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Veterans Invited to Go Fishing

Recreational Outreach Project gives a day on the Bay to those who serve

Veterans and their families enjoyed a day on the Bay fishing aboard the charter boat Backdraft out of Deale. After a brief stop to catch spot for live-lining, they headed across the bay to Poplar Island where they caught rockfish and blues.

Veterans and their families are invited to go fishing with Maryland Department of Natural Resources on 35 fall fishing charters now thru Dec. 15, when rockfish season closes.

“We are very pleased to give something back to our veterans, who so courageously serve on our behalf — in this case, a day of fishing on our beautiful Chesapeake Bay,” said Gov. Martin O’Malley of the new Recreational Outreach Project for Veterans. 

Wounded vets and those recently returned from combat get priority, but there’s likely to be room for veterans of all sorts, says Army veteran Dennis Robinson, who coordinates the new Recreational Outreach Project for Veterans. Reach him at 410-260-8312; drobinson@dnr.state.md.us. Info at www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/veterans/.