2020 CCA Maryland Red Trout Tournament

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2020 CCA Maryland Red Trout Tournament

Friday, September 18, 2020 to Sunday, September 20, 2020
Open
Kayak
Fly
Youth
Lady Angler
| Fishing Tournament
Target Sub-species: 
Bluefish - Bluefish
Trout - Speckled Trout
Flounder - Summer flounder
Redfish - Red Drum (Redfish)
Drums and Croakers - Weakfish
Perch - Perch
Bass - Striped Bass (Striper)
Spanish Mackerel - Spanish Mackerel
Phone:443-621-9186
Mail: information@ccamd.org


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UPDATE: TOURNAMENT CANCELLED FOR 2020 DUE TO WEATHER

***Due to current guidelines and orders this event will be held in a virtual format with no mandatory in person gathering. Details regarding an outdoor event that follows all guidelines for social distancing and safe behavior may be organized and announced at a later date.***

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A REGISTRATION & SPONSOR PACKAGE w/ SCHEDULE

WHAT IS A RED TROUT?

No, it's not some special species you need to catch!

Founded in 2013, the CCA Maryland Red Trout Tournament is a celebration of the redfish and speckled trout fisheries that exist in the middle and lower Chesapeake. For the first 6 years, (2013-2018) the Red Trout was based in Crisfield, Maryland, and after taking a year off (2019), the event is back!

For 2020, the Red Trout Tournament is based in St. Mary's County on St. Jerome's Creek at Buzz's Marina in Ridge, MD. 

WHAT FISH SPECIES ARE TARGETED IN THIS EVENT? 

In it's early years, the Red Trout was focused on just reds and trout. Makes sense right?

Given the diversity of the fishery in the Tangier Sound area, and the year to year fluctuation in redfish and trout availability, the tournament shifted to one that celebrates all of the diversity in the mid & lower Chesapeake Bay.

For 2020, angler's are scored based on a stringer of 5 different species, and the cumulative length of those 5 species.

For scoring, a 5 fish stringer always beats a 4 fish stringer, and two stringers with the same number of species are ranked against each other based on length. The longer stringer with the same number of species ranks higher than one with less cumulative length. 

The 2020 stringer species(and their legal minimum) are: 

  • Red Drum (18")
  • "Trout" = Spotted Sea Trout(14")/Weakfish (13")
  • White Perch (no limit)
  • Bluefish(8")
  • Flounder(16.5")

Additional species may be added with various calcuttas aka tournament within a tournament. 

WHERE CAN I FISH? 

The boundaries for this event are:

Boundary Map

  • Northern Boundary : Fishing may occur in the Chesapeake Bay and any tributary which has a confluence with the mainstem of the Chesapeake Bay south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge or Kent Narrows Bridge of Rt. 50/301. 
  • Southern Boundary : Fishing may occur in the Chesapeake Bay any tributary which has a confluence with the mainstem of the Chesapeake Bay North of a line drawn from the South side of the Cape Charles Harbor to the New Point Comfort Light.
  • Coastal Bays & Ocean Boundary: Fishing May occur in Maryland or Virginia Coastal state waters north of Sand Shoal Inlet on the eastern shore of Virginia. Maryland and Virginia state waters end 3 miles from shore into the ocean. Maryland waters end at a northern boundary of the Delaware/Maryland Line.

WHAT CAN I WIN?

CCA Maryland tournament do not award cash prizes.

1st ,2nd, 3rd per Division will have the choice from 3 prizes in order of the standings.

Longest Fish for each stringer species will receive a framed print of that species.

Additional prizes may be added through sponsor calcuttas

Prizes include gift certificates, engel coolers, sunglasses, fishing rods & more.  Value of each prize varies from $150-$300+. A specific list will be posted before the event. 

INTERESTED IN SPONSORING OR DONATING PRIZES???  CLICK HERE TO VIEW A SPONSOR PACKAGE

ENTRY INFO

All Participants must be current or new CCA Maryland members to participate in the tournament. Please go to https://membership.joincca.org/ to sign up or check your status.

EXISTING MEMBER ENTRY

CCA MEMBER ENTRY FEE: $50

Includes:

  • Tournament Shirt (including shipping*)
  • CCA 48” Ruler (Picked up at capt. meeting or local tackle store after registering online)

***Register before 9/9/18 for guaranteed sizing of shirts***

NEW MEMBER ENTRY

NEW CCA MEMBER ENTRY FEE: $75 (pay by clicking below and use the coupon code NEWCCA to bypass further payment for registration)
Includes:

  • Tournament Shirt (including shipping*)
  • 1- Year CCA Membership ($35 value)
  • CCA 48” Ruler (Picked up at capt. meeting or store after registration)

*Shirts will be printed and shipped to participants directly after the tournament to the address in your membership record.

