The 2009 Maryland Fishing Challenge will occur on Saturday, September 19 at Sandy Point State Park. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 9:45 a.m. No late registrations will be allowed. Please be early. The event starts 10:00 a.m. Letters will go out at least ten days prior, reminding those lucky people about the event. The event will be held rain or shine. If there is a storm preventing the event, there is no rain date. The actual drawing will be recorded and posted online the following week.
A specially tagged striped bass was caught Sept 3 and may be worth up to $25,000, come to the event on Sept 19 to find out if Mike Lyons of Denton, MD caught the actual Diamond Jim or an imposter worth $500.
Here is the link to the Fishing Challenge website; a world of information there.www.dnr.state.md.us/fishingchallenge/