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Striped Bass Fishing Tournaments - 2016



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



Martha's Vineyard Derby Logo

Martha's Vineyard
Derby Logo



The Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby

The dates for the 2016 Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby are Sunday, September 11th through Saturday, October 15th.


2015 Derby Results:

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: 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 2016 On The Water Magazine's Striper Cup Tournament will begin on May 2nd.

2015 Leaders - Largest Striper

Boat
Vincent Vetere - 64.00 lbs.

Shore
Lou Dupiton - 49.75 lbs.

Youth
Mitchell Carroll - 47.80 lbs.

Team Leaders

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 link:
On the Water Striper Cup.


2016 Montauk Surf Fishing Classic

The dates for 2016 Montauk Surf Fishing Classic have not yet been announced.

2015 Tournament Results were:
Place Striped Bass Bluefish
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.

Striped Bass Catch and Release

1st - Keith Ricks - 41 inches.
2nd - Marcus Love- 39 inches
3rd - Jeff Wilson - 37 inches



2016 South Shore Surf Fishing Classic

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.

2015 Tournament Results were:
Place Striped Bass Bluefish
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.

Striped Bass Catch and Release

1st - Justin Nezolesky - 40 inches
2nd - Charlie Vollmer - 38 inches
3rd - Ziggy Sokolowski - 36 inches


2016 Jones Beach Surf Classic

The dates for the 2016 Jones Beach Surf Fishing Classic have not yet been announced.

2014 Tournament Results were:
Place Striped Bass Bluefish
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.


Babylon NY 2016 Autumn Surf Fishing Cup

The dates for the 2016 tournament, hosted by the Paumonak Surfcasters, has not yet been announced.

2015 Tournament Results were:
Place Striped Bass Bluefish
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.


HRFA

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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.

2015 Hudson River Striped Bass Derby Results
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.


2016 FCA Manhattan Cup

The dates for the 2016 tournament have not yet been announced.


Manhattan Cup

The 2015 Manhattan Cup tournament was held on Friday, May 15th.


Mike Dean

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


2015 Manhattan Cup Winners
Category Angler Captain Weight
Largest Striped
Bass on Bait
Mike Dean Vinny Vetere 47 lbs.
Largest Bluefish
on Bait
Adam Hudson Adrian Moeller
Largest Striped
Bass on Artificial
Chirs Manni Howard Owens
Largest Bluefish
on Artificial
Brian Cilento Brad Berk
Largest Striped
Bass on Fly
Steve Leismanz Frank Wagenhoffer
Latgest Bluefish
on Fly
Brian Cilento Brad Berk

To see more about this tournament follow this link: 2015 Manhattan Cup.



Hi-Mar Striper Club Striped Bass Tournaments


The dates for the 2016 tournaments have not yet been announced.

2015 Spring Tournament


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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


2015 Spring Tournament Results
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.



Hi-Mar Striper Club 40 Hour Tournament Logo

Fall Tournament


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.


Hi-Mar Striper Club Fishermen

2014 Hi-Mar Striper Club Fall Tournament Winners


2015 Fall 40 Hour Tournament Results
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



Long Beach Island Fishing Tournaments


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Courtland F.

Courtland F.

2016, The Long Beach Island Spring Tournament, Simply Bassing! will be held from April 30th to June 25th.

2016 Long Beach Island
Surf Fishing Classic

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.


Womens Division
Largest Striped Bass - Christine Johnson - 16 lbs. 2 oz.
Largest Bluefish - Marie Rhubart - 11 lbs. 2 oz.


Senior Division
Largest Striped Bass - Ed Krzanowski - 47 lbs. 5 oz.
Largest Bluefish - Jim Corson - 19 lbs. 5 oz.


Youth Division
Largest Striped Bass - Sam Adams - 41 lbs. 5 oz.

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




NJ Gov Fishing Tournament


2016 NJ Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament

The 2016 NJ Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament, will be held at Island Beach State Park, on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

2015 Winner

Rich Bergman won the 2015 NJ Governor's Cup with a 32 inch striped bass.

For more information follow this Link:
NJ Gov


2016 MSSA Championship on the Chesapeake

The 2016 MSSA Spring Tournament, "Championship on the Chesapeake", will be held from April 29 - May 1, 2016.


 MSSA Chapionship of the Chesapeake

2015 Tournament Results
Amateur Division Main Tournament

Largest Rockfish:

Captain

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.



2015 MSSA Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic

The MSSA Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic, The Bay's Largest Rockfish Tournament, will be held from Nov 18-20, 2016.


Josh Suchter

Josh Suchter - 1st Place


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



"The Fisherman" 2016 Dream Boat Fishing Challenge

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

2015 Dreamboat Photo


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.

2015 Tournament Final Standings
Place Bluefish Fluke
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



Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout


Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout


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.


2015 Rockfish Shootout


2015 Results

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..



  • Previous Years striped Bass Tournaments - 2015
  • Previous Years Striped Bass Tournaments - 2014
  • Previous Years Striped Bass Tournaments - 2013
  • Previous Years Striped Bass Tournaments - 2012
  • Previous Years Striped Bass Tournaments - 2011



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