Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby

It's A Matter of Taste; Albies Give Derby a Shot of Adrenalin

False albacore. Barely sounds like a fish. Tastes like an oily shop rag. Not even included in the official Derby name. Yet an albie is a prized possession at Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby headquarters.

Derby Days Bring Delight to the Kitchen and the Grill, Too

Though fishing spots are a jealously guarded secret, fishermen are more than willing to divulge their recipes and, on occasion, share their fillets.

Casting Lines at First Light at Annual Kids Fishing Derby

Fishing poles bobbed like reeds and voices were hushed early Sunday as children waited to claim their spots at the Oak Bluffs Steamship wharf for the annual kids derby day. Hannah Gibb, 13, was the overall winner with a 19.75-inch shark.

Around the Island, It Is All Derby All the Time

On Monday evening, the second night of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, the fillet tables at weigh-in headquarters were full with volunteers.

Young Anglers Come of Age at Kids Derby

It’s time to get the future generations of Vineyard fishermen and women hooked on the derby.

Bringing the Joy of Flyfishing to the Women (and Men) of the Vineyard

When fly fishing guide Abbie Schuster thinks back to her first fishing memories, two stand out. The first was around age four when she won a trout competition in Connecticut.

With Remembrance and Anticipation, 71st Fishing Derby Begins

After a moment of remembrance in honor of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Roy Langley opened the weigh station Sunday morning and the 71st Martha’s Vineyard Bass and Bluefish Derby got underway.

Derby Camaraderie Lures One and All

At 12:01 a.m., the first minute of Sunday morning, the lines will zip off reels and lures will plop softly in the water. The 71st Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby begins.

All Big Fish for a Day, Derby Winners Reel in Prizes

Derby president Ed Jerome thought he had seen just about everything. Until Sunday’s award ceremony, when Miles Whyte of Edgartown took the microphone and proposed to his girlfriend.

Last Call for the 70th Derby

The 70th annual Martha’s Vineyard Bass and Bluefish Derby is in the books. A chilly but enthusiastic crowd gathered at derby headquarters Saturday night for the final weigh-in of the tournament. The awards ceremony is Sunday.

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