Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby

Hoping History Repeats; Derby Moratorium Has Precedent

It was the fall of 1984 and striped bass were in trouble. Along the East Coast, states were beginning to take action.

Martha’s Vineyard Derby Will Remove Striped Bass From Competition

The venerable saltwater fishing contest entering its 75th year, will eliminate striped bass from the competition this fall.

A Derby First, Grand Prize Car Goes to a Ten Year Old

Ten-year-old Aubrey Warburton became the youngest angler in the derby’s history to take home the grand prize car, a brand new Subaru Impreza.

Youth Leads the Way as Derby Rings Final Bell

With 51 minutes to go during Saturday night’s final weigh-in for the 74th Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, it seemed as if all the fish on the grand leaderboards were going to hold.

High Winds and Fickle Fish as Derby Heads Into Final Weekend

The final weigh in for the 74th Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby ends on Saturday at 10 p.m. The awards ceremony is Sunday at 1 p.m..

For 74th Derby, It's Into the Home Stretch

As the 74th Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby enters the final week, competition is picking up. Bluefish are one case in point.

Fishermen Are Plentiful But Where Are All the Fish?

Four weeks into the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, the leaderboard remains static and the fish remain fickle, as Island anglers struggle with scarce catch and some scary weather.

Derby Time Is Quality Time for Family That Fishes Together

Some kids believe in the tooth fairy. The kids in the Kleeman family believe in the fish fairy. So far, the Kleeman kids have landed on the junior leaderboards multiple times and have been battling each day to remain at the top.

Derby Competition Heats Up

The fish are beginning to climb their way up the scales as the 74th annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby approaches the halfway mark. More than 3,500 anglers have registered and 665 fish have been weighed in.

In Week One of Derby, Albies Rule

Five days into the 74th annual Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, all over the Island fishermen are hauling their packs of tackle along the shoreline or heading out in boats.