Maryland Releases Diamond Jim Striped Bass - Catch a specially tagged fish for big cash prizes. Visit the Maryland DNR site for information about the Maryland Fishing Challenge Featuring Diamond Jim
State Fishing Tournaments
Test your abilities against your fellow Chesapeake Bay fishermen. Maryland and Virginia both sponsor annual saltwater fishing tournaments and there are many other local tournaments held throughout the Bay region.
The Maryland Fishing Challenge. Offers citations and patches and an annual award to the individual with the largest fish in each species category. Follow the link for rules and regulations.
The Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament. Offers citations and awards for largest fish in each species category. Also offers Outstanding Angler awards to those who register several outstanding catches for citation awards. Follow the link for rules and regulations.
More Fishing Tournaments
May 3 - 4, 2013. Reedville Fishing Derby. What used to be known as the Reedville Bluefish Derby has been revamped and is now a two day, single-species, Rockfish tournament. Reedville, VA.
May 3 - 5, 2013 Rod N Reel Captain's Association Annual Pro-Am Fishing Tournament. Many categories, with over 85 chances to win. Chesapeake Beach, Md.
May 3 - 5, 2013. Championship on the Chesapeake. The World's Largest Striped Bass Tournament.
May 25, 2013. Annual Tappahannock Rotary Croaker Fishing Tournament. Tappahannock, VA
June 9, 2013. Ladies Rockfish Tournament. Men can captain or mate, but only ladies can fish. Fishing is from 6:00am to 1:30pm. Awards and party follow. Harrison's Chesapeake House. Tilghman Island, MD.
June 29, 2013. PSWSFA Flounder Bowl. "A two day party with a fishing tournament on the side." Held out of Dare Marina and Yacht Sales.