In Ocean City, 'skins game' in works for offshore event Fishing tournament takes a page from golf's book


August 30, 1998|By Peter Baker | Peter Baker,SUN STAFF

This fall, there will be a new tournament in town for Ocean City's bluewater fishermen, the Toyota Fins Offshore Game, which organizer Mike Pivec said "probably is the most level offshore competition there ever was."

According to Pivec, the competition will have boats entered fishing the same five locations over a three-day period, with points earned for catches at each spot.

Eligible species are dolphin, wahoo, tuna and white and blue marlin.

"It's similar to the skins game in golf," Pivec said. "You fish each hole and each [species] has a value -- dolphin and wahoo one point each, tuna three points each, six for a white marlin and nine for a blue marlin."

The tournament will be held Sept. 11-13 and will be headquartered at the Ocean City Fishing Center.

Dolphin, wahoo and tuna will be weighed in at the docks, but all marlin catches will be released.

Registration will be Sept. 10 at the fishing center. Call 800-625-3331.

Youth dove hunts

The Department of Natural Resources has established two youth-only dove fields for the first split of the season this year, with the intent of introducing young hunters to dove hunting and wing-shooting.

Youths holding a junior hunting license and accompanied by a licensed, non-hunting adult over 21 are eligible to hunt the areas from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays only.

A permit is required to hunt the Izaak Walton Cooperative WMA in Charles County. Call 301-743-5161.

No permit is required for the E.A. Vaughan WMA's Hancock area on the Eastern Shore. Call 410-651-2320 or 410-543-8223.

A fact sheet listing public dove fields, dates and times for this season is now available at DNR field offices across the state.

Annapolis Race Week

The Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association's annual Annapolis Race Week expects to have 200 entries in its 18-class competition, Saturday to Sept. 7. Late registration in all classes will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday at CBYRA headquarters, 612 Third St. in Eastport.

Pub Date: 8/30/98

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