The next generation may be wired differently (maybe that should be wireless), but they still appreciate time with the older people, especially when it comes to fishing, boating and otherwise enjoying the great outdoors. To help create more outdoor adventures, Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has organized a fishing club open to all youth between the ages of 5 and 15. Membership is free and each new member will receive a Maryland Youth Fishing Club Patch. Special youth events are scheduled throughout state waters, and young anglers are encouraged to share their fishing stories and photos on the DNR’s Youth Angler’s Log. Members who submit a photo and short summary of their fishing trip to the log are entered to win a $50 Bass Pro Shop gift card. Winners are randomly chosen four times a year.
In addition, each month the DNR will select at least one club member who submitted a post to the log to be part of the youth component of the 2014 Maryland Fishing Challenge. The member selected will be invited to attend the final event for a chance to win one of several mentored fishing trips. The finale will be held on September 6th at Sandy Point State Park in conjunction with the Maryland Seafood Festival. Complete information is available on the DNR website. dnr.state.md.us