Steve Doctor, Fisheries Biologist
- Ocean City, MD
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Posted on July 25, 2011 | Permalink
Ocean Pines Fishing Rodeo
Location: Ocean Pines
The Ocean Pines Anglers Club had their kids fishing tournament on Saturday in Ocean Pines and it was a huge success. Last year there were 115 anglers and they captured 100 fish. This year there were 84 anglers and they captured 164 fish. DNR freshwater took the time to drive down 200 bluegills from Hagerstown to give the event a little boost. There is a picture I attached of a grandfather with his granddaughter fishing. Soon after I took the picture they caught a bluegill: they were ecstatic! Most all of the children caught at least one fish and there was a great atmosphere. The Anglers club made the event a catch and release event whereby each kid was given a card and the judges wrote the length of each fish they caught on it. This made it easy for the kids to learn the value of catch and release fishing. I canít say enough good things about the Ocean Pines Anglers Club and DNRís freshwater guys taking the time to help these kids enjoy the hottest day of the year fishing.