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By PETER BAKER | January 27, 1991
By nature, largemouth bass are creatures that favor relatively shallow, almost sluggish waters heavy with vegetation or marked by stumps, bushes, fallen trees or root systems.Within the cover of these habitats, the adult bass is the hunter, virtually the top of the food chain -- unless one counts man, which has made the largemouth one of its most preferred targets.George Cochran, who finished third in the 1990 Bassmasters Classic and has qualified for the tournament each of the past 10 years, has some basic advice for making the hunt easier and more rewarding.
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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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April 19, 1992
HAVRE DE GRACE -- Almost 20 years ago, a state fisheries biologist requested federal money to study and improvelargemouth bass fishing. It took three years to get a management program in the Chesapeake estuary under way.Since 1977, Leon Fewlass and a handful of biologists and technicians have been part of a booming recreational fishery built almost from scratch."
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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 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 Scott Higham and Scott Higham,Sun Staff Writer | September 16, 1995
One of the biggest black market fish cases in Maryland history came to court this week and all four defendants went belly up, admitting they stole thousands of protected bass from the Potomac River that wound up at seafood markets and restaurants as far away as Toronto.Facing five-year prison terms and $250,000 in fines, the men from Southern Maryland pleaded guilty to breaking a federal law by stealing more than 40,000 pounds of protected largemouth bass worth nearly $150,000 from the Potomac between 1990 and 1993.
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By STAFF REPORTS | October 27, 2006
Piney Run -- The supply of largemouth bass has decreased because of the colder temperatures, according to Jim Gronaw, while anglers have been able to get channel cats of 20 to 28 inches with chicken livers. Livers and cutbait are also working to catch striped bass. Prettyboy Reservoir -- Small and largemouth bass are still in staging areas, moving off those to feed for the winter, according to Joe Butta. The fish are moving over 20 to 30 feet of water and can be caught with plastics and crankbaits.
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By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Sun Staff Writer | February 17, 1995
A fish-farm operator and three watermen in Southern Maryland are to appear in court soon to answer federal charges that they illegally caught and sold $150,000 worth of wild largemouth bass that ended up in Asian markets and restaurants in North America.Largemouth bass are prized as a sport fish and are the focus of popular fishing tournaments throughout the region. Nearly all sales of the species are prohibited.Nine counts in the indictment by a federal grand jury in Baltimore this week involve alleged violations of the federal Lacey Act, which prohibits interstate trade in illegal wildlife.
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By GARY DIAMOND | November 7, 1993
During the dead of winter, most Harford County anglers would rather be someplace else -- a location where they could enjoy balmy tropical breezes, swaying palm trees and crystal-clear water that's warm enough for bathing.In some instances, many nonmigratory species of fish have the same fantasies -- with a distinct difference. When water temperature dips to a bone-chilling 35 degrees, fish go where conditions are similar to those found in South Florida -- not Harford County.They don't exit Chesapeake Bay and head south, but instead travel a few miles to the nearest power plant, where they'll spend the winter basking in water warmer than normal for this time of year.
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August 5, 1993
RESIDENT GOOSE SEASONMaryland will hold a hunting season for resident Canada geese Sept. 7-15 this fall, with hunters allowed three geese daily and a limit of six.The areas open to hunting will be the 14 counties west of the Chesapeake Bay.In addition to normal licenses and stamps, hunters will be required to carry a free September Canada goose seasonpermit, which is currently available from Department of Natural Resources offices.Hunters will be required to keep a daily log of hunting activities and to mail that report to DNR by Sept.
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By Candus Thomson and The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2010
He has been striped bass fishing off Brooklyn, N.Y., and largemouth bass fishing under a pier back home in Florida, but one of the places where Oriole Luke Scott remains a rookie is the Chesapeake Bay. That shortcoming will be remedied May 1, when the designated hitter-first baseman will fish the 27th annual Championship on the Chesapeake, the long-running contest sponsored by the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen's Association. On board with Scott will be the winner of a World Fishing Network contest and a friend.
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September 20, 2009
Sam Dutton of Baltimore writes: Saturday, I went with three friends to the Potomac above Hancock to go bass fishing. We waded in about four feet of water and had a blast. I caught about nine smallmouth and one of us caught 20, all from 7 a.m. to noon. All were catch and release. That area is loaded with bass. The Upper Potomac must be one of the best bass fishing areas in the country. We also find that river bass fishing is far superior to lake or pond bass fishing. The river bass put up a stronger fight and are lean and fit since they must fight the continuous current.
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August 26, 2007
10 FOR THE ROAD Top spots to reel 'em in The top 10 places to go fishing with your family, according to cable TV's Sportsman Channel: 1. Clear Lake, Calif. (bass) 2. Sitka, Alaska (salmon, halibut) 3. Ecofina Creek, Fla. (catfish) 4. Lake Sinclair, Ga. (crawfish, crappie) 5. Guntersville Lake, Ala. (bass) 6. Venice, La. (red fish, trout) 7. Lake Ontario, N.Y. (salmon, lake trout) 8. Clinton Lake, Ill. (largemouth bass) 9. Cape Cod, Mass. (Atlantic striper) 10. Rogerson, Idaho (walleye, trout)
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By STAFF REPORTS | October 27, 2006
Piney Run -- The supply of largemouth bass has decreased because of the colder temperatures, according to Jim Gronaw, while anglers have been able to get channel cats of 20 to 28 inches with chicken livers. Livers and cutbait are also working to catch striped bass. Prettyboy Reservoir -- Small and largemouth bass are still in staging areas, moving off those to feed for the winter, according to Joe Butta. The fish are moving over 20 to 30 feet of water and can be caught with plastics and crankbaits.
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By LONNY WEAVER | March 14, 1993
A few years back I suffered a heart attack. When I was moved out of Carroll County General Hospital's superb cardiac intensive care unit and into a private room overlooking the Farm Museum Pond, my health improved and I discovered a great fishing spot.Early in the morning and late in the day I watched huge bass jumping out of the pond's water to nab bugs, frogs, etc.What I didn't see was a single person armed with a rod and reel through those late August and early September days. That changed a couple of weeks later when I got out of the hospital.
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By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Sun Staff Writer | February 22, 1995
One of the biggest black market fish cases in Maryland history -- becoming known as the Potomac River bass burglary -- was cracked with the help of tiny tracking devices hidden inside the fish.Prosecutors and investigators, who followed the trail of the bass from Toronto to Georgia, say the case involves the alleged sale of more than 40,000 pounds of largemouth bass caught in the Potomac from 1990 to 1993.Telltale tags three-eighths of an inch long, called passive integrated transponders, were placed under the skin of more than 3,000 wild largemouth bass in the Potomac as part of a Maryland Department of Natural Resources study to track their growth and movement.
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