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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 Dec. 4 2016

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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 were Sunday, September 11th through Saturday, October 15th.


2016 Final Derby Standings


Category - Striped Bass
Boat: Michael Capen - 39.69 lbs.
Shore: Kevin P. O'Farrell - 36.53 lbs. lbs.

Category - Bluefish
Boat: Ed Amaral - 17.83 lbs.
Shore: Evan Hammond - 15.11 lbs.

Category - Bonito
Boat: Tommy S. Reynolds - 9.78 lbs.
Shore: Michael D. Ludwig - 5.66 lbs.

Category - False Albacore
Boat: Dylan C. Kadison- 11.77 lbs.
Shore: Donald F. O'Shaughnessey - 10.79 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 began on May 2nd.

2016 Final Standings

Largest Fish

Adult Striper of Year
Percy Wentworth - 55 lbs.

Youth Striper of Year
Michael Bridges - 49 lbs.


Angler of the Year (C+R)

Boat
Russ Zivkovich - 500 inches(10 fish)

Shore
Brian Drabik - 490 inches

Kayak
Bobby Nagy - 450 inches

Team Leaders

1st - Team Rocco - 200.34 points

2nd - Team Amped Up - 199.6 points

3rd - Aquidneck Island Striper Team - 173.91 points


Drawing Prize Winners


Jim Auld
Trip to Croc Bay

Steven Duvel
Century Boat


To find out more about this tournament follow this link:
On the Water Striper Cup.


2016 Montauk Surf Fishing Classic

The 2016 Montauk Surf Fishing Classic was held from September 23rd to 25th.

2015 Tournament Results were:
Place Striped Bass Bluefish
1st Joe Mollica - 27 lbs. Russell Renner - 13.25 lbs.
2nd Larry Welcome - 23 lbs. Terry Marburger - 13 lbs.
3rd Mike Coppola - 20.5 lbs. Mike Larsen - 11.5 lbs.

Striped Bass Catch and Release

Bill Wetzel - 36 inches.

2016 South Shore Surf Fishing Classic

The dates for the 2016 South Shore Classic, a Surf Fishing Tournament for Striped Bass & Bluefish, that was held at Captree State Park, Long Island, were from October 14th to 16th.

2016 Tournament Results were:
Place Striped Bass Bluefish
1st Troy Bouchard - 37.08 lbs Vinny Cromwell - 16.56 lbs.
2nd Allan Vollmer - 35.86 lbs Terry Marburger - 13.66 lbs.
3rd James Muchowski - 35.64 lbs

Martha's Vineyard Derby Logo

South Shore
Classic Winners





Striped Bass Catch and Release

1st - Brett Rainer - 41 inches
2nd - Billy Fischer - 39.5 inches
3rd - Bill Smith - 39 inches


2016 Jones Beach Surf Classic

The dates for the 2016 Jones Beach Surf Fishing Classic, were from Noon Friday Nov 6th thru 3 PM Sunday Nov 8th.

2016 Tournament Results were:
Place Striped Bass Bluefish
1st Rubin Fournier - 25.13 lbs.
2nd Larry Pacifico - 24.25 lbs.
3rd Charlie Vollmer - 17.79 lbs.


Babylon NY 2016 Autumn Surf Fishing Cup


Babylon Surfcasters


The 2016 tournament, hosted by the Paumonak Surfcasters, was held from 5 PM Friday Oct. 30 to 2 PM Sunday Nov. 1.

2016 Tournament Results were:
Place Striped Bass Bluefish
1st Dominic Pollina - 23.9 lbs. Terry Murburger - 12.5 lbs.
2nd Billy Fischer - 21.8 lbs.
3rd Andy Richmond - 15.6 lbs.

Striped bass catch and release award - Billy Fischer - 20 lbs.


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. - No Results Reported

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.
No 2016 Results Reported.


Manhattan Cup

Where did this tournament go?


Mike Dean

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


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: Manhattan Cup.



