Schrock catches record Florida pompano

TILGHMAN ISLAND — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has officially recognized 26-year-old David Schrock of Woolford as the second official state record holder for the Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) in the Chesapeake Division. Schrock caught the record-breaking 5.05-pound fish on Tilghman Island during the Labor Day weekend, a statement from the DNR said. The […]

Spanish mackerel are making their move

ANNAPOLIS — Spanish mackerel have moved solidly into the middle bay and anglers can expect to find them along the edges of the shipping channel almost up to the Bay Bridge. The bulk of the action is from the mouth of the Severn River and Poplar Island south. The channel edge near Buoy 83 south […]

Business briefs, July 29, 2020

Pliescott is brand ambassadorCharlette “Charley” Pliescott of Cambridge is only 13 years old, but is already moving into the performance and business world, recently being named a brand ambassador for Dance Supplies, Etc. The company, based in Severna Park, specializes in discount dance clothing.Charley has been a student at Eastern Shore Dance Academy (ESDA) since […]

DNR Fishing Report: Trout and snakehead action in Dorchester

ANNAPOLIS — In the middle Chesapeake Bay, bottom fishing action for both spot and perch can be found at Hacketts and Thomas points on shell bottom and bars, as well as around Eastern Bay, Poplar Island, and the Severn and Choptank rivers. Small bluefish and Spanish mackerel should be moving into the area soon, with […]

DNR reports stripers, perch, spot are biting

ANNAPOLIS — Warm, sunny days continue as we approach the longest daylight hours of the year. Main bay water temperatures warmed considerably to the mid 70s and will continue rise the next week.Some of the deeper waters from Swan Point to Bloody Point are starting to show unsuitable oxygen conditions for bay fish. With rivers […]

Stay-at-home order affects sports, activities

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Hogan has issued a stay-at-home order in response to the global COVID-19 public health crisis. While there are certain exceptions for essential functions, the primary intent of the order is for people to stay at home in order to limit the spread of the virus.The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has […]

DNR issues guidance on stay-at-home order

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued guidelines on Monday regarding outdoor activities. Recreational boating is among the prohibitions following Gov. Hogan’s stay-at-home order. The governor’s directive, also issued Monday, says that no Maryland resident should be leaving their home unless it is for an essential job or reason, such as obtaining […]

Letters to the Editor

City looks for citizens’ views With Odie Wheeler retiring in December, the city manager is in the process of developing his plan for reorganizing the city staff that he will bring to City Council for approval. In the meantime, citizens come to our meetings and let us know where we need to improve. I am […]

Another chance to bag a wild hen or gobbler

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the opening of the winter turkey season, which runs statewide from Jan. 23-25 for hunters who did not harvest a turkey during the 2019 fall season. Hunting hours are from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset. The bag limit is one turkey of […]

Record set for big-scale pomfret off Delmarva

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has officially recognized Jeff Rosenkilde of Monkton as holding the first official state fishing record for big-scale pomfret. Mr. Rosenkilde caught the 22.1-pound fish Dec. 28 in the Atlantic Ocean canyons off the coast of the Delmarva peninsula. Mr. Rosenkilde and four friends were deep-drop fishing for […]