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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Derby Time Is Quality Time for Family That Fishes Together
Will Sennott
Some kids believe in the tooth fairy. The kids in the Kleeman family believe in the fish fairy. So far, the Kleeman kids have landed on the junior leaderboards multiple times and have been battling each day to remain at the top.
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Derby Competition Heats Up
Will Sennott

The fish are beginning to climb their way up the scales as the 74th annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby approaches the halfway mark. More than 3,500 anglers have registered and 665 fish have been weighed in.

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In Week One of Derby, Albies Rule
Will Sennott

Five days into the 74th annual Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, all over the Island fishermen are hauling their packs of tackle along the shoreline or heading out in boats.

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First Fish Is Weighed In, and Derby Is Under Way
Will Sennott
The first fish to cross the scale was a 7.73-pound false albacore Sunday morning as the 74th Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby got under way. The derby is the Vineyard’s fall fishing classic.
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Rods Up, Reels Ready to Roll, Derby Days Are Here Again
Will Sennott
The curtain rises at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 for the 74th annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby. The first weigh-in begins at 8 a.m.
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