 How Do I Register and Enter?

You can use a computer or the app to register, but be sure to follow these steps below:

Step 1: Download the iAngler Tournament App to your smart phone and register for a FREE account. You will use the app to enter photos while competing in the tournament. Return to this page or find the tournament in the app to complete the registration steps below. 

Step 2: Enter registration and payment information for the tournament and select shirt size and chapter. Don't know your chapter? Pick the region you're from, b/c that's the chapter you will automatically be added to based on zip code when joining CCA Maryland 

If you are an existing member, you pay the $50 fee by clicking the Registration button on the right side of the computer screen, or bottom of the app. 

NEW MEMBERS WHO REGISTER VIA THE PAYPAL LINK SHOULD ENTER THE COUPON CODE NEWCCA TO BYPASS FURTHER PAYMENT WHEN REGISTERING VIA FOR THE TOURNAMENT(ON APP OR COMPUTER). 

Step 3: Once registered, return here to the main tournament page

Step 4: Check on your smart phone and LOG IN with your new registration to ensure that your participation in the tournament has been added to your account. 

For assistance with registration call David Sikorski @443-621-9186 or email david@ccamd.org

Youth Entry:  NO ENTRY FEE FOR YOUTH ANGLERS. Participating youth members may enter any legal fish of any species to receive a prize. (Youth Memberships are $10 and available at membership.joincca.org ) Youth may use code CCAYOUTH to bypass payment if creating individual account, OR enter catch using an adults iAnglertournament Account. To add an angler to your account email their name and the "parent" account they should be added to to david@ccamd.org

CALCUTTAS 

Calcutta A: Longest Spanish Mackerel

$20 entry through Buzz's Marina 

80% of all entries goes to entrant with longest Spanish mackerel

Call Mike @ (301)247-7887

Calcutta B: Rusty Hook Tackle's East Vs. West Rockfish : $20 per individual

Choose Eastern Shore or Western Shore when registering and see how your "side" measures up. 50% payout to longest rockfish overall and 30% payout to longest fish on opposing side. 20% to CCA Maryland.

Pay via paypal below, or at Rusty Hook Bait and Tackle - 210 Marlboro Ave Suite 35, Easton, MD 21601 (443) 746-2137

 

****SEE FULL RULES AND DIVISION INFO AT BOTTOM OF PAGE BY CLICKING 'RULES AND REGULATIONS'*****





Series: 2020 CCA MARYLAND - TOURNAMENT SERIES

$50 USD
Individual Angler


RidgeMaryland


Ongoing Tournament

Website: http://www.ccamd.org/tournaments

Registration open from Wednesday, April 1, 2020 to Saturday, September 19, 2020

Announcements

Refund Options
1 day 18 hours ago
CANCELLED : RED TROUT 2020
3 days 14 hours ago
WEATHER UPDATE - Decision on Tournament to be made 9/16
4 days 7 hours ago
POSTPONED FOR WEATHER 9/18-20
1 week 3 days ago

Events & Schedule

Captains Meeting

09/17/2020 07:30 PM

Facebook Live/Buzz's Marina

Lines In

09/18/2020 06:30 AM

Lines Out

09/18/2020 07:30 PM

Lines In

09/19/2020 06:30 AM

Lines Out

09/12/2020 07:30 PM

Lines In

09/20/2020 06:30 AM

Lines Out - Tournament Complete

09/20/2020 03:00 PM

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Crew

David Sikorski
Director
(443) 621-9186
CCA Maryland
Director
443-621-9186

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Rules and RegulationsClick to Read

  

Rules:   
ALL FISH MUST BE CAUGHT ACCORDING TO MARYLAND and/or VIRGINIA RECREATIONAL FISHING REGULATIONS AND ON HOOK AND LINE.

