2018-19 CCA Maryland Pickerel Championship

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2018-19 CCA Maryland Pickerel Championship

Saturday, December 1, 2018 to Thursday, February 28, 2019
Open
Kayak
Youth
Fly

Target Sub-species: 
Pike - Chain Pickerel
Perch - Yellow Perch
Perch - White Perch
Crappie - Black Crappie
Phone:443-621-9186
Mail: information@ccamd.org


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WINTER MAY BE HERE, BUT FISHING DOESN'T HAVE TO STOP! BY JOINING CCA YOU CAN COMPETE FOR OVER 3 MONTHS. SIMPLY CATCH, PHOTO, AND RELEASE YOUR WAY TO SOME GREAT PRIZES AND A FRIENDLY COMPETITION. SIGN UP TODAY!  

 

Dates:

Dec. 1, 2018 – Feb. 28, 2019

Mini Tournaments will be on Dec 16, Jan 13, Feb 24 ( Paypal entry button below)

Format:

Longest 3 fish stringer recorded over the 3 months & prizes for largest pickerel caught by fly, kayak/SUP, youth, and overall. Largest Perch and Crappie

Divisions:

Open: All entries, tackle, and vessel type qualify for open class

Youth (Under17): Only fish caught by youth CCA Members($10 per year) (no entry fee for tournament, enter CCAYOUTH as the coupon code)

Fly: All catch entries must be caught on the fly with no artificial enhancement

Kayak: All catch entries must be caught from a kayak

Entry:

$50 Entry Fee for CCA Members (Use $50 standard registration button)

$75 Entry Fee for New CCA Members (Includes 1 - yr Membership, a $35 value)(Register Through Paypal Button below and use the code NEWCCA to bypass further registration. Once you have paid through the paypal button, return to this page and click the register button and enter the coupon code )

***visit https://membership.joincca.org/ to review your membership status or sign up a youth member*** . Email us at information@ccamd.org for any assistance or call 443-621-9186 to help you with registration for this event***

***PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A PHOTO INDENTIFIER VIA EMAIL AFTER REGISTERING.  THIS IDENTIFIER IS A CODE THAT MUST BE VISIBLE IN ANY CATCH SUBMISSION. IF YOU ARE HEADED FISHING WHEN YOU REGISTER AND DON'T WANT TO DELAY, PLEASE TEXT OR CALL DAVID SIKORSKI 443-621-9186 TO RECEIVE YOUR IDENTIFIER*** IF YOU REGISTER BEFORE 11/30 YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR IDENTIFIER VIA EMAIL AFTER DARK ON 11/30 TO PREPARE FOR FISHING ON 12/1

Jigthebay.com - Calcutta:

3 Mini Tournament Calcutta single day tournaments will be managed by Jigthebay.com. Payments of $10 will be accepted via the paypal button below, and all payouts will occur after each calcutta day

One fee per entrant - $10 to enter all 3 Mini-Tournament Calcutta days - Dec 16, Jan 13, Feb 24 

Longest Pickerel caught on each calcutta day is awarded 1/3rd of total entries.  

Calcutta days: Dec 16, Jan 13, Feb 24 

 

Pay for calcutta entry before fishing by clicking the Buy Now button below.

Prizes/Awards:

Open: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - based on largest 3 fish stringer per angler combined from all divisions over all 3 months

Longest Pickerel Overall

Longest Fly Caught Pickerel 

Longest Kayak/SUP Caught Pickerel

Youth: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - based on single fish

**NEW FOR 2018-19**

Longest Perch (White or Yellow) overall

Longest Crappie overall

Random prizes will also be included throughout the full tournament for participation. 

 

Rules:

No Treble Hooks may be used.

Hooks may be rolled over or snipped off allowing no more than 1 of the 3 hooks to be exposed and in its original form.

Fishing may take place in any waters of Maryland and Delaware

Catch Photo Release Championship governed by the honor system

Panel of judges will determine actual length based on photograph

All participants reserve the right to challenge any photo judgement before midnight February 28, 2019 via email to information@ccamd.org

All fish in photos should be alive and able to be released, all pickerel must be released for consideration

Judges reserve the right to disqualify any entry

Tie breaker determined by time of entry

All rules and regulations set forth by MD DNR & DNREC apply and all fish may only be caught by hook and line

14” minimum for pickerel for submission

Photo Submission:

All photos must be clear and readable and include a photo identifier provided to participants at registration

Photos must be taken against any standard ruler (inches only)

Measurements will be made to nearest 1/4”

Panel of judges have final say in determination of fish length.

Must include tournament indicator (to be emailed to participants prior to tournament start)

Any measurement device must be presented for inspection upon request or submission(s) will be disqualified

Photos must be sent in by midnight February 28, 2019

Best Practices for Careful Catch and Release

While this tournament is not limited to tidal waters, please note that tidal Pickerel are a special fish living on the edge of their range here in MD. Salinity levels and water quality seem to control their population cycles. It is important that while catching and releasing Pickerel fishermen use care, and adhere to some best practices.   Pickerel that are released while fishing private waters and non tidal lakes should also be handled with the same care to ensure surviveability upon release.

