Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department's Spring Rockfish Tournament fundraiser is always a "reel" fun time!
Just from entering the parking lot, I knew what event I was at. All I had to do was to take a look at some of the cars license plates! The location was the Colonial Beach Yacht Center. The date, April 25th, 2009.
The weather was a scorcher, considering it was only the end of April, with temps in the high 80's and low 90's. Luckily, there were no storms to contend with. The fishing commenced at 7:00am and ended with a final weigh-in cutoff time of 4:00pm.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources as well as Potomac River Fisheries Commission's rules and regulations for rockfish limits apply to this event, and fishing was allowed from south of the Rt. 301 bridge to the mouth of the Potomac River. I saw some HUGE fish come in at the end of the day. One of them nearly knocked the scales off the table as it was hoisted into the tray. That was a big rockfish. Tournament officials weighed and measured it.
CBVFD Spring Rockfish Tournament! April 19, 2014
1st Place - Tony Ferrari, Bealeton VA - 62.04lbs
2nd Place - Roger Grissom, Cobb Island MD - 61.98lbs
3rd Place - Harry Gutridge, Colonial Beach VA - 58.12lbs
4th Place - Bob Wurm, Trenton NJ - 52.74lbs
5th Place - John Weber, Leonardtown MD - 50.62lbs
(Weights are "combined" totals)
Calcutta Winner (single largest fish) - Roger Grissom, Cobb Island MD - 38.20lbs
1st Place winner: Roger Grissom
prize: $2,500 cash
2nd Place winner: Ivan Evans
prize: $1,250 cash
3rd Place winner: Harry Gartridge
prize: $1,000 cash
4th Place winner: Matt Mathes
prize: $500 cash
5th Place winner: Chris Markwith
prize: $250 cash
Junior Division winner: Jimmy Tippett
prize: $50 gift card and a trophy