November 12, 2016
The Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce sponsored Rockfish Tournament event usually takes place in early November of every year. For the past few of years, the weather has been cooperative making the event that much more successful.
If you'd like to sponsor one of the prizes for this year's event, contact the Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you'd like to try and win one of those prizes, registration forms and fees (entry fee is usually $150) are accepted in October and the rules of the game can be found at http://rockfishtournament.org/entry.html
1st Place $5,000
2nd Place $1,500
3rd Place $750
4th Place $500
Captain Roger Grissom of the Reel Intimidator brought in the winning 19.5 lb rockfish on Saturday at around 3:30 p.m., measuring 35.75 inches and capturing the top cash prize of $5,000, the Big Boy Calcutta award with a cash prize of $1,600 and the Special Angler Calcutta with a cash prize of $495.
Coming in second for the Cash Prize division was Captain Bob Ackerman who caught a 17.55 lb. Rockfish aboard the Ms. Amy Sea, netting him $1,5000. Third place ($500) was Captain Wink Elder aboard the Gladys Marine with a 15.1 lb rockfish.
Angler Matthew Hockman took home $250 for his 14.2 lb fish caught aboard the SaltEd, under Captain Ed Roach.
First place went to Kristy Look who reeled in an 11.25 lb. Rockfish measuring 31 inches.
Second place: Tammy Rawlings whos fish weighed in at 10.85 lbs.
Third place: Donna Martinez with a fish weighing 10.35 lbs.
Two families participated this year in the Special Angler category. Andy Martinez brought in the the first place trophy with his 7.3 lb Rockfish caught aboard The “John Russell” under Captain Sullivan. Aboard the same boat Joe Gittinger brought in the second place trophy with his 6.15 lb fish.
On Saturday Will Gordon won the first place trophy for his 6.8 lb rockfish while fishing aboard the kayLeigh under Captain James Keiffer.
Second Place in the Youth division was Jacob Dameron, but Andrew Rammo accepted the award as well. The boys were fishing with their fathers Rick Rammo and Captain Adam Dameron on the 26-foot “Knot It” hailing from Lorton, Virginia.
Third place Youth Division award on Saturday went to Jaxton Jett and his 3.95 lb. rockfish measuring 22.5 inches. Jett fished from The Parker under Captain Jack Heasle.
The Youth Division encountered a tie on Sunday. Both Matthew Hockman and Will Gordon brought in fish weighing exactly the same, (11.8 lbs.) Matthew’s fish measured 30 inches and Will’s measured 30.25 inches. The rules in this tournament state that tie-breakers are based on who brought the fish in first. Matthew arrived at 1:50 p.m. and Will came in to the dock at 3:30 taking home second place on Sunday.
Third place trophy went to Jaxton Jett for his 28 lb fish which was four and half pounds heavier than his prize winning fish on Saturday.
Cash Prize Division
1st Place: $5000 Chris Long 15.95 lbs
2nd Place: $1500 Matt Mathes 15.4 lbs
3rd Place: $750 Tom Mooney 14.8 lbs
4th Place: $500 Robert Wurm 12.85
1st Place: Janet Markwith 11.85 lbs
2nd Place: Lin Ezell 11.8 lbs
3rd Place: Tammy Massie 9.7 lbs
Youth Division (Saturday)
1st place: Jacob Dameron 6.25 lbs
2nd Place: Patrick Nugent 5.8 lbs
3rd Place: Matthew Hockman 5.35
Youth Division (Sunday)
1st Place: Mathew Hockman
2nd Place: CJ Martin Jr 8.95 lbs
3rd Place: Andrew Thompson 8.5 lbs
Special Angler Division (Saturday)
1st Place: Michael Thorpe Jr 8.0 lbs
Special Angler Division (Sunday)
1st Place: Michael Thorpe Jr. 8.0 lbs
2nd Place: Mark Nussberger 6.45 lbs
3rd Place: Brittany Nussberger 6.1 lbs
Chris Long - 27.5 lbs
1st Place: Chris Markwith-31.00 lbs. 2nd Place: Chris Long-13.62 lbs. 3rd Place: David Morgans-12.92 lbs. 4th Place: Matt Mathes-12.88 lbs
1st: Kiley Ferrari-10.92 lbs. 2nd: Janet Markwith-10.56 lbs. 3rd: Carolyn McIntyre-9.82 lbs.
Youth Division Day 1 1st: RJ Abell-4.06 lbs. 2nd: Patrick Nugent-2.82 lbs.
Day 2 1st: Jimmy Tippett- 8.30 lbs. 2nd: Jace Jett- 6.20 lbs. 3rd: Jacob Damron- 5.56 lbs.
Special Anglers Day 1 1st: Sarah Capp- 4.86 lbs. 2nd: Joe Gittinger -2.84 lbs.
Day 2 1st: Travis Smith-9 lbs. 2nd: Morgan Howard-8.80 lbs.
The 2013 Rockfish Tournament took place on November 8 - 10.
1st Place Winners: "LAST ONE II" Boat #3 RockHard Fishing Team
Sponsors: YMCA, Ashton Daycare, Wilkerson's Seafood, Potomac River Charters.
1st Place: Tim Trivett prize: $5,000 weight: 16.7 lbs length: 34 1/8th inches
2nd Place: Matt Mathes prize: $2,500 weight: 12.6 lbs length: 31 1/2 inches
3rd Place: Randy Mays prize: $2,000 weight: 12.10 length: 30 1/2 inches
4th Place: Mike Long prize: $1,500 weight: 11.5 lbs length: 30 1/4 inches
5th Place: Chris Markwith prize: $1,000 weight: 11.05 lbs length: 28 3/4 inches
Saturday Youth Division
1st Place: Brandon Shaw weight: 9.05 lbs length: 27 1/2 inches
2nd Place: Brian Mays weight: 7.55 lbs length: 24 1/2 inches
3rd Place: Jimmy Tippett weight: 5.10 lbs length: 23 inches
Sunday Youth Division
1st Place: Brandon Shaw weight: 6.10 lbs length: 25 inches
2nd Place: Jimmy Tippett weight: 4.2 lbs length: 22 3/4 inches
3rd Place: Dakota Jones weight: 3.95 lbs length: 21 inches
1st Place: Gary Fisher, boat #45. 16.6 lbs., 34 1/2 in. $5K prize
2nd Place: Jason Hayden, boat #90. 14.8 lbs., 34 in. $2,500 prize
3rd Place: Mike Bolling, boat #88. 13.9 lbs., 31 3/4 in. $2K prize
4th Place: Thomas Wine, boat #82. 8.3 lbs., 27 1/4 in., $1,500 prize
5th Place: Robert Wurm, boat #29. 7.4 lbs., 26 in. $1K prize
Youth Division Trophy Winners - Saturday Results
1st Place: Cameron Warfield, boat #76. 4.6 lbs., 23 1/2 in.
2nd Place: Austin Tippett, boat #3. 3.2 lbs., 21 1/4 in.
3rd Place: Patrick Nugent, boat #100. 2.7 lbs., 20 1/2 in.
Youth - Sunday Results
1st Place: Joseph Morgans, boat #96. 6.71 lbs., 27 5/8 in.
2nd Place: Kandice King, boat #34. 4.45 lbs., 22 3/8 in.
3rd Place: Austin Tippett, boat #3. 4.35 lbs., 23 in.