18th Annual Boatyard Bar & Grill Opening Day Rockfish Catch & Release Tournament
Janine SamuelStriped Bass
Andrew TrostleStriped Bass
Mike FinkelStriped Bass
Andy WStriped Bass
Glen FrostStriped Bass
Matthew BoomerStriped Bass
Joe GukanovichStriped Bass
John OechsleStriped Bass
Justin WildStriped Bass
Jae ChonStriped Bass
Gregg BehlingStriped Bass
George PackardStriped Bass
Paul Collins/TaylorStriped Bass
Kristofer DeMattiaStriped Bass
Jared SporrerStriped Bass
Susan MorelandStriped Bass
Nathan IagerStriped Bass
John LattizoriStriped Bass
Jared HendrixStriped Bass
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To benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation®, Coastal Conservation Association Maryland and the Annapolis Police Dept. Youth Fishing Camp
- Tournament Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 & Sunday April 21, 2019
- Entry Fee: $250.00 per boat for four anglers
$50.00 per additional angler
Registration Payment Options
- Online registration via WEBSITE ONLY, DO NOT PAY ON THIS PAGE VIA iAngler Tournament - Go to boatyardbarandgrill.com under “Events” under “Fishing Tournament” and click on the REGISTER button. Payment with credit card or PayPal only available online.
- Mail or bring registration form and cash or check payable to Boatyard Bar & Grill at 400 Fourth Street, Annapolis, MD 21403.
- Captains Meeting and Cookout on Friday, April 19, 2019, 5:00-7:00pm: at the Boatyard Bar & Grill, 400 Fourth Street (corner of Fourth Street and Severn Avenue), Eastport, Annapolis. boatyardbarandgrill.com , 410-216-6206.
Pick up your required official 2019 measuring stick at the Captains’ meeting, along with your Skipper’s Bag with tee shirts and other goodies, plus your tickets for Saturday’s party and awards ceremony.
- Party: Saturday, April 20st, 4:00-8:00pm, at the Boatyard Bar & Grill. Food and beverages served for all registered participants with tickets. Additional tickets are available for purchase at the door for guests. Band plays until 8:00pm.
- Angler Sport Center Gift Certificates and more prizes from sponsors will be awarded as follows:
- 1st Prize for Longest fish. Plus, 1st place angler’s name is painted on an outline of the winning fish and hung from a ceiling beam at the Boatyard Bar & Grill.
- 2nd and 3rd Prize for 2nd and 3rd Longest fish.
- Woman’s Prize for the Longest fish caught by a female angler.
- Youth Prize for the Longest fish caught by an angler under the age of 16.
- CCA MD Division prize: $35.00 to enter-to-win when registering for this tournament, an Engel 50-quart cooler filled with cool stuff for the longest fish in the CCA Division. Includes a one-year CCA membership.
Scroll down and click "Rules & Regulations" for official rules.
$250 USDTeam Event
Min: 1 Angler
Max: 4 Angler
Tournament is over
Events & Schedule
Captains Meeting & Cookout
04/19/2019 05:00 PM
Lines In Saturday
04/20/2019 05:00 AM
Lines in Sunday
04/21/2019 05:00 AM
Photo Submission & Check in Deadline
04/21/2019 04:00 PM
Rules and RegulationsClick to Read
The Rules 1. Fishing Area According to Maryland Regulations: Chesapeake Bay from the Brewerton Channel to the MD-VA Line, excluding all bays, sounds, tributaries, creeks and rivers, except Tangier Sound and Pocomoke Sound. 2. Eligible Fish: Striped Bass. 3. THIS IS A CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY TOURNAMENT due to DNR regulations for opening day tournaments, and in the interest of fostering the catch and release ethic. 4. All fish must be caught on hook and line 5. Chumming, live bait and/or the use of eels is not permitted. 6. IGFA all-tackle rules apply. 7. Measurement: In order to have your fish judged, you must submit a clear and readable digital photo of your fish measured resting on top of the official 2019 measuring stick before the 4:00 p.m. cut-off via the iAngler Tournament app (or by email or in person). If your fish is over 45 inches long, place it beside the measuring stick instead of on top so the judges can confirm the date on the stick. The unique photo indicator symbol announced during the Captains Meeting must be visible in the photo. (Ink it on your hand or on a durable card with a Sharpie). The 2019 photo indicator symbol is: @BYBG 8. Potential winners must sign in at the Judging Station prior to the 4:00 p.m SUNDAY APRIL 21st cut-off for an interview with the judges and to receive a certified measurement card to become eligible to win. You must also attest in person and on your honor that the fish to be measured was released alive into the water from which it came. The judges reserve the right to interview any potential witnesses regarding the live release and method of the catch of any fish presented for tournament consideration. The judges also reserve the right to examine the embedded metadata of any photo image to confirm the validity of a claim. Photos with edited or missing metadata may be disallowed at the judges’ discretion. 