Maryland Rod & Reef Slam

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Angling for Oyster Restoration

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Chesapeake Bay and tributaries   (Map)
Various sites
Maryland

Join us for a unique fishing tournament that celebrates the difference restored oyster reefs are making in the return of healthy, diverse populations of Chesapeake Bay reef fish.

Sponsored by CBF, Chesapeake Oyster Alliance, and Coastal Conservation Association Maryland.

Registration coming spring/summer 2022.

Anglers will have a multitude of reef locations throughout Maryland's portion of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers at which to fish.

Many partners have worked together to build these reefs, including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office, the Army Corps of Engineers, Coastal Conservation Association Maryland, Oyster Recovery Partnership, and Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

This tournament is a little different. You don't win just by catching the biggest fish. Prizes will be awarded for how many species you catch, and then how big your fish are. We’re celebrating variety, and the return of some of these great reef species that we’ve been missing. Past angler surveys have shown as many as 12 different species being caught in one day at the Clint Waters Reef at Cooks Point. How many can you catch? Come join us!

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