CHAPTER MEETING APRIL 16th
Our guest speaker will be Captain Brian Mayer, who with his dad John, runs the charter boat "MARAUDER" out of Solomons Island. Brian earned a Coast Guard 100 ton Master License at age 21. He holds a dual Bachelors degree in Biology and Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University and is SCUBA certified. He has been the mate or captain on Marauder for 10 years. The Mayer family fishes spring and fall in the Chesapeake Bay and the summer at the Ocean. This meeting is just 4 days before opening day. The program is called "Catching Big Fish", which fits right in with the coming weekend. I have seen Brians program and he is an excellent and knowledgeable speaker. He will talk about spreads, planner boards, baits,rigging, line measurement, trolling speeds and directions to troll. When he is done you will be ready to go "CATCH THE BIG ONES". Our Vendor this month will be "Reel Draggin Tackle" owned by Ken and Karen Lahr. They will have all their trolling gear on display and available for sale at show prices. Check out their web sight at reeldraggintackle.com. To make the meeting even more enjoyable and rewarding there will be $200.00 in door prizes and as always a 50/50. Food and drink is available at reasonable prices. Come early and join us for dinner. American Legion Post 7, 1905 Crownsville Road, Crownsville, MD. Meeting starts at 7:30sharp. ALL ARE WELCOME.
Evan Foundation Tournament APRIL 19th to May 5th
2014 EVAN Foundation Spring Rockfish Chapter Tournament – Once again the Annapolis Chapter of the MSSA will team up with the EVAN Foundation to host the 3rd annual spring trophy season rockfish chapter tournament. This event is open to any MSSA member and will run from opening day through May 4th. The entry fee is\r\n$100 and all proceeds will go to the EVAN Foundation. Participants are eligible for trophies and great prizes offered by our event sponsors. We’ve added several sponsors this year, so please check out the attached tournament brochure and the generous prizes offered. The EVAN Foundation www.theevanfoundation.org is dedicated to ending neuroblastoma-a rare and deadly pediatric cancer. Sign up at Annapolis Chapter meetings or at the location of any of the tournament event sponsors. You can also download a tournament application on the chapter web site www.mssaannapolis.com. For a modest donation of $100 you can make a big difference and win some great prizes. The awards ceremony and cookout celebration will once again be held at Chesapeake Harbour Marina (CHM) at 5 pm on May 10th. Come by boat or car! Thanks to CHM for providing this wonderful venue and for their continued support for the EVAN Foundation.
April 26th - Ferry Point Marina Tournament.
1st Annual Ferry Point Marina Rockfish Tournament, Catch and Release. Please call us at 410.544.6368 or email email@example.com for more information.
ROCK ON WARRIORS OUTING April 27th
Our Rock on Warriors OPERATION ROCKFISH outing is on Sunday April 27th. We will depart with our Warriors from the Yacht Basin in Annapolis at around 8:30 AM. Each boat will fly a large American flag. We will fish until 2:30 PM and return to the Fleet Reserve for a luncheon.
The MSSA is working to provide a unified voice to preserve and protect the rights, traditions and the future of recreational saltwater fishing in Maryland. If you are a Saltwater Fisherman, then you should be a Member of the MSSA. And if you live, work or fish in the greater Annapolis Area, we invite you to join the Annapolis Chapter.
The Annapolis Chapter is one of the largest and most active chapters in the MSSA. Our Members share a passion for Saltwater Fishing in both the Chesapeake Bay and the Bluewater found off the Delmarva Coast. In addition to fun and informative meetings, our members organize and participate in numerous tournaments and events during the year.
Please join us to expand your knowledge of Bay & Offshore Fishing and to extend your Fishing Buddy Network to know where and how the big fish are being caught.Welcome Aboard!