9. Winners: Largest fish will be determined by length measured from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail. In case of a tie, the fish measured first will be the winner. Put the 2019 measuring stick on the deck of your boat. Lay the fish on top of the measuring stick with the snout of the fish on the zero mark and the tip of the tail on the higher number. Include the entire fish in the photo. You are responsible for getting the snout of the fish exactly on the zero end of the measuring stick. The judges cannot allow any adjustment for a snout that appears to be past the end of the stick. It helps to jam the measuring stick against a vertical surface such as a bulkhead or the side of the cockpit to ensure that the zero mark (end of the stick) and the snout of the fish are even. (A photo illustrating this technique is included in your registration packet). If your fish is longer than 45 inches, place it beside the measuring stick instead of on top so the judges can confirm the date on the stick. In case of fish longer than the stick, the first angler who submits a certifiable photo of a fish longer than 48 inches will be declared the winner. The next fish over 48 inches will be declared second and so on. All ties will be determined by check-in time stamp with the earlier check-in winning. It is helpful in the judging process to have two or three photos of your fish on the measuring stick, clearly showing the length. 10. Calcuttas: As a courtesy, the Boatyard Tournament judges will provide certified measurements of fish entered in private Calcuttas. You will need to visit the judging station to obtain your certified measurement card. Calcutta managers must provide a complete list of participants to the judges via email (BYTourney@gmail.com) prior to 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20th. 11. Fishing Hours: Legal fishing begins at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. You must submit your photo via iAngler Tournament, email (BYTourney@gmail.com) or in person at the Catch & Release Tournament Judging Station next to the Boatyard Bar and Grill by 4:00 p.m. SUNDAY to have your fish entered. 12. Safety: All participants and guests of participants are responsible for their own personal safety and the security of their personal property and expressly assume any and all risks to their personal safety and well-being as a result of their participation in the catch & release tournament. It is a pre-condition of participation in the Boatyard Bar & Grill Fishing Catch & Release Tournament that all participants shall release and hold harmless the Boatyard Bar & Grill, Chesapeake Bay Foundation®, Coastal Conservation Association Maryland or the Annapolis Police Department Youth Fishing Camp and any sponsors from any and all claims, losses, costs and expenses, personal injuries, wrongful deaths and property damage, whatsoever, arising from or during participation in the Catch & Release Fishing Tournament. By electing to participate in the Boatyard Bar & Grill Catch & Release Fishing Tournament, all participants agree to, and grant this release of liability and shall not be permitted to withdraw or disavow that release of liability.Print
Disclaimer Click to Read
All participants and guests of participants are responsible for their own personal safety and the security of their personal property and expressly assume any and all risks to their personal safety and well-being as a result of their participation in the catch & release tournament. It is a pre-condition of participation in the Boatyard Bar & Grill Fishing Catch & Release Tournament that all participants shall release and hold harmless the Boatyard Bar & Grill, Chesapeake Bay Foundation®, Coastal Conservation Association Maryland or the Annapolis Police Department Youth Fishing Camp and any sponsors from any and all claims, losses, costs and expenses, personal injuries, wrongful deaths and property damage, whatsoever, arising from or during participation in the Catch & Release Fishing Tournament. By electing to participate in the Boatyard Bar & Grill Catch & Release Fishing Tournament, all participants agree to, and grant this release of liability and shall not be permitted to withdraw or disavow that release of liability.