Tournament Results

Prior Hi-Mar Striper Club Tournament Results

2016 HI-MAR SPRING AND FALL 40 HOUR TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Johnny Bucktails wins Hi-Mar Spring Tournament

by Jeff Sutton June 4th, 2016

On behalf of the Hi-Mar Striper Club, I’d like to thank all of our participants and congratulate all of our winners in the Hi-Mar Striper Club Spring Tournament held this past weekend. We had 39 boats registered and enjoyed a beautiful day on  the water !!

** All weights are a combined two fish total
  • 1st Place (75.6lbs) Johnny Bucktails Captained by John Contello
  • 2nd Place (72.3lbs) Out on a Limb Captained by J.R. Santos
  • 3rd Place (71.4lbs) Fishin Addiction Captained by Gary Carr
  • 4th Place (69.9lbs) Avery Grace Captained by James Ianelli
  • 5th Place (68.8lbs) Split between Prime Coat Captained by Buddy Hughes and Fin-z Captained by Capt. Zukowski
  • Largest Fish Caught (41.9lbs) caught by Rodney Krawczyk on the boat Prime Coat
  • Lady Angler prize awarded to Alexis Mangan (41.3lbs) on the boat Sea Horse II
  • Junior Angler prize awarded to Richie Redfern (33lbs) on the boat Fishin Addition
  • Largest Tagged and Released fish was awarded to the crew of the Fish Wrangler II Captained by Steve Machalba (39″)
  • Costa Photo Contest went to Captain Steve Machalba and his crew on the Fish Wrangler II

 

2015 HI-MAR SPRING AND FALL 40 HOUR TOURNAMENT RESULTS
2014 HI-MAR SPRING AND FALL 40 HOUR TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Twinz wins Hi-Mar Fall Tournament

by Tim Behany October 29, 2014

Twinz wins Hi-Mar Fall Tournament
On behalf of the Hi-Mar Striper Club, I’d like to thank all of our participants and congratulate all of our winners in the Hi-Mar Striper Club Fall Tournament held this past weekend. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather and reasonable conditions that allowed our 37 boats to participate in some of the best striper fishing we’ve experience this fall.  The 40 hour tournament was tight with the majority of the boats weighing fish. A special note of thanks to all of our sponsors, including our location sponsor, Bahrs Landing in the Highlands. As always, Jay and staff were very accommodating and the Hi-Mar Striper Club appreciates their gracious hospitality. Here are the results: 1st Place: Twinz with a combined winning weight of 70.4lbs – Captained by Tom Parillo 2nd Place: Chompers with a combined weight of 62.6lbs – Captained by James Kastner 3rd Place: Johnny Fish with a combined weight of 62.0lbs – Captained by John Albanese 4th Place: Tyman with a combined weight of 60.6lbs – Captained by Chuck Many 5th Place: Feeling Crabby with a combined weight of 55.8lbs – Captained by Ryan and Gregg Taffet   Female Angler: 20.8lbs – Laurajane Kastner of Milltown who fished on Chompers Junior Angler: 24.2lbs – Mark Hecth Jr.  who fished on Nauti-Boy Overall Largest Fish: 41.8lbs – Caught by Hi-Mar member, Jeff Sutton of South Plainfield who fished on Chompers

Fisher Price IV wins Hi-Mar Spring Tournament

 

Fisher Price IV wins Hi-Mar Spring Tournamanet
The 2014 Hi-Mar Spring Tournament – “Honoring Our Veterans” on Armed Forces Day saw beautiful weather with some left over large swells in the ocean from Friday’s rain storm.  The bay was very nice.  Most of the bass were caught in the bay on fresh bunkers. Congratulations to all our winners and participants on a great tournament. We had 37 boats entered with 23 boats weighing in fish. The leaderboard was a very tight race with 5-10 boats all within a couple pounds of each other until Capt Derek Bielitz on Fisher Price IV brought in the big fish 36.2 lbs. of the day and the overall top weight. 1st- Fisher Price IV- 57.4 lbs. 2nd Reel Time- 46.6lbs 3rd East Wick- 46.4lbs 4th- O’Malley’s Pub- 45.2lbs 5th- Parker- 44.2lbs The top Lady Angler was Kristin Dowd with a 21 lb bass.  Kristin also won a custom made Kevin Bogan striped bass rod. Congratulations to all and thank you to all our contributors, sponsors, members and participants. Great food, great weather and some very good bass fishing. A special thank you to Bahr’s Landing for their gracious hospitality.
2013 HI-MAR SPRING AND FALL 40 HOUR TOURNAMENT RESULTS

S.T. Barb repeats in Fall tournament

by Tim Behany October 29, 2013

S.T. Barb repeats in Fall tournament
Tom Novak of Green Brook ran east to Jones Inlet with his S.T.Barb to defend his championship in the Hi-Mar Striper Club’s Fall Striped Bass Tournament out of Bahrs Landing in Highlands as his crew of Jake Campi and Quinn Bolivar trolled Tony Maja bunker spoons for bass of 28.6 and 22.8 pounds– a winning two-fish total of 51.4 pounds.   They edged out Al Dudas of Cliffwood on Nauti Boy who had the biggest bass of the contest, a 31.8-pounder off Staten Island — but could only match it with a 17.4-pounder for 49.2 pounds. Gregg and Ryan Taffet of Tinton Falls also ran to Jones Inlet for stripers of 25 and 20.6 pounds to take third at 45.6 pounds on Feeling Crabby.  Casey Campi of Little Silver boated bass of 22.6 and 20.4 pounds on Maktac for a 43-pound total and fourth place. Fifth went to Gary Carr of Hazlet on All In after he fished Shrewsbury River for bass of 20 and 17.6 pounds totaling 37.6 pounds. The bonus cash awards for largest bass on Julian’s Montauk bunker spoons went to Feeling Crabby  and Maktac — which also had the Lady Angler award for Irene  Block with a  22.6-pounder. Steve Webber didn’t win anything on his Reel Lucky, but had the most unusual catch as Jeff Sutton released an estimated 80-pound black drum that hit a trolled shad rig and ran off 300 feet of wire plus almost 300 yards of mono backing.

2013 Spring Tournament- Postponed due to Hurricane Sandy- See you next Spring

2012 HI-MAR SPRING AND FALL 40 HOUR TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Tom Novak and Jake Campi on S.T.Barb Win Fall Hi-Mar tournament

by Tim Behany October 21, 2012

Tom Novak and Jake Campi on S.T.Barb Win Fall Hi-Mar tournament
The annual fall Hi-Mar 40 Hour Striped Bass Fishing Tournament had fog Friday night, clear sunshine weather on Saturday & Sunday, but big swells on Saturday. The bigger bass came from trolling spoons and bunkers at the Shrewsbury Rocks. Other bass to make the board were caught in Ambrose and Sandy Hook channels.   The winner of the tournament was Tom Novak fishing with Jake Campi. There two fish were 42.0 lbs & 20.4 lbs, a total of 62.4 lbs. There were a total of 28 boats entered. The Lady Angler was Kathie Hughes, Eatontown, on Prime Coat, 26.2 lbs. The Junior Angler was Tristen Owens, Haskell, on Fish Blind, 21.2 lbs.   1st. S.T. Bard, Tom Novak, Green Brook, 42.0 & 20.4 = 62.4 lbs, Rocks 2nd. Tyman, Chuck Many, Annandale, 27.6 & 29.0 = 56.6 lbs, Rocks 3rd. Prime Coat, Buddy Hughes, Eatontown, 26.2 & 25.6 = 51.8 lbs, Rocks 4th. Feeling Crabby, Gregg Taffet, Tinton Falls, 35.2 & 12.4 = 47.6 lbs, Rocks 5th. That’s It, Gene Graman, Middletown, 21.2 & 21.6 = 42.8 lbs, Ambrose   The Hi-Mar Striper Club would like to thank Bahr’s Restaurant for hosting the Tournament.

2012 HI-MAR SPRING TOURNAMENT RESULTS (Photo gallery) The Annual Hi-Mar Spring Tournament to Honor Veterans on Armed Forces Day was held in bright sunny skies. The day turned out much better than the forecast, except for large ocean swells. The majority of the larger fish were caught down the beach, near the Shrewsbury Rocks. The Hi-Mar Striper Club would like to thank all those who participated, 28 boats, the Veterans, The Fisherman Magazine and Bahr’s Landing for hosting the tournament.

