with Matt Esterson of Seaford, Del., managing to take the 13-pound, 2-ounce bluefish using spot. Mary Brown of Buck's Place on Assateague, where the fish was weighed in, said there also had been smaller blues, some sea trout and a couple of flounder.Summer surf-fishing generally produces catches of smaller fish such as Norfolk spot, kingish, spike sea trout and some flounder. As the seasonprogresses, the fish get bigger and the action heats up. Larger flounder, "keeper" sea trout and migrating bluefish ranging from 3 to 20 pounds will be common in months to come.