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By LLOYD WATERS | January 8, 2012
It was two weeks before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Well, that wasn't exactly true. The Old Sea Dog was up sharply at 1 a.m., in the shower, and dressed by 1:18 a.m.   The remaining fishing crew was due to arrive at 2 a.m. It was going to be a little cool this morning and, for sure, when the dogs visit the waters just off the shore of Crisfield, Md., to do a little fishing, those...
October 13, 2011
A youth fishing rodeo will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, at Pangborn Park in Hagerstown. The event is for youths age 15 and younger. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish of the day, the most fish caught and the tiniest catch. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the fishing starts at 9 a.m. Participation fee is $5 per child. Proceeds will benefit improvements and expansion of recreational opportunities.   For more information or to register, call 301-739-8577, ext. 180, or send an email to .
August 23, 2011
The Pennsylvania departments of Conservation and Natural Resources and Health announced Tuesday that fishing and boating again are permitted at the lake at Cowans Gap State Park in Fulton County. The lake remains closed to swimming, according to a DCNR news release. "Today's decision to reopen the lake to certain activities follows an intensive two-week investigation and widespread water testing that failed to uncover the presence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7)
By DAVE McMILLION | | July 26, 2011
A father of four who died after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck Monday morning on Md. 66 near Beaver Creek began riding the motorcycle to save on gas, his wife said Tuesday. Rodger D. "Dwayne" Singleton, 33, of Boonsboro, rode the motorcycle because it used less gas than his truck, Dawn Singleton said. The move was important for family finances, she said Tuesday afternoon. "We got four kids to feed," said Singleton, adding that her husband had been riding a motorcycle for about seven months.
By MARK KELLER | | July 19, 2011
The Potomac River serves as the southern border to all of Washington County, making it an obvious outlet on which anglers can try their luck. But there are a number of other places in the county where one can fish, ranging from small creeks to large lakes. And there is a wide variety of fish to be had. Here is a list of some of the lesser-known fishing spots in Washington County, what baits you should use and what you can expect to catch, according to . Mount Aetna Creek: About 2 1/2 miles up Mount Aetna Road from Robinwood Professional Center, fishermen will find largemouth bass, white bass and sucker.
By DAN DEARTH | | June 20, 2011
Two men swam safely to shore after their fishing boat filled with water Monday morning in the Potomac River near the Snyders Landing boat ramp. Daniel Bowman, who lives near Smithsburg, said in a brief interview after the accident that he was fishing for bass with his friend Mike Lama when the anchor of their boat “got loose.” “The water was swift in that spot and we just went down,” Bowman said. “I’ve been in the river a lot of years and that’s the first time that’s happened.” When asked how long he was in the water, Bowman said, “however long it takes to swim to shore.” Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Chris Mullendore said he believed the two men were in the water for about an hour.
By LLOYD WATERS | June 12, 2011
It’s always good to begin a fishing story with a little humor. “You know Alan,” I said to my fishing buddy, “all fishermen are liars except for you and me, and to tell you the truth, I’m not real sure about you.” He didn’t agree with my assessment. I also excluded Lawrence, another fishing buddy, from that fraternity of truthfulness, because I once caught him holding up five aces from a card deck in one hand on the captain’s boat. He seems always to take my money at our friendly card game.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | June 7, 2011
Wildwood Middle School students in teacher Carolyn Thomas' science classes are learning how to protect the environment by learning how to fly-fish. On Tuesday, they grabbed fly rods and, using bits of Velcro for flies, tried to land stuffed cloth fish strewn about simulated ponds of dark blue vinyl tarps. Their instructors were Josh Nease, Trout Unlimited's West Virginia Headwaters youth education coordinator for all nine West Virginia counties in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, and Kati Cole, of Trout Unlimited's National Fly Fishing in School Program.
By MARIE GILBERT | | May 20, 2011
Alaska has a soundtrack all its own — the thunderous groan of a glacier, the splashing tail of a king salmon, the deep baritone of a moose. It's an unparalleled performance on a stage that is bigger, wilder, more spectacular than anything in the Lower 48. With its vast expanse of nameless peaks, cobalt rivers, woodlands and tundra, it's a dream destination for many nature lovers. It's also a second home to Drs. Fred and Rebecca Wagner Bye. For the past four years, the Hagerstown periodontists have been traveling to the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, with their children, Natalie, 14, and Mark, 10. Populous Anchorage lies to the north.
May 11, 2011
A man was killed Tuesday evening when the Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck he was driving east on Fish Hatchery Road struck an embankment and rolled over several times, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office. Matthew R. Nestor, 23, was killed in the crash, the sheriff's office said in a news release.   Nestor was pinned upside down in the cab and partially ejected from the truck in the crash, the release said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash, which was reported at 6:13 p.m., occurred just east of a fish hatchery, the release said.
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