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The 1st Annual Chesapeake Bay Kayak Anglers Kayak Fishing Tournament is open for registration!
All proceeds are benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of the Mid-Atlantic. There will also be a raffle of various prizes benefiting the Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland. (CCA MD)
Event Date: September 9 - 10, 2011
Registration Deadline: September 10, 2011 8:00am [Eastern Time]
Rain Date - September 11th
Venue: Camp Wright
200 Camp Wright Lane
Stevensville MD 21666
Prizes for everyone who enters!
First 25 registered anglers will receive a Captain's Bag of assorted kayak fishing goodies!
Electric powered kayaks are welcome and will compete in a separate division.
Early registration - $50/person (After Aug 8, 2011 - $65)
Guest (non-angler) - $15/person
Captains Meeting September 9th at 7:00 pm at Camp Wright. Check-in (weigh-in) begins at 12:30 pm Saturday
Tent camping Friday and Saturday night is included in your entry fee. Shared cabins (no electricity) are available for an additional fee. Each cabin sleeps eight (8). A club or organization might want to reserve an entire cabin!
Sponsored in part with the generous support of:
Easton Cycle & Sport
Maryland Kayak Fishing
Coastal Conservation Association of MD
For more details or go to http://chesapeakebaykayakanglers.com/ Click on the tournament page to find the registration link.
Gonna be a good time!
There's more than one bridge across the Chesapeake Bay where you can catch lots of stripers!
This was taken earlier this week on Tuesday!
If you're thinking of joining us you can still register online or if you want to make last minute decision you can register any time after 3:00 pm Friday at Camp Wright, you can also join us for the Captain's Meeting at 7:00 pm. Our special guest will be Shawn Kimbro! Author of Chesapeake Light Tackle: http://www.chesapeakelighttackle.com/
If you want to wait until Saturday morning you are welcome to register then also. The weather is looking good for Saturday. We will take registrations starting at 5:45 am. Fishing starts at 6:30 am.
If you register last minute only cash or check, we won't be able to take credit cards on site. Cost is $65.
There will be a silent auction for a Jackson Kayak Coosa fishing kayak, minimum bid will be $400, (retail value is $1000) only cash or check will be accepted. The check will be made out to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic. Any other donations directly to the foundation will be greatly appreciated! The Regional Director of Make-A-Wish is scheduled to speak during the awards ceremony at which time we will present him with the funds we have raised.
We will also raffle some items to benefit Maryland CCA, we have some nice fishing rods CCA donated, a $300 guided kayak fishing tour from Ruthless kayaking, YakAttack visipole, paddles, t-shirts, Kayak Kevin videos, Game On videos, anchor trolleys, 12v batteries, custom fishing seat and lots more.
Some food will be served, light snacks at the Captains Meeting, continental breakfast Saturday - (coffee and pastries) and at awards ceremony we will have hot dogs and hamburgers, all included with your registration!
www.cbkainc.com Check it out!
This is BIG time....congrats on the event!
Thought some might be interested in the first CBKA tournament results. Overall, it went very well although, fishing was tough. The water was muddy and water temperatures were 10 degrees cooler than before all the rain we had. Even so, it turned out to be a great day on the bay. It was calm, wind was light and the sun was shining most of the day. A total of 37 people registered for our very first event. We had winners in the rockfish, bluefish and white perch divisions.
Most importantly, we raised over $2600 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic ($1756) and for the Maryland chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association ($855)!
Many sponsors, both local and online kayak and tackle businesses and equipment manufacturers donated thousands of dollars worth of prizes. Without these generous contributions we could not have put on a successful event. Carefree Boats made a large donation directly to Make a Wish as well as supplied a chase boat during the event (for safety) and items for each participants' Captain's gift bag! We also held a silent auction for a Jackson Kayak Coosa model donated by Appomattox River Company valued at $1000. This added to the support for Make a Wish. Please see the website for a full list of sponsors.
A special thanks to Ms. Dee Zeller and the staff at Camp Wright in Stevensville, MD. With all their hard work our tournament was more successful then any of us could have reasonably expected. They worked very hard to clean up the grounds and beach launch area after the hurricane and rains.
Overall results follows. Any category where there wasn't an entry the prize went in to the raffle to support CCA MD.
Rockfish, Spot, and Croaker - No entries
1st place - Robert Clemente - 19.5 inches - $150 gift coupon from Kent Island Kayaks
No 2nd or 3rd entries.
1st place - Matt Baden - 11.75 inches - $100 gift coupon from Paddle House Outfitters of Ocean City, MD
No 2nd or 3rd entries.
1st place - Steve Evans - 12 inches - $200 Gift Certificate from Backyard Boats, Piranha Paddle
2nd place - Will Burkholder - 11.25 inches - $100 Gift Certificate from Backyard Boats, Piranha Paddle
3rd place - Matt Baden - 10.25 inches - Panfish Camera Mount from Yakattack, Piranha Paddle
1st place- Langston Majette - 12.25 inch perch - 2012 $175 Bass Challenge Pass, Piranha Paddle
2nd place- Ryan Altenburg - 12 inch perch - $50 Hook1 Gift Card *Also won special award for largest fish on a Hobie
Dylan Sorbina- $25 certificate to Hook1 and a Hook1 T-shirt
Paul Tisack - Hook1 t-shirt and Kayak Bass Fishing t-shirt
Samantha Ferline - $25 certificate to Hook1 and a Kayak Bass Fishing T-shirt
1st Award - Langston Majette - The very first registered participant of the very first annual CBKA tournament! - Kayak Kevin Chesapeake Bay Tour & Game on Kayak Fishing DVD's
Biggest Surprise Catch - Jim Tisack - 18" flounder at the Bay Bridge! $100 gift coupon to Kayak Anglers Pro Shop
Sponsor help (non CBKA Director) - Tom Brown - $200 gift coupon to Easton Cycle and Sport
We've already booked Camp Wright for next year and hope to double or triple the number of participants. We received very positive comments about the Camp Wright venue from the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic Hobie representative. It's a great location and has amenities unique to most kayak fishing tournaments like showers, a swimming pool, dining hall and proximity to Kent Island shops and restaurants, Maryland's state capitol, Annapolis and Eastern Shore towns such as Chestertown. In fact, the Hobie rep stated it was the best venue he has seen on the entire East Coast! We plan to make this a weekend event for the whole family. We hope to see you there!
You guys did well on all counts. Congrats again on the event and raising the money for MAW!
Hmmmm....a 12 inch white perch took 1st? Need to consider this tourney next year!
You should Ernie! Lots of rip rap around Matapeake for WP fishing. There are usually a lot of rock around the bridge, but this rain had other ideas. Hopefully next year we'll get a better weather window!