  • FISHING BOUNDARIES:
    • Northern Boundary : Fishing may occur in the Chesapeake Bay and any tributary which has a confluence with the mainstem of the Chesapeake Bay south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge or Kent Narrows Bridge of Rt. 50/301. 
    • Southern Boundary : Fishing may occur in the Chesapeake Bay any tributary which has a confluence with the mainstem of the Chesapeake Bay North of a line from the Cape Charles Harbor to the New Point Comfort Light 
    • Coastal Bays & Ocean Boundary:  Fishing May occur in Maryland or Virginia Coastal state waters north of Sand Shoal Inlet on the eastern shore of Virginia. Maryland and Virginia state waters end 3 miles from shore into the ocean. Maryland waters end at a northern boundary of the Delaware/Maryland Line.
  • QUALIFYING SPECIES:  Red Drum, Spotted Sea Trout or Weakfish*, Bluefish, Flounder, White Perch (additional species may be added by a calcutta)
    • *  Spotted Sea Trout(Speckled Trout) and Weakfish( Grey Trout) are both considered as trout for the purposes of this tournament, not separate species for scoring or stringers.  
  • FISHING DAYS: 
    • Friday Sept 11th, Saturday Sept 12th, Sunday Sept. 13th
  • LINES IN
    • Friday Sept. 11th = 6:30 am
    • Saturday Sept. 12th =6:30 am
    • Sunday Sept. 13th = 6:30am
  • LINES OUT:
    • Friday Sept. 11th = 7:30pm
    • Saturday Sept. 12th =7:30pm
    • Sunday Sept. 13th = 3pm
  • ALLOWED FISHING TACKLE: 
    • Hook and line only and per Maryland DNR recreational fishing regulations.  No commercial catch may be submitted. 
    • No more than 5 rods may be used at one time on a single vessel and no more than 2 rods may be used my an individual at any time during the tournament. 
    • Anglers using live or dead bait must use a non-offset circle hook. 
  • DIVISIONS & SCORING: 
    • Open : All entries caught by boat or shore anglers 
    • Kayak: All entries caught from a kayak
    • Lady Angler: All entries caught by female anglers only
    • Youth: All entries caught by anglers 17 and under only
    • Fly: All entries caught by a fly rod & artificial fly
  • SCORING/PRIZES:
    • The  scoring for each division is based on the number of qualifying species caught in a stringer.
    • The length of the qualifying species is used as a second factor to rank each stringer within each division.   
      • ie: If an angler in a division has submitted all 5 species above the legal length, and not other anglers have done so, the 5 fish stringer ranks higher than any 4 fish stringer.   If multiple anglers have a 5 fish stringer, the stringer with the greatest cumulative length will rank highest.
    • The Open, Kayak, Lady Angler, Youth and Fly divisions all have 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes. 
    • Longest of each species prizes are based on the longest qualifying species 
  • TOURNAMENT IDENTIFIER:
    • Tournament participants will be provided a tournament identifier after sunset on the night before fishing which must be visible on all pictures for the following days submissions to be counted for consideration by the tournament judges.   
    • All participants will use the same identifier on the same day.   Each day of the tournament will use a different identifier.  They will be posted on facebook and sent through the iAngler Tourament App, and posted on the tournament page on the iAngler Tournament App. at the top of the page.  
    •  It is recomended that the identifier be drawn on a hand or ruler, or be made visible in all pictures of fish. FOR A SAMPLE IMAGE CLICK THIS LINK: https://www.ccamd.org/CPRsample
  • CATCH SUBMISSION 
    • No fish below the Maryland legal size limit shall be entered.
    • A single, clear and readable photo of your catch should be taken against the 48” CCA MD ruler available at Alltackle, Tochtermans, District Angling, Island Tackle Outfitters.
      • Rulers will be available for pick up on Thursday 9/10 At Buzz's Marina, and additional pick up locations will be listed above. 
      • Rulers used in past CCA Maryland events are allowed, including Fish For a Cure and the Boat Yard Bar and Grill Tournament.
      • A Hawg Trough or other similar products may be used by kayak anglers.  It is recomended that the lines on a Hawg Trough or other similar product are darkened to allow better visibility for judges.
      • Other ruler options will be allower per approval by a CCA official BEFORE FISHING.
      • Rulers MAY NOT be modified in any way which effects the accuracy of measurement.
      • A ruler may be affixed to an item that will allow the nose of the fish to meet a vertical surface on the zero mark.
      • Tournament officials reserve the right to inspect any participant’s ruler before, during, or after judging and disqualify any catch if a ruler modification is suspected. Failure to present the ruler to judges at their request may result in disqualification.
    • To properly measure a fish, place it directly next to or on top of the ruler, w/ the nose towards the zero mark. Any length of fish beyond the zero inches mark of the ruler will not count towards the official length.
    • Pictures must be taken of all fish entered immediately upon landing while alive. 
    • Blurry or cropped images will be rejected, A replacement image may be requested at the discretion of the judges to replace any image which cannot be clearly read. 
    • NO FISH SHOULD COVER THE RULER COMPLETELY.  The zero mark and end point of a ruler must be visible in each image.  
    • Any fish caught longer than 48” should be photographed next to the ruler in a way that allows the full length of the ruler to be visible to judges. 
    • Measurements will be made to nearest 1/4” and anglers should submit the length of their catch using the decimal designation of .25, .5 or .75 
    • IT IS RECOMMENDED that a fish be placed against a bulkhead, or attached to a board to allow the snout of the fish to be even with the zero mark. 
    • The overall fish length will be judged based on the image you provide from the snout to the tip of the tail. The tail may be pinched.
    • Tournament officials reserve the right to examine the embedded metadata of any photo image to confirm the validity of picture. Photos with edited or missing metadata may be disallowed at the judge’s discretion.  Judges may ask to view the original image on your phone or camera.  Failure to provide an original image may result in disqualification
    • Catch from a days fishing must be logged at the following date & time(EST):
      • Friday Sept. 11th catch logged by midnight Sept. 11th
      • Saturday Sept. 12th catch logged by midnight Sept. 12th
      • Sunday Sept. 13th catch logged by 3PM Sept. 13th
    • Catch may be logged via computer after a days fishing via the tournament website before the times listed above. 
    • Time will be determined by the iAngler Tournament server receives the submission.
    • In case of a tie, the individual that turns in their catch first or reaches a tied stringer length first is the winner.  
    • Participants must confirm that their catch has been recorded properly, and can do so through the iAngler Tournament Scoreboard throughout the event.  
    • Youth participants without a smartphone or email may be connected to an adults account PRIOR to lines in for catch logging purposes. 
    • For assistance with catch logging contact David Sikorski @ 443-621-9186.  Participants are expected to log their own catch after receiving assistance and not relying to text messaging or any alternative method to submit their catch.
  • PROTEST: All participants reserve the right to challenge any photo judgement OR report any possible rule infraction before SUNSET on Sept 13th or once the final scores are posted online.
    • ANY PROTEST MUST BE SENT TO INFORMATION@CCAMD.ORG in writing. Please include description of possible error or infraction, any evidence, and contact information for those who wish to be interviewed by judges. 
  • COMPLIANCE: All participants must be CCA members in good standing.  Judges reserve the right to disqualify the participation of any individual, and any entry and have final say in all rule or participation related matters based on a 2/3 majority vote of a 3 judge panel.

