CCA Maryland Pickerel Championship

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CCA Maryland Pickerel Championship

Friday, December 1, 2017 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Open
Kayak
Youth
Fly

Target Sub-species: 
Pike - Chain Pickerel

Mail: information@ccamd.org


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The CCA Maryland Pickerel Championship is BACK and better than ever.

Compete over 3 months, and do so at any time that you have to fish.

Simply enter, go fishing, and log your catch.

You're goal should be the largest 3 fish stringer over the 3 month tournament.

There will also be 3 single day MINI TOURNAMENTS available to participants for an extra charge of $10

Dates:

Dec. 1 – Feb. 28, 2017

Mini Tournaments will be on Dec 17, Jan 14, Feb 25 ( Paypal entry button below)

Format:

Largest 3 fish stringer recorded over the 3 months.

Divisions:

Open: All entries, tackle, and vessel type qualify for open class

Youth (Under17): Only fish caught by youth CCA Members (no entry fee for tournament, enter CCAYOUTH as the coupon code)

Fly: All entries must be caught on the fly with no artificial enhancement

Kayak: All entries must be caught from a kayak

Entry:

$50 Entry Fee, CCA Membership Included( adds 1-yr to current membership

$10 All 3 Mini-Tournament Calcutta Entry Dec 17, Jan 14, Feb 25 ( full entry fee required to participate)

Pay for calcutta entry before fishing by clicking the Buy Now button below.

Prizes:

1st, 2nd, 3rd, largest 3 fish stringer per division overall (all 3 months) Prizes will include Costa Sunglasses, Engel Cooler products, tackle packages TBD

3 single day tournaments with largest fish is awarded total cash prize (Calcutta days: Dec 17, Jan 14, Feb 25 )

Rules:

No Treble Hooks may be used.

Hooks may be rolled over or snipped off allowing no more than 1 of the 3 hooks to be exposed and in its original form.

Fishing may take place in any waters of Maryland and Delaware

Catch Photo Release Championship governed by the honor system

Photos may be taken against any standard ruler.

Photos must be sent in by midnight February 28, 2018

Panel of judges will determine actual length based on photograph

Tie breaker determined by time

All rules and regulations set forth by MD DNR or DNREC apply

14” minimum for submission.

Photo Submission

Photos must be taken against a standardized measuring device (inches only)

Measurements will be made to nearest 1/4”

Panel of judges have final say in determination of fish length.

Must include tournament indicator (to be shared prior to tournament start)

All fish must be alive when photographed and released

Any measurement device must be presented for inspection upon request or submission(s) will be disqualified

Best Practices for Careful Catch and Release

Tidal Pickerel are a special fish living on the edge of their range here in MD. Salinity levels and water quality seem to control their population cycles. It is important that while catching and releasing Pickerel fishermen use care, and adhere to some best practices.

Pickerel have the best chance of surviving when they are not handled extensively, or kept out of the water for an extended period of time. Please use care when taking pictures and do your best to only keep the fish out of the water for a limited time.

Catch and release mortality can be high when fish are deep hooked. Actively retrieving artificials, or artificials tipped with bait should limit the amount of deep hooking which occurs.

Pickerel are aggressive feeders and fighters and treble hooks can cause a great deal of damage if not modified. Please roll 2 of the hooks inward, or clip off 2 of the hooks before using treble hooks for Pickerel, or any other fish you intend to release.





$50 USD
Individual Angler




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Registration open from Wednesday, November 15, 2017 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Announcements

Events & Schedule

Tournament Begins

12/01/2017 09:00 AM

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Crew

CCA Maryland
Director
443-621-9186
Michael Dunlap
Director

Sponsors

Rules and Regulations

  

Rules:

No Treble Hooks may be used. Hooks may be rolled over or snipped off allowing no more than 1 of the 3 hooks to be exposed and in its original form. Fishing may take place in any waters of Maryland and Delaware Catch Photo Release Championship governed by the honor system Photos may be taken against any standard ruler. Photos must be sent in by midnight February 28, 2018 Panel of judges will determine actual length based on photograph tie breaker determined by time Prizes for : 1st, 2nd, 3rd, largest 3 fish stringer per division overall (all 3 months) 3 single day tournaments with largest fish takes all (Calcutta/3 days) All rules and regulations set forth by MD DNR apply 14” minimum for submission. Photo Submission Photos must be taken against a standardized measuring device (inches only) Measurements will be made to nearest 1/4” Panel of judges have final say in determination of fish length. Must include tournament indicator (to be mailed prior to tournament start) Any measurement device must be presented for inspection upon request or submission(s) will be disqualified

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