Baltimore County Police Department, Rec & Parks hold inaugural Badges for Bass event at Loch Raven Reservoir

PHOENIX, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department and students from Baltimore County Public Schools went out on the water this weekend with fishing rods in hand for the first annual Badges for Bass. Twenty BCPS middle and high schoolers joined officers during the outing that was held at Loch Raven Reservoir on Saturday. Students who took part in the program were […]

Tenth FishMaryland Master Angler is first youth angler to achieve milestone

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland has another Master Angler, and this time it’s an 11-year-old girl. Lucy Perez of Cecil County has earned a Master Angler Milestone Award under the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) FishMaryland program. The award recognizes recreational anglers who catch ten different trophy-sized species of fish in Maryland. Perez, 11, is the tenth Master Angler since the program […]

Baltimore County angler earns Master Angler Milestone Award

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County man has caught ten different trophy-sized species of fish in Maryland, and has been awarded the Master Angler Milestone Award from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The award is given to recreational anglers who catch ten different species of fish. Adam Krauss, 21, is the ninth Master Angler to receive the award since it […]

Maryland’s striped bass emergency closure now in effect through mid-May

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds anglers that the state’s striped bass emergency closure is now in effect and will remain in effect through May 15, 2024. This closure, which began on April 1, targets large migratory striped bass and is enacted to protect the species’ populations following several years of below average spawning success. The emergency […]

Maryland angler catches state record fallfish

BALTIMORE, MD—A Maryland man has set a new state fishing record. Blake Cronk, of Westernport (Allegany County), has been recognized by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources as a new state record holder for fallfish – Semotilus corporalis — in the state’s nontidal division. Cronk caught the 3.2-pound fish on April 1 while fishing in the North Branch of the […]

Eighth angler earns FishMaryland Master Angler Award

RISING SUN, MD—A Rising Sun man has caught 10 different trophy-sized fish in Maryland, earning him the prestigious FishMaryland Master Angler Award. Jason Michalski, 30, caught his tenth fish on Sunday, March 24, a 30.25-inch carp. Michalski was one of eight anglers who have caught at least 10 species of fish in Maryland since the FishMaryland Master Angler Award program […]

Maryland reminds recreational crabbers of conservation laws as blue crab season opens

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Natural Resources Police are reminding recreational crabbers of the state’s conservation laws as the blue crab season opens on April 1 in the Chesapeake Bay. The DNR says that while many are looking forward to the opening of blue crab season, it’s important to remember that laws and regulations are still in effect. The DNR says that officers […]