Nov 1, 2023 - Feb 29, 2024

Pickerel Championship

Location

MD, DC & DE tidal and non-tidal waters

lines in: Nov 1, 2023 7:30am
register any time

photo submission deadline: midnight, Feb 29, 2024

Ending In

Cooler weather may be here, but fishing doesn't have to stop!

Sign up for the 2023-2024 CCA Maryland Pickerel Championship and have FOUR MONTHS of great fishing to catch, photo and release your way to some great trophies & other prizes.  You may register any time before the tournament ends.

Who Can Participate?

Anglers of all skill levels are invited to participate*.

How it Works

This is a catch-photo-release tournament using the iAngler Tournament smartphone app.

Pickerel Championship 23-24 logo

* CCA Membership is required so check your status and make sure your membership is current. Not a member yet? Non-member registration includes CCA Membership or adds 1-year to your existing membership.

3 Steps to Participate

This tournament is managed in partnership with the Angler Action Foundation through the iAngler mobile app.

Register Today

Complete registration. $50 member / $75 non-member. You'll receive a confirmation email with detailed next steps, including your coupon code and the iAngler tournament link.

Join the Tournament
with iAngler

Create an iAngler account, if you don’t have one already. Next, follow the link in your email from step 1 to join the tournament on iAngler. Enter the coupon code during check out.

Go Fishing with the App

Download the iAngler mobile app, head out on the water & start fishing!

Need Help?

If you need assistance with logging into your existing account or have any other registration issues, please contact David Sikorski via email or by texting or calling (443)621-9186

Divisions, Prizes & Rules

The following divisions are based on how an angler catches their qualifying fish.
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Longest 3 pickerel stringer recorded over the 4 months caught by a single participant

Top 3 stringers awarded prizes

Prize: Bluewater Copper Works Pickerel Trophy

 

Longest Pickerel caught by any method of fishing. 

Prize: Bluewater Copper Works Trophy

 

Longest pickerel caught via a kayak or stand up paddle board

Prize: Bluewater Copper Works Pickerel Trophy

Longest fly caught pickerel

Sponsored by Tochterman's Tackle & Fly Shop

Prize: Bluewater Copper Works Trophy

Longest pickerel caught by a lady angler.

 

Longest individual pickerel caught by youth angler 17 or under.  ( top 3 entries awarded prizes)

Anglers who have not reached their 18th birthday during the tournament period qualify for this category.  

A youth membership is required, and available for free at: ccamd.org/kids-corner

Youth anglers may participate against adult anglers if they pay the full entry fee.  This will disqualify them from the youth division but give them a chance to compete for the other prizes.

If a youth angler has an email, they may register for an account on iAngler Tournament.  If they do not, email the youth name you would like added to your iAngler Tournament account to davidsikorski@ccamd.org with the subject "Youth Pickerel"

Youth Prizes:  CCA spinning rod & hat

Longest Crappie 

Prize: Bluewater Copper Works copper crappie trophy. 

Longest White or Yellow Perch

Prize: Bluewater Copper  Works Trophy of winning species 

Tournament Calcuttas

Calcuttas listed below are optional additional entry levels open to any participating angler and should be added through the registration page before fishing in the tournament.

Click each Calcutta below for more information.

Longest Grand Slam comprised of a combination of one pickerel, one yellow and/or white perch, one crappie and one bass. 

Sponsored by: TBD

Prize: TBD

Longest pickerel caught in tidal waters 

Sponsor: TBD

Prize: TBD

Longest pickerel caught in non-tidal waters.  

Sponsor: TBD

Prize: TBD

Longest bass caught

Sponsor: TBD

Prize: TBD

Sponsorships Available

Custom sponsorships available per request. Please present any custom sponsorship ideas to David Sikorski, Executive Director of CCA Maryland at 443-621-9186 or david@ccamd.org

$500 

Includes:

  • Naming of a tournament division ( ie: XX Company - Longest Crappie Division)
  • 3 entries in the Pickerel Championship
  • 1 spotlight ad during each of the monthly round table discussions held at the end of each tournament month.  Total of 4
  • Logo on iAngler Tournament page & tournament website

$250

includes:

  • Two entries in the Pickerel Championship
  • 1 spotlight ad during each of the monthly round table discussions held at the end of each tournament month.  Total of 4
  • Logo on iAngler Tournament page & tournament website

$125

includes:

  • One entry in the Pickerel Championship
  • Logo on iAngler Tournament page & tournament website

$TBD

CCA Maryland tournaments offers trophies and other prizes for prizes in our basic entry divisions for this tournament. 

Do you want to add or support an additional tournament within a tournament, aka: a "calcutta" ?

The 2022-23 Pickerel Championship has multiple calcuttas already planned, but we're looking for your support!  Can you help with a prize package and help promote the participation in the tournament?  

If you would like to support a calcutta, please give David a shout to discuss the specifics and identify a way. (443)621-9186 david@ccamd.org

Do you have items you would like to donate to this event or provide to all participants?

In exchange for your in-kind sponsorship, your name or logo will be listed on tournament web page as In Kind Donation donor.

Depending on the value of your donation, an entry in the tournament and other inclusions may be available for your support.