This section provides information about striped bass fishing tournaments along the Atlantic Coast.
Dates for many of the 2016 tournaments are still being determined. See links to past years tournament results, including 2015, at the bottom of this page.
Posted April 22, 2016
The dates for the 2016 Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby are Sunday, September 11th through Saturday, October 15th.
Category - Striped Bass
Boat: Stephen J. Pietruska- 41.98lbs.
Shore: Miles Whyte - 37.95 lbs.
Category - Bluefish
Boat: Clinton A. Fisher - 17.87 lbs.
Shore: Karen A. Altiere - 15.65lbs.
Category - Bonito
Boat: Rob E. Coad - 11.32 lbs.
Shore: Timothy J. Scott - 8.99 lbs.
Category - False Albacore
Boat: Fred Hoffman - 14.22 lbs.
Shore: Donald R. Sicard - 13.10 lbs.
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.
The 2016 On The Water Magazine's Striper Cup Tournament will begin on May 2nd.
Vincent Vetere - 64.00 lbs.
Lou Dupiton - 49.75 lbs.
Mitchell Carroll - 47.80 lbs.
1st - Team Real Deal Outcast: 262.91 points
2nd - Hooker Inc: 230.23 points
3rd - Team Amped Up : 219.59 points
To find out more about this tournament follow this
On the Water Striper Cup.
The dates for 2016 Montauk Surf Fishing Classic have not yet been announced.
|1st||Kevin Donahue - 41.60 lbs.||Eric Nicoll - 19.80lbs.|
|2nd||John Bruno - 35.24 lbs.||Frank Lasalle - 18.34 lbs.|
|3rd||John Mollica - 32.98 lbs.||German Caceres - 15.70 lbs.|
1st - Keith Ricks - 41 inches.
2nd - Marcus Love- 39 inches
3rd - Jeff Wilson - 37 inches
The dates for the 2016 South Shore Classic, a Surf Fishing Tournament for Striped Bass & Bluefish, that will be held at Captree State Park, Long Island have not yet been announced.
|1st||Tom Richie - 37.1 lbs||William Silletti - 12.46 lbs.|
|2nd||Jeff Collins - 20.24 lbs||Terry Marburger - 11.88 lbs.|
|3rd||Phil Mitchell - 16.98 lbs||Rich Ventiera - 10.58 lbs.|
1st - Justin Nezolesky - 40 inches
2nd - Charlie Vollmer - 38 inches
3rd - Ziggy Sokolowski - 36 inches
The dates for the 2016 Jones Beach Surf Fishing Classic have not yet been announced.
|1st||Henry Montague - 35.18 lbs.||Mitch Siegel - 11.20 lbs.|
|2nd||Bill Fischer - 30.98 lbs.||Dan Turdo - 10.51 lbs.|
|3rd||Andy Richmond - 23.06 lbs.||Herman Cacares - 10.41 lbs.|
The dates for the 2016 tournament, hosted by the Paumonak Surfcasters, has not yet been announced.
|1st||Billy Fischer - 32.5 lbs.||Barry Barrone - 13.47 lbs.|
|2nd||Kevin Donahue - 28.5 lbs.||Daniel Turdo - 13.43 lbs.|
|3rd||Andy Richmond - 24.67 lbs.||Terry Marburger - 12.90 lbs.|
Brett Rainer won the catch and release division with a 30 pound striper.
The Hudson River Striped Bass Derby, Hudson River - From Troy NY to The Atlantic
The 2016 Hudson River Striped Bass Derby will be held on Saturday April 30, 2016.
|Place||Striped Bass||Where Caught|
|1st||Mark Sher - 36.40 lb.||Piermont - Releassed|
|2nd||Brian Brockett- 3o.40 lb.||Atlantis|
|3rd||Peter Toscano - 29.75 lb.||Atlantis - Released|
|4th||Gregory Sokol - 25.65 lb.||Atlanis - Released|
|5th||Biagio Costanzo - 25.50 lb.||Atlanis - Released|
To find out more about this tournament follow this link: HRFA.
The dates for the 2016 tournament have not yet been announced.
The 2015 Manhattan Cup tournament was held on Friday, May 15th.
The tournament was held at Chelsea Piers.
The FCA Manhattan Cup is an inshore catch and release tournament whereby all IGFA rules apply. Anglers compete for the largest striped bass, bluefish, and weakfish in three categories: bait, artificial and fly-fishing.
Mike Dean on right
Bass on Bait
|Mike Dean||Vinny Vetere||47 lbs.|
|Adam Hudson||Adrian Moeller|
Bass on Artificial
|Chirs Manni||Howard Owens|
|Brian Cilento||Brad Berk|
Bass on Fly
|Steve Leismanz||Frank Wagenhoffer|
|Brian Cilento||Brad Berk|
To see more about this tournament follow this link: 2015 Manhattan Cup.
The dates for the 2016 tournaments have not yet been announced.
Sea Horse II Crew
The 2015 Hi-Mar Annual Spring Striped Bass Fishing Tournament was held on May 16th.
