Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby

Derby Days

From the Sept. 13, 1963 edition of the Vineyard Gazette:

Stocking Up on Gear for Derby Days

The Martha's Vineyard Surfcasters Association is bringing back its annual tackle sale for the sixth consecutive year this Saturday.

Zachary Magid Lands the Grand Prize, and 76th Derby Comes to an End

A monster bluefish caught from the shore proved to be the lucky charm for Zachary Magid of West Tisbury, who took home the grand prize in the 76th derby.

Home Stretch, as Derby Enters Final Weekend

If you’ve been having a hard time getting a plumber, gardener, carpenter or even reaching a bank president lately, have no fear. The 76th Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby is almost over.

As Derby Days Wane, the Time to Cast Is Now

As the 76th Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby heads into the final week of competition, a day 40 years ago is on a lot of fishermen’s minds — the Columbus Day blitz.

Bass in the Grass: A Different School of Fish

They may be fish out of water, but this year’s Bass in the Grass auction is helping to raise thousands of dollars for scholarships, artists and the Edgartown Board of Trade.

Who Rules the Derby? Fickle Fish Are Out in Front

There is a particular type of cruelty the fishing gods dole out, especially during the derby.

Next Generation Gets Hooked Early at the Kids Derby

On Sunday morning, the mood at the Steamship Wharf in Oak Bluffs was as bright as the December holiday season or a birthday eve.

Scram, Albies! Bluefin Tuna Caught from Shore

Devon Metters could have weighed in one of the largest shore-caught false albacore of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish derby’s second day Sunday. He caught a real tuna instead.

An Albie Crosses the Scale and the 76th Derby Is On

At first, they were catching more conversations and cavities than fish at the first weigh-in Sunday morning for the 76th Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.