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By STAFF REPORTS | October 20, 2006
Piney Run -- Some largemouth bass caught on live minnows and plastics near hydrilla; cut baits and chicken livers are attracting catfish; and striped bass are hooking on chicken livers. Prettyboy Reservoir -- "Now is the time to catch a trophy largemouth or smallmouth bass," Joe Butta said, citing larger fish moving into staging areas to feed for the winter. Plastics, jigs and crankbaits work. Trolling spinners and night crawlers work for white perch. Gunpowder River -- Cool, clean water is flowing faster than 180 cubic feet per second, according to the Backwater Angler online report, combining with fewer anglers to increase chances of catching fish.
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August 27, 2013
Colton Lambert, 12, caught a Maryland-record largemouth bass while fishing at a farm pond in his hometown of Huntingtown on July 31. The fish weighed 11 pounds, 6 ounces and was 26 inches long and 18 inches around. Lambert caught the fish using a spinning rod loaded with an 8-pound test line and a plastic worm, rigged weedless and without a weight. Fisheries biologist Keith Lockwood verified that proper procedures were followed and identified the fish as the freshwater largemouth bass state record.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | March 14, 1999
This month, before the weather warms and anglers are more disposed toward boats and shorelines than classrooms, several seminars can help fine tune fishing skills for rockfish and blues, largemouth and smallmouth bass.Keith Walters, former holder of the state record for rockfish, leads off successive weekends of classes with Fishing Tips, Tackle and Techniques on Saturday at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills.Walters, who has written several books about fishing for Chesapeake Bay species, said he has structured this course to help the average angler.
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By Candus Thomson and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 6, 2010
Shawn Kimbro catches Chesapeake Bay striped bass Tennessee style. That is to say this son of the Volunteer State thinks of stripers as oversized largemouth bass with black racing stripes. There's a lot of running and gunning. And a lot of twitching and jigging. See the birds. Make a beeline for the birds. Fine-tune location with an eye on the fish finder. Drop lines. Crack the whip. Repeat as needed. It's not for the laid back. Or the introspective. But it is too much fun. And, most importantly, it works.
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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.
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By Bill Burton | June 25, 1991
OAKLAND -- A 5 1/2 -pound largemouth bass is nothing to sneeze at, but for Tom Meadows it wasn't the highlight of his fishing at 200-acre Broadford Lake the other morning. He was more excited about the one that got away.And, the "one" wasn't a bass. It was a tiger muskie, which he caught and promptly lost.After taking the 20 3/4-inch bass on a purple plastic worm with green flake, Meadows switched to a sppiner-bait, hooked the muskie-and it came stright toward him. Meadows yanked and the fish came ashore, he reeled wildly to get in the excess line, the fish threw the hook, and splashed back into Broadford.
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By Jason du Pont | July 11, 2003
Fishing report The locations Piney Run: Bass are taking Senkos and surface lures around the docks and launch areas early in the morning, said Jim Gronaw of the park office. Panfish and yellow perch are being caught on worms. Channel cat fishing is hot, and 81 anglers entered the Catfish Rodeo on June 27. Tonight, anglers competing in the Bigg Cattie tournament will vie for $250 and a trophy for the heaviest fish over 10 pounds. Prettyboy Reservoir: Duke Nohe of the Maryland Aquatic Resource Coalition reported largemouth and smallmouth bass caught on pig and jigs, jointed rebels and surface plugs.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | September 23, 1999
If there is a bright side to the passing of Tropical Storm Dennis and Hurricane Floyd earlier this month, it is that rivers and streams east of the Catoctin mountains and smaller reservoirs and lakes are in better shape than they were all summer. And as fall begins, freshwater fishing is picking up nicely. "Freshwater action should only get better in many locations, as water temperatures are now falling in the optimum range," said Fisheries Service biologist Martin L. Gary.
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By Lonny Weaver and Lonny Weaver,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 24, 1998
I had wanted to do some woodchuck hunting last Saturday, but the grass is too high, and none of the farms I regularly shoot have done any serious mowing.So, after catching up on the yardwork, I grabbed my fly rod and a boxful of rubber spiders and camped out on a favorite farm pond for some late afternoon fun.Carroll County and the surrounding area has thousands of farm ponds that are begging to be fished. Permission is seldom any harder to obtain than by politely asking the landowner and offering to share your catch.