Boat Captain Combined 2 fish weight Place
Eastwick Raul De La Prida 69.2 lbs 1
Doghouse Joseph Marshall 60.8 lbs 2
Pita Mark Presto 56.4 lbs 3
Pure Platinum Ben Marino 54.0 lbs 4
Little Silver Express Steve Solari 52.6 lbs 5

The two largest fish caught in the tournament were: 1st. Raul De La Prida, 38.4 lbs. 2nd. Steve Machalaba, 36.8 lbs.   Additionally the tournament had separate prize categories for Junior, Lady and Veteran Anglers

Lady Angler Sue Carr Reel Sport 22.0 lbs
Junior Angler Lizzy McLean Mak Tac 20.0 lbs
Veteran Angler Tony Campi Mak Tac 16.8 lbs

2011 HI-MAR FALL 40 HOUR TOURNAMENT RESULTS
2011 HI-MAR FALL 40 HOUR TOURNAMENT RESULTS (photo gallery) The annual fall Hi-Mar Striped Bass Fishing Tournament finally had 40 hours of good fishing weather for the fall classic. Although some of the bass were scarce in some areas, the fish were caught in a variety of locations. The winner of the 40 hour tournament was Chuck Many from Annandale on Tyman. His two fish were 30.00 lbs and 28.8 lbs., a total of 58.8 lbs. The fish were caught in New York at the mouth of the Hudson. There were 33 boats entered with a few no catches. Chuck Many also had the largest fish at 30 lbs. No huge bass were caught as in previous years. The Lady Angler was Kathie Hughes, Eatontown, on Prime Coat, 28.6 lbs. The Junior Angler was Jake Casabone, Mahwah, on Top Gun, 19.4 lbs. 1st. Tyman, Chuck Many, Annandale, 30.00 & 28.8 = 58.8 lbs. Hudson River, N.Y. 2nd. The Nauti Boy, Al Dudas, Cliffwood, 29.8 & 25.4 = 55.2 lbs. Staten Island, N.Y. 3rd. Prime Coat, Buddy Hughes, Eatontown, 28.6 & 26.4 = 55.0 lbs. Shrewsbury River 4th. Runoff IV, Rocco Casso, Roselle Park, 24.0 & 23.0 = 47.0 lbs. Shrewsbury River 5th. That’s It, Gene Graman, Middletown, 23.6 & 20.0 = 43.6 lbs. Hudson River, N.Y. The Hi-Mar Striper Club would like to thank Bahr’s Restaurant for hosting the Tournament.

2010 Hi-Mar Spring and 40 Hour Fall Striper Tournament Results
HI-MAR 2010 FALL 40 HOUR TOURNAMENT RESULTS The annual fall Hi-Mar Striped Bass Fishing Tournament was finally blessed with decent weather for the fall classic. Friday night, the winds died down, only to pick up Saturday morning. After Saturday 1:00 P.M. the weather was perfect. Light winds and sunny skies and at night, a full moon. The winner of the 40 hour tournament was Al Dudas  on Nauti Boy, from Cliffwood. His two fish caught were 41.00 lbs and 25.39 lbs.,  Total of 66.39 LBS. The actual anglers were Marc Hecht  and Lee Scarano respectively. The fish were caught at the Dental Works in Staten Island. There were 35 boats entered and most boats weighed-in fish.

Place Boat Name Winning Captain Weights Location
1st Nauti Boy Al Dudas 41.00 & 25.39 = 66.39 lbs Dental Works, NY
2nd Tyman Chuck Many 28.42 & 23.24 = 51.66 lbs New York Side
3rd Runoff IV Rocco Casso 33.66 & 16.62 = 50.28 lbs New York
4th Prime Coat Buddy Hughes 21.94 & 20.33 = 42.27 lbs Between Channels
5th Fin-Angler Barry Heffernan 22.93 & 17.69 = 40.62 lbs New York
Lady Angler Prime Coat Kathie Hughes 21.94 lbs
Junior Angler Nauti Boy Marc James Hecht, Howell 21.89 lbs
Largest Striped Bass Nauti Boy Marc Hecht 41.00 lbs

The Mystery Weight winner was Harold Sand, Monmouth Beach on Sand Shark, 19.76 lbs. Mystery weight was 19.4 lbs. HI-MAR 2010 SPRING TOURNAMENT RESULTS (photo gallery)

