Wow! Everything is in full swing for our chapter. With two fish worthy chapter tournaments under our belt we have just begun to kick off many of our summer activities.
Our annual Spring Rockfish tournament was, as always, a great weekend of fun, tough fishing conditions for some, filled with excitement and financially rewarding. Our Flounder tournament was also a huge success with the largest number of boats participating in recent years. Another great weekend of camaraderie, tough fishing conditions with the weather (especially Saturday) and a LOT of keeper fish in the box. For those of you who choose not to participate in theses events, you sure miss a great time. Hopefully, next year you will fish these tournaments to see the great time had by all.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those individuals that stepped up to make each of these tournaments successful. I’d like to thank our board who works very hard to insure that our meetings are fun, informative and enjoyable. A special thanks to our tournament directors, Rob Pellicot (Spring Rockfish), Roy and Lorna Young (Flounder), our weigh master Chris Linetty and all of you who volunteered hours of your time to make sure everyone participating had a memorable time. I’d like to thank our sponsor, Tackle Cove / Shore tackle out of Kent Island for their generous donations. Please patronize their shop and remember that our chapter gets a special discount when mentioned.
We will be kicking off our offshore with another loyal vendor, Ken Lehr from Reeldraggin’ Tackle and Joe Riley (another good friend of the chapter) will speak about Tuna trolling and chunking. This should prepare all of us for the main MSSA’s upcoming offshore Tunament this month. See Rob for the details, as this tournament has many new and exciting features. Next month (July), we will have Dan from Baycountry Crabbing supplies give a very informative trot lining, potting and general crabbing demonstration. His presentation will be awesome with his boat, lines and tips to put a bushel on your boat. Hope to see you at the next meeting.