FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED ON FEBRUARY 12 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. DUE TO THIS CLOSURE, THIS CLUB MEETING WAS CANCELLED. WE WILL RESCHEDULE MATT SELL FOR A LATER DATE.
By Larry Forte
We hope you can join us at our next Meeting on Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 PM. Do you like catching Brook Trout? I love targeting Brook Trout in the small mountain streams of Garrett County, MD. We will welcome Matt Sell, Brook Trout Specialist for the Maryland (MD), Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Freshwater Fisheries Program. Matt has been studying Brook Trout for years. A great example is his 2012 study where he studied the movement of Brook Trout on the Savage River when he inserted small transmitters into the bellies of 16 Brook Trout and studied their movements on the stream.
As part of Matt’s presentation, he will focus on some Brook Trout basics… what they are, where they come from, what they need, etc. Plus, he will discuss some of the cool and interesting work that the MD DNR has done to better understand Brook Trout here in MD – specifically the results of two large-scale tagging studies.
Finally, Matt will touch on some of the better Brook Trout fisheries regionally (where to fish) and discuss some of the tactics that he uses to target and (sometimes), catch large(r) Brook Trout.
It promises to be a fun evening. I hope to see you on the 12th!