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By LONNY WEAVER | June 26, 1994
The time is ideal for wet-wading area rivers and streams for bass and panfish. Nearby Pipe Creek and the Monocacy and Potomac rivers are local favorites. Of the three, the Potomac River is my choice because of the world-class smallmouth fishing it offers.Last Father's Day weekend I put on an old pair of cut-offs and a cotton fishing shirt sporting lots of pockets for lure and tackle storage, threw an old pair of sneakers with carpet glued to the soles for wading traction and a light-action spinning rig into the back of the car and headed toward Brunswick.
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By Candus Thomson | candy.thomson@baltsun.com | March 21, 2010
At 31⁄2 years old, Earl Jenkins IV likes to imitate his dad. And if that means setting a state fishing record — the one claimed by his father not quite a year ago — sorry, old man. The Thurmont youngster is an accomplished angler, reeling in his first smallmouth bass last summer and fishing with Earl Jenkins III every chance he gets. On Wednesday, he made the Maryland rock bass record his own. The two Jenkins men were at a favorite fishing hole, a farm pond near their home where the senior Jenkins caught his record fish.
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By Lonny Weaver and Lonny Weaver,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 28, 1996
Professional bass angler and guide Bill Kramer agrees with the growing belief that the Susquehanna River is the finest smallmouth water in the country. "Look at this," he said, indicating his daily catch record book. "Back during the spawn, in April and May, my clients were averaging more than a hundred smallies a day. And that was while fishing under bad conditions like muddy water and high water levels."Westminster's Dick Bradley and I recently spent an afternoon with the local pro fishing a portion of the Susquehanna above Duncannon, in the area of Millersburg, Pa. Scattered but heavy storms had pushed us above the Maryland portion of the river because of unfavorable water conditions.
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By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,candus.thomson@baltsun.com | September 7, 2008
D on Roberts is a fisherman. Nearly four decades ago, he was lucky enough to marry a kindred spirit. Every year, Don takes Letty Roberts out fishing for her birthday. So when Aug. 12 rolled around, instead of lighting 67 candles, the couple launched their boat at their local fishing hole, Prettyboy Reservoir. Don knows a thing or two about Prettyboy. For 35 years, he fished the reservoir with Duke Nohe, the acknowledged guru who knew every hump, bump and lump where bass hang out. Nohe, who died almost four years ago, could land a bass the way Chuck Yeager landed jets.
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By Staff Reports | October 6, 2006
Prettyboy Reservoir -- Joe Butta reports similar conditions, water 7 feet down, with largemouth and smallmouth bass still suspended over deep water structures. They're best caught when they leave the structures to feed, with crankbaits, plastics or jigs. Liberty Resevoir -- Doug Geis at Old Reisterstown Bait and Tackle says anglers are catching smallmouth and largemouth bass, at weights as heavy as 6 pounds on live shiners and nightcrawlers. Catfish and white crappies are starting to pick up. He predicts cloud cover could help the number of catches.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | June 28, 1998
The car's air conditioner was on the fritz, and the drive west from the city was stifling. Even while moving with interstate traffic, the air through the windows was hot and humid, and an evening wading the Potomac River held the promise of a reprieve from the heat wave and the prospect of smallmouth bass.Coming down into Brunswick, a railroad town on Route 17 southwest of Frederick, a thick, humid haze had collected in the valley that girds some of the best wading waters in the state.In early evening, workers from Washington were disembarking from commuter trains and heading for cars that had baked all day.Across the tracks, beneath the Route 17 bridge, the parking lot was empty in the last couple of hours before dusk, and a slight breeze lifted from the river.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | June 24, 1999
Three Canada geese struggled to gain altitude as they lifted from a grassy patch atop a small, rocky island -- wings stroking powerfully while they rose on thermal currents over the river.Simultaneously, a woolly bugger drifted down a narrow chute of current and a smallmouth bass hit it like a freight train.OK, a model freight train. It was, after all, the Patapsco, where bass fishing is usually small scale compared with regional reservoirs and the upper Potomac and Susquehanna rivers.But the Patapsco, which runs some 30 miles north and west of Baltimore, is well-suited to a quick outing before or after work, and fly-fishing gear or light spinning tackle can put angling in the proper balance.
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By Peter Baker | February 27, 1991
Gov. William Donald Schaefer postponed a news conference scheduled yesterday to announce that the BASS Masters Classic will be coming to Baltimore and the upper Chesapeake Bay this August, but the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society officially acknowledged the Super Bowl of bass fishing will be here Aug. 22, 23 and 24.Schaefer plans a formal contract signing at a later date.The fishing operations for the Classic, B.A.S.S. spokeswoman Ann Lewis said, most likely will be based at Dundee Creek Marina in Gunpowder State Park, a few minutes north of Baltimore.
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By Staff Reports | October 6, 2006
Prettyboy Reservoir -- Joe Butta reports similar conditions, water 7 feet down, with largemouth and smallmouth bass still suspended over deep water structures. They're best caught when they leave the structures to feed, with crankbaits, plastics or jigs. Liberty Resevoir -- Doug Geis at Old Reisterstown Bait and Tackle says anglers are catching smallmouth and largemouth bass, at weights as heavy as 6 pounds on live shiners and nightcrawlers. Catfish and white crappies are starting to pick up. He predicts cloud cover could help the number of catches.
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By Kevin E. Washington and Kevin E. Washington,SUN STAFF | July 11, 2004
Long before I lived in the Mid-Atlantic, I knew that the Big Gunpowder Falls was a Blue Ribbon trout stream surrounded by luscious woodlands and filled with sassy, almost wild brown trout. Once I arrived in Baltimore County, I was told that if I wanted to target my other favorite freshwater fish, the smallmouth bass, I needed to take a 40- to 50-minute drive either northeast or southwest to the Susquehanna or the Potomac rivers, both first-rate smallmouth fisheries. What no one told me before I moved here was that Central Maryland has smallmouth, one of the most prized warm water fly fishing targets, in just about every little trickle.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | December 24, 2000
Let's start with a heartwarming thought: Two of the area's biggest fishing shows are just three weeks away. The 17th annual Fishing Expo and Boat Show, Jan. 11-14 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, is the hot stove league of fishing. Select some new toys, ogle the ones out of your price range, and talk fishing with the experts. Bob Dobart, who founded the show 17 years ago, says he's arranged to have more than 350 bass and saltwater boats from 50 manufacturers on display. The show has evolved over the years, starting as strictly a bass expo but expanding to include saltwater fishing five years ago. "After 17 years, it's hard to come up with something new," Dobart says.
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