Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby

Oak Bluffs Steamship Wharf Opens for Kids Derby

On Sunday, Sept. 17, kids ages 4 to 14 have the opportunity to fish from the Oak Bluffs Ferry Wharf during the annual Kids Derby.

The 72nd Derby Is Underway and the Scales Are Jumping

At 12:01 a.m. Sunday, the Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby began. Ron McKee weighed in the first fish — a 19.12-pound striped bass.

Derby Fever Casts a Wide Net, Rods Ready for Sunday Morning

For 72 years, fishermen have approached the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby as dreamers. Plenty of lines will hit the water at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

Reeling in Good Will for Island Neighbors in Haiti

Margaret Penicaud continues a longstanding Island-to-Island connection with her Fish Farm for Haiti project. Her kayak raffle raises funds for the cause.

Fish Was Disqualified from Tournament, Derby Leaders Confirm

Leaders at the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby said a 36.42-pound striped bass had been disqualified based on evidence that derby rules had been broken.

Bluefish Are Key to Victory at Derby Awards Ceremony

Bluefish and first keys were the lucky combination at the Derby awards ceremony Sunday. Evan Hammond won a new boat, while Ed Amaral won the keys to a new truck.

Final Day of Derby Brings Changes to Grand Leader Board

With less than two hours left in the 2016 derby, Dylan Kadison, 14, took the top spot in the boat albacore division. On Saturday morning, Kevin O’Farrell brought in a first place shore bass.

Fish On: Derby Hits the Home Stretch

Every minute on the water counts as the last few days of the derby slip by. As the weather finally turns fair, those on the leader board will hope their fish will hold up until the weigh station door closes at 10 p.m. Saturday night.

Saltwater Challenge: Heroes at Home, and on the Water

Dawn broke pink over Menemsha harbor as the water rippled softly. Aboard the fishing boat Mary Sea, Captain Jonathan Boyd drove fisherman Brian Curry and veteran Tommy Elliot out to Quick’s Hole in search of bluefish.

Poor Weather, Scarce Fish, But Derby Has Youthful Bright Spots

Talk of the Derby has been as gloom and doom as the weather, but excitement picked up in a hurry when nine-year-old Westley Wlodyka dragged a striper almost bigger than he was up to the scale.