This section provides information about striped bass fishing tournaments along the Atlantic Coast.
Posted Jan 27, 2013
The 2012 Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby ran from September 9th at 12.01 AM to October 13th at 10:00 PM.
Category - Striped Bass
Boat: Stephen J. Pietruska - 44.40 lbs.
Shore: Tony H. Rezendes Jr. - 32.12 lbs.
Category - Bluefish
Boat: Adam Cummings - 16.06 lbs.
Shore: Robert J. Boyhan - 15.39 lbs.
Category - Bonito
Boat: Andrew M. Wheeler - 10.29 lbs.
Shore: Julian G. Pepper - 8.22 lbs.
Category - False Albacore
Boat: Patrick T. Jenkinson - 12.75 lbs.
Shore: Morgan T. Taylor - 13.22 lbs.
Robert J. Boyhan (shore bluefish) won the Eastern Boat!
Adam Cummings (boat bluefish) won the Clay Truck!
Link to: 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.
The 2012 On The Water Magazine's Striper Cup Tournament ran from May 1st at 12.01 AM to September 16th at 6:00 PM.
Largest Striper - Boat
Bary Centracchio - 58.80
Mike Lanni - 58.20 lbs.
Keith Salisbury - 55.90 lbs.
Largest Striper - Shore
William Sirontak 52.50 lbs.
Mike Everin 52.14 lbs.
Rob Taylor - 51.10 lbs.
Team Atlas-Reel Deal - 543.21 lbs.
Aquidneck Island Striper Team - 525.30 lbs.
The Big Ditch Crew/Striped-Bass.com - 520.01 lbs.
Striper Of The Year: Barry Centracchio - 58.80 lbs.
Anglers Of The Year:
Boat: Keith Salisbury - 164.70
Shore: John Hanecak - 138.42
The 2012 Montauk Surf Fishing Classic took place on September 23rd and 24th.
|1st||Allan Vollmer 43.8 lbs.||Rich Ventiera - 12.80 lbs.|
|2nd||Billy Fisher - 36.10 lbs.||Dimitrious Kostaf - 8.90 lbs.|
|3rd||Joe Bono - 18.30 lbs.||Mike Byrnes - 8.60 lbs.|
|4th||Sean Kearney - 8.50 lbs.|
|5th||Larry Carlucci - 8.40 lbs.|
The 2012 South Shore Classic, a Surf Fishing Tournament for Striped Bass & Bluefish was held at Captree State Park, Long Island from October 19th to 21st.
|1st||Nick George - 24.92 lbs.||Henry Monteagudo - 14.44 lbs.|
|2nd||Pete Fraker - 20.54 lbs.||Tom Schneider - 14.32 lbs.|
|3rd||Rubin Fourhier - 19.56 lbs.||Allan Vollmer - 13.00 lbs.|
|4th||Spencer McKee - 19.13 lbs.||Ziggy Sokolowski - 12.93 lbs.|
|5th||Henry Monteagudo - 17.20 lbs.||Russell Clark - 12.87 lbs.|
The 2012 Jones Beach Classic will be held from
November 2nd through 4th.
The 2012 tournament never took place because of the Sandy Super Storm.
|1st||Rubin Fourner - 36.93 lbs.||Jaiso Jomas - 11.19 lbs.|
|2nd||Nick George - 24.34 lbs.||Brett Rainer - 10.86 lbs.|
|3rd||Peter Kruczko - 23.28 lbs.||Tom Schneider - 10.71 lbs.|
The 2012 Hudson River Striped Bass Derby, Hudson River - From Troy NY to the Atlantic - was held from April 28th at 12:01 AM through April 29th at 5:00 PM.
|1st||Frank Green - 45.35 lb.|
|2nd||Stuart Sharples - 43.06 lb.|
|3rd||Randy Brockett - 41.69 lb.|
|4th||Walter Chudkosky - 41.53 lb.|
|5th||John Laforge - 39.25 lb.|
This tournament was held on Friday , May 18th.
2012 Winner: John Krush with Capt. Pieros – 33.95 lbs.
The dates for the 2012 Hi Mar 40 Hour Striped Bass Tournament were Oct. 19-21.
|Place||Boat||Fisherman||Weight - 2 fish||Where Caught|
|1st||S.T. Bard||Tom Novak||56.6lbs.||Shrewsbury Rocks|
|2nd||Tyman||Chuck Many||55.2 lbs||Hudson River|
|3rd||Prime Coat||Buddy Hughes||51.8 lbs||Shrewsbury Rocks|
|4th||Feeling Crabby||Greg Taffet||47.6 lbs.||Shrewsbury Rocks|
|5th||Gene Graman||42.8 lbs.||Ambrose Channel|
Lady Angler Winner: Kathie Hughes - 26.2 pound striper.
