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Get hooked on fishing at these great tourmaments across the state.

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The one that got away doesn't count in these great Maryland fishing tournaments.  Or for some solo action, check out Fish and Hunt Maryland!

Image of past tournament winners Photo By: Boatyard Bar & Grill

1 Boatyard Bar & Grill Opening Day Catch & Release Rockfish Tournament

April 17, 2016

Striped bass lengths are judged by digital photo examination measured against an official 48-inch measuring stick in this spring trophy season kickoff competition. Sponsored prizes from Angler’s Sports Center and others amount to values reaching $5000 or more. The one-day tournament is highlighted by a parking lot party with live music and Boatyard Bar & Grill food in Eastport/Annapolis.


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Location:
400 Fourth Street
Annapolis, MD 21403
410-216-6206


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2 Garrett Bassers Deep Creek Lake Walleye Tournament

April, 16 2016

Team-based live-release walleye competition hosted by Garrett Bassers, Maryland's premier bass fishing club.


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Location:
898 State Park Rd.
Deep Creek Lake, MD 21561
240-727-1932


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Girl holding fish Photo By: Maryland DNR

3 Championship on the Chesapeake

April 29 - May 1, 2016

Billed as the World’s Largest Striped Bass Tournament. Hosted as a membership fund raiser for the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association (MSSA). This is one of four MSSA events to determine the MSSA Captain of the Year.


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Location:
1100 E College Pkwy.
Annapolis, MD 21409
410-255-5535


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4 The Tunament

June 17 - June 19, 2016

The second big MSSA tournament of the year and a big time in Ocean City.  


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Location:
1651 Browns Road
Essex, MD 21221
410-255-5535


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Males holding a fish Photo By: Maryland DNR

5 CCA Kent Narrows Fly & Light Tackle Tournament

June 13, 2016

Sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, this catch & release tournament attracts the best light tackle anglers in the region in a challenge to catch, measure, and photograph big stripers while promoting fish conservation and habitat protection.


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Location:
428 Kent Narrows Way North
Grasonville, MD 21638
202-744-5013


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Women holding flounder Photo By: Maryland DNR

6 Mid-Atlantic Flounder Tournament

September 17 & 18

MSSA's near shore coastal competiton out of Ocean City formerly known as the Beach n' Boat Flounder tournament.


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Location:
8461C Ft. Smallwood Rd
Pasadena, MD 21122
410-255-5535


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Ocean City is the White Marlin Capital of the World.

7 White Marlin Open

August 8 - 12, 2016

The WMO in lays claim to being the World’s Largest Billfish Tournament, and attracts the biggest boats and the best blue water anglers from the Mid-Atlantic in a week-long pursuit of millions of dollars in prize money and bragging rights.


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Location:
14th Street & Bay
Ocean City, MD 21842
410-289-2800


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Girls holding trout Photo By: Maryland DNR

8 CCA-MD Red/Trout Tournament

September 24-25, 2016

Sponsored by HUK Performance Fishing, this two-day competition features the wealth of angling possibilities in Tangier Sound.

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Bill Miles displaying his rockfish Photo By: Bill Miles

9 Rocktoberfest

October 22-23, 2016

24 hours of fishing for striped bass, flounder, sea trout, tautog, and whatever else will bite ending with a big beach bonfire and barbecue. It’s a party!


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Location:
417 E. Charles St.
La Plata, MD 20646
301-392-3960


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Winning Fishermen Photo By: MSSA.net

10 Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic

November 18-20, 2016

The third leg of the MSSA Captain of the Year series attracts striped bass anglers to the Bay for year-end bragging rights.


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Location:
1100 E College Pkwy.
Annapolis, MD 21409
410-255-5535


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Child in awe over his fishing reel Photo By: Fish for a Cure

11 Fish for a Cure, Annapolis

November 5, 2016

Fish4-A Cure wraps up the striped bass and white perch season with a worthy cause and a great party in Annapolis. Proceeds support the DeCesaris Cancer Institute at Anne Arundel Medical Center.


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Location:
80 Compromise Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-279-3639


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Fishing compeititon competitor Photo By: Maryland Bass Nation

12 Maryland Bass Nation

Home for the statewide network of bass clubs featuring a robust tournament trail and qualifiers for national-level competitions.

More information on tournaments and qualifiers may be found on the Maryland Bass Nation website.

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Location:
898 State Park Rd.
Deep Creek Lake, MD 21561
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Location:
1100 E College Pkwy.
Annapolis, MD 21409
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Location:
1651 Browns Road
Essex, MD 21221
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Location:
428 Kent Narrows Way North
Grasonville, MD 21638
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Location:
8461C Ft. Smallwood Rd
Pasadena, MD 21122
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Location:
14th Street & Bay
Ocean City, MD 21842
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Location:
417 E. Charles St.
La Plata, MD 20646
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Location:
1100 E College Pkwy.
Annapolis, MD 21409
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Location:
80 Compromise Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
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