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DNR Fisheries Biologists To Speak At Bass Pro Shops’ Spring Fishing Classic
HANOVER, MD - Beginning Monday, March 3 and running through Friday, March 7, Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fisheries biologists will offer seminars at 7 p.m. daily during Bass Pro Shops’ 2008 Spring Fishing Classic event at Arundel Mills in Hanover.
“Attended by thousands of anglers each year, Bass Pro Shop’s annual 2-week Spring Fishing Classic is a great opportunity to scoop out the latest gear, learn new fishing tips, and receive updates on the health of Maryland’s fisheries and what individuals can do to protect and improve their local fishing experiences,” said Martin Gary, DNR Fisheries Ecologist.
On Monday, March 3, DNR Fisheries Biologist John Mullican’s seminar offers tips on Walleye and Tiger Musky fishing in the Potomac River. Saltwater anglers can learn the latest news about Maryland’s coastal fisheries including Marlin, Tuna, Flounder, and Sea Bass from DNR Fisheries Biologist Mike Luisi on Tuesday, March 4. DNR Fisheries Ecologist Martin Gary will discuss one of Chesapeake anglers’ favorite catches – striped bass – on Wednesday, March 5. On Thursday, March 6, DNR Fisheries Biologist Charlie Gougeon’s seminar offers freshwater anglers tips on trout fishing in Maryland. River anglers can get an update on Maryland’s yellow perch fishery, including the new recreational yellow perch survey and regulation changes from Martin Gary on Friday, March 7.
March 3, 2008
Contact: Olivia Campbell
410-260-8016 office I 410-507-7525 cell
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov