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By PETER BAKER | August 4, 1991
LANDER -- The fellow at the bottom of the ramp has yet to launch the boat, but while waiting for a sleepy client to trundle downhill from the parking area, a white buzzbait already has turned up a respectable smallmouth bass."
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By CANDUS THOMSON | July 25, 2004
Two summers ago, when northern snakeheads set up housekeeping in Crofton, I suggested holding a tournament to thin out the herd rather than turning that scummy little pond into a scene from Apocalypse Now. Flip ahead to summer 2004. More than a dozen snakeheads have been hooked in the Potomac River (no doubt because it's a shorter commute to D.C.) and someone finally has made my dopey idea a reality. Can a UPN TV show be far behind? Hard to believe, but Friday's the day for the 2004 Snakehead Roundup from 8:30 to 11 a.m. out of two marinas: Belle Haven and Columbia Island.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | February 8, 2004
You can kill Ken Penrod, but you can't keep him down. Chat rooms and tackle shows have been abuzz over the death of the Maryland fishing guide and member of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame after an Annapolis newspaper printed an obituary for a former Edgewater resident with the same name. Tributes poured in. "I'm deeply touched," Penrod says when I call about the mix-up. "But it's highly exaggerated." As a matter of fact, when I reached him on his cell phone, he was driving home from a stress test, where his doctor gave him a big thumbs up. The case of mistaken identity was easy to make.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | February 8, 2004
You can kill Ken Penrod, but you can't keep him down. Chat rooms and tackle shows have been abuzz over the death of the Maryland fishing guide and member of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame after an Annapolis newspaper printed an obituary for a former Edgewater resident with the same name. Tributes poured in. "I'm deeply touched," Penrod says when I call about the mix-up. "But it's highly exaggerated." As a matter of fact, when I reached him on his cell phone, he was driving home from a stress test, where his doctor gave him a big thumbs up. The case of mistaken identity was easy to make.
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By LONNY WEAVER | January 17, 1993
Many Carroll County anglers fish the nearby Potomac River. Less than an hour's drive from just about any local area, the Potomac is considered one of the nation's premier smallmouth fisheries.No one knows this river better than professional bass guide Ken Penrod, and his two books, "Fishing the Tidal Potomac River" and "Fishing the Upper Potomac River," are standard references on most anglers' and outdoors writers' bookshelves.Penrod now has a third book ("Tidewater Bass Fishing") in print that serious anglers will want to read, and he has a companion video to his second book, "Fishing the Upper Potomac River."
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | May 31, 1998
Duke Nohe and Ken Penrod, a pair of Maryland fishermen who go back to when bassin' wasn't as widespread as it is now, have received top awards from the Maryland Bass Federation.Nohe, a founder and first president of MBF and now president of the Maryland Aquatic Resources Coalition, which represents recreational fishermen of all types across the state, was named Conservation Man of the Year.He was honored for his role as a lobbyist and natural resources watchdog.Penrod, who is best known for his Life Outdoors Unlimited guide service and a series of books on bass fishing in tidal and nontidal waters, received the group's Conservation Lifetime Achievement Award.
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By PETER BAKER and PETER BAKER,SUN STAFF | September 1, 1996
Fishing guide Ken Penrod said he never has seen a year like this one on the upper Potomac River -- not in more than 30 years has the river been so high so long.But, said Penrod, it appears that conditions on the river above threat Falls finally are improving, and through the fall fishermen probably can expect the excellent smallmouth bass fishing they have become accustomed to over the years."I'd like to believe we have turned the corner," said Penrod, whose Life Outdoors Unlimited fishing and hunting guide service runs almost daily trips on the river in normal years.
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By LONNY WEAVER | July 25, 1993
Outdoor showsThe third annual Call Of The Wild Sportsman's Benefit Show is Aug. 14-15 at the Frederick Fairgrounds. The show features just about all there is to enjoy the outdoors, including loads of seminars such as Tom Flemming on bowhunting, Jim Gilford on fly fishing, Ken Penrod on the Potomac and more. To get there take Exit 56 off of U.S. 70.
