THE DATE IS SAT. FEB. 16, 2013
We have begun preparations for the 5th Annual Brunswick St Jude Bass Tournament in Brunswick Md at the Brunswick Family Campgroundon the Potomac River in February 2013. Hopefully the weather is as nice then as it is right now and we have decent river levels. As awlays, we are looking for sponsorship, donations and we always have room for a few more anglers. Thank you to everyone who is returning for our 5th year, because of you, this tournament is a success and a child is closer to a cure. Stay tuned to the website and Facebook for more information and as always, feel free to contact us. Why do we do it?
City of Brunswick Andy Smothers
Ron Brown - Paid for a Boater to enter the tournament
WFRE 99.9 K&R Engraving, Hagerstown, MD (301)-790-9751
Rob Shaffer Pint Kline Leather Crafts
HBI Roll Off, Boonsboro, MD (301)-432-8595
Backyard Custom Rods & Repairs - Steve Fogle 301-898-1136 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Camo Addiction Matt & Ray Hoffman
Tim Moore Dave & Shawna Baker
Sam Baker Sam & Tony Donini
Brunswick Ambulance & Rescue Co and Brunswick Police Department
Most of all the anglers and their families!
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5th ANNUAL BRUNSWICK ST. JUDE’S CHILDREN’S
DATES: Saturday, February 16, 2013, is the primary date of the tournament. In the event that we have no water, high water or ice the “rain date” will be Saturday, February 23, 2013. In the event that we have to reschedule, tournament participants will be notified by phone or email and have the option to fish the next tournament date or be refunded your entry fee. Stay tuned to WFRE for updates/date changes.
APPLICATIONS: Boat placement will be determined by number draw during registration at the pavilion. No one will be permitted to register without ticket given at boat check-in. Cash only please.
CHECK IN: Check in will begin at 5a.m. at the
TIME: Time of launch will be at 7a.m., if we can’t launch at 7a.m. we will launch as soon as it is safe enough to run. Weigh in will be at 3p.m. There will be a bucket at the ramp with a slot cut out in the lid to place your boat number in by 3p.m. Please do not be late for weigh in or you will be disqualified and your entry fee will not be refunded. Allow yourself enough time to make the run back to the ramp.
5 FISH LIMIT: There will be a 5 fish limit per boat. Each fish has to be 15 inches or better to keep. Any short fish weighed in will result in disqualification and your entry fee will not be refunded. Anglers, please take the time to re-measure any fish that may be short before you try to weigh them in. We will be measuring by a golden rule before the fish are weighed. Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass only. Artificial lures only, no live bait. 8oz. penalty for each dead fish. Automatic disqualification for culling dead fish, your entry fee will not be refunded.
LIVE WELLS: Anglers, make sure your live well is working properly; we will be checking all live wells before each boat is put in the water. Properly working live wells results in healthy fish. Fish will shrink in live wells due to stress. There is a great product for live wells called “Catch and Release” or “Please Release Me”. I’ve personally used both and both products work well. Each product calms the fish and protects slime coating on the fish which reduces weight loss and shrinkage.
BOUNDRIES: Just past the Route 340 Bridge (to the
ENTRY FEE: $100 per boat with an optional $10 lunker fee. Lunker fee is 100% payback depending on how many boats participate in lunker depends on 1st and 2nd place pay out for lunker. If there isn’t enough participation for lunker there may only be 1st place lunker. There will only be no more than 2 places for lunker. For example if all 50 boats participate in lunker 1st place will receive $300 and 2nd place will receive $200. Cash is the only form of payment.
PAYOUT: Payout is based on 50 boats - Payout is as follows: 1st place $700 2nd place $500 3rd place $400 4th place $300 5th place $100.
PHOTOs: All photos obtained during the tournament may be used to solicit future donations and sponsorships, sent as “thank-yous” to current sponsors and donors, may be posted on the website, facebook and other social media, sent to local news papers, magazines, FLW Outdoors, Out Door Channel, WFRE 99.9 and other media outlets, and in various other ways in conjunction with this and future tournaments. You have the RIGHT to privacy and to refuse usage of your photos in a public manor – during registration, please let staff know (they will ask) that you do not want your photos used/disseminated or wish to restrict usage/dissemination.
MISCELLANEOUS RULES: All Maryland DNR rules apply while fishing this tournament. Fish are measured from tip of closed mouth to the longest point of the tail, by golden rule. All tournament boats will be marked with a pink ribbon, please be courteous and respectful by maintaining no less than 5 boat lengths from another angler. Tournament directors reserve the right to disqualify and/or remove any participant at any time during the event; no refunds will be given if disqualified/dismissed.
Upon start of the tournament and during the tournament, you must stay in the boat while fishing. DNR is going to be on site with a tanker truck. All weighed fish will go in the tank for revival and then released at the boat ramp after every boat has exited the river for the fishes safety. Only the dead fish will be taken to be studied, to better our fisheries.
We hope that this tournament goes well; there has been a lot of preparation from a lot of different people to make this happen. St. Jude’s Children’s
By signing the registration form the morning of the tournament, you are stating you have read (electronically and paper format) and agree to all rules and regulations set forth herein this document, furthermore, you release all entities and persons associated, in conjunction or partnered with including fellow anglers from liability and agree to hold harmless.
2012, 4th Annual St. Jude Bass Fishing Tournament News.......
Local teams of bass anglers flocked to the Potomac River in Brunswick on Saturday, February 4, 2012 to participate in the 4th Annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Bass Tournament to benefit St. Jude Children’s
The event was not only filled with water sports, sponsors such as The Anglers; Mayor Jones and Councilman Stull, City of Brunswick; Skeeter Boats; Jim "Pint" Kline, Leather Crafts; K&R Engraving; HBI Roll Offs; World Fishing Network; Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Company; Brunswick Police Department; Rob Shaffer; Wiley-X; Sam, Toni & Josh Donini; Tim Moore; Roy and Matt Hoffman; Maryland DNR; and Sam Baker gave a helping hand, prizes were provided to the fisherman, volunteers, and all involved. “This is our 4th year hosting this event that has raised to date $6,121 for St. Jude. We are blessed to have such a caring community of sportsmen/women. The fishing community is one of the most generous and compassionate groups you could ever be a part of, we thank each one of you from the bottom of our hearts " stated organizers Dave & Mary Baker, “the fishing community & sponsors recognize the work St. Jude Children's Hospital performs and are eager to support this event every year!” St. Jude Children's
2012, 4th Annual St. Jude Bass Fishing Tournament News.......