This section provides information about striped bass fishing tournaments along the Atlantic Coast.
Posted June 28 , 2015
The dates for the 2015 Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby are September 13 - October 17.
Category - Striped Bass
Boat: Vinny Iacono - 39.77 lbs.
Shore: Creanga L. Cosmin - 38.63 lbs.
Category - Bluefish
Boat: Preston A. Butler - 15.00 lbs.
Shore:Michael J. Mulcahy - 15.20 lbs.
Category - Bonito
Boat: Norman E. Bouchard jr. - 10.47 lbs.
Shore: Sebby Keefe - 7.87 lbs.
Category - False Albacore
Boat: Mason Warburton - 13.17 lbs.
Shore: Mary Ann Angelone - 14.65 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 2015 On The Water Magazine's Striper Cup Tournament runs from May 14th through September 13th.
Jean Lacomte - 54.02 lbs.
Ryan Sherwood - 47.13 lbs.
Daniel DiPasquale - 38.30 lbs.
2nd - Team Real Deal Outcast: 98.81 points
1st - Team Aquidneck Island - Humminbird: 94.26 points
3rd - Team 7 Stripes: 93.72 points
To find out more about this tournament follow this
On the Water Striper Cup.
The 2015 Montauk Surf Fishing Classic wiil run from noon on Friday September 25th trough noon of Sunday September 27th.
|1st||Rick Zappala - 30.80 lbs.||Steve Barrals - 13.40 lbs.|
|2nd||John Manning - 27.82 lbs.||Brett Reiner - 12.62 lbs.|
|3rd||Fred Mercurio - 23.68 lbs.||Bill Ficsher - 12.48 lbs.|
1st - Bill Wetzel - 45 inches.
2nd - Mike Kandrach - 39 inches
3rd - Brett Reiner - 37 inches
The 2015 South Shore Classic, a Surf Fishing Tournament for Striped Bass & Bluefish, that will be held at Captree State Park, Long Island, will run from noon on Friday October 16th through noon on Sunday October 18th.
|1st||Rob Heffert - 38 lbs 15 oz.||Terry Marburger - 9 lbs 6 oz.|
|2nd||Ziggy Sokolowski- 30 lbs 0 oz.|
|3rd||Jorge Estrada - 21 lbs 13 oz.|
1st - Charlie Vollmer - 43 inches
2nd - Brett Reiner - 38 inches
3rd - Bruno Panaccialli -38 inches
Honorable mention - Andy Richman - 39 inches
The dates for the 2015 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 2015 tournament, hosted by the Paumonak Surfcasters, have not yet been announced.
1st Lorraine Stephens - 37.6 lb. striper, 2nd Kevin Donahue - 35.9 lb. striper, 3rd Peter Fraker - 31.5 lb. striper.
44 people fished in the tournament with 28 striped bass reported.
The Hudson River Striped Bass Derby, Hudson River - From Troy NY to The Atlantic
The 2015 Hudson River Striped Bass Derby was held on April 25th.
|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 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.
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 largets 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 dates for the 2015 Hi Mar 40 Hour Striped Bass Tournament have not yet been announced.
2014 Hi-Mar Striper Club Fall Tournament Winners
|Place||Boat||Captain||Weight - 2 fish|
|1st||Twinz||Tom Parillow||70.4 bs.|
|2nd||Chompers||James Kastner||62.6 lbs.|
|3rd||Johhny Fish||John Albanese||62.0 lbs.|
|4th||Tyman||Chuck Many||60.6 lbs.|
|5th||Feeling Crabby||Ryan and Gregg Taffet||55.8 lbs.|
Female Angler Winner: Laurajane Kastner - 20.8 pound striper.
Junior Angler Winner: Mark Hecth Jr. - 24.2 pound striper.
Overall largest fish - Jeff Sutton - 41.8 Pound striper.
To see more about Hi-Mar Striper Club fishing tournaments follow this link: Hi-Mar Striper Club
The Berkeley Striper Club Holds both a spring and fall striped bass fishing tournament.
To see information about these tournaments follow this link: Berkeley Striper Club
The 2015 LBI Surf Fishing Classic will be held from October 10th to December 4th.
2014 Winners, Striped Bass:
1st - Bill Bannon - 39 lbs. 9 oz.
2nd - Ed Youse - 33 lbs. 2 oz.
3rd - Joseph Ford - 29 lbs. 9 oz.
2014 Winners, Bluefish:
1st - Jason Hoch - 14 lbs.
2nd - Nick Sabatino - 11 lbs. 15 oz.
3rd - Don Procida - 11 lbs. 3 oz.
To see more about this tournament follow this link: LBI Surf Fishing Classic
The 2015 NJ Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament, was held at Island Beach State Park, on Sunday, May 17th.
Rich Bergman won the 2015 NJ Governor's Cup with a 32 inch striped bass.
For more information follow this Link:
The 2015 MSSA Spring Tournament, "Championship on the Chesapeake", was held from May 1-3.
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 2o-22. 2015.
Josh Suchter - 1st Place
The largest fish caught in the 2014 tournament was a 46.6 lb. striped bass caught by Josh Suchter.
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 have been removed from the Dream Boat Cntention for 2015.
|1st||Robert Carter - 20 lbs.||Gary Read - 13 lbs.|
|2nd||Phil Lagrossa - 19.45 lbs.||Steven Depaul - 11.5 lbs. lbs.|
|3rd||Joe Mattioli- 19.35 lbs.||Kenneth Donowski- 11.06 lbs.|
|4th||Peter Kudlak - 19 lbs.||Michael Miranda - 11 lbs.|
|5th||Christopher Lagrossa - 18.7 lbs.||David Lilly- 10.8lbs.|
In 2014 Pete Messina won the 2014 Dreamboat Challenge Grand Prize, a Cobia 201 Center Console with a Yamaha 150 HP motor. Pete qualified for the drawing with his catch of a 12.2 pound fluke.
The dates for the 13th annual Mid-Atlantic Rockfiish Shootout have not yet been announced.
The 12th Annual Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout was held from December 28th t0 29th, 2014 at Virginia Beach, Virginia.
1st Place: LeGrande Slam, 125.80 lbs.
2nd Place: Smooth Move 2: 125.15 lbs.
3rd Place: Coastal Builders 1: 120.50 lbs.
4th Place: Amazing Grace 1: 120.05 lbs.
5th Place: All 4 Fun 1: 99.75 lbs.
To find out more about this tournament follow this link:
Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout..