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SPORTS
By Lonny Weaver and Lonny Weaver,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 18, 1997
On my first cast of the day, I scored a bulls-eye on a submerged stump. Bass pro Bob Parker attempted to conceal his amusement while nudging his boat toward the Mattawoman Creek shoreline so that we could free my lure. It was the first of a series of mishaps and the beginning of a great largemouth bass safari.If I had to limit all my bass fishing to a single spot, the choice would be this section of the lower Potomac River. Most bass fans finger this area as the East Coast's finest largemouth waters.
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SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,SUN REPORTER | August 9, 2006
MARBURY -- All the green these days on the Potomac River isn't grass beds and lily pads. Two major bass fishing tournaments are hitting the "nation's river," this weekend and next week, with nearly $500,000 in cash and prizes at stake. Both will be staged out of Charles County's Smallwood State Park. First up is the Capitol Clash, the penultimate event on the 11-tournament Bassmaster Elite Series that will help determine who wins Angler of the Year honors and cement the field for February's Bassmaster Classic.
SPORTS
By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | February 28, 1996
Jeremy Young was as happy as any Wilde Lake player after last night's 86-57 romp over visiting Potomac in a Class 2A South region quarterfinal game.He also was realistic."
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,Staff Writer | March 25, 1992
State environmental officials yesterday relaxed their warning about eating fish caught in the upper Potomac River, saying there have been "substantial decreases" in dioxin contamination downstream from the Westvaco Corp. paper mill in Luke.The move was immediately criticized by environmentalists, who contend that Maryland's limits on dioxin, a suspected human carcinogen, are too lax.Citing new sampling results, the Maryland Department of the Environment dropped its nearly 2-year-old advice to limit consumption of bass and most other surface-feeding sport fish caught in the 40-mile stretch of the Potomac between Luke and Paw Paw, W.Va.
SPORTS
By Bill Burton | May 3, 1991
MARBURY -- Come on, get away from the hustle and bustle. Get on the rejuvenated Potomac where fish and wildlife abound, and where some humans are making an effort to restore waters while other environmentalists are cleaning up shoreside.The average largemouth bass of Matawoman Creek are considered by the Department of Natural Resources to be the biggest in the state. So it's not easy to forget about them while casting the shoreline in spring when the biggest of the biggies are on the rampage.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | August 16, 1998
The Bass Tournament Trail comes to Maryland on Aug. 26-29 for the Maryland Top 150 at Smallwood State Park in Charles County. The stop is the opener of the 1998-1999 season.This year, the Bassmaster Top 150 tournaments have returned to a four-day format, with competition Wednesday through Saturday.Organizers expect a tight tournament, with a winning weight in excess of 60 pounds.Last year, with a three-day competition, Michigan angler Kevin Van Dam caught 15 bass for a total weight of 51 pounds, 5 ounces.
NEWS
By Lyle Denniston and Joel McCord and Lyle Denniston and Joel McCord,SUN STAFF | February 19, 2000
WASHINGTON -- The commonwealth of Virginia asked the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday to order the state of Maryland to clear the way for a project to draw drinking water for Virginians from the Potomac River above Washington. In a lawsuit filed directly with the justices, bypassing lower courts, Virginia argued that Maryland officials are insisting illegally on veto power over a water intake tube that would extend beyond Virginia's shore to the Potomac's main channel. Maryland owns the river under a 1632 land grant from King Charles I and has jurisdiction over construction projects that affect it. The ownership was upheld by an arbitration award approved by Congress in 1879.
SPORTS
By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,Special to The Sun | March 5, 1994
For No. 19 Glenelg, losing an 18-point third-quarter lead to visiting Potomac of Prince George's County last night wasn't anything to get upset about.If anything, this season has taught the young Gladiators how to ** keep cool in pressure situations.Last night, they showed it.After leading big most of the way, Glenelg rallied in the final minute to pull out a 62-59 win over the Braves in the Class 2A South Region semifinals.The win moves Glenelg (17-6), the region's second seed, into tonight's 7 o'clock regional final at top-seeded Hammond, also a winner last night.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | September 24, 1992
MARBURY -- The last time the Bass Anglers Sportsma Society held a pro-am tournament on the Potomac River, Hurricane Hugo came through and blew out a day of fishing.Yesterday, a gusty northwest wind churned up the Potomac and made for a rough day of fishing for many of the 200 entrants on the first day of the BASSMASTER BP Top 100.Before, during and after weigh-ins at Smallwood State Park yesterday afternoon, there was much talk about rough rides and stretches of river that had muddied up overnight and had become difficult to fish.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,Staff Writer | March 13, 1993
And now, some good news about the environment.While many species of plants and animals are vanishing, a new freshwater fish has been "discovered" in the cold, rushing waters of streams that feed the Potomac River in western Maryland.Only a handful of new fish are found each year around the world, so spotting one in a densely populated state is remarkable.Richard Raesly, a biologist at Frostburg State University, identified the bizarre-looking member of the sculpin family, a fish with a big, flat head and upward-gazing eyes.
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