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  • Welcome to the DC Metro Chapter of the MSSA

    Monthly DC MSSA meeting: Steamers Seafood House (corner of Auburn and Norfolk) in downtown Bethesda, first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM

    Upcoming DCMSSA meetings
    Wednesday April 2, 2014: Capt. Greg Buckner – Trolling for the Big Spring Rockfish
    May 5: Capt. Joe Riley – on Offshore Tuna and Shark fishing

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    Monthly Meeting   DCMSSA meets the first Wednesday of every month at Steamers Seafood House, 4820 Auburn Ave, in Bethesda  (corner of Auburn and Norfolk) Maryland.  The good folks at Steamers are letting us meet in their back dining room, and offer us some great deals as well.  Beer, food, air conditioning, and fishing talk…what could be better!!  Check them out at www.steamersseafoodhouse.com

    Special Offer:  Never been to our meetings?  Come check us out and the Chapter President will buy you a beer!  Our monthly meetings are open to one and all.  Every month we share fishing reports,  and have a guest speaker.  There are also door prizes, unlimited fishing lies reports ;) and an overall good time.  Stop by at a meeting (see schedule, below)  and see for yourself…you could get hooked.

    DCMSSA Kid’s Day 2014 Raffle:

    Kid’s day raffle tickets for 2014 will be available starting at out February meeting.  Tickets are $10 each and we are selling a maximum of 300.  Proceeds will fund the fourth annual DCMSSA Kid’s Fishing Day in Sept 2014.  Last year DCMSSA provided a day fishing for 50 local kids who otherwise would not have had the chance.  All kids were provided a great time, lunch, a rod/reel to take home with them and some great memories.  By purchasing a 2014 DCMSSA Kid’s day raffle ticket you help make the upcoming kid’s fishing event our best yet.  Tickets will be available at all meetings until we sell out or via mail from Chapter President Travis Keon (President@dcmssa.org), who would be happy to send you a stack by mail.

    The 2014 Winner-Take-All Raffle Prize is worth over $1,200 and includes:

    • All expense paid full day trip with Capt. Walleye Pete Dahlberg (you pick the date)
    • 2 St. Croix Premier Light tackle rods
    • 2 Shimano Stradic 2500 spinning reels spooled with 15# Power Pro braid
    • 2 Complete light tackle kits loaded with lures and essential gear.


    The 2013 Rockfish tournament is over!!!  The Spring Champion is Chris Harte with a 46″ rockfish.  Summer/Fall champion is John Lappin (36″ rockfish).  Overall 2013 Champ is Chris Harte!!!   Newly added categories: $100 Bluefish (Rich Battiglia, 22″), $100 Spanish Mack (Dave Smith, 20″), and Speck Division (vacant for 2013). 

    2014 Tourney to roll out soon!!!!!!!!! Simply catch em, take a picture showing fish & a ruler, & e-mail to DCMSSA@gmail.com or text to 571-344-4726. Must have active membership to participate.


    April 2nd Chapter Meeting: Capt. Greg Buckner – Trolling for the Big Spring Rockfish/ Gear Available for purchase!

    April 24th Chapter Spring Charter Trip DCMSSA has booked two boats for our annual spring trophy rockfish charter out of Solomons Island. We booked the Ms Susie with Capt Greg Buckner (as always), and this year we are fortunate to add the Fin Finder with Capt Lee Tippett. Greg and Lee are two of the most successful captains on the bay. This trip is restricted to MSSA members who are current on their MSSA dues. DCMSSA members will be given priority. The trip is Thursday April 24, 2014. The boats sail at 12:30pm from Harbor Island Marina in Solomons. The cost is $115 per angler (same as last year). DCMSSA will provide some beer, soda and water for all. Send a check payable to DCMSSA to Jeremy Bendler (4550 Montgomery Ave Suite 351N, Bethesda, MD 20814) to secure your spot. We filled two boats within a few days last year, so send your check ASAP.

    May 5th Chapter Meeting: Capt. Joe Riley http://www.muffdivercharters.com/ out of Ocean City on Offshore Tuna and Shark fishing

    Want to get a hold of one of our previous speakers?  This is an incomplete list  (but we’re working on it)

    Lefty Kreh  Flyfishing & knots http://leftykreh.com/
    Walleye Pete Dahlberg  LTJing all year round www.fourseasonsguideservice.com
    Tim Campbell  Outdoor writer talking about Yellow Perch
    Rick Grapes  Binnacle Tackle on lure building basics  www.binnacletackle.com/index.html
    Steve Fogle  Backyard Custom Rods and Repairs www.mdangler.net/backyardrods.html
    Skip Zinck  (TF 27Sailfish), Targeting Big Fall Rockfish
    Capt Tom Hughes   www.capttomhughes.com/
    Chris Dollar   Kent Island Kayaks  cdollaroutdoors.com/index.php/KIK
    Capt Wayne Morgan   Live Lining  www.frayedknotfishing.com/
    Capt Ken Lahr  Reel Draggin Tackle on deep drop fishing at the Canyons
    Capt Greg Buckner Spring Trolling  www.misssusiecharters.com/
    Capt Brady Bounds  Fall LTJing  www.angelfire.com/md3/fishingbiz/
    Capt Mike Benjamin Yellow Perch and Fishing the Flats
    Shawn Kimbro author of Chesapeake Bay Light Tackle
    Capt Joe Riley Offshore Tuna and Shark fishing  http://www.muffdivercharters.com/
    Lenny Rudow (author of Rudow’s Guide to Modern Jigging and many other fishing books
    Rob Snowhite, Urban Fishing Guide  http://robsnowhite.com
    Capt. Chris Mills, Fall Trolling http://coolbeanzcharters.com
    Capt. Kevin Josenhans, Chesapeake Fly Fishing  http://www.josenhansflyfishing.com

    Email Questions to Travis Keon, DC MSSA Chapter President (President@dcmssa.org)
    or  Chapter web monkey:  (Abter1@yahoo.com)






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