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By Capt. Bob Spore | May 5, 1991
So you thought the day would never come. No more big bluefish.Well, you're wrong -- big-time. The blues are here with a vengeance. Just get one wrapped around your axle, and you'll see.There is much more to trolling than just pulling lures behind your boat. Big bluefish, just like big rockfish or big any kind of fish,got that way by being smarter than the rest of the pack. You seldom see them in a feeding frenzy as you do the smaller bluefish, so the probability of their smacking a lure dragged carelessly behind your boat is not great.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2013
Sherlock Holmes un-kicked the bucket way back in 1894. More than a century later, even though Harry Potter ends up on the wrong side of a killing curse, he un-bites the dust. In "Game of Thrones," Beric Dondarrion has un-bought the farm at least six times, despite having been hanged, impaled by a lance, bashed in the head with a mace and stabbed through the eye with a dagger. And that's just by the end of the third season. So author Walter Mosley had ample precedent to un-pull the plug on his most famous fictional creation, Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins.
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BUSINESS
By HARTFORD COURANT | February 1, 2004
Why pay retail? With online merchants eager to drum up business, the Internet abounds with Web sites offering coupon codes that deliver discounts as high as 50 percent. CouponMountain (www.couponmountain.com), one of the more established sites, includes thousands of codes from more than 400 merchants and forums where readers can contribute even more codes. Recent offerings: 30 percent off at Mikasa.com, $150 off a $1,000 furniture order at Staples.com and free shipping at CircuitCity.
FEATURES
By Sarah Kickler Kelber and The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2012
I've been trying to figure out what to say about bullied bus monitor Karen Klein for four days now -- just watching the viral video of her being bullied to tears by middle-school students in New York last week left me so discombobulated I could barely speak. The boys' vile, relentless verbal attack of her, I finally realize, feels like the personification of every Internet troll I've ever run into online. I've seen horrible personal attacks from anonymous (and sometimes not) posters that had the exact same tenor, and seen commenters gang up in the exact same way, while gaining strength and bravado hiding behind their keyboards.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | April 20, 1997
Last week, the boat was headed north of east toward the Bay Bridge on a short shakedown cruise, reaching to a puffy northwesterly, with a note pad and pencil on the cockpit table and a single trolling rod set at the transom.In the puffs, the sloop heeled deeply. In the lulls, it righted some and the rudder bit deeper and sent a slight tremor up the post to the wheel.In the cabin, a settee cushion fell to the floor, and gear in lockers, cabinets and drawers resettled itself with a jumble of unalarming sounds.
SPORTS
By PETER BAKER | May 16, 1993
In the four days out the first week of the trophy rockfish season, at least one trophy fish had been hooked per day, and three trophies had been caught and released -- including a 49-incher taken on a white spoon at the south side of the mouth of Eastern Bay.But early last week the fishing slowed, for me at least.The channel edges off Poplar Island and Bloody Point did not yield a keeper during short trips Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Frankly, I began to think I might not catch another fish above the 36-inch minimum.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | August 29, 1999
Among the most pleasant surprises Chesapeake Bay anglers might encounter at this time of year is a good run of Spanish mackerel, a long, thin fish that mixes with schools of blues and rock and hits lures with abandon.Buddy Fuller of Mechanicsville got the best possible surprise on Aug. 16 -- an 8.45-pound Spanish mackerel that set a state record.Fuller, 17, was fishing southwest of the Target Ship aboard the Lisa S when the 32.5-inch fish hit a small, gold Huntington Drone spoon.The Lisa S is based at Scheible's Fishing Center in Ridge, and that day's charter party was trolling the edges of mixed schools of mackerel, bluefish and rockfish.
SPORTS
By LONNY WEAVER | November 7, 1993
I spent a wonderful day on the Choptank River with my friend Keith Walters late last week.Walters, who grew up in Glen Burnie, spent most of his adult life in Cape St. Claire. He lives in retirement with his wife, Carol, in Bozman on the Eastern Shore.Considered by many to be one of the nation's top striped bass (rockfish) anglers, Walters at one time held the Maryland rockfish record with a 32 1/2 -pounder that hit his Atom plug at Love Point."Remember the last day or so of the season last year when we had rock practically jumping out of the water and into the boat?"
NEWS
By Sue Hayes and Sue Hayes,Contributing Writer | July 19, 1992
The month of July has brought many firsts. Tim Walters of Baltimore, fishing in the Baltimore Canyon with Capt. John Sippel on the boat Wirenut, pulled in Ocean City's first blue marlin. It weighed 269 pounds. They were trolling with a "soft head"artificial lure when they caught the huge fish the week of July 5.A wahoo was taken from Ocean City waters that same week. It weighed only 21 pounds, but it was the first. The boat Gator with Capt. Ron Gates had a nice catch of tuna as well. They were trolling with ballyhoos and artificial lures.
