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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1999
Last year is widely accepted as the best fishing season in many years -- so good, in fact, that it might be a tough act to follow.Four state records were set in Chesapeake Bay and nontidal waters, and another two were set along Maryland's Atlantic Coast.In bay waters, croaker were numerous and large, rockfish were plentiful and there were signs flounder and sea trout stocks were improving.In freshwater, the Upper Potomac River continued its recovery from 100-year floods a few years ago, and even the most critical anglers said the smallmouth action again was as good as ever -- and maybe better.
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From Sun staff reports | April 27, 2014
The spring recreational fishing season for Maryland's iconic striped bass, better known as rockfish, began last weekend and runs through May 15 with a limit of one fish per person per day and a minimum size of 28 inches. Striped bass fishing until May 15 is restricted to Chesapeake Bay waters from the Brewerton Channel to the Virginia line, including Tangier and Pocomoke sounds. Fishing is not allowed in any other bays, tributaries, creeks and rivers in order to avoid disrupting spawning activity.
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By William Thompson and William Thompson,Evening Sun Staff | September 21, 1990
Maryland natural resources officials have announced one of the lowest counts of young striped bass in years.They nevertheless reaffirmed earlier indications that adults should be plentiful when a 5-year-old ban on harvesting striped bass in Chesapeake Bay is partially lifted next month.In its annual young-of-the-year survey, the Department of Natural Resources counted an average of 2.1 year-old striped bass, or rockfish, in net hauls at four bay locations. The so-called 2.1 juvenile index is the lowest since a moratorium on striped bass fishing was initiated in 1985 and the fifth lowest since data on young fish populations were first compiled in 1954.
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June 14, 2013
Grab your fishing rod and take advantage of summer fishing at Cash Lake this weekend. The season is now under way and runs through August, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlett Tanager Loop. Fish at Cash Lake for bluegill, largemouth bass, catfish, black and white crappie, pickerel, shad, chub, carp and yellow perch. Anglers must have a current Maryland non-tidal fishing license and a seasonal refuge fishing/parking pass issued by the refuge.
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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 19, 1996
FISHING SEASON at Pine Valley Park pond begins Saturday with the Manchester Youth Fishing Derby, an annual event that attracts about 50 children.Children 15 and under are welcome to fish for a prize-winner at this three-quarter-acre pond, stocked recently with catfish. Prizes will be awarded for first fish, last fish, most fish caught, longest fish and heaviest fish. Prizes will be awarded in two age groups.The Northern Maryland Bass Club will do the weighing, measuring and registering."Millard McClary of the club has been my 'gofer' for a good many years, and he always brings terrific prizes, anywhere from a fishing rod to bait buckets," said Charlotte Collett, a Manchester councilwoman who is again organizing the derby.
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By Capt. Bob Spore | May 24, 1991
It's Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial opening for the season at Ocean City.Sun worshipers race to the beach and rent an umbrella to keep out of the sun. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but then what does these days?There is another season opening at Ocean City -- fishing season. In-shore, the bluefish are running and giving anglers plenty to do. Bottom fishing for sea bass is also excellent, and the anglers find anoccasional tog and ling.Unless you are a dedicated ocean fisherman and drag your boat there with some regularity, it is best to take advantage of professional captains.
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From Sun staff reports | April 27, 2014
The spring recreational fishing season for Maryland's iconic striped bass, better known as rockfish, began last weekend and runs through May 15 with a limit of one fish per person per day and a minimum size of 28 inches. Striped bass fishing until May 15 is restricted to Chesapeake Bay waters from the Brewerton Channel to the Virginia line, including Tangier and Pocomoke sounds. Fishing is not allowed in any other bays, tributaries, creeks and rivers in order to avoid disrupting spawning activity.
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By Bob Spore | February 10, 1991
The time has come for the subject of a spring rockfish season to surface again.The Striped Bass Advisory Board will conduct a very important meeting at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Maryland Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, in the basement conference room.The primary purpose will be to finalize recommendations for a spring season.Let me warn you if you plan to attend, these are not the most exciting sessions in town. The agenda goes something like this:* The group will discuss any changes to the agenda.