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April 18, 1993
INDIAN HEAD -- The traffic on Mattawoman Creek is heavy for a weekday morning -- a curious beaver and a white-tailed deer having made their way across the creek channel, causing us to slow below the 6-knot speed limit to let them pass -- but it matters little.A balky trolling motor has sent us back toward the launch at Slavin's for repairs, and the pair of beautiful swimmers is a pleasant diversion.The beaver dives and surfaces, takes a peek at the sleek bass boat Ken Penrod has borrowed while awaiting delivery of a new model, and dives again only to surface a few yards further across the channel.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1997
For the sixth consecutive year, the juvenile index for rockfish in Maryland's portion of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries registered "at or above the level described as indicating healthy reproduction."However, the overall index of 8.0 announced by the Department of Natural Resources last week, is below the long-term average of 10.7.The index is the result of readings taken at 22 sites in the four major spawning systems -- the head of the bay, Choptank, Nanticoke and Potomac rivers.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | June 13, 1999
The biennial Annapolis-to-Newport sailing race started off the mouth of the Severn River yesterday with its largest field in several years, including Chessie Racing, a 68-footer with an all-star crew led by George Collins of Gibson Island.Chessie Racing is expected to duel with Donnybrook for first-to-finish in the 473-mile race. Donnybrook is owned by Jim Muldoon of Washington, D.C.Collins, who spearheaded the Baltimore-Annapolis entry in the last Whitbread Round the World Race, has drawn from his Whitbread crew for this event.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | January 16, 1999
The whole atmosphere smells of hair tonic and Aqua Velva, chewin' tobacco and great, heaping levels of testosterone.Burly men in jeans and flannel shirts crowd around booths hawking exotic fishing trips to Alaska, Canada, Montana, each booth featuring a montage of color photos depicting beaming customers triumphantly holding up huge salmon and steelhead against breathtaking backdrops of blue skies, towering fir trees and clear-rushing rivers.But as you wander the aisles at the 15th Annual Bass Expo, Saltwater Fishing and Fly Fishing Show at the Maryland State Fairgrounds and gaze at all the high-tech equipment -- the lightweight composite rods and $30,000 bass boats, the chemically enhanced lures, the rods and tackle strong enough to reel in an oil tanker -- you're left with one overriding thought:Do the fish even have a chance anymore?
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | May 31, 1998
Duke Nohe and Ken Penrod, a pair of Maryland fishermen who go back to when bassin' wasn't as widespread as it is now, have received top awards from the Maryland Bass Federation.Nohe, a founder and first president of MBF and now president of the Maryland Aquatic Resources Coalition, which represents recreational fishermen of all types across the state, was named Conservation Man of the Year.He was honored for his role as a lobbyist and natural resources watchdog.Penrod, who is best known for his Life Outdoors Unlimited guide service and a series of books on bass fishing in tidal and nontidal waters, received the group's Conservation Lifetime Achievement Award.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1997
For the sixth consecutive year, the juvenile index for rockfish in Maryland's portion of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries registered "at or above the level described as indicating healthy reproduction."However, the overall index of 8.0 announced by the Department of Natural Resources last week, is below the long-term average of 10.7.The index is the result of readings taken at 22 sites in the four major spawning systems -- the head of the bay, Choptank, Nanticoke and Potomac rivers.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | April 10, 1997
The paths to the creek are well-worn this time of year, when the white perch are running and a bucket brigade of fishermen are chasing.And even in this broad, shallow Anne Arundel County backwater fed from the Chesapeake Bay by an entrance channel 5 feet wide at high tide, fishermen have been catching white perch and walking out with buckets heavy or stringers full."
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By PETER BAKER and PETER BAKER,SUN STAFF | September 1, 1996
Fishing guide Ken Penrod said he never has seen a year like this one on the upper Potomac River -- not in more than 30 years has the river been so high so long.But, said Penrod, it appears that conditions on the river above threat Falls finally are improving, and through the fall fishermen probably can expect the excellent smallmouth bass fishing they have become accustomed to over the years."I'd like to believe we have turned the corner," said Penrod, whose Life Outdoors Unlimited fishing and hunting guide service runs almost daily trips on the river in normal years.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | June 13, 1999
The biennial Annapolis-to-Newport sailing race started off the mouth of the Severn River yesterday with its largest field in several years, including Chessie Racing, a 68-footer with an all-star crew led by George Collins of Gibson Island.Chessie Racing is expected to duel with Donnybrook for first-to-finish in the 473-mile race. Donnybrook is owned by Jim Muldoon of Washington, D.C.Collins, who spearheaded the Baltimore-Annapolis entry in the last Whitbread Round the World Race, has drawn from his Whitbread crew for this event.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | April 10, 1997
The paths to the creek are well-worn this time of year, when the white perch are running and a bucket brigade of fishermen are chasing.And even in this broad, shallow Anne Arundel County backwater fed from the Chesapeake Bay by an entrance channel 5 feet wide at high tide, fishermen have been catching white perch and walking out with buckets heavy or stringers full."
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By LONNY WEAVER | July 25, 1993
Outdoor showsThe third annual Call Of The Wild Sportsman's Benefit Show is Aug. 14-15 at the Frederick Fairgrounds. The show features just about all there is to enjoy the outdoors, including loads of seminars such as Tom Flemming on bowhunting, Jim Gilford on fly fishing, Ken Penrod on the Potomac and more. To get there take Exit 56 off of U.S. 70.
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April 18, 1993
INDIAN HEAD -- The traffic on Mattawoman Creek is heavy for a weekday morning -- a curious beaver and a white-tailed deer having made their way across the creek channel, causing us to slow below the 6-knot speed limit to let them pass -- but it matters little.A balky trolling motor has sent us back toward the launch at Slavin's for repairs, and the pair of beautiful swimmers is a pleasant diversion.The beaver dives and surfaces, takes a peek at the sleek bass boat Ken Penrod has borrowed while awaiting delivery of a new model, and dives again only to surface a few yards further across the channel.
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