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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | July 25, 1996
Hurricane Bertha forced the rescheduling of the Ocean City Tuna Tournament to last weekend, and, according to weigh-master Bill Runkle, the postponement resulted in "the most numerous and some of the heaviest fish we've weighed over the past five years."Wes Denton of Baltimore caught a 179-pound bluefin tuna, which won the largest single tuna category for Team Cummins and earned a prize of $16,575. Team Cummins was fishing aboard the Liquidator.Despite the one-week postponement, rough weather kept many of the 51 boats entered inshore of the canyons and brought mostly bluefin tuna to the scales at the Ocean City Fishing Center.
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By Jake Fewster, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2012
Philadelphia Reopening of Rodin Museum After undergoing a three-year renovation, Philadelphia's Rodin Museum will once again be open to the public. The museum features some of the greatest works by the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, including "The Burghers of Calais" and "The Gates of Hell" — a monumental piece inspired by Dante's "Inferno. " The museum reopens Friday, July 13. Admission is a suggested contribution of $5 per guest. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 7, 1996
Each July over the past eight years, tuna fishermen have been drawn to Ocean City for the annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament, four days of competition that often have coincided with the height of the coastal run of yellowfin, bluefin and bigeye tuna.This year's tournament will be held July 11-14, with competition categories added and the top cash prize doubled from $50,000 to $100,000.In addition to categories for largest fish caught, most fish caught, and tag and release divisions for tuna, tournament organizers have added a catch category for dolphin and a white marlin release division.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2011
Bluefin, yellowfin, we're all in for the 24th annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament that begins today. Weigh-ins start at 4 p.m. at the Ocean City Fishing Center. The event is free to spectators but it can mean big money to the participants. Last year, a tuna weighing 79 pounds - the heaviest in the tournament - garnered a payout of $64,000. How's that for a day's work? The event also features food and live entertainment and continues through Sunday.If you want to watch from afar, the fish cam provides a great view of the weighing station.
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By LONNY WEAVER | July 25, 1993
Ross Vickers won $4,200 with his first place 246-pound big-eye tuna at last weekend's sixth annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament. Vickers was fishing aboard Capt. Mark Babiarz's Nasty Habit II. The world record big-eye was caught off of Ocean City by Cecil Brown back in 1977. Brown's fish weighed a staggering 375 pounds.Joe O'Boyle's MoJo took first place for total pounds of tuna caught when the boat's three fish weighed in at 210 pounds. The typical tuna hits the scales at between 30 and 50 pounds, to add some perspective to the tournament winners.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | July 14, 1996
Craig Downs isn't entered in the Ocean City Tuna Tournament next weekend, but a day spent fishing offshore Tuesday had him thinking maybe he should have been."
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By PETER BAKER | June 22, 1995
Practice and preparation. Sounds like something a high school baseball or football coach might tell an incoming class of ninth-graders on the first day of workouts.But they also are words that Rick Clunn uses often when asked what keeps him at the top of his game, 21 years into the rat race that is professional bass fishing."Productive and enjoyable days fishing are based upon education and preparation," said Clunn, who has won the B.A.S.S. Masters Classic four times. "When you arrive, you must have a plan and a starting point already selected.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | February 23, 1997
By December, the sale of fishing and hunting licenses at 400 sport shops will be handled through a computer system called COINS (Customer Oriented Information Network).The Board of Public Works recently approved $2.7 million over the next five years to purchase the system, which is expected to eliminate paperwork now required for each and some 900,000 license and boat registrations issued each year.COINS will produce wallet-sized, waterproof licenses, up-to-date changes in hunting and fishing opportunities and allow the Department of Natural Resources to more closely follow hunting and fishing trends statewide.
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By PETER BAKER | June 16, 1991
Department of Natural Resources forest wildlife supervisor Josh Sandt predicted a record harvest of wild turkeys this spring, and Maryland hunters produced one, beating last year's record by 24 birds.But the four-week season for gobblers that ended May 16 still managed to spring a small suprise on Wildlife Division officials."The harvest was above expectations in the new counties open for the first time on the Eastern Shore," said Assistant Secretary Donald E. MacLauchlan. "We anticipated a moderate harvest of approximately 40 birds in the newly opened counties."