Pickerel have the best chance of surviving when they are not handled extensively, or kept out of the water for an extended period of time. Please use care when taking pictures and do your best to only keep the fish out of the water for a limited time.  Remember that a differentiation between water and air temperatures can be fatal to fish.  Freezing air temperatures can freeze fish and be fatal. 

Catch and release mortality can be high when fish are deep hooked. Actively retrieving artificials, or artificials tipped with bait should limit the amount of deep hooking which occurs.

Pickerel are aggressive feeders and fighters and treble hooks can cause a great deal of damage if not modified. Please roll 2 of the hooks inward, or clip off 2 of the hooks before using treble hooks for Pickerel, or any other fish you intend to release.





$50 USD
Individual Angler




Register as Individual

Website: www.ccamd.org

Registration open from Monday, November 26, 2018 to Thursday, February 28, 2019

Announcements

Events & Schedule

Tournament Begins

12/01/2018 12:15 AM

December Calcutta Day

12/16/2018 12:15 AM

January Calcutta Day

01/13/2019 12:15 AM

Gallery

Crew

CCA Maryland
Director
443-621-9186
John Bonanno
Director
4102413529
David Sikorski
Director
(443) 621-9186
Joseph Evans
Director
4104405495

Sponsors

Rules and Regulations

  

Rules:

No Treble Hooks may be used. Hooks may be rolled over or snipped off allowing no more than 1 of the 3 hooks to be exposed and in its original form. Fishing may take place in any waters of Maryland and Delaware Catch Photo Release Championship governed by the honor system Panel of judges will determine actual length based on photograph All participants reserve the right to challenge any photo judgement before midnight February 28, 2019 Judges reserve the right to disqualify any entry Tie breaker determined by time of entry All rules and regulations set forth by MD DNR & DNREC apply 14” minimum for pickerel for submission Photo Submission: All photos must be clear and readable and include a photo identifier provided to participants at registration Photos must be taken against any standard ruler (inches only) Measurements will be made to nearest 1/4” Panel of judges have final say in determination of fish length. Must include tournament indicator (to be emailed to participants prior to tournament start) Any measurement device must be presented for inspection upon request or submission(s) will be disqualified Photos must be sent in by midnight February 28, 2019

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Disclaimer

For good and valuable consideration, including without limitation the acceptance of the registered participants entry or participation in the 2018-2019 CCA Maryland Pickerel Championship (the "Event") and being permitted to participate in certain related activities, the registered participant, for his or herself and his or her personal representatives, heirs, guest, invitees, employees, and team or crew members hereby

(1) RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES, AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE Weaver's Marine and Coastal Conservation Association Maryland and Back River Restoration Committee or its Chapters, subsidiaries, related entities, respective members, volunteers, heirs, successors, assigns, officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors, sponsors and subcontractors, (collectively, the "Releasees") from any and all liability to the registered participant, his or her personal representatives, assigns, heirs and next of kin, and for all loss or damage, and all claims or damages therefore, on account of bodily injury, personal injury, death, property or other damage of or to the undersigned, his or her guests, invitees, employees, team or crew, during the Event or arising out of or in any way in connection with the Event or its Rules or related activities or while the registered participant is competing, or participating, regardless of whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence or alleged negligence of Releasees ;

(2) AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS Releasees and each of them from and against all claims, actions, causes of action, damages, liabilities, losses and judgments (collectively, the "Claims") of or by all guests, invitees, employees, and team or crew of the registered participant for bodily injury, personal injury, death, property or other damage which they may suffer or incur during the Event or arising out of or in any way in connection with the Event or its Rules or related activities, regardless of whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence  or alleged negligence of Releasees; and,

(3) ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY for the risk or occurrence of bodily injury, personal injury, death, property or other damage of or to his or herself, his or her guests, invitees, employees, and team or crew and to his or her boat and equipment due to negligence of Releasees or otherwise during the Event or while participating in the Event or related activities or while in or on the Event premises, which includes but is not limited to, its common properties, recreational areas, and adjacent docks, piers, and boat slips. Participant further assumes the responsibility for and acknowledges all dangers associated with weather and sea conditions;

(4) Anyone entering this Tournament is required to abide by the Tournament Rules. Disqualifications will be determined by the Tournament Judges consisting of three (3) volunteer CCA Maryland or Back River Restoration Committee Representatives. Any protest must state the rule violated and be received by the tournament judges photo Check-in Deadline. All team participants, including team members, guides and boat drivers are responsible for knowing, understanding, and abiding by these Rules. Failure of any team participant to follow tournament rules or procedures will result in disqualification of the team in violation or non-compliance. 

Questions and comments concerning any Rule may be directed to the Tournament Director/Co-Chair. In all Tournament matters, the decisions of the tournament committee are final.

The registered participant agrees to pay all of the Releases’ costs of defending all Claims and further agrees that this Release, Hold Harmless and Agreement Not to Sue is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Maryland and that, if any portion of this agreement is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.

The registered participant also gives permission to use her / his name and picture in any published report or coverage of the event.