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May 5-7, 2017

Register January & February
- $25 discount on Entry Fee
- FREE Tournament Bucket
- FREE Official Under Armour Tourney T-Shirt

KAYAK ANGLERS IDENTIFIER: May 7, 2018
Please write MSSA2017 on a piece of paper or something that can get wet.

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 Captains_Meetings

All Meetings 6:00 – 8:00pm

Thursday, April 27 – Island Tackle Outfitters – Kent Island
Monday, May 1 – Commodore Hall – Essex
Tuesday, May 2 – Alltackle – Annapolis
Wednesday, May 3 – The Lighthouse Restaurant – Solomons Island
Thursday, May 4 – Rod N Reel – Chesapeake Beach

Weigh_Stations

Western Shore
Sandy Point State Park – (next to the boat ramps by the restrooms)
Herrington Harbor South- Deale, MD
Rod N Reel Docks – Chesapeake Beach, MD
Breezy Point Marina – (in front of Marina store)
Calvert Marina – Solomons, MD
Point Lookout State Park – (next to cleaning station and boat ramps)

Eastern Shore
Kentmorr Marina – Kent Island

Rippons Harbor – Back for 2017
Knapps Narrows Marina – Tilghman
Taylors Island Campground

Prizes

Amateur Division
Main Tournament (1st – 5th)*
All Captains entered in the Championship are eligible for Main Tournament prizes
1st Place – Guaranteed $10,000
2nd Place – $5,000
3rd Place – $4,000
4th Place – $3,000
5th Place – $2,000
*based on a full field of 500 boats, except guaranteed first place


Tournaments Within Tournament (TWT’s)
TWT’s are optional and require additional fees. Fees are listed below. Captains entered in these TWT’s are eligible to win one, or all of the TWT’s entered. The more you enter…the more you win if you weigh in a winning fish!
Single Fish TWT’s (1st – 3rd places paid out, except for $500 TWT)
$50 / $75 / $100 / $200 / $300 / $500 (one winner)
Multiple Fish TWT’s (1st – 3rd places paid out)
$250 two fish aggregate
$400 four fish aggregate
Special TWT’s
$50 Pro-Am Challenge (one winner)
This is the only part of the tournament where Amateurs and Professional compete for the same pot of money. There is only one winner, the winner will be determined by the single heaviest fish for those entered in this TWT.


NEW All-IN Bonus
Those Captains who go ‘All-In’ and win the Amateur Division will be awarded a $5,000 Bonus
All-IN is determined by Amateur Captains that enter the main tournament and all 9 (nine) TWT’s.


Daily Prizes
Each day we will award Daily Prizes to the Captains who weighs in the heaviest fish for that day, and does not win any other prize with a higher value.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
1st – $1,000 – 2nd $500
*based on a full field of 500 boats, except guaranteed first place


Boat & Motor Prizes
Boat and motor prizes are free to enter. Captains weighing in the heaviest fish while fishing on a listed boat manufacturer below during the tournament and/or fishing on a boat with one of the listed motors, is eligible for a cash prize up to $400 (prize amount may change based on sponsor limits).
Boat Manufacturers
Grady White / Parker / Judge / May-Craft / Sportsman / Sea Hunt / Proline / Carolina Skiff / Sailfish
Motor Manufacturers
Yamaha / Honda / Mercury / Suzuki


Professional Division (1st – 5th Places)*
Daily Tournaments*
One Day – $125
Two Days – $225
Three Days – $325
DAILY – Tournaments Within Tournament (TWT’s)
$50 Single Heaviest
$75 Single Heaviest
$100 Single Heaviest
(all pay out 1st – 3rd – 60, 30, 10)
* based on a full field of 100 boats


Tournaments Within Tournament (TWT’s)
TWT’s are optional and require additional fees. Fees are listed below. Captains entered in these TWT’s are eligible to win one, or all of the TWT’s entered. The more you enter…the more you win if you weigh in a winning fish!
Single Fish TWT’s (1st – 3rd places paid out, except for $500 TWT)
$50 / $75 / $100 / $200 / $300 / $500 (one winner)
Multiple Fish TWT’s (1st – 3rd places paid out)
$250 two fish aggregate
$400 four fish aggregate
Special TWT’s
$50 Pro-Am Challenge (one winner)
This is the only part of the tournament where Amateurs and Professional compete for the same pot of money. There is only one winner, the winner will be determined by the single heaviest fish for those entered in this TWT.


All MSSA Crew Bonus (both Amateur & Pro Divisions)
This prize is open to both divisions, Amateur & Professional.  On each day of the tournament, the Captain who has an All MSSA Crew and weighs in the heaviest fish, will win $1,000.  A total of $3,000 will be awarded throughout the tournament.  To have an All MSSA Crew, the Captain must ensure that EVERY person on the boat on that day is an MSSA member.  The Captain must also submit an All MSSA Crew form before the start of the tournament.  Click here for the All MSSA Crew Form.


Kayak Division
Kayak division is a Catch, Photo, and Release division.  Captains must use an official MSSA ruler decal provided and submit valid pictures via email by 6:00PM on each fishing day. Please refer to the official Rules & Regulations before fishing.
Main Tournament – Kayak Division
Winners determined by aggregate of two longest fish – Catch, Photo, & Release (CPR)
1st Place – $2,000 Guaranteed
2nd Place – $1,000
3rd Place – $500
Kayak TWT
$25 Single Longest Striped Bass (one winner)


Youth  Divisions
Youth Division will now require anglers to pre-register before the start of the tournament.  You can do so using the link below or by calling the main office at 410-255-5535.  You may also pre-register at any of the five Captain Meetings.
Prizes and Awards
Award the Top Ten anglers.  Prizes and awards based on sponsors donations
1st – 10th Places


NEW Ladies Division
Ladies Division is now a PAY division and all Lady anglers must pre-register.  Entry fee is $100.
Prizes and Awards
The top 3 Lady Anglers will receive cash payouts based on 60 registered lady anglers
1st Place – $3,000
2nd Place – $1,500
3rd Place – $500


Sponsors

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