I certainly hope that everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season. I’m also hoping Santa dropped off all the fishing tackle and gear that you wanted. If anyone is looking for a boat load of coal, I have plenty to go around. Truly, the Holidays are a great time to spend with family, unwind, reflect on the previous year and then start looking forward to opening day in April. As fast as last year went by, April will be here before we know it. It is time to start planning your participation in the fun filled activities of the chapter in the upcoming year.
Speaking of the upcoming year, the board has proposed some new and additional payouts for each chapter sponsored tournament this year. We started this last year at our annual King Mackerel Tournament. The added possibilities of winning additional chapter contributed monies, along with the designed payouts were welcomed and certainly made the fishing more interesting. We will be announcing each extra Calcutta or payout prior to each tournament. In addition, we have a full agenda this year of activities, tournaments, speakers, vendors and a vast array of opportunities for everyone to enjoy.
January is action packed to start the chapter off this year. We will be having our annual dinner dance on January 12th with great food, a live band, super prizes along with a lot of fishin’ stories and camaraderie. The following week, January 19th, we have our Fishing Expo with over 40 different vendors showcasing their products or services at the Frederick County Fairgrounds. This is going to be a heck of a show with great seminars, hot food, raw oysters and plenty of discounted tackle. Hope to see everyone there. Please come out and support the chapter. We are in need of volunteers to help on Friday evening and during the day on Saturday. Please contact me if you can give back a few moments of your time to the Chapter.