Chester County Bass Masters Open # 1
Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Chester County Bass Masters is holding an open, buddy tournament on Saturday April 6th, 2019 on the Northeast River (Susquehanna Flats) out of Anchor Marine. Buddy or Solo - 5 fish limit. 15 Inches.

Sponsored by :

Susquehanna Fishing Tackle - Big Bass Award
Dobyns Rods
Gruv Fishing - Lure storage
Zee Bait Company
Hi Seas Fishing line
Bass Cat
Cal Coast Fishing - Clip n Cull
Steak & Main - Northeast Md.
D- 2 lures - GRT Jigs
ServPro of Hunt Valley
ProAction Restoration
River Bottom Reels
Jim Schmucker's Fiberglass Repair
Page Precision Cuts - Landscaping
Batteries + Bulbs - Marine Batteries
BUFF- USA - Sun Protection
Native Tungsten Weights
MRL Marine - New Castle, De.
Venom Lures
Nichols Baits

Entry fee: $90.00 per boat
Prize money: 80% payback
Registration : 4:30 - 6:00 a.m. at the ramp (Anchor Marina) or ( Mail In from form below )
Launch: First light ( 6:15 a.m. )
Tx ends at 2:30 (number must be turned in at registration table)
Weigh-in: 2:45 pm
pay 1 spot for every 5 boats
Lunker pool: $10.00 per boat; 100% payback.

Field Format: One or two anglers per boat, 5 fish per boat.

$ 60.00 Side Option Pot.
Payout for the Option Pot.
1 - 10 boats - 1 spot paid 100 %
11 - 20 boats - 2 spots paid ( 60% / 40 % )
21 boats and over 3 spots paid ( 60 / 30 / 10 )

The Side Option Pot is strictly voluntary and does not figure into the regular winnings from the normal $ 100.00 TX entry fee.

$ 50.00 Susquehanna Fishing Tackle gift card to the Second Lunker
$ 50.00 Bass Cat Marine Parts Store gift card to the 3rd Lunker

$ 70.00 Zee Bait Company gift card first team out of the money
$ 50.00 River Bottom Reels repair gift card to the 2nd team out of the money
$ 50.00 Steak & Main restaurant gift card to the 3rd team out of the money
$ 50.00 in Nichols Lures Spinnerbaits & product to the 4th team out of the money
$ 50.00 GRUV Lure storage boxes/product to 5th team out of the money
$ 50.00 BUFF USA Sun protection gear to the 6th team out of the money
$ 50 Venom Lures gift card to the 7th team out of the money
$ 50.00 Native Tungsten gift card to the 8th team out of the money
$ 50.00 Hi seas line gift pack to the 9th team out of the money
$ 30.00 GRT Jigs gift card to 10th team out of the money

Downloadable entry form can be found on our Open Tx Page, left side :


Once again this year CCBM will reward the overall top 3 point-accumulating teams for the 2019 Open tournaments with end of the season prizes. To be eligible one member must be signed up as the captain, and, along with any partner(s), his team accumulates points toward the year-end point total.

We will count points for 4 out of the 5 Opens toward final standings.

Chester County Bass Masters reserves the right to refuse participation in any and all club sponsored tournaments or events to an individual or group who has been disqualified from club or non-club tournaments or events for unsportsmanlike conduct. All entrance fees will be forfeited if adverse conduct occurs during a tournament or event resulting in disqualification.


1 - 5 fish limit per boat. Largemouth or Smallmouth. 15 inches ( short fish brought to scales will result in loss of biggest fish )
2 - 8-ounce penalty per dead fish - does not reduce Lunker weight
3 - Artificial lures only. No live bait
4 - All 2019 Maryland fishing and boating laws will apply
5 - All boats must be equipped with a factory installed operational aerated live well (10 gal min.)
6 - All boats must have all safety equipment available
7 - All boats must be inspected before launching
8 - No alcohol or illegal drugs permitted
9 - A 1 lb. per minute penalty will be assessed for late return, up to 15 minutes. After 15 you are
disqualified. Late penalty is also applied to Lunker weight
10 - Unsportsmanlike conduct may result in a disqualification
11 - Please keep a courtesy distance from other boats
12 - Trolling as a means of fishing is prohibited
13 - In the event of a tie, the most-alive fish wins. If still a tie, the largest fish wins
14 - The decision of the Tournament Director is final
15 - There will be no fishing after your boat number is turned in at weigh-in
16 - It is up to you to have liability insurance coverage on your boat
17 - Solo entries are allowed
18 - Ramp fee is responsibility of the boater.
19 - Life vests must be worn when gas motor is running and kill switch attached when boat is in gear.
20 - Weigh bags will be provided for contestants to use.
21 - Off Limits :

1 - Inside the diagonal line from the fixed fishing pier at the town park to the east ( Blue house ) side of the first canal on the left as you leave the marina, this includes the entire Anchor Marina basin and Nauti Goose docks.

2 - Below a west-east line across the bay from the south point of Bush River to south point of Still Pond Cove. The Bush River and Still Pond will be the southernmost fishable waters for the Opens