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Striped Bass Fishing Tournaments - 2017



This section provides information about striped bass fishing tournaments along the Atlantic Coast.

See links to past years tournament results, including 2016, at the bottom of this page.

Posted July 20, 2017

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Martha's Vineyard Derby Logo

Martha's Vineyard
Derby Logo



The Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby

The 2017 Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby starts Sunday, September 10 (12.01 am) and ends Saturday, October 14 (10.00 pm.)


2016 Final Derby Results


Category - Striped Bass
Boat: Michael Capen - 39.69 lbs.
Shore: Kevin P. O'Farrell - 36.53 lbs. lbs.

Category - Bluefish
Boat: Ed Amaral - 17.83 lbs.
Shore: Evan Hammond - 15.11 lbs.

Category - Bonito
Boat: Tommy S. Reynolds - 9.78 lbs.
Shore: Michael D. Ludwig - 5.66 lbs.

Category - False Albacore
Boat: Dylan C. Kadison- 11.77 lbs.
Shore: Donald F. O'Shaughnessey - 10.79 lbs.

Link to: Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby

Link to: More about Martha"s Vineyard.

To see the book "The Big One," which is all about the Martha's Vineyard Derby follow this link: The Big One.



On The Water Magazine's Striper Cup

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On The Water Magazine

The 2017 On The Water Magazine's Striper Cup Tournament began on May 1st and ends on September 10 th.

2017 Standings

Largest Fish

Boat
Jeffrey Fortin - 64.6 lbs.

Shore
Dana Pettersen - 46.4 lbs.

Youth
Brady Maguire - 36.55 lbs.

Team Leaders

1st - Team Rocco - 257.25 points

2nd - Team Parker Petes Sportfishing - 241 points

3rd - Team Amped UP - 238.9 points

Catch and Release

Follow this link to see: Catch and Release Standings..


To find out more about this tournament follow this link:
On the Water Striper Cup.


2017 Montauk Surf Fishing Classic

The dates for the 2017 Montauk Surf Fishing Classic are from noon Friday September 22 to noon Sunday September 24.

2016 Tournament Results were:
Place Striped Bass Bluefish
1st Joe Mollica - 27 lbs. Russell Renner - 13.25 lbs.
2nd Larry Welcome - 23 lbs. Terry Marburger - 13 lbs.
3rd Mike Coppola - 20.5 lbs. Mike Larsen - 11.5 lbs.

Striped Bass Catch and Release

Bill Wetzel - 36 inches.

2017 South Shore Surf Fishing Classic

The dates for the 2017 South Shore Classic, a Surf Fishing Tournament for Striped Bass & Bluefish, that is held at Captree State Park, Long Island, are from from noon Friday October 13th through noon Sunday October 15 th.

2016 Tournament Results were:
Place Striped Bass Bluefish
1st Troy Bouchard - 37.08 lbs Vinny Cromwell - 16.56 lbs.
2nd Allan Vollmer - 35.86 lbs Terry Marburger - 13.66 lbs.
3rd James Muchowski - 35.64 lbs

South Shore
Classic Winners





Striped Bass Catch and Release

1st - Brett Rainer - 41 inches
2nd - Billy Fischer - 39.5 inches
3rd - Bill Smith - 39 inches


2017 South Shore Surf Spectacular

The dates for the 2017 South Shore Surf Spectacular are October 20 - 22..

2017 Tournament Results
Place Striped Bass Bluefish
1st
2nd
3rd


2017 Jones Beach Surf Fishing Classic

The dates for the 2017 Jones Beach Surf Fishing Classic are November 3 - 5.

2016 Tournament Results were:
Place Striped Bass Bluefish
1st Rubin Fournier - 25.13 lbs.
2nd Larry Pacifico - 24.25 lbs.
3rd Charlie Vollmer - 17.79 lbs.


Babylon NY 2017 Autumn Surf Fishing Cup


Babylon Surfcasters


The dates for the 2017 tournament, hosted by the Paumonak Surfcasters, have not yet been announced.

2016 Tournament Results were:
Place Striped Bass Bluefish
1st Dominic Pollina - 23.9 lbs. Terry Murburger - 12.5 lbs.
2nd Billy Fischer - 21.8 lbs.
3rd Andy Richmond - 15.6 lbs.

Striped bass catch and release award - Billy Fischer - 20 lbs.




Hi-Mar Striper Club Striped Bass Tournaments


Spring Tournament


The 2017 Hi Mar Striper Club Spring Tournament will be on Saturday (06/03/17) from 5:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Atlantic Highlands Marina.


2016 Spring Tournament Results
Place Boat Captain Weight - 2 fish
1st Johnny Bucktails John Contello 75.6 lbs.
2nd Out On a Limb J.R. Santos 72.3 lbs.
3rd Fishin Addiction Gary Carr 71.4 lbs.
4th Avery Grace James Ianelli 69.9 lbs.
5th Tie between Prime Coat and Fin-Z Buddy Hughes and Capt. Zukowski 68.8 lbs.



Hi-Mar Striper Club 40 Hour Tournament Logo

Fall Tournament


The dates for the 2017 Hi-Mar 40 Hour Striped Bass Fall Tournament have not yet been announced.



2016 Fall 40 Hour Tournament Results
Place Boat Captain Weight - 2 fish
1st Capricorn Too 63.3 lbs.
2nd Nauti Boy 57.0 lbs.
3rd Honey Badger 55 lbs.
4th Johnny Bucktails 51.6 lbs.
5th Feeling Crabby 50.6 lbs.

Overall largest fish - Capricorn Too - 35.2 Pound striper.

Winning Lady Angler - Kristin Kilar - 29.1 Pound striper.


