The Perry Hall chapter of
the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen's Association is perhaps
best known for building a large reef in the Chesapeake Bay
between Hart-Miller Island and Tolchester on the Eastern
The reef eventually will cover more than 7 acres of bay
bottom with scores of perforated concrete cones as habitat for
fish and oysters.
The holes are for the young fish to hide in, Zinner said.
"Fish love to gather around rough objects, like pilings and
reefs," he said. "Every fisherman knows that."
Further, the anglers hope that the bay's struggling oysters
will attach to the cones and grow.
The reef was named the Memorial Stadium Reef because the
"reef balls" (individual concrete cones) contain used rubble
from the demolished stadium. A number of county elementary and
middle schools build the cones, a process the club calls
"doing a pour."
- Linda Weimer