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By Peter Baker | February 3, 1991
There is a growing movement toward catch-and-release sport fishing in waters around our country, and in Maryland this year, the Department of Natural Resources and Fishing In Maryland magazine have agreed to work together in an attempt to further conserve selected species.This catch-and-release program will award patches and citations fishermen whose catches equal or surpass established lengths and are released alive after being measured and photographed when possible. If a photograph is not possible, catches, measurements and releases must be witnessed by another person.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2012
Cary deRussy, the former publisher of Fishing in Maryland magazine, died of emphysema complications Oct. 10 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. The former Mays Chapel resident was 70. Born Wilson Cary Nicholas deRussy in Baltimore and raised in Ruxton, he was a 1960 graduate of St. Paul's School, where he was on the wrestling, cross country and tennis teams. He earned a photography degree at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1964. Family members said that during the Vietnam War, he joined the CIA and spent two years in Saigon working with the Special Forces.
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By Special To The Evening Sun | May 15, 1992
CHESAPEAKE BEACH -- Allan Sosslau of Edgewater fished differently for rockfish yesterday -- and caught a record.While aboard Capt. Mike Harris' charterboat Compensation, he landed a 50-inch striper of 64.70 pounds. The fish with its 32-inch girth will be both a new Fishing In Maryland and Maryland Sportfishing Tournament reecord.The fish was caught at the Summer Gooses near here and Tilghman Island on a No. 21 silver Tony Accetta spoon, which wasn't fished near the surface as most rockfish baits are during the current trophy season.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun Reporter | July 4, 2007
Diamond Jim lives to swim another day. Two Eastern Shore anglers who caught tagged striped bass in the first month of the state's summer-long Search for Diamond Jim fishing tournament won $500 gift certificates instead of the top prize of $10,000. Standing on the grounds of Fort McHenry with the Patapsco River as a backdrop, Trish Hayden and Rob Johnson wore tight smiles and fidgeted as they waited for the opening of a strongbox containing the prize envelopes. Johnson, a Preston resident, took a deep breath and opened his white envelope with tag No. 03503 written on it: Gift certificate to Boater's World.
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By Phillip McGowan and Phillip McGowan,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2005
With the rockfish trophy season upon us, the state Department of Natural Resources wants to lure potential anglers onto the water with a little online bait. The agency that manages more than 17,000 miles of Maryland waterways has recently completed an enhancement of the fishing content on its Web site: www.dnr.maryland.gov. One of the principles behind the reorganization is to encourage more people to fish. "Anyone from an experienced angler to a novice can learn about fishing in Maryland, including how and where to fish," said Gene Deems, the agency's eGov and online services manager.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | December 7, 1997
Preliminary counts from all counties show that firearms hunters across the state took 12,757 whitetail and sika deer on opening day, about 2 percent fewer than last year."
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | August 25, 1996
For 80 days, starting on Friday, Maryland saltwater fishermen can experience the best rockfish angling of the year, a phenomenon they helped create and protect during a 5-year ban on the sport in the state from 1985 to the fall of 1990.In the years since the fishery was reopened, Maryland anglers have gradually been allowed to catch more rockfish (striped bass) under quota systems, tagged catches, one-fish limits and season parameters that were subject to change, based on the number of fish caught.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | November 27, 2001
Earl A. Shelsby Jr., an outdoors writer and editor and former columnist for The Sun, died Saturday of lung cancer at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Seattle. He was 67 and lived in Catonsville until last year. His Outdoor Living column appeared in The Sun from 1960 until 1974, when Mr. Shelsby left to write for and edit the National Rifle Association's American Hunter magazine in Washington, D.C. For the past five years, he was editor of Outdoors.net, an online hunting and fishing magazine.
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By Bill Burton | January 2, 1992
This weekend ...* Show time: The first of the lengthy late winter and early spring outdoor shows starts tomorrow with the opening of the three-day 15th annual Chesapeake Sportfishing Show at the Annapolis Armory. Limitations in the size of the armory is the only thing that holds this exceptionally popular show down. It's primarily a fishing show, targeting bay and ocean angling, with a sprinkling of the freshwater sport added. Boats, archery and hunting play a minor role, though there will be archery demonstrations.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun Reporter | July 4, 2007
Diamond Jim lives to swim another day. Two Eastern Shore anglers who caught tagged striped bass in the first month of the state's summer-long Search for Diamond Jim fishing tournament won $500 gift certificates instead of the top prize of $10,000. Standing on the grounds of Fort McHenry with the Patapsco River as a backdrop, Trish Hayden and Rob Johnson wore tight smiles and fidgeted as they waited for the opening of a strongbox containing the prize envelopes. Johnson, a Preston resident, took a deep breath and opened his white envelope with tag No. 03503 written on it: Gift certificate to Boater's World.
