Reel Report: There’s something for everyone right now

If you didn’t get a chance to take advantage of Maryland’s last free fishing day on the Fourth of July, you should most certainly get yourself a license and hit the water this weekend because there’s something for everyone right now in every fishing hole from the lakes and reservoirs to Ocean City’s shores.

 Southern Maryland lakes and ponds — Anthony Hancock, manager at Gilbert Run Park in Dentsville, said that with the extreme heat there hasn’t been much fishing activity going on.

Fishing early and late with topwater lures is a great way to target bass right now. During the heat of the day, most bass will find the nearest drop-off from shore and hold near available cover. Fishing around low trees and docks with lightly weighted soft plastic baits, jig-and-craw combos or creature-type baits is your best bet.

The bluegill are eager to eat small pieces of nightcrawler or live crickets. Fishing for bluegill early and late in shallow water is productive as they’ll also move to deeper, cooler water during the heat of the day.

Just a reminder that the park opens at 7 a.m. on weekends and 7:30 a.m. during the weekdays. The park closes seven days a week at 8 p.m.

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Taylor-Made Continues to Expand Real Estate Capabilities with the Addition of New Agents

Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales, a leading vacation rental and sales firm located in McHenry, Maryland, is pleased to announce the recent expansion of their real estate team. Seventeen Deep Creek Lake area real estate agents joined the robust and highly regarded Taylor-Made sales division in June of 2018. Many of the new team members are accomplished agents with decades of experience in Deep Creek Lake real estate. With proven track records, they have successfully handled thousands of transactions. With thirty-nine sales agents, Taylor-Made’s real estate philosophy centers around the belief that technology, coupled with a collaborative team, can build a powerful business that thrives over the long haul. The company’s independent agents are encouraged to share resources to boost overall productivity and client satisfaction. With an in-house staff dedicated to strategic marketing, sales agents have access to services that include professional photography and videography, 3D tours and drone photography along with aggressive email and social media marketing.

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New Listing 118 Sears Lane!

Price improvement! PRIVATE setting near the southern part of the lake, just off of Sky Valley Rd. Well maintained home with hardwood floors, spacious kitchen and plenty of room for entertaining! Large master suite, huge rec room and lots of storage options. Ample parking, shady lot & yard area. Just a few miles to Deep Creek Lake State Park and shopping, dining, entertainment!

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July 4, 2018, Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display. Fireworks launched from the top of Bear Claw Tubing Park at Wisp Resort out toward the waters of Deep Creek Lake. Viewing spots include the scenic overlook on Rt. 219, McHenry Cove on Deep Creek Lake and businesses in McHenry. Fireworks launched from the top of Bear Claw Tubing Park at Wisp Resort out toward the waters of Deep Creek Lake. Viewing spots include the scenic overlook on Rt. 219, McHenry Cove on Deep Creek Lake and businesses in McHenry.

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photo by Bob Carney Photography

330 Red Run Heights Rd. Price Drop

3BR, 2BA home in a spectacular location near lake, state parks & town. Over-sized lot with mature trees and level yard. Plenty of privacy and views of the surrounding mountains. Huge loft area and open living space, eat-in kitchen + island, outbuilding/garage, wrap-around driveway and an impressive workshop in basement. Loads of storage + closet space. Multiple heat sources. Front & rear decking.

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Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County continue to see record tourism increases

McHENRY — Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County have seen record increases in tourism during fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018) with a 6.3-percent increase in county accommodations sales, a 12.2-percent increase in heads on beds, a 3.9-percent increase in Admissions & Amusement collections, an 11.5-percent increase in visitors to the Chamber’s website, visitdeepcreek.com, and an 18.8-percent increase in Visitor Guide requests. The Chamber attributes much of the continued growth in tourism to their aggressive marketing plan with concentrated efforts and new ad strategies.

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The 4th Annual Ruth Enlow Friendsville Town Library Fundraiser 5K Run/3K Walk will be held Saturday May 26th, 2018

This family friendly event on the Kendall Trail along the Youghiogheny Wild and Scenic River is as fun as it is beautfiul. Cash prizes for first, second and third place male and female runners will be awarded with special prizes awarded to the top three Youth under 18 as well as to the oldest and youngest runners.Official timing is provided by the Queen City Striders.

Over 41 prize sponsors are supporting the event this year. Walkers are encouraged to take their time and smell the flowers and will be entered into a raffle to win some fantastic prizes such as organic plants, greens, honey and even rafting and camping. For more information click here!  

Picture from – https://www.friendsville.org/kendall-trail-gateway-project-gets-go-ahead/

 

New Listing! 793 Mountainview Dr.

1-level living, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, level 1+ acre lot in Deep Creeks premier Mountainside Community. Easy access all 4 seasons, near community private lake front pavilion & Wisp Resort. Gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings, ground level deck. Open floor plan, large 2-car garage. Perfect family retreat or rental investment. Boat slip availability via HOA lottery. Turnkey, includes all furnishings! For more information click here!

May turning into a green month, too?

Just take a peek outside your window and you’ll see that the right combination of warmth, rainfall and sunshine has transformed the outdoors into a verdant paradise.

Speaking of green, I hope everyone got a big tax return from Uncle Sam and has a nice stash of green in the bank.

No? Well then you might feel better knowing your tax dollars are already being put to work for noble causes here in Maryland. Gov. Larry Hogan (R) signed a new law, pithily coined the PRIME Act, which extends $3 billion in tax credits and exemptions to Amazon if they choose to locate their new headquarters in Montgomery County.

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Celtic Festival to celebrate 30 Years in Garrett County

FRIENDSVILLE — On the green riverside of Friendsville Community Park, the Garrett County Celtic Festival will once again take place, celebrating for the 30th year the history and traditions of Scots, Irish and Welsh ancestry of the mountaintop.

The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 2.

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Photo by Elizabeth Williams