ALL FISH MUST BE CAUGHT ACCORDING TO MARYLAND RECREATIONAL FISHING REGULATIONS AND ON HOOK AND LINE.
- FISHING BOUNDARIES & DATES/TIMES: Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries. LINES IN: 7:00am 12/7/2019 LINES OUT: 3:00PM 12/7/2019
- SPECIES: Striped Bass / Rockfish Catch, Photo, Release. All fish entered for competition shall be released in a manner to maximize health and survivability of the released fish.
- ALLOWED FISHING TACKLE: Light Tackle only. Artificial scent, liquid/gel color or lure enhancement allowed. No Trolling or use of live/dead bait.
- A single, clear and readable photo of your catch should be taken against the 48” CCA MD ruler. Rulers received at a previous years CCA MD or Boat Yard Bar and Grill Tournament or Fish for a Cure are allowed.
- Tournament participants will be provided a tournament identifier after sunset on Friday Dec 6th via iAngler and on CCA Maryland's Facebook page. The Identifier must be visible in all pictures and may be printed out, drawn on a hand or ruler, or be made visible in all pictures of fish.
- 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.
- 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. Rulers MAY NOT be modified in any way, but 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.
- Any fish caught longer than 48” should be photographed next to the ruler
- No fish below the legal size limit may be entered.
- 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.
- 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
- Participants may not change boats during the tournament.
- All occupants on a single vessel must be entered in the tournament.
- Youth entries may not be counted toward a team stringer unless youth is fishing as part of team under paid registration.
- All participants reserve the right to challenge any photo judgement before 4:30 Pm or when judging ends if later than 4:30pm.
- Judges reserve the right to disqualify any entry and have final say in determination of fish length by a 2/3 majority vote.
- Tie breaker determined by time of entry or when stringer length is submitted based on the time that the photo is taken by an angler.
- Measurements will be made to nearest 1/4”
Pictures shall be submitted via the iAngler Tournament smart phone app BEFORE LINES OUT(3pm).
In case of a tie, the individual that turns in their catch first or team reaches the stringer length first is the winner.
For participants without a smart phone or that have technical difficulties, pictures must be submitted in person to the judges at the Buzz's Marina by 4:00pm . Participants must be in line for judging or checked in with judges and placed on a list at Buzz's by 4:00pm to have their non app submitted pictures judged.
No catch logged after 3:00pm or submitted after 4:00pm ( in person) will count in the tournament.
Participants must confirm that their catch has been recorded properly, and can do so through the iAngler Tournament Scoreboard throughout the day.
Youth participants without a smartphone or email may be connected to an adults account PRIOR to lines in for catch logging purposes.
If fishing on a boat with multiple participants you may submit catch under one persons name, or add an anglers name in the notes section of the catch submission.