VSSA Tournament

New Format for 2022.  We are going to a new format for 2022.  We are offering monthly cash prizes from January 2022 to December 2022 for the longest length (released or kept) for 10 different species.  Your fish does not have to be a citation fish so any size can win a monthly prize.  We are going to use FishDonkey as our platform for submitting entries.  If you are releasing fish please use accepted release practices and get your measurements / pictures as fast as possible to return the fish back to the water.  You must be a member or affiliate club member to participate.  Check out FishDonkey for more details.  To join VSSA click here. 

Please note:  You must use the camera function inside FishDonkey to take a picture of your fish on a scale live.  You may not use photos previously taken.  




Tournament Overview.  Welcome to the Virginia Saltwater Sportfishing Association (VSSA) Fishing Tournament.  This event is for VSSA Members Only.

A CASH prize of $50 will be given each month to the longest fish for each of the 10 fish listed below:

1.    Sheepshead
2.    Spanish Mackerel
3.    Flounder
4.    Red Drum
5.    Black Drum
6.    Cobia
7.    Croaker
8.    Spot
9.    Striped Bass
10.   Speckled Trout

This is a monthly tournament anglers may fish any saltwater body in Virginia, Chesapeake Bay, Rivers, Tributary or offshore waters.   Anglers fishing by boat must leave and return to a Virginia port.  Fish may be released or kept.  A member may only win up to 3 months total in the year of any given species.  All paid members of VSSA are eligible to participate.  To join VSSA visit:  

Virginia Saltwater Sportfishing Association (joinvssa.org)

All fish entered in the tournament will be photographed, measured, and  recorded with the FishDonkey app.  You do not have to purchase a measuring tape or board you may use any commercially bought ruler or tape measure you have on the boat. How to Enter a Fish.

How to properly Measure a Fish video. Awards are presented on the basis of length as determined through the mobile app and verified by tournament judges.  The categories, species, and official rules can be found in the FishDonkey app. Measurements………………..Size limits are in total length. Total length means the length of a fish measured from the most forward projection of the snout, with the mouth closed, to the tip of the longer lobe of the tail (caudal) fin, measured with the tail compressed along the midline, using a straight-line measure, not measured over the curve of the body. Snout means the most forward projection from a fish’s head that includes the upper and lower jaw.

Have fun and FISH ON!