Tight Lines

ABC2 Managing Editor Jeff Herman shares insights, reflections and random thoughts on all things fishing.

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Smoots Bay project looking for volunteers

Got some free time on your hands this weekend? Want to get outside and help improve fishing in Maryland? The Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help build 80 artificial reef balls.

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Farewell to a fishing companion

It hurts. Everything hurts. My head hurts from choking back sobs. My eyes hurt from the burning tears that escaped. My heart hurts from losing a companion and family member who will not be replaced.

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One lure to catch them all

For the last few weeks, I’ve been taking one of the “hottest” lures out there for a test run. Most folks know about it by now and have been using it for at least a few months now. It’s called the “Whopper Plopper” from the folks at River2Sea.

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The fishing rod bond that binds us

I knew I wanted to give him a “Going Away Gift”; not so much a “Goodbye & Good Luck” kinda thing, but a show of appreciation, something that said, “Thank you for your friendship, your honesty, your support.” Something that exemplified the bond we built over shared passions.

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