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nightfighter
09-09-2017, 06:46 PM
Opens at 12:01 tonight.
Who will be the first S-B member on the board??????

CTSurfrat
09-09-2017, 06:56 PM
I'm heading over on 9/21. Can't wait to get there. It's earlier than I usually go, hopefully it will improve my luck from the last few years.

Higgie
09-09-2017, 09:01 PM
My money is on Johnny Sax 👀
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nightfighter
09-10-2017, 07:54 AM
Stripermaineac Ron on the Bass board....

CTSurfrat
09-10-2017, 08:27 AM
That didn't take long!

Fish On
09-11-2017, 11:37 PM
Some big gators weighed in on day 1. Looks like David K. and his boys have found them early. Will this be the year that the 45 year old bluefish record falls?

http://mvderby.com/results/index.php?page=daily&day=0&derby_id=72

Good luck to everyone that makes it over!

rphud
09-12-2017, 03:31 PM
I think Ron has 3 of the 4 already.

Swimmer
09-12-2017, 03:50 PM
My money is on some of the guys who placed last year to continue in that same tradition.

nightfighter
09-12-2017, 05:04 PM
I think Ron has 3 of the 4 already.

Took me awhile to find where you saw that..... Team results. Makes sense.... he could be a team all by himself!

Fish On
09-13-2017, 07:26 PM
Always the toughest fish for the grand slam, no shortage in shore bones this year it appears. Hopefully he gets one soon. Looks like good fishing all around except the bass seem a bit small so far.

CTSurfrat
09-13-2017, 07:56 PM
I hope Jose doesn't screw up the fishing next weekend. Fishing seems to be off to a good start this year - especially the Albies.

nightfighter
09-13-2017, 09:27 PM
https://vineyardgazette.com/news/2017/09/10/derby-opens-and-scales-are-jumping

rphud
09-14-2017, 08:05 AM
Ya know, I was going to ask him about that.

Sounds like the Albies chased the Bones off the bait around the island and over to the Cape. Nuts galore it appears.

Fish On
09-15-2017, 12:01 AM
Gotta love the Gazette! Covers the derby like the NY Times! Great story.

T's and P's to all those affected by the hurricanes.

nightfighter
09-15-2017, 08:08 AM
https://vineyardgazette.com/news/2017/09/14/beach-closings-endangered-shorebirds-lead-rising-tensions

Derby participants attending the meetings to fight 17 years of beach closures...

nightfighter
09-17-2017, 07:18 AM
Our shore bass winners from S-B

CTSurfrat
09-17-2017, 07:24 AM
Awesome job gentlemen. I'm hoping the fishing continues to be solid next weekend.

DZ
09-17-2017, 08:15 AM
https://vineyardgazette.com/news/2017/09/14/beach-closings-endangered-shorebirds-lead-rising-tensions

Derby participants attending the meetings to fight 17 years of beach closures...

Frustrating. Why don't Fish and Wildlife just require a 2 hour training session for how to recognize and avoid plovers for each permit. Escorts for driving? WTF! You need escorts/monitors for the skunks and gulls.

nightfighter
09-24-2017, 06:53 AM
Fishing appears to be improving after Jose. New grand leaders weighed in last night for shore albie (12.56) and shore blue (14.98 that's a bruiser from shore...)

rphud
09-24-2017, 07:21 AM
time to go!

nightfighter
09-27-2017, 10:12 AM
https://vineyardgazette.com/timemachine/collection/striped-bass-and-bluefish-derby

Some fun reading from Derbies past........

rphud
10-01-2017, 09:50 AM
somebody we know did pretty well on Striper Saturday

BasicPatrick
10-01-2017, 07:12 PM
Surf Pirate took a daily and 2nd place for Striped Bass Saturday...I heard he has a great captain. Fishing is very slow right now

beamie
10-01-2017, 09:55 PM
I need to ask this question, not looking to hijack this thread.

I have never fished this tourney, nor the Striper Cup (maybe once years ago)

But there was another thread earlier this month where several board members here were up in arms about the Striper Cup and the big fish people kill etc. Time to end it etc.

But where is that same outrage about the MV derby, why does this get a pass?

Just wondering.......

rphud
10-02-2017, 06:38 AM
get's a pass, due to it's history or fund raising for kids to go to college or that all the fish are cleaned and filleted for the food program on island

This year I am only filling out slips for released fish. Just seemed like the thing to do. Might change my mind on a fly rod shore bone though.

numbskull
10-02-2017, 02:52 PM
But there was another thread earlier this month where several board members here were up in arms about the Striper Cup and the big fish people kill etc. Time to end it etc.

But where is that same outrage about the MV derby, why does this get a pass?

Just wondering.......

I despise the derby...... but I would note that, in the last decade at least, very few large striped bass are weighed in. Way below what is killed for the Striper Cup or even a blitz weekend at the canal.

albythereforyou
10-03-2017, 05:08 AM
get's a pass, due to it's history or fund raising for kids to go to college or that all the fish are cleaned and filleted for the food program on island

I've never fished the derby, I was on the island 2 years ago fishing during the derby. The amount of bass, blues and albies I saw KICKED TO shore and left to ROT in the sun for 2 -3 hrs was ridiculous. And by supposedly "veteran" anglers who should know better. No way in hell those fish are "fit for consumption". I have no problem with people keeping fish, just do it with some respect and and in a way that makes sure the fish is actual going to be edible. striped bass, bluefish, and albies are too valuable to kill and leave to rot in the sun, just to end up as lobster bait....

the derby needs to change with the times, just like every other tournament.

rphud
10-03-2017, 07:48 AM
I am thinking people need to change more than the Derby. or people need to change first maybe.

nightfighter
10-07-2017, 09:03 AM
New boat bass leader this morning. 51.04

Mike P
10-07-2017, 01:58 PM
get's a pass, due to it's history or fund raising for kids to go to college or that all the fish are cleaned and filleted for the food program on island

This year I am only filling out slips for released fish. Just seemed like the thing to do. Might change my mind on a fly rod shore bone though.

The fillet station does reject fish. especially blues, that haven't been properly cared for. I've stood there and watched as they felt the fish, and threw them in the barrel with the racks.

vineyardblues
10-08-2017, 09:12 AM
They did change the derby with the times !
no more Albi daily prize , Lots of memo's last year and this year on size and shrinkage :)

After weight in , they check ea fish and donate, after pictures etc
If a fish is suspect in any way they put it aside for other ventures, lobster pots etc

Like others have stated this derby is about sending kids to college , donating and sponsorships awards ..... I am not sure but I do not think they make any money at all ? You can donate and claim on your taxes if interested :)

More big fish were killed in the canal in a week this year , just saying
in the last 5 years not a 40lb was landed from shore during the derby

rphud
10-08-2017, 09:17 AM
three lead changes in one day and lots of bones

Mike P
10-08-2017, 02:42 PM
I despise the derby...... but I would note that, in the last decade at least, very few large striped bass are weighed in. Way below what is killed for the Striper Cup or even a blitz weekend at the canal.

As of yesterday, there were 242 bass weighed in over the course of the Derby. That's probably less mortality than a blitz day at the Canal. There were more albies weighed in than bass. 500 blues. I remember back in the 80s and early 90s when 2000 or more blues hit the scale. That's combined boat and shore.

I wish that more albies would be released, since they're not eligible for dailies. Actually, I'm not fond of daily prizes to begin with. I could never see the point of keeping a 15 pound bass just for a chance at a hat pin and a few bucks.