135 Anglers Now Qualified to Win $1M in MD's Fishing Challenge - Southern Maryland Headline News

135 Anglers Now Qualified to Win $1M in MD's Fishing Challenge


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 Boater’s World

* A 20-foot center console Sailfish 206CC motorboat and trailer sponsored by Boater’s 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/.

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