73rd Annual Martha’s Vineyard Derby Begins

The 73rd annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby kicked off Sunday, Sept. 9, and it appears this year’s event may top the 3,500 anglers who participated last year. The derby runs for 5 weeks, culminating in the famous prize-drawing ceremony in October. Up for grabs this year are a Cape Codder boat-motor-trailer package and a Clay Suburu vehicle.


For more on the derby, including info on the current leaderboard standings, visit the Derby website.


Current Derby Leaders (Monday, Sept. 10)

73rd Derby (2018)

Bluefish – BoatDavid C. Kadison
13.11 lbs.
Bluefish – ShoreMatthew Rivers
8.24 lbs.
Bass – BoatDan R. Roy
29.15 lbs.
Bass – ShoreDana A. Rezendes
27.26 lbs.
Bonito – BoatSteven H. Cho
4.06 lbs.
Bonito – ShoreRyan Kurth
4.02 lbs.
Albacore – BoatAndy Van Rooyen
8.51 lbs.
Albacore – ShoreAmos J. Cavallo
8.86 lbs.