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The Fisherman | October 20, 2011
490 Pound Mako

Trophy Club


Capt. John Vlahakas and the crew of "RUNAWAY" weigh in a 369lb Thresher; the Heaviest Shark of the 23rd Annual Star Island Yacht Club Shark Tournament.


Capt. Al Cacciola and Anglers John Reid and Bruce Mosler weigh in a 114 lb and 120 lb Tuna

Bluefin Tuna

Capt Harry Garrecht, and Angler Bill Parmenter pose with a 186lb Bluefin Tuna caught aboard the "Breakwater" on 7/17/13


Dr. Stephen Sachs (right), Captain of "Open Bite," holds up a 265-lb. bigeye caught south of the dip. Dr. Sachs is joined by Pat and Kevin Dunkley







Calendar

28th Annual Shark Tournament

Thursday Night, June 12, 2014 at 7:30pm
Captain’s Meeting & Beer Bust

Friday and Saturday, June 13-14, 2014
Tournament Fishing 2 Days

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28th Annual Shark Tournament

2013 Results |2013 Gallery | 2012 Gallery | 2011 Gallery | 2010 Gallery | 2009 Gallery

Thursday Night, June 12, 2014 at 7:30pm
Captain’s Meeting & Beer Bust

Friday and Saturday, June 13 - 14, 2014
Tournament Fishing 2 Days

Saturday Night, June 14, 2014
Awards Dinner

With over $300,000 paid out last year in cash, custom trophies and other prizes, this is one tournament the avid sportfisherman does not want to miss.

Mario Cervone aboard Capt. Jason Blake’s “Blue Eyes” landed a 346-lb. Thresher, earning the crew top honors for the Heaviest Shark of the Tournament, the Heaviest Shark of Day 2, Heaviest Fish (Other) and the Heaviest Shark in its category. These awards earned the crew just shy of $40,000 in cash prizes.

The Heaviest Blue Shark was caught by Jenner Smith, aboard Capt. Eric Stegich’s “Miss O,” weighing in at 251 lbs. Sean Kinny aboard Capt. Chuck Mallinson’s “Joy Sea” hauled in a 311-lb. Mako, earning $5,000 for Heaviest Mako.

Over the course of these two days, 92 boats and 600 anglers brought in 20 fish, including five Makos, two Threshers and 13 Blue Sharks.

So mark your calendars; the Captain’s Meeting for the 28th Annual Star Island Shark Tournament will be held on Thursday night, June 12th, with tournament fishing Friday, June 13th and Saturday, June 14th. The awards ceremony and dinner will follow fishing on Saturday night, accompanied by live music and dancing under the stars.

There are 12 Tournament prizes, including $30,000 for the Heaviest Qualifying Shark of the Tournament; $5,000 each Day for the Heaviest Qualifying Shark of the day; $5,000 for the Heaviest Qualifying Mako; $3,500 for the Heaviest Qualifying “Other” category Shark which includes Thresher, Hammerhead, and Tiger Shark; and $2,500 for the Heaviest Qualifying Blue Shark of the tournament. In addition there are seven Calcuttas ranging from $200 to $20,000 each.

For those anglers who wish to get in on the action but do not own a boat, Star Island Yacht Club is home to Montauk’s finest and most accomplished Charter Captains. These boats can accommodate up to six anglers and can be chartered for ONE or BOTH days of the tournament.

In addition to this outstanding competition, all anglers can contribute to the study of the shark by tagging and releasing sharks that do not meet strict weight requirements. Last year, over 250 sharks were released back to the ocean. Of the sharks that were weighed in, over 650 lbs. of edible shark meat was donated to the Long Island Council of Churches’ food pantry to help feed those in need!

PRIZES
Heaviest Shark Tournament $30,000
Heaviest Shark Day 1 $5,000
Heaviest Shark Day 2 $5,000

Heaviest Mako $5,000
2nd Heaviest Mako $2,500
3rd Heaviest Mako $1,500
Heaviest Blue Shark $2,500
2nd Heaviest Blue $1,500
3rd Heaviest Blue $1,000
Heaviest Other Species $3,500
2nd Place Heaviest Other $1,500
3rd Place Heaviest Other $1,000
Total $60,000

Entry Fee $1,000 Per Boat

ENTRY FORM
Rules & Regulations
Past Results

For Reservations Call (631) 668-5052

TOURNAMENT DOCKAGE FEES

Transient rates for this tournament will be $5.50 per foot up to 59' and $6.00 per foot for 60' and up + $30.00 and up for utilities (wi-fi, cable TV, electric & water) per day payable in advance. For transient dockage, please check the appropriate box on entry blank and mail payment to reserve your slip reservation. Dockage is available on a first come - first serve basis.

Reserve Dockage Now!

 

1st Annual Fluke Tournament

Friday Night, July 11, 2014 at 7:00pm
Captain’s Meeting

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Tournament Fishing

1st Annual Fluke Tournament

 

22nd Annual Mako & Thresher Tournament

2013 Results |2012 Results |2011 Results | 2009 Gallery

Thursday Night, July 31, 2014 at 7:30pm
Captain’s Meeting & Beer Bust

Friday and Saturday, August 1-2, 2014
Tournament Fishing 2 Days

Saturday Night, August 2, 2014
Awards Dinner and Live Entertainment

Big fish and big money — that is the best way to summarize the two exciting days that took place during the 21st Annual Mako and Thresher Tournament. Two hundred forty anglers aboard 33 boats hit the water to snag the biggest catch and get their share of over $111,000 in cash, prizes and custom trophies. Fourteen fish were caught, including eleven Makos and three Threshers.

Day 1 saw Capt. James Gravle bring on board his boat “Dream Catcher” a 289-lb. Thresher that would later be named Heaviest Thresher of the day and the tournament and earning the crew almost $15,000 in cash winnings. Rob Padula on Capt. Frank Rotundo’s “Am Sam” caught the Heaviest Mako of the Day and the tournament — a staggering 203 lbs. — and more than $13,000 in cash prizes and Calcuttas.

During the second day of the tournament, it was Capt. Gary Ramesberger on his boat “Better Days” who had the best day. A Thresher weighing in at 260 lbs. netted Ramesberger and his crew second place for Heaviest Thresher for Day 2, 2nd Heaviest Thresher of the tournament and almost $22,000 in cash prizes and Calcuttas. Troy Hazen caught a 240-lb. Thresher aboard Capt. Jeff Woerz’ “Crack-Oar,” giving the crew the 3rd Heaviest Thresher in the tournament.

But it was the crew of “Jack Pot” who lived up to their name, walking away with the most money in the tournament — almost $50,000 in prize money and Calcuttas. Tony Sansevario snagged a 186-lb. Mako aboard Capt. Rob DiNoto’s boat, earning the crew 2nd Heaviest Mako of the tournament honors. In third place was a 167-lb. Mako caught by Juan Baron aboard Capt. Mike Hegarty’s “My Rock.”

So circle your calendars for July 31st-August 2nd as this two-day competition kicks off with the Captain’s meeting on Thursday night, July 31st with tournament fishing on Friday, August 1st and Saturday, August 2nd from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. With prizes expected to exceed $100,000, this is the late-season tournament that sport fishermen won’t want to watch from the dock!

For those anglers who want to get in on the action but don’t own a boat, the Star Island Charter Fleet is available for either ONE or BOTH days of the tournament. So round up your crew and get in on the action — July 31st-August 2nd at Star Island Yacht Club in Montauk, the sportfishing capital of the world!

PRIZES
Heaviest Mako $2,500
2nd Heaviest Mako $1,500
3rd Heaviest Mako $1,000
Heaviest Thresher $2,500
2nd Heaviest Thresher $1,500
3rd Heaviest Thresher $1,000
Total $10,000

Entry Fee $600 Per Boat

ENTRY FORM
Rules & Regulations
Past Results

For Reservations Call (631) 668-5052

TOURNAMENT DOCKAGE FEES

Transient rates for this tournament will be $5.50 per foot + $30.00 for utilities (water, electric & cable TV) per day payable in advance. For transient dockage, please check the appropriate box on entry blank and mail payment to reserve your slip reservation. Dockage is available on a first come - first serve basis.

Reserve Dockage Now!

 

4th Annual White Water Sportfish Challenge

TBA

2012 Results

Mark your calendars for the White Water Sportfish Challenge to be held in September. 2 Days of World Class Tournament Fishing: Tuna, Shark, Bass, Bluefish! Outboard boats only! The Captains meeting & BBQ Thursday and Awards Ceremony & Brunch on Sunday!

PRIZES
Over $30,000 in Cash & Prizes, Captain's Raffle!

Entry Fee $975 Per Boat

ENTRY FORM
Rules & Regulations

Tournament Hotline: (800) 894-9383

Click Here to Sign Up:
sportfishchallenge.net

TOURNAMENT DOCKAGE FEES

Transient rates for this tournament will be $2.50 per foot + $15.00 for utilities (water, electric & cable TV) per day payable in advance. For transient dockage, please check the appropriate box on entry blank and mail payment to reserve your slip reservation. Dockage is available on a first come - first serve basis.

Reserve Dockage Now!

 

5th Annual Striped Bass Tournament

2012 Results | 2012 Gallery | 2010 Gallery

Saturday, October 11th 2014 at 7:30pm
Captain’s Meeting

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Tournament Fishing

Sunday Night, October 12, 2014
Awards

With over $52,000 in cash and prizes paid out during last year’s Striped Bass Tournament you won’t want to miss out on the event held on Columbus Day weekend. The captains meeting will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2014 at 7pm. The Awards Ceremony will follow fishing on Sunday night.

For those anglers who wish to get in on the action and don’t own a boat, The Star Island Yacht Club Charter Fishing Fleet is home to Montauk’s finest and most knowledgeable Charter Captains. Their boats can accommodate up to 6 Anglers and are available for the day of the Tournament!!

PRIZES
$12,500 - Based on 40 entries
Heaviest Striped Bass $7,500
2nd Heaviest Striped Bass $3,000
3rd Heaviest Striped Bass $2,000
Heaviest Bluefish over 10 lbs. $1,000

Calcuttas:
$1,000 - Heaviest Bass - Winner takes all $$$
$500 - Heaviest Bass - 75%. 2nd=25%
$200 - Heaviest Bass - 50%. 2nd=30%. 3rd=20%
$100 - Heaviest Bass - 50%/30%/20%
$50 Bluefish Calcutta - Heaviest Bluefish

Entry Fee $475 Per Recreational Boat up to 6 Anglers. $50/Add'l Angler.

Early Entry before Sept. 15 $425/Private Boats

Entry Fee $475 Per Charter Boat up to 6 Anglers. $50/Add'l Angler.

ENTRY FORM
Rules & Regulations

For Reservations Call (631) 668-5052

TOURNAMENT DOCKAGE FEES

Transient rates for this tournament will be $2.50 per foot + $15.00 for utilities (water, electric & cable TV) per day payable in advance. For transient dockage, please check the appropriate box on entry blank and mail payment to reserve your slip reservation. Dockage is available on a first come - first serve basis.

Reserve Dockage Now!

 

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