Federal Study Will Examine Causes for Striper’s Decline
Joseph B. White
The striped bass, valued not only as a premier game fish but also as a commercial catch, is the subject of a three year, multi-million-dollar study by several federal agencies because of its apparently dwindling population.
 
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Striped Bass Derby Opens on Sunday
Vineyard Gazette
The first Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass Derby, the most ambitious event of its kind to be arranged for this coast, will begin at 12 noon on Sunday, Sept. 15, and will continue until 12 noon on Oct. 15. The grand prize of the derby is $1,000, and among the contestants so far are salt water fishermen from Toronto, others from Canada, four from Virginia, two from Philadelphia, and hundreds from the New England states and New York.
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Next Generation Gets Hooked Early at the Kids Derby
On Sunday morning, the mood at the Steamship Wharf in Oak Bluffs was as bright as the December holiday season or a birthday eve.
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Scram Albies! Bluefin Tuna Caught from Shore
Devon Metters could have weighed in one of the largest shore-caught false albacore of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish derby’s second day Sunday. He caught a real tuna instead.
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An Albie Crosses the Scale and the 76th Derby Is On
At first, they were catching more conversations and cavities than fish at the first weigh-in Sunday morning for the 76th Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.
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Hooked on a Feeling; Derby Calls to Old Salts and Newcomers Alike
At 12:01 am. Sunday, the 76th annual Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby begins. First weigh opens at 8 a.m. Sunday.
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And the Key Fits; Greg Clark Takes Home Derby Grand Prize
Aaron Wilson
Greg G. Clark won the grand prize in a quiet ceremony Sunday afternoon as the 75th derby came to a close.
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Derby Was Made for These Times; Saturday Is Final Weigh in
Aaron Wilson
Despite a pandemic and striped bass being out of contention, the 75th derby has been a success on all levels.
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For Amaral Brothers, Derby Has Always Been a Family Affair
Aaron Wilson
Ed and Steve Amaral fished the first Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish derby in 1946 when they were 10 and nine years old, respectively.
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High Winds Equal Slow Weekend as Derby Heads into Final Days
Aaron Wilson
High winds made for an uncharacteristically slow Columbus Day weekend as the 75th Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby heads into its final week.
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