This section provides information about striped bass fishing tournaments along the Atlantic Coast.
Posted October 22, 2014
The dates for the 2014 Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby were September 14 - October 18.
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 2014 On The Water Magazine's Striper Cup Tournament ran from May through September.
Largest Striper - Boat
Peter Vican - 59.48 lbs.
Largest Striper - Shore
Anthony Pochesci - 50.80 lbs.
Largest Striper - Youth
Jackson Potts - 48.88 lbs.
Team Reel Deal-Outcast - 431.0 pts.
Hooker Ink./Kettlebottom - 426.50
Southeast New England Striper team - 426.15 pts
To find out more about this tournament follow this
On the Water Striper Cup.
The dates for the 2014 Montauk Surf Fishing Classic were September 26 - 28.
|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 dates for the 2014 South Shore Classic, a Surf Fishing Tournament for Striped Bass & Bluefish, held at Captree State Park, Long Island, were Oct 17 - 19.
|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 2014 Jones Beach Surf Fishing Classic are Nov 7 - 9.
|1st||Tony Martin - 23.50 lbs.||Francis Thorpe - 15.50 lbs.|
|2nd||Randy Vollmer - 18 lbs.|
|3rd||Allan Vollmer - 18 lbs.|
|4th||Henry Montague - 17.50 lbs.|
The dates for this tournament, hosted by the Paumonak Surfcasters, will be from 6 PM October 31 to 12 PM November 2. Trophies will be provided for the first three places, bass and blues. Sign in is at the Overlook parking lot starting at 5 PM Friday or at the Babylon Town Hall. Fishing boundaries are from the Sore Thumb to West Gilgo.
The 2014 Hudson River Striped Bass Derby was held on April 26th and 27th.
|Place||Striped Bass||Where Caught|
|1st||Frank Fama - 42.25 lb.||Atlantis|
|2nd||Frank Notto - 37.00 lb.||Atlantis|
|3rd||Thomas Gramza - 36.00 lb.||Atlantis|
|4th||Gerard Scarpati - 36.00 lb.||Croton|
|5th||Chris Vargo - 35.88 lb.||Croton Released|
To find out more about this tournament follow this link: HRFA.
The 2014 Manhattan Cup tournament will be held on Friday, May 16th.
The tournament will be held at the Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City.
The Manhatten Cup has been rescheduled due to severe weather. New date is Friday May 30th.
Mnhattan Cup Fishermen
Largest Striped Bass Caught on Bait - Dave Wanamaker with Capt. Jason Dapra – 30.96 lbs.
Largest Striped Bass Caught on Articicial - Anthony Davino with Capt. Brian Goulart – 14.44 lbs.
Largest Striped Bass Caught on Fly - Robert Place with Capt. Joe Shastay
– 13.77 lbs.
Largest Striped Bass Live Release - Chris Cuomo with Capt. Andy LoCasio – 21.2 lbs.
To see more about this tournament and more winners, follow this link: 2014 Manhattan Cup.
The 2014 Hi-Mar Annual Spring Striped Bass Fishing Tournament was held on Saturday May 17th from 5:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
Capt. Derrick Bielitz won the spring tournament with a two-bass total of 57.4 pounds. This included a 36.2 pound striper, which was the largest striper caught.
The 2013 Hi Mar 40 Hour Striped Bass Tournament was held from 8 PM on Friday Oct 25th to Noon on Sunday Oct 27th.
|Place||Boat||Fisherman||Weight - 2 fish||Where Caught|
|1st||S.T. Bard||Tom Novak||51.4lbs.||East of Jones Inlet|
|2nd||Nauti Boy||Al Dudas||49.2 lbs||Staten Island|
|3rd||Feeling Crabby||Gregg & Ryan Taffet||45.6 lbs||Jones Inlet|
|4th||Little Silver||Casey Campi||43 lbs.|
|5th||All In||Gary Carr||37.6 lbs.||Shresbury River|
Lady Angler Winner: Irene Block - 22.6 pound striper.
To see more about Hi-Mar Striper Club fishing tournaments follow this link: Hi-Mar Striper Club
Every Year the Jersey Coast Shark Anglers hold a Striped Bass Fishing Tournament.
To see information about this tournament follow this link: Jersey Coast Shark Anglers
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 2014 LBI Surf Fishing Classic will be held from Oct. 6 to Nov. 30.
2014 Leaders, Striped Bass:
1st - John Campbell, 23.13 lbs., caught on bunker
2014 Leaders, Bluefish:
To see more about this tournament follow this link: LBI Surf Fishing Classic
To see Tournament results follow this link: LBI Surf Fishing Classic Results.
The 2014 NJ Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament, was held at Island Beach State Park, on Sunday, May 18th.
The tournament was a huge success - 194 fish were caught.
Chris Follmer won the 2014 NJ Governor's Cup with a 36 inch bluefish.
Evan Alexoudis caught the largest striped bass - 33 ¼ inches.
For more information follow this Link:
The 2014 MSSA Spring Tournament, "Championship on the Chesapeake", was held from May 2-4.
2014 Tournament Results
Amateur Division Main Tournament
1st Place - Gene Walker - 48.8 lbs.
2nd place - Brad Enerson - 47.65 lbs.
3rd place - Andrew Wendell - 47.15 lbs.
4th place - Gary McQuity - 46.95 lbs.
5th place - Phil Gerber - 46.35 lbs.
To find out more about this tournament, follow this link: MSSA.
The 2014 MSSA Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic, The Bay's Largest Rockfish Tournament, will be held from Nov 21st to 23rd.
2013 Tournament winners were:
The largest fish caught in the tournament was the 47+ lb. striped bass shown on the right, caught by Rob Harris.
Photo Courtesy of MSSA (Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association)
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.
|1st||jimmy Bozza - 56.5 lbs.||Vinny Iacuone - 21.80 lbs.|
|2nd||Wade Baker - 56.1 lbs.||David Foster - 21.25 lbs.|
|3rd||Jack Martin - 56.05 lbs.||Brian Cleary - 20.00 lbs.|
|4th||Fred Heydorn - 55.5 lbs.||Anthony Muia - 20.00 lbs.|
|5th||Robert Gieson - 55.00 lbs.||Michael Mc Grath- 19.60 lbs.|
In 2013, Brian Stafford won the 2013 Dreamboat Challenge Grand Prize, a Cobia 217 Center console with a Yamaha 150 HP motor. Brian qualified for the drawing with his 3rd place 57.13 pound yellowfin tuna.
The 12th Annual Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout will held from January 8th to 10th, 2015, at Virginia Beach, Virginia.
No fish were weighed in during the 2014 three day 11th annual Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout. The tournament payout was awarded Saturday night by raffle at the tournament banquet held at the Surfside Inn.
During the 2013 three day tournament, ony one striper was weighed in. The poor fishing during that tournament was stated to be because the striped bass were all out in the ocean beyound the 3 mile limit.
To find out more about this tournament follow this link:
Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout..