CLICK THESE LINKS FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND FORMS:
You must complete both the registration and liability waiver form and submit with your registration fee. Registration is open until each heat is full. You may register in person at FRCC or by telephone (301-241-5085) during regular business hours.
Payment forms accepted: Cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Except, if you are registering by telephone, only credit card payment wil be accepted, and registration/liabaility form must still be completed prior to the event.
Registration limited to 125 anglers per heat.
BASS TOURNAMENT PRIZES
In each of three heats:
$1,000 for catching the lucky tagged fish
$500 for Longest Bass
$250 for 2nd Longest Bass
$100 for 3rd Longest Bass
Many other prizes for catching tagged fish
In the Championship "Fish Off" among the three heat winners:
$500 for the highest cumulative weight of 5 best fish caught by one angler
$10,000 for catching the lucky numbered tagged fish
See Tournament Rules for complete details
TOURNAMENT RULE HIGHLIGHTS
Only those persons who have registered and paid the registration fee may fish in the tournament.
Anglers may keep up to ten bass that are under DNR-suggested size with a receipt.
No bottles, live bait or parking in the grass.
No age restriction. However, anglers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED!
All fishing from designated areas along the lakeshore. No boats (except during the Fish Off on June 22).
Complete tournament rules available at FRCC Courtesy Desk or by clicking the link above.
For more information about the Fort Ritchie Community Center 2nd Annual Bass Fishing Tournament, call FRCC at 301-241-5085.
Click here to read the rules and procedures for claiming the $10,000 prize for catching the Lucky Tagged Fish during the Championship Fish Off on June 22, 2013..
2nd Annual Bass Fishing Tournament
Registration continues for the 3rd and final heat May 11th
Each heat winner competes in Championship "Fish Off" on June 22, 2013
Register to compete in any or all heats. Fee is $50 per angler per heat. The winner of the Longest Fish contest in each heat will advance to compete in the Championship "Fish Off" on June 22nd. All fishing will be done from the lakeshore during the three heats. However, fishing will be by boat during the "Fish Off." There are only 125 slots open in each heat. We expect the final heat on May 11th to fill soon. So don't delay signing up. Call 301-241-5085 or stop by the center soon!
THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN PRIZES!
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each heat, including $500 for each heat winner! Another $500 goes to the winner of the Championship "Fish Off" on June 22nd. One lucky $1,000 tagged fish is available in each heat. Catching other tagged fish during the heats will enter you in drawings for a variety of prizes.
And...if you make it to the Championship "Fish Off" on June 22nd, you'll be fishing for one lucky $10,000 tagged fish!
After our one-day Bass Fishing Tournament in 2012, Lake Royer is still teeming with fish! The 2013 tournament will be held over three days (heats), plus a championship round, or Fish Off, for the first place winners of each heat. Click on the links to the right for the official rules and regulations (including a list of the cash prizes) and a registration form. Fishing is not permitted in the Fort Ritchie lakes except during officially sanctioned events, so don't miss this rare opportunity to dip your hook in the water...and win some great prizes! All proceeds from the tournament will go to support the mission and programs of Fort Ritchie Community Center, a charitable 501(c)(3) organization.
Thanks to our Fishing Tournament sponsors!
"The Colonel" dreams of his next big day at the FRCC 2nd Annual Bass Fishing Tournament.
What's really in Lake Royer?
Lake Royer - the large lower lake at Fort Ritchie - has a surface area of about 20 acres and is as deep as 27 feet. The lake hasn't been regularly fished in over ten years and supports a healthy population of Largemouth Bass. The fish in this photo was caught and released by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Inland Fisheries Division during a survey conducted on Lake Royer in June 2011. The DNR folks conducting the survey stated that on a very good lake the average catch would be around 100 fish per hour. During the survey, they caught 398 fish in just 20 minutes on Lake Royer.