Clements man on list of latest to qualify. Prizes to be awarded at closing ceremony on Saturday, September 16.
ANNAPOLIS The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service announced today the last of the 135 anglers who are qualifiers in the 2nd Annual Maryland $1,000,000 Fishing Challenge: The Return of Diamond Jim. The 13-week contest ended at midnight on Labor Day. The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 16, at 10:00 a.m. at City Dock in Annapolis where five grand prizes will be given away.
The grand prizes to be awarded in the challenge are:
* A chance at $1 million cash sponsored by Boaters World
* A 20-foot center console Sailfish 206CC motorboat and trailer sponsored by Boaters World
* A 18-foot 7-inch Tracker Nitro 591 motorboat and trailer sponsored by Bass Pro Shops
* Two 2006 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 pick-up trucks sponsored by Toyota Maryland
The following anglers are the latest anglers to qualify in the Fishing Challenge:
* Dave Solties, Finleyville, PA: largemouth bass, Deep Creek Lake (August 26)
* Mary Haviland, Baltimore, MD: striped bass, Chesapeake Beach in the Chesapeake Bay (August 20)
* Dwayne Pilkerton, Clements, MD: striped bass, near St. George's Island in the Potomac River (August 30)
* Kenneth Whitby, Centreville, MD: striped bass, Chester River in the Chesapeake Bay (September 4)
* Kirk Diehl, Arnold, MD: striped bass, Magothy River, in the Chesapeake Bay (September 4)
* Michael Bingman, Denton, MD: largemouth bass, Piney Run Reservoir (August 20)
* Sam Joiner, Chestertown, MD: striped bass, off Hodges Bar in the Chesapeake Bay (September 4)
* Thomas Maddox, Westover, MD: Atlantic croaker, Tangier Sound (July 11)
* Charles Taylor, Flintstone, MD: largemouth bass, Rocky Gap Lake (August 26)
For more information about qualifying anglers, the tournament, prizes and the closing ceremony please visit, http://www.dnr.state.md.us/fish4cash/.