Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby

Bluefish Lead the Way at Derby Awards Ceremony

David Kadison chose the key that popped open a padlock to win a Suburu Forrester, and Paul Hoffman chose the key that won him a new center console fishing boat.

Derby Heads for Home; Last Weigh-In Saturday

A record number of fishermen signed up for the 73rd Martha’s Vineyard Bass and Bluefish Derby. Fishing finishes today and the awards ceremony begins on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Farm Neck Golf Club.

A Night at the Derby Weigh Station

Stories are reeled in every day at derby headquarters at the foot of Main street on the Edgartown harbor. A Gazette video captures a night at the weigh station.

Weighing In!

Fish and more fish! That was the burden of the report from derby headquarters on Saturday noon.

Huge Bonito Is Main Event as Derby Dives Into October

Ray Cabot weighed in an 11.75-pound bonito on Sunday night, the second largest bonito to hit the scale in the history of the tournament.

Big Bass Are Scarce but Species Is Thriving

Striped bass are plentiful this year and yet the big breeding females, the ones that star in the old pictures of derby fishermen straining to hold up 60-pound bass, have yet to return.

First Derby Grand Slam Goes to a Fourth Grader

Aubrey Warburton, a fourth-grader at the Oak Bluffs school, has been fishing since she was five. When talking with the Gazette this week, she wore a “Girls Kick Bass” sweatshirt.

Longtime Derby Leader Ed Jerome Dies

Derby fishermen, friends and family members mourned the loss of Ed Jerome, longtime president of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.

First Week of Derby Is All About the Stripers

Fishermen were hauling in plenty of stripers from shore, a total of 45 weighed in by Thursday morning. Weighmaster Mike Cassidy said it may be a sign of a healthier fish stock.

Kids Derby Ignites the Next Generation

The annual Kids Derby Day is Sunday, Sept. 16 from 6 to 8 a.m.

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