Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Chesapeake Bay Kayak Anglers Charity Fishing Tournament Part 1

This past weekend marked the 3rd Annual CBKA Charity Tournament to benefit Make A Wish Mid Atlantic and Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland. Our tournament staff spent countless hours preparing for the event recruiting over 60 sponsors and promoting the event which became our largest event yet.

There were 107 participants that registered for the event, 3 raffles, and some awesome prizes for the winning fishermen and ladies.

Last Friday came quick as our crew of 6 coordinators descended upon Camp Wright in Stevensville, MD to put everything together and set up shop before the captain's meeting at 7pm that evening. We worked tirelessly to fill 100 Captains bags with the 1st 50 or so including the premium goodies, which included; lure samples from BKD, Dirty Red Baits, Specialized Baits, Chex Jigs, Cablez Eyewear Retainers, and plenty more premium discount coupons to supporting companies and other swag.

We also had to organize the raffle set up which was bigger and better than ever.

This year boasted 3 raffles: 
Photo by Russ
  • Hobie Outback donated by Easton Cycle and Sport
Photo by Russ
  • Jackson Coosa donated by Valley Mill Boats, Grizzly 16qt Cooler, Shore Tackle Custom Rod, Guided Trip with 1st Landing Kayak Guide Services, $50 to Austin Canoe and Kayak, Bending Branches Carbon and Wood paddle
Photo by Martin Charles

Photo by Martin Charles
The Captains Meeting went off without a hitch. It included myself and my buddy Tyler Sondberg shucking and serving his freshly grown Snow Hill Oysters which was a big hit!!
Photo by Russ

Also, new this year was a Pot Luck dinner for Friday night. A variety of foods were brought including a bushel of crabs, shrimp skewers, and fresh Masgoufed Striper and Trout. A full Masgouf demonstration was put on by Snaggedline Board Member Mustafa (Abumasgouf).
Late night festivities helped Saturday morning roll around a lot faster than expected, but it was great hanging out with the crew.
Langston (Metroman) and I obviously think were the next kayak fishing rap duo. Photo by Martin Charles

The weather for Saturday was windy to say the least. Here are a few shots from Saturday on the water.
Richard Souder here showing us how it's done!! Photo by Russ

Snagged MD team member Ryan Altenburg catching his 3rd Place Perch. Photo by Mike Soudee 

Shane here pointing at his empty crab trabs. Photo by Russ

To be continued with results and more pictures.

No comments:

Post a Comment