The strong persistent northeast wind this past week has made fishing especially tough the last few days. Seas are high and waters rough from East Beach on Chappaquiddick to Dogfish Bar in Aquinnah.... Read more
The competition in the 68th annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby has been intense over the last several days, with the top of the striped bass boat leader board  changing almost
The sun had just climbed above Squibnocket ridge when Lieut. Nathan Rimpf and Senior Airman Emanuel Thompson spotted their first catch of the day. “Birds,” Mr. Rimpf and Mr. Thompson said... Read more
The top striped bass keep getting bigger and with two weeks to go in the 68th annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby so does the field. More than 2,600 fishermen are registered in... Read more
At Coop’s Bait and Tackle, about a week before the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby began, owner Cooper Gilkes was telling stories.

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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.