Published on 05-13-2013 11:03 PM
The world’s largest striped bass tournament, the 30th annual Championship on the Chesapeake, concluded May 5th with 470 boats and nearly 3,500 anglers. The Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association’s (MSSA) annual event lures in anglers from all over the Mid Atlantic to compete for their share of the nearly $200,000 in cash and prizes.
This year’s Champion is Chris Long (pictured right) from Avenue, Maryland. Long checked in a magnificent striped bass on the first day of the tournament measuring 50” and weighing 51.1 pounds. Long and his crew took first place in the main tournament and placed in several additional skill levels bringing his total winnings to $23,337.
Second place went to Troy Cook of Severn, Maryland with his 43.4 pound striped bass. Cook and his crew also placed in several skill levels bringing his total winnings to $14,583.
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