The Maryland DNR has recently posted the following Best Practices videos:
- Catching a Fish
- Livewell Temperature
- Livewell Water Exchange
- Livewell Additives
- Culling Devices http://dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/Pages/bass/videos.aspx
These videos should be required viewing for anyone who fishes tournaments. Take a look!
2017 looks like a significant growth year for our club. Annual meeting results, and additional membership commitments are all positive. Lower membership fees, pay-as-you-go tournament fees, National Championship participation, and a host of other positive changes have allowed us to grow our membership this year. At present, we are predicting between 24% and 40% growth in our membership in 2017. Final numbers won't be known for some time, but the news is all very positive! Our members can look forward to bigger tournament fields, higher purses, and more competition in 2017.
Thanks to the board for their efforts and to all of those who attended the meeting, and participated in our club raffle.
Our 2017 annual meeting is scheduled for this Sunday, February 26th. Location: Casa Mia's restaurant 17417 York Road, Parkton MD 21120. We will start at 1:00 PM, so come hungry, Casa Mia's has a great menu. We hope to see all Baltimore MRA members and anyone interested in joining the club. Don't miss it.
We are having a raffle with some fantastic prizes, so bring some cash to purchase tickets. All proceeds go to the club.
Matthew J. Frosolone of Harford County Parks and Recreation is planning to hold a Harford County Parks and Recreation Youth Fishing Derby this year, in late Spring/early Summer. The tentative date is May 27th. The event will run approximately from 8:30-11:00am at Friends Park, a small county pond with a pavilion and playground onsite.
Matt has asked Baltimore Reservoir Metro Anglers if we would like to assist and volunteer the event. Matt’s goal is to get more youth fishing and teach them the proper fundamentals, rigging, casting and “catch and release”. Matt is looking for experienced fisherman to help teach and provide assistance for the derby. My answer to Matt was a resounding yes. I look forward to helping, and I know that a number of our club members will volunteer. This blog is your official invitation to join in.
MRA is holding a raffle with prizes valued at more than $850! For only $5 per ticket, you can have a chance to win an item from the following list of great items:
Abu Garcia Revo 3SX reel, Dobyns Fury 703C Rod, Ardent C-Force 3000 spinning reel, Powell 713 Max3D Rod, Dobyns Champion 806CB ROD, Strike King 5XD crankbait Powder Blue, Strike King Sexy Dawg topwater, Strike King Splash topwater, Trokar EWG Worm hooks 4/0, Booyeah Boo Jigs, Yum Pumkin E2 Jigheads
Biffle Bugs, Yamamoto Senkos 5" & more...
Tickets can be purchased at Anglers Express or from a number of MRA members. The drawing will be held at the annual meeting 2/26/17. Winniners do not have to be present to claim their prizes.
Good Luck to all!