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By William Thompson and William Thompson,Evening Sun Staff | September 20, 1990
Maryland natural resources officials today announced one of the lowest surveys of young striped bass in years.They nevertheless reaffirmed earlier indications that adults should be plentiful when a 5-year-old ban on harvesting the popular Chesapeake Bay fish is partially lifted next month.In its annual young-of-the-year survey, Department of Natural Resources employees counted an average of 2.1 year-old striped bass or rockfish in net hauls at four bay locations. The so-called 2.1 juvenile index is the lowest since a moratorium on striped bass fishing was initiated in 1985 and the fifth lowest since data on young fish populations were first compiled in 1954.
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By Los Angeles Times | March 19, 1992
SEATTLE -- It has taken everything civilization and nature could dish out, but the storied Pacific salmon may be able to take no more. Its numbers are melting away so rapidly that government regulators planned to announce today a proposal to cancel, or sharply curtail, the 1992 ocean salmon fishing season all along the West Coast, from the Mexican border to Canada.Closing the summer salmon season in California, Oregon and Washington for both recreational and commercial fishing would be without precedent -- the result of a 100-year decline in a once vital fishery that ranged from Mexico northward.
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By Candus Thomson | March 24, 2010
Bowing to public sentiment, state fisheries managers have agreed to give coastal anglers a longer summer flounder season this year in return for making the minimum size of a "keeper" fish slightly bigger. Under emergency regulations proposed this week by the Department of Natural Resources, anglers on the coast and Chesapeake Bay will be allowed to fish from April 17 to Nov. 22 and keep three fish daily, with a minimum of 19 inches. The proposal was unanimously endorsed Monday night by the Sport Fish Advisory Commission.
NEWS
March 30, 2008
The boat-fishing season on Loch Raven Reservoir begins Friday and runs through the end of November, the Baltimore Department of Public Works has announced. The fishing season at Liberty and Prettyboy reservoirs began March 1 and continues until Dec. 31. Boating in the reservoirs requires a permit, which is $60 a season. People who apply for a permit will receive a "2008 Pocket Guide to Boating and Fishing," which public works officials say gives details about more than 40 species of fish in the reservoirs.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN REPORTER | September 28, 2006
Maryland's striped bass fishermen had too much of a good thing this spring on the Chesapeake Bay. Now the bill comes due. Recreational anglers vastly exceeded their early-season quota for the second year in a row, despite efforts by state fisheries managers to curb their enthusiasm through tougher regulations. Over the four-week season that began April 15, anglers caught 67,000 striped bass, 25,000 more than the allotment set by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), or 60 percent above their quota for the second straight year.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | May 18, 2003
Franz Schubert may have written the first fishing tune in 1819 when he penned his Trout Quintet. Maybe not. There's something about a 40-minute ditty for piano and strings that just doesn't go with fishing. Just try getting a cello on a jon boat. With fishing season in high gear, it seemed high time to perform a comprehensive search of juke boxes, dusty attics, flea markets and the twisted minds of great anglers (or is that great minds of twisted anglers?) for the best fishing songs.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | April 10, 2000
Most days, self-employed home improvement contractor Russell Kelly would be hard at work on a remodeling job. But not on this day. Not when there are fish to be caught at Loch Raven Reservoir. "We're trying to hide, sneak out of work a little bit," Kelly says, speaking for the fishermen of greater Baltimore as he loads a tackle box the size of a small suitcase into a rented johnboat. Quickly, he adds: "Without our wives catching us." If it's spring, it's time for humans to return to Loch Raven -- even if that means burning a vacation day or playing hooky.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1999
Last year is widely accepted as the best fishing season in many years -- so good, in fact, that it might be a tough act to follow.Four state records were set in Chesapeake Bay and nontidal waters, and another two were set along Maryland's Atlantic Coast.In bay waters, croaker were numerous and large, rockfish were plentiful and there were signs flounder and sea trout stocks were improving.In freshwater, the Upper Potomac River continued its recovery from 100-year floods a few years ago, and even the most critical anglers said the smallmouth action again was as good as ever -- and maybe better.
NEWS
By Phillip Davis and Phillip Davis,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 21, 1990
ANNAPOLIS -- Fewer striped bass were spawned in Maryland waters this year than in any year since 1983, but scientists predicted that the species would continue its comeback.Despite results of the state's annual juvenile rockfish survey released yesterday, the fishing season for rockfish, as the striped bass are called, will still begin Oct. 5, Natural Resources Secretary Torrey C. Brown said at a news conference. The sport fishing season will continue until Nov. 9, or until 637,500 pounds of the fish are caught.
NEWS
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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