Martha’s Vineyard Derby Drawing to a Close

Photo courtesy of Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.

Share this Article On Facebook Twitter More... The 66th Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby appears to be heading to a photo finish. The weigh station will close at 10:00 p.m., Saturday with no shortage of drama leading up to the final bell.

“He fishes hard,” is one of the highest compliments a Derby fisherman can pay another fisherman. I recently heard that said in connection with Jaemon Gillies of Vineyard Haven, who holds the lead in the boat false albacore division.

I would not be surprised if Jaemon’s nerves are a little frayed. Talk about the loneliness of the long distance runner—he brought his 14.77 pound fish to the Derby weigh station on opening day just after it opened at 8:00 a.m., Sunday, September 11.

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Derby Leaderboard:

Total Weigh-ins
Fish  Count Weight
Bluefish  1,112  9,407.27 lbs.
Bonito  242  1,562.22 lbs.
False Albacore  316  2,701.40 lbs.
Striped Bass  436  7,791.72 lbs.

Bluefish – Boat: Charles J. Ogletree, 15.50 lbs.

Bluefish – Shore: Stephen C. Morris, 14.86 lbs.

Bass – Boat: Richard A. Penney, 46.15 lbs.

Bass – Shore: Cooper A. Gilkes, 34.34 lbs.

Bonito – Boat: Domingo P. Canha, 9.79 lbs.

Bonito – Shore: Pedro Guzman, 7.39 lbs.

Albacore – Boat: Jaemon Gillies, 14.77 lbs.

Albacore – Shore: Alexander O. Bettencourt, 15.38 lbs.

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