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MSSA's Captain of the Year on the line at this weekend's Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic
MSSA's Captain of the Year on the line at this weekend's Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic

Dale Dirks will return to his roots when he competes in the Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic fishing tournament this weekend. "I grew up out there near Annapolis, near the Chesapeake Bay, and if you weren't fishing, you didn't have a whole lot to do," said Dirks, who started fishing at about 6 or 7 years old. Next Saturday and Sunday, Dirks, 56, of Edgewater, will join one of about 200 crews competing to catch the largest striped bass. It's the last of four events in this year's Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association tournament series and the largest fall tourney in the Chesapeake Bay, said Dave Smith, executive director of the MSSA. Anglers will choose...

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