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2013 Maryland Fishing Challenge Winners

The 2013 Maryland Fishing Challenge consisted of three components - the Angler's Award Program, Diamond Jim and the Youth Component.

2013 Winners of the Angler's Award Program

  • Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats provided the grand prize which consisted of a boat, motor and trailer, the winner was Roy Easter, Jr. of St Mary's County.
  • The World Fishing Network provided an all expenses paid fishing trip to the Bimini Game Club on Bimini Island in the Bahamas, won by Cary Murray of Essex, MD.
  • Debbie Walbert of Levittsville, Va.; Noah Tomasik, of Lusby; and Michael Remmell, of Baltimore all won Bill's Outdoor Center grand prize fishing gear/tackle packages.
  • AllTackle, Angler's Sports Center, Clyde's Sport Shop, Fishbone's Bait and Tackle, Herb's Tackle Shop, and Marty's Sporting Goods donated the $1,000 gift cards and youth tackle packages.

2013 Diamond Jim Winner is first in Nine Year History of Event

  • Blair Wheeler of Herndon, Va., became the first person to win a $25,000 cash prize. After confirming her August catch was the real deal tagged with the randomly selected winning number Wheeler walked off stage with a prize package that also included a pair of one-carat diamond earrings from Zachary's Jewelers of Annapolis, and $6,000 in gift cards from participating Maryland tackle shops listed above.
  • Additionally, the 53 people who caught Diamond Jim imposters received $500 and a five-carat blue topaz charm, courtesy of Zachary's.

2013 Youth Rodeo Winners

Donated Trips for 2013 Youth Winners
Winner Organization Trip description
Gilbert Nicol, III Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Chesapeake Bay Light Tackle
Blake Bramble B.A.S.S. Bass Fishing Trip
Elisabeth Esser B.A.S.S. Bass Fishing Trip
Matthew Bishop B.A.S.S. Bass Fishing Trip
Robert Toms, III Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association (MSSA) 1/2 Day fishing trip w/ Capt Greg Shute
Ryan Appleby Trout Unlimited (TU) Guided Fishing Trip of Choice
Jacob Ehm Trout Unlimited Guided Fishing Trip of Choice
Rylie Travis Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) 1/2 Day fishing on Severn River
Justin Bronson Bill's Outdoor 1 Family Fishing Tour on Deep Creek Lake
Ester & Emma Esser Bill's Outdoor 1 Family Fishing Tour on Deep Creek Lake
Cody Mason Wish-a-Fish Chesapeake Bay Trip
Rachel Ehm Tom Hughes 1/2 day trip leaving from Baltimore - light tackle
Nathan Smith Frank Watkins Flounder Fishing in Ocean City