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | July 15, 1999
Duck hunting seasons are several months off, but waterfowl experts are predicting the fall flight south might be the largest in more than 50 years.Waterfowl biologists are basing their estimates on breeding ground surveys that show conditions in the northern prairie states and Canada have been prime this summer with abundant habitat and continuing precipitation.According to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service figures, the annual survey estimated 43.8 million ducks, the highest number since the survey began in 1955.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | July 9, 2000
One fish, two fish White fish, blue fish. Before this saltwater season is over, anglers will be raking in cash for all shades of fish. Friday marks the start of the three-day Ocean City Tuna Tournament, which offers a $250,000 bonus to the angler who breaks the International Game Fish Association world record (392.6 pounds) for Atlantic big-eye tuna. "We're trying to take the next step to be the top tuna tournament on the East Coast," says Brad Grace of the Ocean City Fishing Center, the event's sponsor.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | July 15, 1999
Duck hunting seasons are several months off, but waterfowl experts are predicting the fall flight south might be the largest in more than 50 years.Waterfowl biologists are basing their estimates on breeding ground surveys that show conditions in the northern prairie states and Canada have been prime this summer with abundant habitat and continuing precipitation.According to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service figures, the annual survey estimated 43.8 million ducks, the highest number since the survey began in 1955.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | February 23, 1997
By December, the sale of fishing and hunting licenses at 400 sport shops will be handled through a computer system called COINS (Customer Oriented Information Network).The Board of Public Works recently approved $2.7 million over the next five years to purchase the system, which is expected to eliminate paperwork now required for each and some 900,000 license and boat registrations issued each year.COINS will produce wallet-sized, waterproof licenses, up-to-date changes in hunting and fishing opportunities and allow the Department of Natural Resources to more closely follow hunting and fishing trends statewide.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | July 25, 1996
Hurricane Bertha forced the rescheduling of the Ocean City Tuna Tournament to last weekend, and, according to weigh-master Bill Runkle, the postponement resulted in "the most numerous and some of the heaviest fish we've weighed over the past five years."Wes Denton of Baltimore caught a 179-pound bluefin tuna, which won the largest single tuna category for Team Cummins and earned a prize of $16,575. Team Cummins was fishing aboard the Liquidator.Despite the one-week postponement, rough weather kept many of the 51 boats entered inshore of the canyons and brought mostly bluefin tuna to the scales at the Ocean City Fishing Center.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | July 18, 1996
Hurricane Bertha made a mess of fishing conditions along Maryland's Atlantic Coast last weekend, roiling the back bays and keeping the deep sea fishing boats at the docks.But as dozens of offshore fishermen make final preparations for the start of the O.C. Tuna Tournament, reports are that with Bertha's passing the waters over the canyons again are producing tuna.The word yesterday from the O.C. Fishing Center, where the tournament is headquartered, was that "everything has settled down nicely, and the few boats that have been out this week already are catching tuna again."
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | July 14, 1996
Craig Downs isn't entered in the Ocean City Tuna Tournament next weekend, but a day spent fishing offshore Tuesday had him thinking maybe he should have been."
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By Jake Fewster, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2012
Philadelphia Reopening of Rodin Museum After undergoing a three-year renovation, Philadelphia's Rodin Museum will once again be open to the public. The museum features some of the greatest works by the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, including "The Burghers of Calais" and "The Gates of Hell" — a monumental piece inspired by Dante's "Inferno. " The museum reopens Friday, July 13. Admission is a suggested contribution of $5 per guest. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | July 9, 2000
One fish, two fish White fish, blue fish. Before this saltwater season is over, anglers will be raking in cash for all shades of fish. Friday marks the start of the three-day Ocean City Tuna Tournament, which offers a $250,000 bonus to the angler who breaks the International Game Fish Association world record (392.6 pounds) for Atlantic big-eye tuna. "We're trying to take the next step to be the top tuna tournament on the East Coast," says Brad Grace of the Ocean City Fishing Center, the event's sponsor.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 7, 1996
Each July over the past eight years, tuna fishermen have been drawn to Ocean City for the annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament, four days of competition that often have coincided with the height of the coastal run of yellowfin, bluefin and bigeye tuna.This year's tournament will be held July 11-14, with competition categories added and the top cash prize doubled from $50,000 to $100,000.In addition to categories for largest fish caught, most fish caught, and tag and release divisions for tuna, tournament organizers have added a catch category for dolphin and a white marlin release division.
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By PETER BAKER | June 22, 1995
Practice and preparation. Sounds like something a high school baseball or football coach might tell an incoming class of ninth-graders on the first day of workouts.But they also are words that Rick Clunn uses often when asked what keeps him at the top of his game, 21 years into the rat race that is professional bass fishing."Productive and enjoyable days fishing are based upon education and preparation," said Clunn, who has won the B.A.S.S. Masters Classic four times. "When you arrive, you must have a plan and a starting point already selected.
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