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By Candus Thomson and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 6, 2010
Shawn Kimbro catches Chesapeake Bay striped bass Tennessee style. That is to say this son of the Volunteer State thinks of stripers as oversized largemouth bass with black racing stripes. There's a lot of running and gunning. And a lot of twitching and jigging. See the birds. Make a beeline for the birds. Fine-tune location with an eye on the fish finder. Drop lines. Crack the whip. Repeat as needed. It's not for the laid back. Or the introspective. But it is too much fun. And, most importantly, it works.
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By STAFF REPORTS | October 20, 2006
Piney Run -- Some largemouth bass caught on live minnows and plastics near hydrilla; cut baits and chicken livers are attracting catfish; and striped bass are hooking on chicken livers. Prettyboy Reservoir -- "Now is the time to catch a trophy largemouth or smallmouth bass," Joe Butta said, citing larger fish moving into staging areas to feed for the winter. Plastics, jigs and crankbaits work. Trolling spinners and night crawlers work for white perch. Gunpowder River -- Cool, clean water is flowing faster than 180 cubic feet per second, according to the Backwater Angler online report, combining with fewer anglers to increase chances of catching fish.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | August 20, 2003
Biologists from the state Department of Natural Resources offered a way yesterday to deal with an invasion of unwanted goldfish in a Columbia pond: bring in bigger fish. Three fisheries experts with a large net waded into the pond on Montgomery Run Road at the request of the county Department of Recreation and Parks, surveyed the aquatic life and suggested largemouth bass to take care of hundreds of non-native goldfish and several large koi that are disturbing the ecosystem of the pond.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | August 20, 2003
Biologists from the state Department of Natural Resources offered a way yesterday to deal with an invasion of unwanted goldfish in a Columbia pond: bring in bigger fish. Three fisheries experts with a large net waded into the pond on Montgomery Run Road at the request of the county Department of Recreation and Parks, surveyed the aquatic life and suggested largemouth bass to take care of hundreds of non-native goldfish and several large koi that are disturbing the ecosystem of the pond.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | August 20, 2003
Biologists from the state Department of Natural Resources offered a way yesterday to deal with an invasion of unwanted goldfish in a Columbia pond: bring in bigger fish. Three fisheries experts with a large net waded into the pond on Montgomery Run Road at the request of the county Department of Recreation and Parks, surveyed the aquatic life and suggested largemouth bass to take care of hundreds of non-native goldfish and several large koi that are disturbing the ecosystem of the pond.
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By Jason du Pont | July 11, 2003
Fishing report The locations Piney Run: Bass are taking Senkos and surface lures around the docks and launch areas early in the morning, said Jim Gronaw of the park office. Panfish and yellow perch are being caught on worms. Channel cat fishing is hot, and 81 anglers entered the Catfish Rodeo on June 27. Tonight, anglers competing in the Bigg Cattie tournament will vie for $250 and a trophy for the heaviest fish over 10 pounds. Prettyboy Reservoir: Duke Nohe of the Maryland Aquatic Resource Coalition reported largemouth and smallmouth bass caught on pig and jigs, jointed rebels and surface plugs.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | July 27, 2002
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The BASS Classic might want to consider an ice-fishing tournament, given the number of cubes being used each day by competitors trying to keep their catches cool. With an intense sun, temperatures hovering in the low 90s and humidity above 70 percent, it's an uphill battle, but one the anglers have to join. Each bass that dies before the afternoon weigh-in is a 4-ounce deduction for the angler. Down at Paradise Point Marina, the tournament's launch point on Lay Lake, a muscled worker slings 7-pound bags of ice into a cooler every morning and replenishes it in the afternoon.
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By Peter Baker | November 4, 1990
If the unseasonably warm weather has your auto-cast finger twitching, there still is plenty of decent fishing around in fresh and salt water.In the lower bay, bluefish, sea bass and sea trout are still active. zTC Try the wrecks and stony bottoms for sea bass while using squid. Blues will take trolled spoons or hoses. Spoons cast into breaking schools work well also. The Middle Grounds, Tangier Sound and the mouth of the Potomac all have been good spots for blues.In the middle bay, the same methods will work well for blues in the 3- to 6-pound range, but the fish are reported moving south quickly as the weather cools, and catching them may take some work.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | September 23, 1999
If there is a bright side to the passing of Tropical Storm Dennis and Hurricane Floyd earlier this month, it is that rivers and streams east of the Catoctin mountains and smaller reservoirs and lakes are in better shape than they were all summer. And as fall begins, freshwater fishing is picking up nicely. "Freshwater action should only get better in many locations, as water temperatures are now falling in the optimum range," said Fisheries Service biologist Martin L. Gary.
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