An Albie and a Bluefish Cross the Scales As 75th Derby Gets Underway
Bill Eville
Serena Ward, fishing in her first derby, earned bragging rights for the first fish, an 8.4-pound false albacore. Chuck Winter was second with a 4.44-pound bluefish.
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Absent Stripers, 75th Derby Ready to Begin in Uusual Year
Aaron Wilson
The bell will ring and the first fish will cross the scale Sunday morning as usual. But beyond that, little will be as usual when the 75th Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby gets under way.
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Martha’s Vineyard Derby Will Remove Striped Bass From Competition
Will Sennott
The venerable saltwater fishing contest entering its 75th year, will eliminate striped bass from the competition this fall.
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Hoping History Repeats; Derby Moratorium Has Precedent
Will Sennott
It was the fall of 1984 and striped bass were in trouble. Along the East Coast, states were beginning to take action.
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A Derby First, Grand Prize Car Goes to a Ten Year Old
Will Sennott
Ten-year-old Aubrey Warburton became the youngest angler in the derby’s history to take home the grand prize car, a brand new Subaru Impreza.
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Youth Leads the Way as Derby Rings Final Bell
Will Sennott
With 51 minutes to go during Saturday night’s final weigh-in for the 74th Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, it seemed as if all the fish on the grand leaderboards were going to hold.
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High Winds and Fickle Fish as Derby Heads Into Final Weekend
Will Sennott
The final weigh in for the 74th Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby ends on Saturday at 10 p.m. The awards ceremony is Sunday at 1 p.m..
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Derby Brings Fishermen Together in Spirit of Camaraderie
Each day and night of fishing provides participants in the derby with choices — not only of baits and lures and lines, but favorite fishing spots that become secrets only when competitive fish are landed there.
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For 74th Derby, It's Into the Home Stretch
Will Sennott

As the 74th Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby enters the final week, competition is picking up. Bluefish are one case in point.

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Fishermen Are Plentiful But Where Are All the Fish?
Noah Asimow
Four weeks into the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, the leaderboard remains static and the fish remain fickle, as Island anglers struggle with scarce catch and some scary weather.
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