Martha’s Vineyard Derby Drawing to a Close

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MVTimes.com: 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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