Rocktoberfest 2013 - October 19 & 20
Ocean City's only 24 hour Rockfish tournament. Added entry level categories include Flounder, Trout and Tautog. The tournament concludes with the awards banquet around a beach bonfire and pig roast. Check out the 2012 results here
Stormy seas hindered the anglers and promoters attempt at the Annual Rocktoberfest this year. We look forward to better weather in the 2010 season. Stay tuned for more tournament details .
An eventful weekend had by all including some big money fish and a lot of crazy weather stories from the big dogs who stuck it out through the storm Saturday night. Sunday provided us with some beautiful weather but challenged anglers with muddy water and fatigue from the previous nights bounce around. Anglers this year did more bay fishing than previous years staying clear of rough seas outside of the inlet. Saturday morning boasted several shortie rocks around the bridge and inlet but All bets were on until a mid day arrival of the first 2 big rocks. Tog fishing was profitable but not in huge numbers and trout were reported but only one eligible entry. A plethora of flounder were caught and released with at least one doormat. It ended up being a race for the skate to full the open category, you have got to love any skate worth $356 !!! All in all a great weekends worth of fish tales.
2008 Rocktoberfest Results:
Greg Rittershofer "Linestriper"
19lbs 4 oz
Shawn Waters "Never Satisfied”
15 oz Trout
Cade Dail "Long Fin"
6lbs 8oz Tautog
Craig Costantino "Full City"
5lbs 5oz Skate
Woody Klein "Linestriper"
Kelsey Cycyk "Scaler" $100 calcutta only
Greg Rittershofer "Linestriper"
The Day After: Stormy weather tempted angler to try a different approach on hooking the big one. Although the fish were easier to see at this angle, it proved a lot tougher to get them back to the weigh station. (no anglers were hurt in this unfortunate event during the rough weather on Saturday night)
ROCKTOBERFEST 2008 PHOTOS: ocrocktoberfest.com is looking for your photos to fill the 2008 gallery. We would love to see any of your tournament shots including day and night fishing as well as good times had at Fishtales. Please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org with permission to place on the site.
2009 10th Annual Rocktoberfest Fishing Tournament
Ocean City, Maryland fishing tournament “Rocktoberfest” is coming soon. Held at Bahia Marina between 21st street and 22nd street bayside, Rocktoberfest is Ocean City’s premier Rock Fish Tournament and sports cash prizes as well as a banquet held at Maryland’s own Fishtales Bar and Grill. Compete for cash prizes for Rockfish, Sea Trout, Tautog, Flounder, and open categories. Lines in the water at 4PM Saturday October (TBA) until 4PM Sunday October (TBA) . Fishing in Ocean City Maryland during this tournament can be rewarding to the tune of hundreds of dollars for the winning fish. Fishermen can register via mail, or on location before the captains meeting on the (TBA) at 2pm. If you want to get the beat on in-house registrars, make sure to download and print the registration form before arriving to the tournament. Check out our Maryland Fisherman’s Guide section for some helpful links to Ocean City Tides, Ocean City Water Temperatures, Ocean City Weather, and more. Interested parties can join us for Rocktoberfest festivities at Fishtales throughout the day to see weigh ins and enjoy the Ocean City harbor atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you this October for OC’s original Rock Fish Tournament.
Sincerely, Erik Windrow and the Bahia Marina Staff