SPORTS
By LONNY WEAVER | October 18, 1992
It seems as though the striped bass fishing is good from one end of the Chesapeake Bay to the next based on reports reaching me.I've had very good fishing in the Choptank River, but alas, it was a forgettable day on the Potomac last week during the Virginia opener.I had it on good authority that the lower bay and tidal Potomac areas were heating up, and last Friday's scheduled trip with Captain Eddie Davis held a lot of promise. Davis is a full-time waterman and one of my favorite Chesapeake characters.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2010
Meg Fairfax Fielding might be a mild-mannered fundraiser by day, but in her spare time, she's The Junque Whisperer, trolling thrift shops, auctions and yard sales for bits of unrealized fabulousness. On her blog, Pigtown Design, Fielding often shows off her bargain coups: the steel card catalog she liberated from Goodwill and turned into a home for shoes; boxes of silks and other imported textiles she scored for $5 at an auction; ivory cutlery she stumbled upon in France. A few years ago, the 50-year-old Baltimore native who had been living in Wales returned home and furnished an entire house with secondhand finds.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler | March 6, 2010
On a day when he could have been out oystering, waterman Mike Edwards trolled the Chesapeake Bay south of Annapolis on Friday for a different quarry. Sitting at the wheel of his workboat, the Miss Renee Two, he felt a "nudge" on the line he was towing astern and winched it in to discover he'd hooked a mucky but otherwise intact crab pot. A lone oyster toadfish lay trapped inside. "I got one this time," said Edwards - meaning the pot, rather than the fish. Edwards, 53, of Grasonville is part of a small navy of watermen who have been hired by the state Department of Natural Resources this winter to pull derelict crab pots from the water.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson | November 26, 2009
Hoping to protect spawning striped bass from early season fishing, state fisheries officials are proposing a regulation for the Chesapeake Bay that limits the type of hooks that can be used and the number of rods on trolling boats. The regulation would cover catch-and-release fishing from March 1 to the third Saturday in April, when the spring season begins. However, the proposal stops short of limiting trolling each week to four days, an option considered by the Fisheries Service and endorsed by the Sport Fish Advisory Commission.
NEWS
By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,Sun reporter | April 19, 2008
CARLISLE, Pa. -- Frank Pratka leaves his office a few times a week to join the commuting throng rolling north on Interstate 83. He lives in Baltimore but has been spending much of his spare time inside a York, Pa., storefront, placing telephone calls for Hillary Clinton. Lynda Clarke of Towson has traveled to a New York training session for Barack Obama volunteers and bunked in a South Carolina hotel for eight days while toiling for the Illinois senator. Last weekend, she was part of a caravan that traveled from a Dulaney Valley Road coffee shop to this small college town, where she and her newest friends knocked on doors and dropped off brochures.
BUSINESS
By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to The Sun | June 22, 2007
They may be few and far between, but little stone cottages buried in the woods, surrounded by blooming flowers, stone pathways, fancy gates, trellises, and outdoor tables set for tea really do exist. Karen and Todd Morrill own such a place - a getaway in northern Baltimore County. Think of a Thomas Kinkade painting or an illustration from a child's book of fairy tales. That is the enchanted place called Holly Hillside. "We could also call it Bliss House," Karen Morrill said, sipping her tea, and gazing from the front porch onto a garden as colorful as a box of crayons.
BUSINESS
By KENNETH HARNEY | April 18, 2004
THE HOME mortgage scammers and spammers are working overtime this spring, trying to tempt you into bad loans or to steal your personal data and sell it to the highest bidders. The federal government wants your help in tracking them down. Consider this recent e-mail promotion reported by multiple readers: "Dear Sir or Madam, Thank you for your mortgage application, which we received yesterday. We are glad to confirm that your application is accepted, and you get as low as 2.70 percent fixed rate.
SPORTS
By PETER BAKER | September 5, 1993
A couple of hundred yards to the northeast, a quartet of small gulls could be seen working the bay surface, scouting the movements of fish below, waiting for the tracks of the predators to cross those of the prey.In this case, the prey were bluefish and Spanish mackerel mixed in a small school traveling less than 10 feet from the surface.While the birds tracked the movements from above, the charter boat tracked from behind, working west to east toward False Channel, below the mouth of the Choptank River.
BUSINESS
By HARTFORD COURANT | February 1, 2004
Why pay retail? With online merchants eager to drum up business, the Internet abounds with Web sites offering coupon codes that deliver discounts as high as 50 percent. CouponMountain (www.couponmountain.com), one of the more established sites, includes thousands of codes from more than 400 merchants and forums where readers can contribute even more codes. Recent offerings: 30 percent off at Mikasa.com, $150 off a $1,000 furniture order at Staples.com and free shipping at CircuitCity.
FEATURES
By John Woestendiek and John Woestendiek,SUN STAFF | May 28, 2002
Say you were an empty Doritos bag, dropped in the street in the outskirts of the city. The first heavy rain would send you on your way: along the gutter, down the nearest storm drain and through miles of twisting concrete pipe until, at last, you were flushed out - either into the Inner Harbor, or a stream that would lead you there. And that is where you'd meet Joe Finnerty. Casually working a series of throttles and levers, he would pilot his slow-moving vessel toward you. Its mechanical arms would spread, as if preparing to embrace you. Its angled conveyor belt would dip into the water, slowly carrying you up, until you fell through a few feet of air and landed, most indecorously, into the pile of glop he's already snagged - a reeking heap that might include plastic pop bottles, foam containers, errant Frisbees, tree limbs, diapers, gum wrappers, tires, cigarette butts and the occasional bloated animal carcass.
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