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June 2016

Mastering your electronics will increase your catch

I’ve had a great past two weeks fishing the Chesapeake. Nice rockfish to 34 inches were in multiple small mobs, hanging in 20 to 30 feet of water. When I located one on the finder, they promptly attacked any jigs or baits we dropped on them. A number of friends had the same experience.     Yet later this week, I heard from anglers who had cruised the same waters and hadn’t been able to catch anything. What’s more, they told me, they generally had trouble catching rockfish, despite serious effort.

Learn the trick — and the science

Hardy mums planted for color last fall most likely survived the winter and are now rising in clumps in your garden. Here’s how to get them ready to bloom again this fall.     To move mums to new spots: For lots of smaller plants, dig the clumps and divide them into smaller clumps of one, three or five stems each, with roots firmly attached. Transplant them 12 to 18 inches apart. After they have started to grow, prune the stems, leaving only three or four leaves near the bottom of the stem, for two to three branches per plant.

A little girl learns the importance of friendship and family in this charming tale

Orphan Sophie (Ruby Barnhill: The 4 O’clock Club) leads a lonely life in London. Already very grown up and smarter than her peers, she follows the matron to ensure that bills are filed and snipes at the drunks who wake the other orphans. Her only friend is an orange tabby cat. Sophie’s busy life also means she doesn’t have time for frivolities, like sleeping. She’d much rather stay up and read.

Benfield Rush Rocks the Dock

4-8pm, Chesapeake Beach Resort, $5, rsvp:

Music by David Andrew Smith

3-7pm, Happy Harbor, Deale: 410-867-0949.

First Sunday Arts Festival

West Street fills with live music, street performers, arts and crafts and more. 11am-5pm, from Calvert St. to Church Circle, Annapolis, free: 443-333-9067. 

Speakers of the House in Concert

A mash-up of the All Mighty Senators and Junkyard Saints play old-school funk, boogaloo and rock. 7-8:30pm, South Main Chapel Way, Waugh Chapel Towne Centre, free:

Rocking Roger Plays Chesapeake Beach Resort

6:30-10:30pm, free:

Accordion Music by Sylvia

5-9pm, Old Stein Inn, Edgewater: 410-798-6807.

Pete Best Plays

4-8pm, Happy Harbor, Deale: 410-867-0949.