Hi-Mar Striper Club Striped Bass Tournaments


Spring Tournament


The 2016 Hi Mar Striper Club Spring Tournament was held on June 4th.


2016 Spring Tournament Results
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.



Hi-Mar Striper Club 40 Hour Tournament Logo

Fall Tournament


The dates for the 2016 Hi-Mar 40 Hour Striped Bass Fall Tournament were 8 PM Friday Oct. 21 to Noon on Sunday Oct. 23rd.



2016 Fall 40 Hour Tournament Results
Place Boat Captain Weight - 2 fish
1st Capricorn Too 63.3 lbs.
2nd Nauti Boy 57.0 lbs.
3rd Honey Badger 55 lbs.
4th Johnny Bucktails 51.6 lbs.
5th Feeling Crabby 50.6 lbs.

Overall largest fish - Capricorn Too - 35.2 Pound striper.

Winning Lady Angler - Kristin Kilar - 29.1 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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Jimmy Finn

Jimmy Finn

2016 Long Beach Island
Surf Fishing Classic

The 2016 LBI Surf Fishing Classic was held from October 8th to December 4th.


2016 Results

Largest Striped Bass:

1st - Brian Schmidt - 37.10 lbs.
2nd - Christopher Altieri - 34.54 lbs.
3rd - Richard Bergman - 33.94 lbs.
4th - Jimmy Finn - 33.44 lbs. lbs.
5th - Linda Donnelly - 33.16 lbs.



Largest Bluefish:
1st - Ron Ziegler 3 - 17.74 lbs.
2nd - Thomas McDowell Jr. - 17.06 lbs.
3rd - Marcella Friedman - 16.74 lbs.
4th - Brian Dalton - 16.54 lbs.
5th - Joe Handley Jr. - 16.42 lbs.


Womens Division
Largest Striped Bass:
1st - Linda Donnelly - 33.16 lbs.
2nd - Andrea Knoerzer - 19.82 lbs.
3rd - Pam Fahay - 19.44 lbs.

Largest Bluefish:
1st - Marcella Friedman - 16.74 lbs.
2nd - Wendy Essinger - 13.84 lbs.


Senior Division
Largest Striped Bass:
1st - William Collins - 22.82 lbs.
2nd - Michael Cucinotta - 22.4 lbs.
3rd - Pam Fahay - 19.44 lbs.

Largest Bluefish:
1st - William A. Montrey - 13.30 lbs.
2nd - Joseph Jaskiewicz- 13.30 lbs.
3rd - Robert Braak - 12.92 lbs.


Youth Division
Largest Striped Bass -
Largest Bluefish -


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




Dakota Hahn

Dakota Hahn


2016 NJ Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament

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

2016 Winner

Dakota Hahn won the 2016 NJ Governor's Cup tournament with a 43.5 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", was held from April 29 - May 1, 2016.


 MSSA Chapionship of the Chesapeake

2016 Tournament Results
Amateur Division Main Tournament

Largest Rockfish:

Captain

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.



2016 MSSA Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic

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


39 fish were weighed in. The tournament was shortened because of bad weather.

Leaderboard - Amateur Division

Largest Rockfish:

1st Place - Weber - 55.30 lbs.
2nd place - Moore - 45.45 lbs.
3rd place - Delph - 30.30 lbs.


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.


In an effort to reduce striped bass mortality, striped bass were removed from the Dream Boat Contention.

2016 Tournament Standings - Bluefish and Fluke
Place Bluefish Fluke
1st Dennis Sipplak- 24.31 Mike Nelson - 15lbs.
2nd Steve Batson - 22.57 Christopher Ryback - 13.4 lbs.
3rd Paul Haertel - 22.2 lbs. Mark Kipper - 13 lbs.
4th Anthony Muia - 21.6 lbs. Louis Denet - 12.9 lbs.
5th Ed Plichta - 21.59 lbs. Larry Louallen - 12.54 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..



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