Spanish Lessons Tournament
The next scheduled member tournament is the Spanish Lessons Tournament August 20-21, weather permitting. The Spanish Lessons Tournament is sponsored by R.W.’s Sport Shop, Callao. Target species for the tournament will be Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and Spot. Gift cards will be awarded for the top two fish (by weight) for each species, with the first place winner of each species also receiving a plaque. Angler of the Year (AOY) points will be awarded for each species, with 4 points for first place, 3 for second, 2 for third and 1 point for all other entries.
Cobia Classic Tournament
Below are the final results of the Cobia Classic tournament July 23-24. This was the club’s first two day tournament of 2016, the prior two having been shortened to one day due to a Small Craft Advisory on Saturday or Sunday in one or more of the four tournament fishing zones. This tournament we only had to endure heat index temperatures of over 100 degrees as we bottom fished or waited for the elusive cobia to show up in the chum line. We had two big cobia weighed in, two big cobia lost (one the result of a broken road on the way to the boat and the other the result of a snapped 50 lb leader at the boat) and two undersized released (36 inches and 29 inches).
Gift certificates from Surfside Bait and Tackle of Mechanicsville, the tournament sponsor, will be awarded to the top two anglers in the cobia and croaker species. No flounder were weighed in during the tournament. Angler of the Year (AOY) points will be awarded as follows for each species: 4 points for first place, 3 points for second place, 2 points for third place and 1 point each for all other fish weighed in.
Thanks to Surfside Bait and Tackle for sponsoring this tournament and to the weigh in locations that make our tournaments possible.
Congratulations to the winners and to those who fished the weekend tournament.
1st place Scott Houghtaling 40lb. 6oz. 23rd at 4:35 J&W Seafood
2nd place Bob Reed 28lb. 7oz. 23rd at 2:45 Ingram Bay
1st place Stuart McKenzie 12oz.* 23rd at 9:30 Lewisetta
2nd place Tom Hedgpeth 12oz.* 24th at 10:45 Smith Point
3rd place Steve Hedgpeth 11oz. 24th at 10:46 Smith Point
4th place Jan Jamrog 8oz. 23rd at 8:45 Buzzards Pt
* tie breaker based on earliest weigh in time
A photo of Scott Houghtaling with his winning 40 lb cobia is in the 2016 photo gallery.
About the NNAC
The Northern Neck Anglers Club is dedicated to educating anglers about saltwater fishing techniques throughout the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula areas of the Chesapeake Bay. Regular meeting and correspondence allows members to share information regarding the latest tackle, marine hardware/software, bait selection, techniques and fishing hot spots.
Member meetings are held during the fishing season. Guest speakers provide timely expertise. In 2015, the club hosted seven member tournaments (seven different species). During 2016, the club has again scheduled seven member tournaments (eight different species).
An “Angler of The Year” contest is conducted each year with points awarded based on tournament results. Other events such as a club picnic, charter outings and seminars may be hosted by the club throughout the year.