When Sam Bell, 25, walked to the stage of the key ceremony for the 68th Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby on Sunday afternoon, he crossed his fingers. In the derby, you can always use... Read more
Fish tales long and tall, speculation about who will win the truck, reflections on a tough contest for fishing this year. And then a bell rang and the 68th annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and... Read more
As the 68th Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby enters its final days, the bonitos and false albacores have arrived in full force. All three of the top boat bonitos were caught in the... Read more
After nearly a month of fair weather and intense fishing, the Vineyard’s fall classic, otherwise known as the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, enters the home stretch this week.... Read more
This year is the 68th anniversary of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby. Stephen Amaral, 78, of Oak Bluffs, has fished in 67 of those derbies. Sometimes people don’t believe him... Read more

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Grand Leaders

Type

Name

Weight

Bluefish

BoatDaniel Hiemer19.69 lbs.
ShoreRalph J. Peckham15.18 lbs.

Striped Bass

BoatStephen J. Pietruska38.71 lbs.
ShoreJena-Lynn Beauregard34.63 lbs.

Bonito

BoatBob H. Clay11.49 lbs.
ShoreCooper A. Gilkes6.58 lbs.

False Albacore

BoatSam T. Bell13.24 lbs.
ShoreBill R. Hansen13.10 lbs.