Rising sun, rising tide Rising fish, rising spirit The birds in the sky Start to chirp, can you hear it? Cut and dip, dash and dive, How can the baitfish Ever survive? Shade your eyes, scout the horizon The fish are breaking, our spirits rising Hogy hooked up, At last the chance, To do the lightning Albie dance, Bow to stern, left to right One thing I’ve learned, Best keep it tight,
Twice a day anglers bring their fish to derby headquarters to get weighed in. But there are always plenty more fishermen out there who haven’t caught a fish, or caught one big enough to bring in. Especially this year.
He is an educator, fisherman, shellfisherman, sports fan, son, husband and father. The trappings of John Custer’s third-floor office in the Tisbury School, where he has been principal for four years, say as much.
The annual Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Kids' Day brought crowds to the Oak Bluffs Steamship pier early Sunday morning. Even before the sun had risen, the two hour fishing competittion was underway. The contest is open to all kids ages 4 to 14. Fish are judged by length and not weight.
Myles Sprague, 9, took home the overall grand prize with the largest catch of the day, a 17.25-inch bluefish. All kids went home with a T-shirt. "They're just so thrilled to be catching fish," derby president Ed Jerome said.
Children from all over the Island converged on the Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority dock at first light Sunday for the annual Kids’ Derby. Nine-year-old Myles Sprague took home the top prize for a 17.25-inch bluefish he caught, the largest fish of the day.
The Edgartown harbor is relatively quiet these days, with the exception of a small shack where a steady stream of fishermen arrive with their best catches of the day. The Martha’s Vineyard Bluefish and Striped Bass Derby is off to a strong start, with ideal fishing weather.