President’s Message
How many Frederick MSSA members does it take to catch rockfish? Answer: Who cares. It doesn’t really matter because many of us just got back from a great weekend of fishing in Solomon’s Island. What a beautiful weekend on the water, great fun and a lot of really nice fish were had by all who attended our tournament. Starting of our tournament series in Solomon’s was a huge kick start to our chapter’s full year of events. It seemed like the great speaker’s and vendors we’ve had already this year really paid off as everyone caught some really nice fish. Some huge one’s were hauled in by some and others just sadly watched the big one swim away. Truly a nice time was had by those who attended with a lot of great camaraderie shared by all. If you’ve never participated in this tournament, please speak to those who can share some great stories and mark your calendar for next year.
Now, no reason to stop fishing, in two weeks we load up the boats again and head south to Chincoteague for another great weekend tournament. This is just another great fishing event for our members to enjoy. Hopefully, like the rockfish, the flounder will be a couple of weeks behind in their migration. This will be another fun filled opportunity to put some tasty fish in our coolers. Final sign-ups will be at our May 14th meeting.
Finally, our board is in the process of evaluating all our upcoming and future events. We will be compiling a list of needed committees to help organize each tournament or event. It takes a tremendous amount of time and effort by only a few to insure that each and every event is “Over the Top”. Therefore, please, each and every one of you, take a few moments to reflect on how much you enjoy our meetings, tournaments and events. Then, take a moment to think about how you can donate just a few hours of your time each year to assist with all our chapter activities. It is imperative that we have volunteers. So, c’mon and step to the plate.
Fish Hard!

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