The third annual Bay Bash Family Fishing Tournament had 187 anglers competing from 14 divisions. Ingram Bay Marina and NAPS (Northumberland Association of Progressive Stewardship) partnered to produce the event this year to raise money for special needs children in the Northern Neck. The tournament was open to boats, kayak/canoe and shore/pier anglers. Bay Bash organizer Capt. Billy Pipkin said, “From Contenders with triple 300hp engines to pier fishermen, everyone had a blast and prize money was shared among a diversity of anglers.”
In this particular tournament fish are measured by length and not weight. Anglers are allowed to stretch their fish to the maximum length at check-in.
In the Seigler Reels Grand Prize Division, Pete Conway of Team Chesapeake Bank aboard the ‘Ghost Bite ‘amassed a whopping 79.38 inches of total aggregate length from six different fish species including; Spanish mackerel, bluefish, spot, croaker, speckled trout, and whiting. He picked up key wins in whiting and speckled trout, placed 2nd in bluefish and 3rd in both the mackerel and croaker divisions. Conway claimed the Team Champion Trophy for the highest aggregate length of catch.
For the full article pick up a copy of this weeks Northern Neck News 8/22/18