For the second year in a row, anglers had to battle high winds and seas while fishing the 3rd annual Rocktober Cup. Despite the bad weather, 67 anglers registered this year for a chance at a trip to the Florida Keys, OC Maryland, an Engel Cooler loaded with goodies, and $1,000 payout in calcutta money.
It was a team of anglers from Annapolis that dominated the leader board for 2016. Joey Hurley took top honors, his teammate Ron McMorrow took second place, and for the second year in a row, Matthew Bright took third place. Here are the final results:
1st place – Joey Hurley – 28″ 12:47pm
2nd place – Ron McMorrow – 26 3/4″ 11:41am
3rd place – Matthew Bright – 25″ 12:36pm
Top Woman Angler – Jamie Buffington – 20 1/2″ 8:24am
Top Jr. Angler – Alyson Kouhi – 22 1/2″ 12:12pm
Hurley and McMorrow were entered in the team stringer calcutta along with Nicholas Garrott. The team won calcutta C with a total stringer length of 79 5/8″. Hurley also won calcuttas A (longest individual fish) & B (longest individual stringer) with his 28″fish, earning the team a combined $1,000 in calcutta payouts.
The after party was held at Little Havana, where everyone celebrated and took chances at raffles, including a Bud Lite football recliner, a gift basket from Captain Morgan, and lots of other items from Costa, Huk, Aftco, and more. Overall, the tournament was a success, raising over $2,000 for Coastal Conservation Association Maryland.
Thank you to our 2016 sponsors
Huk Performance Gear, Engel Coolers, Costa, Sweetwater Brewing Company, Eagle Claw, Bust Em’ Baits, G-Eye Jigs, Bomber Lures