Junior Angler Winner: Tristen Owens - 21.2 pound striper.
The tenth annual premier Highlands Spring striped bass tournament was held from June 2nd to 3rd. at the Twin Lights Marina, Shrewsbury Ave, Highlands, NJ.
2012 Winners, Striped Bass (2 fish):
1st - Capt. Erwin Heinrich - 77.45 lbs.
2nd - Greg Nunn - 74.35 lbs.
3rd - Bill Zukasks - 66.95 lbs.
4th - Mike Ramizon - 66.90 lbs.
Winning Lady Angler was Trisha Pelkola - 26.70 lb. striper.
The Shark River Surf Anglers hold both a spring and fall
striped bass fishing tournament.
Every Year the Jersey Coast Shark Anglers hold a Striped Bass Fishing Tournament.
The Berkeley Striper Club Holds both a spring and fall striped bass fishing tournament.
Ray Sullivan Jr. (2010 winner)
The 2012 Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic runs from Oct 6th to Dec 2nd.
The 2012 LBI Surf Fishing Classic was suspended, and then discontinued, because of the Sandy Super Storm!
The winners are based on the standings as of Oct. 28, 2012.
2012 Winners, Striped Bass:
1st - Joe Czapkowski - 48.63 lbs.,
caught on clam
2nd - Tim Stumpf - 36.31 lbs.,
caught on bunker
3rd - Robert Vallone - 28.88 lbs.,
caught on bunker
4th - Kevin Eichman - 26.38 lbs.,
caught on bunker
5th - Tim Stumpf - 24.63 lbs.,
caught on bunker
2012 Winners, Bluefish:
1st - Martin Supsie - 16.81 lbs., caught on bunker
2nd - Randy Swartley - 16.13 lbs., caught on bunker
3rd - Martin Supsie - 12.50 lbs., caught on bunker
4th - Martin Supsie - 10.94 lbs., caught on bunker
The 2012 NJ Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament was held on
Sunday, Oct. 7.
Bill Shepard won the 2012 Governor's
Cup with a 20.4 inch bluefish.
The dates for the 2012 MSSA Spring Tournament, "Championship of the Chesapeake", were May 4-6.
2012 Tournament Results
- Amateur Division.
Glenn Orr - 42.10 lbs.
Joe Klug - 36.6 lbs.
Karl Foster - 33.1 lbs.
Charles Wilson - 33.0 lbs.
Steve Smith - 32.7 lbs.
To find out more about this tournament, follow this link: MSSA.
Steve and Mike Dodson
The dates for the 2012 MSSA Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic are Nov 17 & 18.
2011 Tournament Results:
1st - Steve Dodson - 51.65 lbs
2nd - Andrew Turner - 42.45 lbs
3rd - John Patchett - 41.50 lbs.
4th - Doug Scott - 41.00 lbs.
5th - Marty Simounet - 40.25 lbs.
This tournament is open to all subscribers to The Fisherman Magazine.
It runs from April 15th through November 30th.
|1st||Mike Lanni - 58.20 lbs.||James McSloy - 20.95 lbs.|
|2nd||Jack Linton - 56.10 lbs.||Phil LaGrossa - 20.13 lbs.|
|3rd||Phil Connor - 56.00 lbs.||Bob Haines - 19.25 lbs.|
|4th||Richard Morris - 55.36 lbs.||Gary Read - 19.11 lbs.|
|5th||Dennis Petersen - 53.80 lbs.||Adam Aguiar - 18.85 lbs.|
Scott Kaelin won the 2012 Dream Boat Challenge Drawing. Scott qualified for the drawing by finishing in first place in the fluke category. His fluke weighed 14.25 pounds.
Scott won a fully equipped 2012 23-foot Hydra-Sports center console boat powered by a 250 horsepower Evinrude E-TEC engine.
The 10th Annual Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout was held from January 4th to 6th 2013, at Virginia Beach, Virginia.
30.55 Lb. Striped Bass
The Miss Susie II caught the one and only rockfish in 3 days of fishing by the 55 boats in the tournament. The lone striper weighed 30.55 lbs, and was worth $176,000 to the the winner.
The poor fishing during the tournament was stated to be because the striped bass were all out in the ocean beyound the 3 mile limit.
The next Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout will be held January 9-11, 2014.