Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby

Good Start Meets Bad Weather, Derby Delight Sidelined by Jose

During the second week of the Striped Bass and Bluefish derby, the name most often escaping the lips of Derby fishermen was not a trusted lure maker or a fishing buddy, but a hurricane named Jose.

Derby Off to a Strong Start, With Registrations Up

Registrations are up, the weather has been good — so far — and plenty of fish are hitting the scales at derby headquarters in Edgartown.

Kids Derby Puts Little Ones Center Pier

On Sunday morning the Oak Bluffs ferry wharf was filled as young anglers took to the pier for the annual Kids Derby, where fish are measured by length and then returned to the sea.

Derby Time Is Family Time; Kadisons Are on Top

The Kadison family is on a streak. David Kadison and his son William both hit the grand leader board in the first two days of the 72nd Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, which opened Sunday.

Oak Bluffs Steamship Wharf Opens for Kids Derby

On Sunday, Sept. 17, kids ages 4 to 14 have the opportunity to fish from the Oak Bluffs Ferry Wharf during the annual Kids Derby.

The 72nd Derby Is Underway and the Scales Are Jumping

At 12:01 a.m. Sunday, the Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby began. Ron McKee weighed in the first fish — a 19.12-pound striped bass.

Derby Fever Casts a Wide Net, Rods Ready for Sunday Morning

For 72 years, fishermen have approached the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby as dreamers. Plenty of lines will hit the water at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

Reeling in Good Will for Island Neighbors in Haiti

Margaret Penicaud continues a longstanding Island-to-Island connection with her Fish Farm for Haiti project. Her kayak raffle raises funds for the cause.

Fish Was Disqualified from Tournament, Derby Leaders Confirm

Leaders at the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby said a 36.42-pound striped bass had been disqualified based on evidence that derby rules had been broken.

Bluefish Are Key to Victory at Derby Awards Ceremony

Bluefish and first keys were the lucky combination at the Derby awards ceremony Sunday. Evan Hammond won a new boat, while Ed Amaral won the keys to a new truck.

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