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 Sep. 26, 2016
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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: Nils Leaf - 30.51 lbs.
Shore: James C. Cornwell Jr. - 28.58 lbs.
Category - Bluefish
Boat: Ed Amaral - 17.83 lbs.
Shore: Evan Hammond - 15.11 lbs.
Boat: Joseph P. Canha - 8.43 lbs.
Shore: Michael D. Ludwig - 5.66 lbs.
Category - False Albacore
Boat: Townsend R. Morey - 19.45 lbs.
Shore: Donald F. O'Shaughnessey - 10.79 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 began on May 2nd.
Percy Wentworth - 55.2 lbs.
Danny Sullivan - 48.5 lbs.
Michael Bridges - 49.25 lbs.
1st - Team Rocco - 198.22 points
2nd - Team Amped Up - 179.52 points
3rd - Aquidneck Island Team - 173.91 points
To find out more about this tournament follow this
On the Water Striper Cup.
The 2016 Montauk Surf Fishing Classic will be held from September 23rd to 25th.
|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, are from October 14th to 16th.
|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, are from Noon Friday Nov 6th thru 3 PM Sunday Nov 8th.
|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, are 5 PM Friday Oct. 30 to 2 PM Sunday Nov. 1.
|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. - No Results Reported
|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.
No 2016 Results Reported.
Where did this tournament go?
The 2015 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: Manhattan Cup.
The 2016 Hi Mar Striper Club Spring Tournament was held on June 4th.
|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.|
The dates for the 2016 Hi-Mar 40 Hour Striped Bass Fall Tournament are 8 PM Friday Oct. 16 to Noon on Sunday Oct. 23rd.
|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, was held at Island Beach State Park, on Sunday, May 15, 2016.
Dakota Hahn won the 2016 NJ Governor's Cup tournament with a 43.5 inch striped bass.
For more information follow this Link:
The 2016 MSSA Spring Tournament, "Championship on the Chesapeake", was held from April 29 - May 1, 2016.
2016 Tournament Results
Amateur Division Main Tournament
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.
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.
|1st||Paul Deturris - 19.9 lbs.||Mike Nelson - 15lbs.|
|2nd||Gary Read - 19.32 lbs.||Christopher Ryback - 13.4 lbs.|
|3rd||Bryan Mejia - 18.68 lbs.||Mark Kipper - 13 lbs.|
|4th||Ray Wilkinson - 18.6 lbs.||R. Schepis - 12.36.|
|5th||Anthony Matarazzo - 18.5 lbs.||Anthony Anello - 12.25 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..