*** CCA hires Sikorski Coastal Conservation Association Mar yland has hired David Sikorski as its next executive director. Sikorski joins CCA in an official capacity after more than a decade of work as a volunteer with the association.
Sikorski is native Marylander, a passionate and experienced sportsman, and has been a steady volunteer for CCA. As a longtime participant and current Chair of the association’s Government Relations Committee, he has a thorough understanding of many issues that affect our fisheries.
He is a member of the Striped Bass and Atlantic Menhaden Advisor y Panels for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the Chairman of the Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission to Maryland DNR, and has been a frequent attendee to the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council in recent years.
CCA Mar yland is one of 17 state chapters of the Coastal Conservation Association, which has 100,000 members nationally. The non-profit organization works to conserve, promote, and enhance Mar yland’s marine resources.
* * * Trout time The Maryland DNR has started stocking about 338,000 brown, golden, and rainbow trout throughout the state, including placing trout in the Tuckahoe Creek this past week.
“The trout stocking program raises several hundred thousand trout at our hatcheries, which are stocked for anglers of all ages and skill levels,” Maryland Fishing and Boating Services Director David Blazer said. “Our team provides anglers with diverse trout fishing experiences, from the solitude of a mountain stream to an outing at your locally stocked pond with family and friends.”
The stocking program is funded by the sale of non-tidal fishing licenses, trout stamps, and Federal Sport Fish Restoration Program funds.
The list of stocked locations is available at bait and tackle shops, department service centers, and online.
* * * Duck blind know-it-all In reality, the lifespan of a groundhog is roughly six years; it is unknown how many groundhogs have actually played Punxsutawney Phil.