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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN OUTDOORS WRITER | May 24, 2001
Andy and Opie. Norman Thayer and Billy (of "On Golden Pond"). Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Fishing buddies, one and all. It takes time and patience to cultivate a fishing buddy, and it's never too early to start. But if your potential buddy is a youngster, take it slow. Overwhelm a kid with equipment and "helpful" advice, and you may turn him or her off forever. "They have to want to do it. They have to want to go out with Mommy or Daddy," says Dee Taylor, who teaches kids how to use fishing equipment at T. G. Tochterman & Sons tackle shop in Fells Point.
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By Tom Schad, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2013
Last summer, Anna Estremsky competed in the first-ever Youth Angler of the Year contest hosted by the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. In the association's seasonal magazine, Tidelines, Anna was pictured with a 37-pound rockfish and the caption "Way to go, Anna!" Her parents, Gary and Sherry, left an open copy of the magazine on a coffee table in their Edgewater home. Anna liked the picture, and she liked the fish, but she felt bad because the magazine also listed the contest's standings, and she was in last place.
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | July 17, 1994
On her first try, Reggie cast her brand-new Snoopy fishing pole so hard the little yellow rod and reel went right over the side of the boat into the deep, blue Minnesota lake.Luckily, Dad snared the pole with his net just as it was about to sink. Good thing, too. On her very next cast, she caught a largemouth bass big enough for dinner."Wow!" was all Reggie could muster. Just 6 at the time, she's been hooked on fishing ever since.Her brother Matt, meanwhile, has loved to fish since before he went to kindergarten.
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June 26, 2005
ON A HOT DAY there's no better place to be than the Chesapeake Bay. Yesterday, there was no place better to be than on the bay with the Wish-A-Fish gang. Fifteen boat owners - all avid fishermen - created a flotilla of fun for 11 families with handicapped and seriously ill children. Under three white tents at Sandy Point State Park, youngsters were given fishing hats and T-shirts and pointed toward the dock, where captains and their first mates waited to take them fishing. Skip Zinck, the organizer of the event, directed traffic, making sure no one was left out, including an outdoors writer with a heavy camera bag. With a handshake and smile, Capt.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | June 27, 1999
This week, the Department of Natural Resources again begins its Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs program at four locations, including Patapsco Valley State Park.The program conducts free clinics for children ages 7-13, instructing on fishing, wildlife, wetlands and water safety through short demonstrations and interactive instruction."Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs accomplishes one of our leading goals, to instill a natural resources stewardship ethic in all Marylanders," said DNR secretary John R. Griffin.
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By Gary Diamond | June 16, 1991
If you've been looking for a positive and inexpensive activity for your children this summer, you might consider recreational fishing.All it takes is a little time, patience and some relatively inexpensive fishing tackle.One of the most important aspects of teaching youngsters how to fish is giving them enough to do to keep their attention. In other words, they need action. Just sitting around and enjoying the birds or looking at the water isn't relaxing to a five-year-old -- it's total boredom.
NEWS
September 21, 1993
Man honored for supporting fishing programA Cape St. Claire man was honored yesterday during a ceremony at county police headquarters for donating his time and use of his fishing boat to the department's Hooked On Fishing Not Drugs program.Police Chief Robert P. Russell presented Virgil Buttrum, owner of Buttrum's Sport Fishing in Chesapeake Beach, with a plaque recognizing the hours he gave to the department this summer when he donated his boat the Carol Ann II to the program."If he wasn't doing this, he could have been making money," Chief Russell said.
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By Kevin Harrison | July 10, 1994
VIRGIL BUTTRUM OF ANNAPOLISVolunteer work: Mr. Buttrum, who is retired from the county fire department, recently received Maryland's Sixth Annual Boating Safety Award for Volunteerism for his work with area youth in the "Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" program.The award recognized his donation of time and material for several outings on the Chesapeake Bay.About the program: "Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" is a part of the county police department's Drug Awareness Resistance and Education program (DARE)
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By Traci A. Johnson | June 9, 1991
After watching the movement of his line in the water and settling himself into place on the pier at Middle Branch Park, 6-year-old Marvin Reynolds -- a self-proclaimed professional after catching two fish -- decided to tell a fellow angler his secret for success:"I put two sinkers on the end of the line to make the line go real deep," said Marvin, a Baltimore first-grader.Stranger fish stories are bound to be told by the nearly 300 children and adults who wore green and yellow neon painter's hats urging, "Get hooked on fishing instead of drugs," yesterday during the Governor's Youth Fishing Derby.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | July 26, 1996
Although he has gone fishing only twice, Matt Vandegrift has fallen in love with the hobby."I like to eat fish, and I like to catch fish," said the Pasadena 8-year-old. "But I hate putting the worms on because they bleed and all that."Matt and 14 other children got a chance to bait their hooks and cast their lines at Lake Waterford Park in Pasadena as part of a free fishing clinic sponsored by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources."Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs," a five-week program that ends next week, invites children ages 7 to 13 to participate in an outdoor activity and teaches them about the environment as an alternative to substance abuse.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN OUTDOORS WRITER | May 24, 2001
Andy and Opie. Norman Thayer and Billy (of "On Golden Pond"). Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Fishing buddies, one and all. It takes time and patience to cultivate a fishing buddy, and it's never too early to start. But if your potential buddy is a youngster, take it slow. Overwhelm a kid with equipment and "helpful" advice, and you may turn him or her off forever. "They have to want to do it. They have to want to go out with Mommy or Daddy," says Dee Taylor, who teaches kids how to use fishing equipment at T. G. Tochterman & Sons tackle shop in Fells Point.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | June 27, 1999
This week, the Department of Natural Resources again begins its Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs program at four locations, including Patapsco Valley State Park.The program conducts free clinics for children ages 7-13, instructing on fishing, wildlife, wetlands and water safety through short demonstrations and interactive instruction."Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs accomplishes one of our leading goals, to instill a natural resources stewardship ethic in all Marylanders," said DNR secretary John R. Griffin.
