Mild conditions make fine fishing weather

ANNAPOLIS — September and early October are noted for the beautiful and mild sunny days that grace us, so make sure to take advantage of them and enjoy the Maryland outdoors with family and friends. Middle BayMuch of the focus is toward striped bass and their shift into a fall pattern of behavior. Trolling a […]

Neighbors sharing ideas, help and support

CAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about their events and schedules. It remains a good idea to check on the status of goods and services before leaving home.The Banner compiled a list of announcements over the previous week, which follows: Board of […]

Fishing report: Plenty of species to catch and enjoy in Md.

ANNAPOLIS — This is a marvelous time of year to enjoy Maryland’s outdoors, and recreational crabbing is just one way to get onto the quiet tidal creeks and rivers of the Chesapeake Bay. Fishing the Chesapeake Bay is a time-honored tradition. While anglers often set their sights on striped bass there are several other species […]

Population shows healthy spawning stock

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced last week the results of the 2020 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, a cooperative effort with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, which estimates the number of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay annually. The 2020 results showed that the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population maintains […]

Opportunities increase for outdoor recreation

ANNAPOLIS — Given the announcement of the governor’s Roadmap to Recovery, the administration expanded opportunities earlier this month for outdoor exercise and recreation in the state and on Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) properties. BEACHESDNR-owned beaches were opened and outdoor exercise such as walking, jogging, running, swimming, and fishing are permitted, however:• Guidance on […]

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 […]