The Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen’s Association (MSSA) invites anglers to participate in the 17th Annual Chesapeake Bay Fall Tournament. The tournament will be held on November 21st and 22nd, 2009 on the Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries.
Sign-up meetings will be held at:
Essex Middle River Chapter – Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 – 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.
Annapolis Chapter – Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 – 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.
Southern Maryland Chapter – Thursday, November 19th, 2009 – 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.
The last time to register for the tournament will be November 20th, 2009 at the MSSA office from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
There will be seven Official Weigh-In Stations throughout the Bay. They are as
• Sandy Point State Park
• Calvert Marina – Solomons
• Taylors Island Family Campground
• Knapps Narrows Marina – Tilghman Island
• Breezy Point Marina – Chesapeake Beach
• NEW – Point Lookout State Park
• NEW – Rod ‘N’ Reel – Chesapeake Beach
All weigh-in stations will be open from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
The tournament is geared to target rockfish and bluefish. Rockfish will be the number one species in the main tournament as well as five skill levels. There will be a special category for bluefish which will be one winner.
The MSSA encourages anglers to come out and fish the Chesapeake Bay on November 21st and 22nd, 2009.