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Chester County Bass Masters 2016 Open Schedule - Northeast River, Anchor Marine

Started by Basscat7, January 16, 2016, 10:16:12 PM

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Chester County Bass Masters 2016 Open Schedule - Northeast River, Anchor Marine

March 26
April 23
June 4
August 13
October 15

Sponsored by:
Susquehanna Fishing Tackle - Big Bass Award
Browning Eyewear
Hi Seas fishing line
State Farm

Bass Cat
D-2 Lures
ServPro of Hunt Valley
ProAction Restoration
River Bottom Reels
Ashford Farms
Mudd Butt baits
Cabela's Christiana Mall
Nauti Goose Restaurant - North East Maryland

Entry fee: $90.00 per boat
Prize money: 80% payback
Registration Entry: Mail in or at the ramp (Anchor Marina)
Launch: First light
Tx ends at 2:30 (number must be turned in at registration table)
Weigh-in: 2:45 pm
pay 1 spot for every 5 boats
Lunker pool: $10.00 per boat; 100% payback.

Field Format: One or two anglers per boat, 5 fish per team.

$50.00 Susquehanna Fishing Tackle Big Bass Award gift card to the Second lunker
$50.00 Cabela's Christiana Mall store gift card to first team out of the money
$50.00 River Bottom Reels Gift Card 2nd team out of the money
$50.00 Nauti Goose Restaurant Gift Card to 3rd team out of the money
$25.00 Sunoco Gift Card to the 4th team out of the money

Downloadable entry form can be found on our Open Tx Page, left side :


Once again this year CCBM will reward the overall top 3 point-accumulating teams for the 2016 Open tournaments with end of the season prizes. To be eligible one member must be signed up as the captain, and, along with any partner(s), his team accumulates points toward the year-end point total.

We will count points for 4 out of the 5 Opens toward final standings.

First place overall points winner will receive $250.00 in tackle shop gift cards.

Second place overall points winner will receive 2 pair of Browning M-Pact polarized fishing eyewear with Zeiss lenses, total retail value of $360.00.

Third Place overall points winner will receive $125.00 in Sunoco Gas Cards.

2016 Changes:

Chester County Bass Masters have been in meetings with Joe Love, Tidal Bass Manager for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and we are working to ensure the health of released bass in our tournaments.

As many of you experienced, in 2015 we purchased and used an expensive Pro Scale that calculates weights in 4 seconds in an effort to keep the fish out of water as little as possible.

In 2016 we will add a couple of new improvements and procedures to further reduce the stress on released fish.

We've purchased the best available zippered weigh-in bags with mesh bag inserts. These bags will be used by all contestants to weigh their fish.

The mesh insert enables quick removal of the fish to the scale. What we hope to accomplish by limiting the number of bags available at one time is to eliminate people standing in line with fish for too long a time. This will have a tremendous impact on the health of the released fish. Having 10+ pounds of fish in a few gallons of water for more than a few minutes is unhealthy for the bass. By using larger bags with zippers and only handing out a few bags at a time we'll hopefully ensure none of the fish will suffer delayed mortality after release.

Second we will have a southern off-limits boundary for the tournaments. A west to east line drawn from the south point ( Sandy Point ) of the Bush River to the South point of Still Pond Cove ( Plum Point ).

The Bush River and Still Pond will be the southernmost fishable waters for the Opens.

This eliminates some concerns on transporting and dislocating bass from the Middle, Gunpowder, Back Rivers, etc., to the North East River.


1 - 5 fish limit per boat. Largemouth or Smallmouth. 15 inches
March 1 – June 15, 12 inches from June 16th on.(Short fish brought to the scales will result in loss of
biggest fish)

2 - 8-ounce penalty per dead fish
3 - Artificial lures only. No live bait
4 - All 2016 Maryland fishing and boating laws will apply
5 - All boats must be equipped with an operational aerated live well (10 gal min.)
6 - All boats must have all safety equipment available
7 - All boats must be inspected before launching
8 - No alcohol or illegal drugs permitted
9 - A 1 lb. per minute penalty will be assessed for late return, up to 15 minutes. After 15 you are
10 - Unsportsmanlike conduct may result in a disqualification
11 - Please keep a courtesy distance from other boats
12 - Trolling as a means of fishing is prohibited
13 - In the event of a tie, the most-alive fish wins. If still a tie, the largest fish wins
14 - The decision of the Tournament Director is final
15 - There will be no fishing after your boat number is turned in at weigh-in
16 - It is up to you to have liability insurance coverage on your boat
17 - Solo entries are allowed
18 - Ramp fee is responsibility of the boater.
19 - Life vests must be worn when gas motor is running and kill switch attached when boat is in gear.
20 - Weigh bags will be provided for contestants to use.
21 - Off Limits – a) Anchor Marine launch ramp/gas dock and Nauti Goose docks. b) Below a west-east
line across bay from south point of Bush River to south point of Still Pond Cove.
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