To see more about Hi-Mar Striper Club fishing tournaments follow this link: Hi-Mar Striper Club



LBI Surf Fishing Classic Logo


2017 Long Beach Island Spring Surf Bass Fishing Tournament - "Simply Bassing"


2017 Simply Bassing Tournament Results
Place Fisherman Wt, lbs Location Bait/Lure
1st Ted Kamish Jr. 44.38 Noth End Bunker
2nd Timothy Stumpf 29.60 Mid Island Bunker
3rd Jason Hoch 25.94 Mid-Island/td> Bunker
4th Jeff Crabtree 18.86 Surf City Bunker


To see more about this tournament follow this link: LBI Surf Fishing Classic



Long Beach Island Fishing Tournaments


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Jimmy Finn

Jimmy Finn

2016 Long Beach Island
Surf Fishing Classic

The dates for the 2017 LBI Surf Fishing Classic have not yet been announced.


2016 Results

Largest Striped Bass:

1st - Brian Schmidt - 37.10 lbs.
2nd - Christopher Altieri - 34.54 lbs.
3rd - Richard Bergman - 33.94 lbs.
4th - Jimmy Finn - 33.44 lbs. lbs.
5th - Linda Donnelly - 33.16 lbs.



Largest Bluefish:
1st - Ron Ziegler 3 - 17.74 lbs.
2nd - Thomas McDowell Jr. - 17.06 lbs.
3rd - Marcella Friedman - 16.74 lbs.
4th - Brian Dalton - 16.54 lbs.
5th - Joe Handley Jr. - 16.42 lbs.


Womens Division
Largest Striped Bass:
1st - Linda Donnelly - 33.16 lbs.
2nd - Andrea Knoerzer - 19.82 lbs.
3rd - Pam Fahay - 19.44 lbs.

Largest Bluefish:
1st - Marcella Friedman - 16.74 lbs.
2nd - Wendy Essinger - 13.84 lbs.


Senior Division
Largest Striped Bass:
1st - William Collins - 22.82 lbs.
2nd - Michael Cucinotta - 22.4 lbs.
3rd - Pam Fahay - 19.44 lbs.

Largest Bluefish:
1st - William A. Montrey - 13.30 lbs.
2nd - Joseph Jaskiewicz- 13.30 lbs.
3rd - Robert Braak - 12.92 lbs.


Youth Division
Largest Striped Bass -
Largest Bluefish -


To see more about this tournament follow this link: LBI Surf Fishing Classic




Kyle Brendel

Kyle Brendel


2017 NJ Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament

The 2017 NJ Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament, was held at Island Beach State Park, on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

2017 Winners

Kyle Brendel won the 2017 NJ Governor's Cup tournament with a 34 inch bluefish.

The Lacy High School Toad Masters team won the high school team category cup for taking first place with a 22.75 inch bluefish.

For more information follow this Link:
NJ Gov


2017 MSSA Championship on the Chesapeake

The 2017 MSSA Spring Tournament, "Championship on the Chesapeake", will be held from May 5 to May 7, 2017.


 MSSA Chapionship of the Chesapeake

2016 Tournament Results
Amateur Division Main Tournament

Largest Rockfish:

Captain

1st Place - John Weber - 47.2 lbs.
2nd place - George Hall - 41.2 lbs.
3rd place - Frank Holden - 40.25lbs.
4th place - Roger Grissom - 40.25 lbs.
5th place - Dwayne Henderson - 40.05 lbs.


To find out more about this tournament, follow this link: MSSA.



2017 MSSA Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic

The MSSA Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic, The Bay's Largest Rockfish Tournament, will be held from Nov 17-19, 2017.


2016 Tournament Results

39 fish were weighed in. The tournament was shortened because of bad weather.

Leaderboard - Amateur Division

Largest Rockfish:

1st Place - Weber - 55.30 lbs.
2nd place - Moore - 45.45 lbs.
3rd place - Delph - 30.30 lbs.


To find out more about this tournament follow this link: MSSA.



"The Fisherman" 2017 Dream Boat Fishing Challenge

This tournament is open to all subscribers to The Fisherman Magazine.
In runs from April 15th through November 30th.


In an effort to reduce striped bass mortality, striped bass were removed from the Dream Boat Contention.

2017 Tournament Standings - Bluefish and Fluke
Place Bluefish Fluke
1st charles Decrescenzo - 17.63 Chester Green - 14 lbs.
2nd Stephen German- 16.62 Emil Suhrada - 12.18 lbs.
3rd Douglas Cohen = 16.1 lbs. Mike Ping - 12.14 lbs.
4th Nuno Decosta - 16 lbs. Brian MCCormick - 11.75 lbs.
5th Gary Nankervi - 11.5s lbs.


In 2016 Vincent Deledda won the 2016 Dreamboat Challenge Grand Prize, a Cobia 201 Center Console with a Yamaha 150 hp outboard motor.


Follow this link to see More: Fisherman's Dream Boat Challenge



Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout


Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout


The 15th Annual Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout will be held from December 7-19, 2017.


2016 Rockfish Shootout


2016 Results

3 largest fish

1st Place: Matador 1, 138.30 lbs.
2nd Place: La Grande Slam 1, 134.00 lbs.
3rd Place: Paper Doll, 124.50 lbs.
4th Place: Sho-Nuff, 122.55 lbs.
5th Place: Oceans East 3, 104.30 lbs.


To find out more about this tournament follow this link:
Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout..



Previous Years Striped Bass Tournament Results


  • Previous Years striped Bass Tournaments - 2016
  • Previous Years striped Bass Tournaments - 2015
  • Previous Years Striped Bass Tournaments - 2014
  • Previous Years Striped Bass Tournaments - 2013
  • Previous Years Striped Bass Tournaments - 2012



      




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