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By Phillip McGowan and Phillip McGowan,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2005
With the rockfish trophy season upon us, the state Department of Natural Resources wants to lure potential anglers onto the water with a little online bait. The agency that manages more than 17,000 miles of Maryland waterways has recently completed an enhancement of the fishing content on its Web site: www.dnr.maryland.gov. One of the principles behind the reorganization is to encourage more people to fish. "Anyone from an experienced angler to a novice can learn about fishing in Maryland, including how and where to fish," said Gene Deems, the agency's eGov and online services manager.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | November 27, 2001
Earl A. Shelsby Jr., an outdoors writer and editor and former columnist for The Sun, died Saturday of lung cancer at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Seattle. He was 67 and lived in Catonsville until last year. His Outdoor Living column appeared in The Sun from 1960 until 1974, when Mr. Shelsby left to write for and edit the National Rifle Association's American Hunter magazine in Washington, D.C. For the past five years, he was editor of Outdoors.net, an online hunting and fishing magazine.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | December 7, 1997
Preliminary counts from all counties show that firearms hunters across the state took 12,757 whitetail and sika deer on opening day, about 2 percent fewer than last year."
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | March 2, 1997
Maryland's spring rockfish season could open April 25 and run through May in the main stem of the Chesapeake Bay south of Brewerton Channel at the mouth of the Patapsco River, if the Department of Natural Resources' proposed regulations are ,X approved.Under the proposal, which is expected to be approved, the minimum size limit again would be 32 inches and the creel limit one per day.The upper bay and all tributaries would be closed to fishing for rockfish and the use of live eels as bait also would be prohibited.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | August 25, 1996
For 80 days, starting on Friday, Maryland saltwater fishermen can experience the best rockfish angling of the year, a phenomenon they helped create and protect during a 5-year ban on the sport in the state from 1985 to the fall of 1990.In the years since the fishery was reopened, Maryland anglers have gradually been allowed to catch more rockfish (striped bass) under quota systems, tagged catches, one-fish limits and season parameters that were subject to change, based on the number of fish caught.
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By LONNY WEAVER | May 7, 1995
So much for the doomsayers predictions of a spring striped bass season bust!From the mouth of the Patapsco River to the Virginia line, the Chesapeake Bay's trophy rockfish season is well on its way to becoming a thunderous success.I joined Cary de Russy, Mike Burton, Chuck Harrison, Michael Davies, Jeff Beatrice and Andy Turko aboard Captain Larry Sims' Dawn last Saturday and we limited out.All of the fish measured between the 32-inch minimum and 38 inches. This last fish, which hit the scales at 20 1/2 pounds, was landed by Turko minutes after we began trolling in the area of the C&R Buoy, off Tilghman Island.
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August 29, 1993
By any measure, this has been a record year for the hatch of rockfish. The state's testing nets are bulging with the 2-inch babies and their counts are soaring off the charts.The unexpected bounty of young rock, or striped bass, extends to nearly all parts of the bay and tributaries: clammers pick them up in dredges, sport fishermen can't avoid hooking them. All this for a princely fish that was greatly endangered and protected by a Maryland moratorium for five years until 1990. The Chesapeake nursery has rebounded with unaccountable generosity.
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By Bill Burton | January 10, 1992
In midsummer of 1956, when Tom McNally left Baltimore to take over the outdoor beat for the Chicago Tribune, I gave up the reins of the Plattsmouth (Neb.) Journal to replace him as outdoor editor at The Evening Sun.When I arrived on a torrid Aug. 27, upper bay hardhead fishing was in its heyday, cobia were plentiful at the Davidson Wreck off the mouth of the Potomac River, Crisfield was a sleepy commercial fishing center where Alex Kellam and Charlton Marshall trolled for rock with hand lines, and local funeral director Harvey Bradshaw was hatching an idea to promote that city's sportsfishing potential.
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By LONNY WEAVER | October 2, 1994
The fall striped bass (rockfish) season got off to a spotty beginning this past week, but look for that to change quickly once the water cools to more fall-like temperatures.The best rockfishing of the week probably took place in the area of Pool's Island, above the bay bridges, according to reports coming from local anglers.Another reasonably good spot was the lower bay, in the area of Point Lookout. Captains Eddie and Stevie Davis took limits three of the first four days of the season."But, you had to chum," Eddie Davis said, "for some reason trolling was a waste of time, we discovered."
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August 29, 1993
By any measure, this has been a record year for the hatch of rockfish. The state's testing nets are bulging with the 2-inch babies and their counts are soaring off the charts.The unexpected bounty of young rock, or striped bass, extends to nearly all parts of the bay and tributaries: clammers pick them up in dredges, sport fishermen can't avoid hooking them. All this for a princely fish that was greatly endangered and protected by a Maryland moratorium for five years until 1990. The Chesapeake nursery has rebounded with unaccountable generosity.
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