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08-22-2011, 9:57 PM #1
2011 Potomac Snakehead Tournament
Open to Hook and line and Bow Fishing. Participants can fish anywhere on the tidal Potomac in Maryland and/or Virginia.The tournament is open to anyone with a valid Maryland or Virginia Fishing license.
A percentage of the tournament profits will be donated to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to help fight invasive species in the Potomac River watershed.
CASH AND PRIZES
Heaviest Fish and Overall Total Weight
All participants must read and agree to the Tournament Rules and Regulations and sign the Liability Release.
TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE
$40.00 per person for advanced on-line registration on or before September 1, 2011 (SAVE $10!)
$50.00 for walk-up registration on September 2, 2011, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. (Cash or Check only)
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Smallwood State Park
2750 Sweden Point Road
Marbury, Maryland 20658
Joseph W. Love, Ph.D. Tidal Bass Manager, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Joshua J. Newhard, Fisheries Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Chad Wells, Executive Chef, Alewife, Baltimore, MD
Chef Wells is an avid angler and has been known for his creative utilization of Snakeheads to help educate the dining audience on its great flavor. He believes that eating Snakeheads is a commercially viable plan to fight this invasive species. Chef Wells will prepare a tasting for our tournament participants, so don't miss this awesome treat!
The team at Whackfactor Outdoors created the Potomac Snakehead Tournament to achieve the following goals:
- Promote the sport fishing of snakeheads to reduce the population of these fish in the Potomac and its tributaries.
- Raise public awareness of snakeheads as a high quality, commercially viable, food source.
- Support the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in its efforts to combat invasive species throughout the Potomac River watershed.
For more information about Whackfactor Outdoors, please visit our website at: www.WhackfactorOutdoors.com. For questions about the tournament, please contact Austin Murphy, Whackfactor Outdoors, Pro-Staffer.
08-31-2011, 9:34 AM #2
10-05-2011, 9:44 AM #3
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I actually live here on the Piscataway Bay on the Potomac river and im a very avid fisherman/fly fisherman ... However I did not take place in the tourney. I have though caught 2 snakeheads on the fly and 2 by snagging with spinning gear. Good Eats! I tried for awhile to catch a small one for a tank even though it is illegal now I believe (No chance I would let it go again!)
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