Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby

Striped Bass Derby Opens on Sunday

The first Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass Derby, the most ambitious event of its kind to be arranged for this coast, will begin at 12 noon on Sunday, Sept. 15, and will continue until 12 noon on Oct. 15. The grand prize of the derby is $1,000, and among the contestants so far are salt water fishermen from Toronto, others from Canada, four from Virginia, two from Philadelphia, and hundreds from the New England states and New York.

Sporting Magazine Is Bass Derby Booster

Publicizing of the Martha’s Vineyard striped bass derby was taken up by the Salt Water Sportsman, a weekly publication devoted exclusively to salt water sport fishing.

Scenes from the 2016 Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby

The 71st annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby attracted a record number of anglers.

Scenes from the 2015 Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby

The 70th annual Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby got underway in the wee hours of the morning on Sept. 13.

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