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A Cape Ann Teenager Makes a Bid for Striper Fishing Fame

9/19/2021 by US Harbors

By Billy Baker. MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA — It’s 4 a.m. and 18-year-old Finn Hawley is in a shed behind his house, doing what he does most days, which is preparing to go fishing for striped bass. Hawley is a lanky teen, just under 6 feet 4 inches tall, and despite the pre-dawn hour,… SEE MORE

Sept. 24: Last Day to Harvest Bay Scallops this Year

9/17/2021 by US Harbors

The last day to recreationally harvest bay scallops in Gulf County through northwest Taylor County, and in Levy through Hernando counties is Sept. 24. The season officially closes Sept. 25. Once these areas close, scallop harvest will not reopen until the 2022 season, the dates of which are noted below. For information… SEE MORE

Now is Best Time for Crabbing on Oregon Coast

9/16/2021 by US Harbors

(Oregon Coast) – Wildlife officials on the Oregon coast say starting in September, this is the best time to go crabbing in bays and estuaries. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) sent out that declaration Tuesday. It’s a combination of the Dungeness crabs’ life cycle and what weather does… SEE MORE

Harbormaster Day Celebrations 2020

Harbormaster Appreciation Profiles

9/15/2021 by US Harbors

In the lead-up to the third annual Harbormaster Appreciation Day (October 8th), we are sharing profiles from Harbormasters from across the United States. Let us know about your Harbormaster and what make him or her an integral part of your community!  Newport Harbor, California Paul Blank – I have been… SEE MORE

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Free ‘Welcome to Boating’ Clinics to be Held in September

9/9/2021 by US Harbors

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM), Annapolis School of Seamanship, and the Boat U.S. Foundation for Safety and Clean Water are sponsoring two free “Welcome to Boating” clinics at Sandy Point State Park. The clinics, will be held on both Friday September 17 from 11 a.m.… SEE MORE


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Maine Boat & Outdoor Expo

Portland, ME October 1 - October 2

Maine Marine Trades Association and Maine Outdoor Brands announced they are teaming up to host the 2021 Maine Boat & Outdoor Expo. The event will be held October 1-2, 2021 at Thompson’s Point in Portland and will feature a variety of vendors, exhibits, and demonstrations to help new and seasoned outdoor… SEE MORE

2nd Annual Long Island Sound Blackfish Tournament

Bay Shore, NY October 16

Tournament Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021 Registration Going On NOW Cash Prizes for the FOURTEEN Heaviest Blackfish. Tournament to Benefit Cerebral Palsy of Long Island SEE MORE

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