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Monday, 23 September 2013 16:13

Chesapeake Bay Kayak Anglers tournament results

Written by John Foley
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If it weren't for the windy conditions for this year’s Chesapeake Bay Kayak Anglers (CBKA) tournament - again- it would have been perfect! We had 104 online registrations, almost triple our first year. Early highlights included a raw oyster bar and CBKA friend, author, and CCA rep Shawn Kimbro at the Captain's meeting. The oysters were donated by Tyler Sondberg of Great Eastern Shellfish. Shawn provided words of support and the local fishing report. What a great combo.

The Friday night potluck get together was a huge hit. It was a great time meeting fellow kayak anglers and swapping stories. The food was excellent, including the crabs donated by Bette S. Kenzie of Easton, MD and coordinated by Dana "Coop" Cooper. The Masgouf-style open fire fish roast was provided by Mustafa Hussin (AbuMasgouf on snaggedline). Thank you, Mustafa and Coop!

Saturday came, and the wind had not subsided. A number of brave anglers still went out on the main stem of the bay to fish the bridge. The majority opted for the relative calm areas on the eastern side of Kent Island. Those that braved the 3' waves were rewarded with the larger and more numerous striped bass that were caught. Personally, I would have left the donated Carefree Boat Club chase boat at the dock if I didn't commit to be out there with fellow director Martin and volunteer photographer Russ Hewitt. A lot more fish were caught this year, including striped bass to 30" for the win. Another went 29", and several others were in the upper 20”range.

cbka bridge

CBKA choppy water

cbka kayak anglers

cbka swells

Speakers at Saturday's awards included Ms. Ashley Jefferson of Make-a-Wish Mid Atlantic. Ashley provided some examples of wishes granted to local kids including a great video of little eight-year-old Lateef meeting his hero, RGIII. You'd have had ice in your veins if that video didn't reach you.

CCA MD Executive Director Tony Friedrich provided a summary of CCA efforts to "defend the fish" and brought along surprise speaker, Tom O'Connell, Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources Director of Fisheries. Tom provided words of support for our grass-roots efforts of conservation, and updates on DNR activities to support local fisheries.

This year we held three raffles. The regular raffle was for accessories, fishing equipment, gift certificates, books, and more. A second raffle for a Hobie kayak donated by Easton Cycle & Sport sold out! The third raffle for a Jackson Kayak “Coosa” donated by Valley Mill Boats, along with several other high-end items, was a great success.

Overall, this was our most successful event to date. We really appreciate your support, and look forward to next year. Thank you!

Results:

Slam Division (Striped Bass + Bluefish + White Perch) - Sponsored by Easton Cycle & Sport

  • 1st - Richard Souder - 51"
  • 2nd - Jimmy McDermott - 44.5"
  • 3rd - Jason Pratt - 36"

 


CCA $500 Biggest Fish Award - Sponsored by Coastal Conservation Association of MD

  • Richard Souder - 30" Striped Bass

 


Striped Bass Division - Sponsored by Backyard Boats

  • 1st - Mike Rosa - 29"
  • 2nd - Chris Burke - 26"
  • 3rd - Don Huber - 22.5"

 


Perch Division - Sponsored by All Tackle

  • 1st - Roger Metz - 11.5"
  • 2nd - Nathan Oakes - 11 3/8"
  • 3rd - Ryan Altenburg - 11 1/4"

 


Largest Bluefish - Sponsored by Katherine Charters

  • Don Huber - 10"

 


Lady Angler Division - Sponsored by Appomattox River Company

  • 1st - Samantha Ferline - 13" Striped Bass
  • 2nd - Michelle Vieraitis - 10" Perch

 


Blue Crab Division - Sponsored by Fisherman's Crab Deck

  • Harry Steiner (caught the crab on a fly!)

 


Fly Division - Sponsored by Tochterman Tackle

  • Mark Bange - 11.25" Striped Bass

 


BKD Prize - Sponsored by Bass Kandy Delights

  • Richard Souder - 18.25" Striped Bass - Biggest fish on a BKD

 


Hobie Prize - Sponsored by Backyard Boats

  • Richard Souder - Biggest fish from a Hobie Kayak

 


Senior Angler Prize

  • Larry Walquarnery

 


Grandmother Angler Prize

  • Kaye James

 

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