Capt. Bob’s Marina will be holding its annual Spring flounder tournament on Chincoteague Island Virginia from May 7th – May 16th, 2010. The tournament features over $1000 in prizes plus cash payouts.
The event will be held during the first 2 weeks of May which is traditionally known as being one of the best times to fish for flounder locally. This is a family oriented tournament which focuses on enjoying the outstanding flounder fishing opportunities that exist around Chincoteague Island.
The registration fee is $35.00 per angler. Deadline for online or mailed Registrations is 5PM, May 6th, 2010; walk-ins 7AM, May 7th, 2010. Participating boats may carry only registered anglers while fishing. Fishing is limited to creeks and coastal bays of the area with no ocean fishing during the tournament. Anglers may fish any number of days. An optional calcutta will be available, based on the heaviest 3 flounder weighed in per angler during 9 day period.
Weigh-ins for the event will occur daily at 4:00 PM at Capt. Bob’s Marina with the final weigh in on Sunday, May 16th, 2010 at 3:00 PM. Tournament winners will be determined by the total daily weight of three fish or less. Prize amounts are based on entry fees with cash prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place. Additional prizes include: 4th Place – a one year slip rental at Capt. Bob’s ($850.00 value), 5th Place – an Ugly Stik rod and reel Combo and a multi-fish payout for trout and croaker.
The tournament will feature several extras, including:
– Free boat launching and parking for paid participants, discounts on slip rentals, boat rentals and local lodging.
– Bait, ice, fuel, food, beverages and tackle will be available for sale at the shop.
– Free tournament t-shirt with each paid entry prior to April 7, 2010.
– Free waterway map
For details and official tournament rules, visit www.captbobs-marina.com or call 757-336-1010 or 757-824-5033.