NEWS
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | July 26, 1996
Although he has gone fishing only twice, Matt Vandegrift has fallen in love with the hobby."I like to eat fish, and I like to catch fish," said the Pasadena 8-year-old. "But I hate putting the worms on because they bleed and all that."Matt and 14 other children got a chance to bait their hooks and cast their lines at Lake Waterford Park in Pasadena as part of a free fishing clinic sponsored by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources."Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs," a five-week program that ends next week, invites children ages 7 to 13 to participate in an outdoor activity and teaches them about the environment as an alternative to substance abuse.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,Sun Staff Writer | August 9, 1995
It's summertime, and the living is so easy that it doesn't matter if the fish aren't jumping."How can you possibly complain about anything when you're out here?" asked Joe Frey, 68, one of a dozen or so anglers trying their luck at Howard County's Centennial Lake one recent morning. "Even the heat isn't so bad when you're doing what you love."And if the fish don't bite, so what? Look around. It's beautiful here."In their search for a haven from suburban stress, local anglershave a place far closer than the mountains or the shore -- a man-made lake stocked with bass that's a five-minute drive from The Mall in Columbia.
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By PETER BAKER | April 2, 1995
Thomas Geist turned off the secondary road, shifted his well-used pickup truck into four-wheel drive and drove slowly into the low hills and shallow swales of Queen Anne's County. From the jump seat of the cab, Jo, Geist's golden Labrador, rose and nosed toward the window.A dozen geese lifted from a small pond, circled inside the tree line and set down on another. Mallards moved from the shoreline toward the safety of open water, where bass, bluegill and stripers dimpled the surface.Geist stopped the truck, shifted a toothpick from one side of his mouth to the other and smiled.
FEATURES
By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | July 17, 1994
On her first try, Reggie cast her brand-new Snoopy fishing pole so hard the little yellow rod and reel went right over the side of the boat into the deep, blue Minnesota lake.Luckily, Dad snared the pole with his net just as it was about to sink. Good thing, too. On her very next cast, she caught a largemouth bass big enough for dinner."Wow!" was all Reggie could muster. Just 6 at the time, she's been hooked on fishing ever since.Her brother Matt, meanwhile, has loved to fish since before he went to kindergarten.
NEWS
By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | May 3, 1993
The worms were squishy, the chicken livers were gross and the catfish were biting yesterday at the fifth annual Fishing Rodeo at the Westminster Community Pond.Seven-year-old Corey DeShong of Westminster was named grand champion for skillfully using a chicken liver to snag a 20 1/2 -inch catfish, the best catch of the day. He earned a bright blue trophy with a large, gold-colored bass flipping its fins on top and gift certificates to three pizza restaurants.His winning entry actually was recorded at 21 1/2 inches because organizers gave fishermen an extra inch if they threw their catches back.
NEWS
By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,Sun Staff Writer | August 9, 1995
It's summertime, and the living is so easy that it doesn't matter if the fish aren't jumping."How can you possibly complain about anything when you're out here?" asked Joe Frey, 68, one of a dozen or so anglers trying their luck at Howard County's Centennial Lake one recent morning. "Even the heat isn't so bad when you're doing what you love."And if the fish don't bite, so what? Look around. It's beautiful here."In their search for a haven from suburban stress, local anglershave a place far closer than the mountains or the shore -- a man-made lake stocked with bass that's a five-minute drive from The Mall in Columbia.
NEWS
By Kevin Harrison | July 10, 1994
VIRGIL BUTTRUM OF ANNAPOLISVolunteer work: Mr. Buttrum, who is retired from the county fire department, recently received Maryland's Sixth Annual Boating Safety Award for Volunteerism for his work with area youth in the "Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" program.The award recognized his donation of time and material for several outings on the Chesapeake Bay.About the program: "Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" is a part of the county police department's Drug Awareness Resistance and Education program (DARE)
NEWS
September 21, 1993
Man honored for supporting fishing programA Cape St. Claire man was honored yesterday during a ceremony at county police headquarters for donating his time and use of his fishing boat to the department's Hooked On Fishing Not Drugs program.Police Chief Robert P. Russell presented Virgil Buttrum, owner of Buttrum's Sport Fishing in Chesapeake Beach, with a plaque recognizing the hours he gave to the department this summer when he donated his boat the Carol Ann II to the program."If he wasn't doing this, he could have been making money," Chief Russell said.
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