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    Default Chester County Bass Masters Upper Chesapeake Bay Open Series 2020 schedule

    Chester County Bass Masters Upper Chesapeake Bay Open Series

    2020 Tournament Schedule

    Approved by DNR, all permits in place.

    April 4

    May 2

    June 27

    September 19

    October 24

    For those not familiar with our circuit. We have been running these Upper Bay Opens for 8 years.

    All tournaments launch from Anchor Marine in North East, Maryland.

    Low cost entry with a chance to win decent cash and fish against some of the best tournament guys in the region.

    Cost is $ 100 per boat which includes the $ 10 Lunker pot. 1 or 2 anglers per boat.

    5 fish limit, you can fish solo.

    Mail in entries with payment are accepted, launch numbers assigned by first signed / paid for each TX.

    Mail in entry with check.
    Entry form on left side of this page below Sponsor links :


    Optional Side Pot of $ 60.

    We averaged over 50 boats per tournament in 2019.

    We give out $ 50 Sponsor product packs or gift cards to the first 10 teams who do not win any cash.

    We also have $ 50 Sponsor Packs to the next 3 or 4 Lunkers that do not win the Lunker Cash pot.

    We will count 4 of the 5 Opens towards the Year end Points standings using a 100 point for 1st place system, 99 for 2nd, 98 for 3rd, etc.

    For the first 2 Opens, which are under the 15" size limit, the team weighing the lightest weight in the tournament ( does not have to be a limit ) will win a $ 200 card from Rhino Liners Custom Truck Shop of Delaware for anything the shop offers. They are a complete facility, Tires, wheels, custom exhausts, seats, sunroofs,etc.

    The last 3 Opens, which will be in the 12" size limit will also have a $ 200 Rhino Liner shop card, but for the smallest 5 fish limit weighed in at each tournament.


    Write up for last years 1st open :



    Entry fee: $90.00 per boat

    Prize money: 80% payback
    Registration : 2 hours prior to launch at the ramp (Anchor Marina) or ( Mail In from form below )

    Launch: First light
    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.



    1 - 5 fish limit per boat. Largemouth or Smallmouth. 15 inch limit for May and June Txs ( short fish brought to scales will result in loss of biggest fish ) July, Sept and Oct Opens will be under the 12" limit
    2 - 8-ounce penalty per dead fish - does not reduce Lunker weight
    3 - Artificial lures only. No live bait
    4 - All 2020 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 the kill switch must be 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

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    Chester County Bass Masters Upper Chesapeake Bay Open Series.

    With all that is happening with the novel coronavirus, it is a very fluid situation with changing parameters in real life and in our tournament world.

    Most states around us have already pulled tournament permits for April.

    Launch ramps are closed or adding a lot of important and protective restrictions on how tournaments can be run.

    While young, healthy people may not be at high risk with this virus, older members and immune compromised relatives are.

    As conscientious adults, we have an obligation to protect the vulnerable members of our society.

    At this point in time we cannot responsibly hold our Open on April 4th and have it up to our standards for running a fun, competitive, efficient, and safe tournament.

    We are rescheduling the April 4th Open TX to SUNDAY, May 24th.

    Hopefully things are back to a semi-normal state soon and we can launch the trail with our Open already scheduled for May 2nd.

    (Mark your calendars for June 7 also, as we are registering that date since it is quite possible we will need to use it as well.)

    Thank you for understanding why this decision was made and for all of your support of our tournaments.

    We hope to see all of you on May 2nd for our CCBM Upper Bay Open.

    CCBM Open Dates:

    May 2
    May 24

    June 27
    September 19
    October 24

    CCBM Open Team

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