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By LONNY WEAVER | June 6, 1993
The Monocacy River, Pipe Creek and Potomac River are popular fishing spots for Carroll County smallmouth bass fans. Other hot spots within easy driving range include the Susquehanna, both in Maryland and Pennsylvania, plus Virginia's Shenandoah and James rivers.Countless other area creeks and streams hold healthy populations of smallmouths running through woods and farmlands.Because their habitat is generally clear, limited in size and in places of safety, these smallmouths are light-shy and more likely to feed early and late in the day.Because of their living conditions, river and stream smallmouths must be constantly alert.
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March 17, 2013
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By Gary Diamond and Gary Diamond,Contributing Writer | November 1, 1992
With winter just around the corner, most fishermen are thinking seriously about stowing their fishing tackle until next March, a time when Deer Creek will be stocked with another batch of rainbow trout.Unfortunately, those individuals likely will spend the winter shoveling snow, watching reruns of old football games and developing a severe case of cabin fever, a dreaded disease that only affects recreational fishermen during the dead of winter.Most are unaware that some of the best cool-weather fishing of the season is just beginning.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2010
Scientists have found more intersex fish in Maryland, this time on the Eastern Shore, and their research suggests one possible source of the gender-bending condition could be the poultry manure that is widely used there to fertilize croplands. Six lakes and ponds on the Delmarva Peninsula sampled over the past two years have yielded male largemouth bass carrying eggs, according to University of Maryland scientists. Those are the first intersex fish reported there, though researchers found the condition several years ago in smallmouth bass in the Potomac and its tributaries, and recently found it in smallmouth bass in the Susquehanna.
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May 29, 2006
Liberty Reservoir, on the border between Carroll and Baltimore counties, is a popular spot for fishing. Built by Baltimore City for use as a public water supply, it was completed on July 8, 1954. However, it is also home to a number of fish species, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie and white perch. The reservoir also was stocked with striped bass between 1981 and 1984. They can now be caught in the 40-pound range, according to the state Department of Natural Resources Web site.
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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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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 Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2010
Scientists have found more intersex fish in Maryland, this time on the Eastern Shore, and their research suggests one possible source of the gender-bending condition could be the poultry manure that is widely used there to fertilize croplands. Six lakes and ponds on the Delmarva Peninsula sampled over the past two years have yielded male largemouth bass carrying eggs, according to University of Maryland scientists. Those are the first intersex fish reported there, though researchers found the condition several years ago in smallmouth bass in the Potomac and its tributaries, and recently found it in smallmouth bass in the Susquehanna.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 1, 1998
Officially, the double-crested cormorant is a protected species, its safety guarded by federal law. But on the Lake Ontario shoreline west of Watertown, N.Y., the long-necked black birds have become a pest to anglers, who say the growing colonies of cormorants are devouring smallmouth bass and, along with them, the livelihood of people who sell bait and run charter fishing trips.This week, wildlife officials visiting an island nesting ground discovered an unusually shocking environmental crime: more than 800 cormorants slaughtered by shotgun fire.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | April 5, 1998
The effects of the devastating winter and spring floods of 1996 are still evident in the Potomac River and its tributaries, especially in the Monocacy and Savage rivers, where 1996-year classes of sport fish are greatly diminished or missing.Department of Natural Resources trout population studies in the tailwater area below Savage River Dam in Garrett County showed adult wild brown and brook trout numbers declined from 1996 estimates "mainly due to the absence of the 1996 class."Even though the 1996 floods appear to have wiped out a year class, the results of the population survey found numbers and densities of wild trout "were still high at 50 pounds/acre and 507 trout/mile."
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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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May 29, 2006
Liberty Reservoir, on the border between Carroll and Baltimore counties, is a popular spot for fishing. Built by Baltimore City for use as a public water supply, it was completed on July 8, 1954. However, it is also home to a number of fish species, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie and white perch. The reservoir also was stocked with striped bass between 1981 and 1984. They can now be caught in the 40-pound range, according to the state Department of Natural Resources Web site.
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By TOM PELTON and TOM PELTON,SUN REPORTER | October 16, 2005
Over the last two years, scientists working on the Potomac River have netted 111 smallmouth bass with bizarre sexual traits. The fish were males but had eggs growing inside their testes. Researchers found many of these gender-bending bass downstream from sewage treatment plants in water tinged with a chemical called ethinylestradiol - the active ingredient in birth control pills. More studies are necessary, biologists say, but evidence is mounting that trace levels of prescription drugs in rivers and streams may be harming fish, tadpoles, frogs, mussels and oysters.
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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 Jason du Pont | August 1, 2003
The locations Piney Run: Jim Gronaw, park assistant, recommends top-water lures around grass beds. Buzzbaits, spinnerbaits and hard-body lures work best early and late in the day. Fish soft plastic lures in the deeper areas around the grass beds. Prettyboy Reservoir: Duke Nohe of the Maryland Aquatic Resource Coalition says plastic worms are always a good bet on this fishery. Fish are holding 15 to 25 feet deep. Largemouth and smallmouth bass can be caught on pig and jigs, live crawfish and shiners.
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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 Kevin Washington | August 30, 2002
The locations Piney Run: Jim Gronaw at the park office says boaters fishing early and late are catching fair numbers of 1- to 3-pound largemouth bass with plastic worms near the edge of the hydrilla weed line. But bank fisherman won't be able to get their lures out past the hydrilla. A state Department of Natural Resources fish-trap survey has discovered 10- to 12-inch redear sunfish, known as shellcrackers, in 15 to 20 feet of water. The next night fishing event is 6 p.m. to midnight Sept.
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