Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby

First Week of Derby Is All About the Stripers

Fishermen were hauling in plenty of stripers from shore, a total of 45 weighed in by Thursday morning. Weighmaster Mike Cassidy said it may be a sign of a healthier fish stock.

Kids Derby Ignites the Next Generation

The annual Kids Derby Day is Sunday, Sept. 16 from 6 to 8 a.m.

First Fish Is Weighed In and the Derby Is Officially Underway

Caitlyn Parkhurst of West Tisbury walked in with the first fish of the derby just five minutes afterweighmaster Roy Langley rang the opening bell.

Derby Begins Sunday, Martha's Vineyard's Fall Classic

Lines go in the water at 12:01 Sunday morning as the 73rd derby begins.

Scientists and Derby Officials Team Up to Help Save Leatherback Turtles

Sea turtle specialists have documented a high number of leatherback turtle boat strikes this summer, including at least one off the Vineyard.

If the Key Fits; Derby Grand Prize Winners Are Crowned

Trish Lyman of Edgartown won a new car and John Stasiuk of Northford, Connn., took home a new boat at the derby awards ceremony held Sunday.

Wounded Warriors Find Peace of Mind in Vineyard Waters

Seven service veterans along with their families came to the Island this week to participate in the American Heroes Saltwater Challenge.

Tegan Fenner Proves Youth Can Rock the Derby

Thirteen-year-old Chilmark fisherman Tegan Fenner is is all over the junior division leader boards in the Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.

Derby Heads Into Final Week

Lines are in the water and the grand leader board is changing as the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby heads into the final week of fishing.

In Week Four, Derby Fishing Turns Brisk

More bass. More albies. The fourth week of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby saw fishing pick up.