Ocean City Today

OP Chamber hosts flounder fishing tourney

By PRESS RELEASE | Aug 03, 2017

(Aug. 4, 2017) The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce will host its 10th annual Flounder Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 5.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the largest flounder caught. The first-place winner will receive $500 and a trophy. The anger who reels in the second largest flounder will take home $300 and the third-place fish will earn the person who hooks it $100.

There will also be an optional calcutta contest. The cost is $10 to enter and cash prizes will be awarded to the participants who land the first-, second- and third-largest flounder that have registered  for the calcutta. Last year’s first-place winner took home almost $2,000. For junior anglers 12 and younger, the cost to enter is $5.

The annual Flounder Fishing Tournament is a relaxing, fun contest. Participants can fish from the shore, pier, private boat, flounder party boats or charter boats – anywhere in Maryland and Delaware coastal waters between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the tournament day with the weigh-ins taking place at Pines Point Marina from noon to 4 p.m., located at 869 Yacht Club Drive in Ocean Pines.

(Tournament excludes the Chesapeake Bay. Fish must be caught within three nautical miles of shore and inland waters to the Virginia state lines.)

The first 150 entries will receive a free T-shirt. T-shirts will also be available for purchase at the Ocean Pines Chamber office on Cathell Road or at the weigh-ins the day of the tournament for $10.

Awards will be presented immediately after weigh-ins. Entrants can bring in legal sized flounder (16 inches or larger – up to four fish per angler) to the scale.

Anglers must be registered for the contest by Friday, Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. to participate in the tournament on Saturday Aug. 5.

Entry forms are available at the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce office, 11031 Cathell Road Berlin, or register online at OceanPinesChamber.org. Click on Events from the home page.

Entry fee is $35 per person, with a discount for multiple fishermen. (Two or more $30 per person).

Call the Ocean Pines Chamber office at 410-641-5306 or email info@OceanPinesChamber.org for more information.

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