Last call for largemouth: Fall fishing rodeo is the last – till spring

Written by on September 29, 2011 in Community Bulletin, Neighborhood News - No comments

GREAT CATCH-Eric Terry, age 12, caught the biggest fish of the day in a previous fishing rodeo. Photo by Anna Santana

Since the Boat Lake isn’t exactly a primo spot for ice fishing, this Saturday may be one of the last opportunities of the season to fall hook, line and sinker for the bluegill, trout and others lurking in the park’s boat lake.

It’s the Fall Fishing Rodeo, the last such event in 2011, and it runs from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the boat lake. The event is for ages 15 and under and is catch-and-release, execept for trout.

No fishing license is required to participate, and children and parents are encouraged to fish together. (Children must reel in all fish, however).

According to the organizers, participants may bring their own fishing rods, or use one of the park’s limited supply of loaners. Bait will be provided.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1; however, in case of inclement weather, a decision will be made by 8 a.m. on Saturday. Call the inclement weather hotline at 410-396-7078 for a recorded message announcing any changes of plans.

Registration for the event begins at 9:30 a.m., with castoff starting at 10 a.m. Information about the event is available at 410-396-7900, or e-mail
Go Fish: Patterson Park has a free catch-and-release family fun fishing night on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 5:30 p.m.-dusk. Inclement weather info: 410-396-7078. Bait and tackle provided free or BYO. No fishing license required. Information about the event is available at 410-396-7900, or e-mail

by Mary Helen Sprecher

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