2015 Hi-Mar Striper Club SpringTournament Winners
|Place||Boat||Captain||Weight - 2 fish|
|1st||Sea Horse II||Bill Mangan||55.4 lbs.|
|2nd||Team Charter Fox||Gary Carr||44.6 lbs.|
|3rd||Fin-Z||Bill Zukowsky||43.6 lbs.|
|4th||Jersey Key||Mike Sisto||42.8 lbs.|
|5th||Eastwick||Raul Delaprida||40.0 lbs.|
The largest striped bass was a 34-pounder caught by Greg Taffet, who fished on Feeling Crabby.
Lady Angler Winner was Alexis Schultz - 25.4 lbs.
The 2015 Hi Mar 40 Hour Striped Bass Tournament was held from 8 PM Friday Oct 23 rd until to Noon on Sunday Oct. 25 th.
2014 Hi-Mar Striper Club Fall Tournament Winners
|Place||Boat||Captain||Weight - 2 fish|
|1st||Tyman||Chuck Many||71.6 bs.|
|2nd||Tenacity||Charles Radcliffe||60.2 lbs.|
|3rd||Nauti Boy||Al Dudas||60.2 lbs.|
|4th||Fishing Addiction||Gar Carr||54.8 lbs.|
|5th||Reel Escape||Joe Tuccio||54.6 lbs.|
Overall largest fish - Dave Donahue - 40 Pound striper.
To see more about Hi-Mar Striper Club fishing tournaments follow this link: Hi-Mar Striper Club
The 2016 LBI Surf Fishing Classic will be held from October 8th to December 4th.
2015 Results, Striped Bass:
1st - Ed Krzanowski - 47 lbs. 5 oz.
2nd - Robert Vallone - 44 lbs. 10 oz.
3rd - Sam Adams - 41 lbs. 5 oz.
4th - Mike Gowen - 37 lbs. 7 oz.
5th - Thomas J. Loughran Jr. - 35 lbs. 4 oz.
2015 Results, Bluefish:
1st - Jim Corson - 19 lbs. 5 oz.
2nd - Ed Youse - 14 lbs. 13 oz.
3rd - John Moran - 14 lbs. 7 oz.
4th - Dominick Savasta - 14 lbs. 2oz. lbs.
5th - Harold McMaster - 14 lbs.
Largest Striped Bass - Christine Johnson - 16 lbs. 2 oz.
Largest Bluefish - Marie Rhubart - 11 lbs. 2 oz.
Largest Striped Bass - Ed Krzanowski - 47 lbs. 5 oz.
Largest Bluefish - Jim Corson - 19 lbs. 5 oz.
Largest Striped Bass - Sam Adams - 41 lbs. 5 oz.
To see more about this tournament follow this link: LBI Surf Fishing Classic
The 2016 NJ Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament, will be held at Island Beach State Park, on Sunday, May 15, 2016.
Rich Bergman won the 2015 NJ Governor's Cup with a 32 inch striped bass.
For more information follow this Link:
The 2016 MSSA Spring Tournament, "Championship on the Chesapeake", will be held from April 29 - May 1, 2016.
2015 Tournament Results
Amateur Division Main Tournament
1st Place - Garn Godwin - 53.3 lbs.
2nd place - Bob Arvey - 50.2 lbs.
3rd place - Kevin Traey - 47.4 lbs.
4th place - James Snyder - 46.05 lbs.
5th place - Roger Grissom - 45.9 lbs.
To find out more about this tournament, follow this link: MSSA.
The MSSA Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic, The Bay's Largest Rockfish Tournament, will be held from Nov 18-20, 2016.
Josh Suchter - 1st Place
To find out more about this tournament follow this link: MSSA.
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. There is a striped bass category, but it is catch and release - best photo. See photo example at right.
|1st||Anthony Muia - 24 lbs.||Richard Arnold - 13.42 lbs.|
|2nd||Austin Walinchus- 22 lbs.||Michael Ruggiero - 13.2 lbs.|
|3rd||Walter Fisher - 21.5 lbs.||Gary Read - 13 lbs.|
|4th||Sean Seraphin - 21.15 lbs.||Raymond Mazanec - 12.75 lbs.|
|5th||Michael DeRudder - 20.96 lbs.||W. Smith - 11.88 lbs.|
In 2015 Guy Buono won the 2015 Dreamboat Challenge Grand Prize, a Cobia 201 Center Console with a Yamaha 150 hp outboard motor. Guy qualified for the drawing with his catch of a 20.55 pound bluefish.
Follow this link to see More: Fisherman's Dream Boat Challenge
The 14th Annual Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout will be held December 8-10, 2016.
The 13th annual Mid-Atlantic Rockfiish Shootout was held December 10-12, 2015 at Virginia Beach, Virginia. See results below.
1st Place: Trophy Stalker 1, 135.25 lbs.
2nd Place: Fish Circus 1, 133.00 lbs.
3rd Place: Loose Knot1 1, 124.26 lbs.
4th Place: Coastal Builders III, 124.20 lbs.
5th Place: Dare Marina 1, 123.75 lbs.
To find out more about this tournament follow this link:
Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout..