Vineyard Gazette
The first Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass Derby, the most ambitious event of its kind to be arranged for this coast, will begin at 12 noon on Sunday, Sept. 15, and will continue until 12 noon on Oct. 15. The grand prize of the derby is $1,000, and among the contestants so far are salt water fishermen from Toronto, others from Canada, four from Virginia, two from Philadelphia, and hundreds from the New England states and New York.
Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Vineyard Gazette
In all the tumult of a savage easterly gale accompanied by lashing rain, the 10th annual fishing derby came to a close on Saturday, with contestants fishing, or certainly attempting to fish up to
Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Remy Tumin
Last fall a group of nine soldiers arrived in Menemsha to compete in the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.
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Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Will Sennott
The venerable saltwater fishing contest entering its 75th year, will eliminate striped bass from the competition this fall.
Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Striped bass

2021

As the 76th Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby heads into the final week of competition, a day 40 years ago is on a lot of fishermen’s minds — the Columbus Day blitz.

They may be fish out of water, but this year’s Bass in the Grass auction is helping to raise thousands of dollars for scholarships, artists and the Edgartown Board of Trade.

There is a particular type of cruelty the fishing gods dole out, especially during the derby.

On Sunday morning, the mood at the Steamship Wharf in Oak Bluffs was as bright as the December holiday season or a birthday eve.

Devon Metters could have weighed in one of the largest shore-caught false albacore of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish derby’s second day Sunday. He caught a real tuna instead.

At first, they were catching more conversations and cavities than fish at the first weigh-in Sunday morning for the 76th Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.

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