Steve Myrick
The Kadison family is on a streak. David Kadison and his son William both hit the grand leader board in the first two days of the 72nd Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, which opened Sunday.
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Heather Hamacek
On Sunday morning the Oak Bluffs ferry wharf was filled as young anglers took to the pier for the annual Kids Derby, where fish are measured by length and then returned to the sea.
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Kids Derby
Steve Myrick
Registrations are up, the weather has been good — so far — and plenty of fish are hitting the scales at derby headquarters in Edgartown.
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Fishing
Steve Myrick
During the second week of the Striped Bass and Bluefish derby, the name most often escaping the lips of Derby fishermen was not a trusted lure maker or a fishing buddy, but a hurricane named Jose.
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Fishing
Steve Myrick
Catching all four species on a flyrod is a rare feat in the derby. But that’s what Zach Horrocks has done.
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Fishing
Steve Myrick
More bass. More albies. The fourth week of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby saw fishing pick up.
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Steve Myrick
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.
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Fishing
Steve Myrick
Thirteen-year-old Chilmark fisherman Tegan Fenner is is all over the junior division leader boards in the Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Steve Myrick
Seven service veterans along with their families came to the Island this week to participate in the American Heroes Saltwater Challenge.
American Heroes Saltwater Challenge
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Steve Myrick
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.
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Noah Asimow
Sea turtle specialists have documented a high number of leatherback turtle boat strikes this summer, including at least one off the Vineyard.
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Sea turtles
Leatherback turtles
Steve Myrick
Lines go in the water at 12:01 Sunday morning as the 73rd derby begins.
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby

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