 

 

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For good and valuable consideration, including without limitation the acceptance of the registered participants entry or participation in the 2020 Red Trout Tournament (the "Event") and being permitted to participate in certain related activities, the registered participant, for his or herself and his or her personal representatives, heirs, guest, invitees, employees, and team or crew members hereby

(1) RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES, AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE Coastal Conservation Association or its Chapters, subsidiaries, related entities, respective members, volunteers, heirs, successors, assigns, officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors, sponsors and subcontractors, (collectively, the "Releasees") from any and all liability to the registered participant, his or her personal representatives, assigns, heirs and next of kin, and for all loss or damage, and all claims or damages therefore, on account of bodily injury, personal injury, death, property or other damage of or to the undersigned, his or her guests, invitees, employees, team or crew, during the Event or arising out of or in any way in connection with the Event or its Rules or related activities or while the registered participant is competing, or participating, regardless of whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence or alleged negligence of Releasees ;

(2) AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS Releasees and each of them from and against all claims, actions, causes of action, damages, liabilities, losses and judgments (collectively, the "Claims") of or by all guests, invitees, employees, and team or crew of the registered participant for bodily injury, personal injury, death, property or other damage which they may suffer or incur during the Event or arising out of or in any way in connection with the Event or its Rules or related activities, regardless of whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence  or alleged negligence of Releasees; and,

(3) ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY for the risk or occurrence of bodily injury, personal injury, death, property or other damage of or to his or herself, his or her guests, invitees, employees, and team or crew and to his or her boat and equipment due to negligence of Releasees or otherwise during the Event or while participating in the Event or related activities or while in or on the Event premises, which includes but is not limited to, its common properties, recreational areas, and adjacent docks, piers, and boat slips. Participant further assumes the responsibility for and acknowledges all dangers associated with weather and sea conditions;

(4) Anyone entering this Tournament is required to abide by the Tournament Rules. Disqualifications will be determined by the Tournament Judges consisting of three (3) volunteer CCA Maryland Representatives. Any protest must state the rule violated and be received by the tournament judges photo Check-in Deadline. All team participants, including team members, guides and boat drivers are responsible for knowing, understanding, and abiding by these Rules. Failure of any team participant to follow tournament rules or procedures will result in disqualification of the team in violation or non-compliance. 

Questions and comments concerning any Rule may be directed to the Tournament Director/Co-Chair. In all Tournament matters, the decisions of the tournament committee are final.

The registered participant agrees to pay all of the Releases’ costs of defending all Claims and further agrees that this Release, Hold Harmless and Agreement Not to Sue is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Maryland and that, if any portion of this agreement is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.

The registered participant also gives permission to use her / his name and picture in any published report or coverage of the event.