The annual Hi-Mar Spring Fishing Tournament to benefit Jason’s Dreams for Kids was held Saturday and Sunday this year so tournament participants and the Hi-Mar members and their families could enjoy a big picnic at 2:00 P.M. with food donated from the restaurants and merchants from Highlands and surrounding towns. The picnic and pig roast was a huge success and even had a D.J. The true winner of the Tournament was Jason’s Dreams for Kids as a large check was donated to them from the proceeds of the tournament, as well as, donations and the sale of tee shirts with numerous sponsors that were on the back. The predicted thunder storms never materialized, but at times, the wind was a factor. Two new tournament records were set on consecutive days. Emilo JR Santos, on Out on a Limb, brought in a 50.6 lb striper on Saturday only to be topped by Harold Smith on Scales & Stripes with a 52.1 lb. bass on Sunday. The fish was tagged and released alive after the weigh-in. Other fish weighed-in were filleted and donated to the Monmouth / Ocean Food Bank in Neptune to feed the hungry. The winners of the tournament for a two fish total were:
Place Boat Name Winning Captain Weights
1st Out on a Limb Emilo Jr. Santos 87.95 lbs
2nd Prime Coat Buddy Hughes 80.15 lbs
3rd Eastwick Raul Delaprida, 71.40 lbs
4th Hapi Daze Rick Nunn 70.90 lbs
5th Runoff Rocco Casso 70.15 lbs
Lady Angler Prime Coat Kathie Hughes
Junior Angler Fishblind Tristan Owens
Largest Striper Scales and Stripers Harold Smith 52.1lbs

The tournament was joined by the American Striper Association, A.S.A., who were the weigh masters and did an excellent job with registration. Many thanks go to Ken Wente and his wife Kathy. Thank you to all of the participants and all the workers and donators.

2009 Hi-Mar 40 Hour Fall Striper Tournament Results
HI-MAR 2009 FALL 40 HOUR TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Due to the horrible weather forecast given by N.O.A.A., and the dangerous conditions that the fishermen could encounter as a result of the forecast, the Tournament Committee of the Hi-Mar Striper Club cancelled the tournament for the entire weekend. It was deemed that the safety of the participants was the main concern for the 26 boats that entered the tournament. Therefore, a drawing was held at the awards ceremony. The five awards were as follows: 1st. Bob Eccles, CHA-CHING, Washington, NJ 2nd. Casey Campi, MACTAC, West Long Branch, NJ 3rd. Steve Solari, LITTLE SILVER EXPRESS, Little Silver, NJ 4th. Alan Soden Sr. ROCKY II, Red Bank, NJ 5th. Mike Smith, SHOCK ATTACK, Huntingdon Valley, Pa
2008 Hi-Mar Spring and 40 Hour Fall Striper Tournament Results

HI-MAR 2008 FALL 40 HOUR TOURNAMENT RESULTS (photo gallery)

The annual fall Hi-Mar Striped Bass Fishing Tournament had typical Hi-Mar weather, rough seas Friday night, gale warnings Saturday, in which the tournament was postponed until Sunday morning at 3:00 A.M. and resumed with the weigh station being opened at 6:00 A.M. again on Sunday Morning. Sunday was a beautiful clear day with light winds. The winner was Chuck Many of Annandale on the Tyman. His fish were caught in the East River and released alive. The remainder of the fish placing were caught in a variety of locations.

  • The Junior Angler was Marc James Hecht Jr., Howell, on Nauti Boy, 20.47 lbs.
  • The largest fish in the tournament was 28.41 lbs. by Kush Kosensky on Kush III
Place Boat Name Winning Captain Weights Location
1st Tyman Chuck Many 24.00 & 23.76 = 47.76 lbs East River
2nd Nauti Boy Al Dudas 20.98 & 23.78 = 44.76 lbs Arthur Kill
3rd Kush III Kush Kosensky 28.41 & 15.45 = 43.86 lbs Sandy Hook Channel
4th Run Off III Rocco Casso 23.74 & 15.81 = 39.60 lbs Raritan Bay
5th Elusive Zoran Maurina 16.72 & 13.44 = 30.16 lbs Sandy Hook Rip

 


HI-MAR 2008 SPRING TOURNAMENT RESULTS (photo gallery)

The annual Hi-Mar Striper Club Spring striper tournament for the benefit of Jason’s Dreams for Kids was held Saturday, June 21st in excellent weather at the Twin Lights Marina in Highlands. Although fuel prices are very high, there were 46 boats entered, one down from last year. There was a slow down in central Monmouth County where big fish were taken for the past 2-3 weeks. The fish moved 25 miles south following large schools of bunker below Seaside Park. Majority of the big fish were caught in this area, 2-3 miles offshore. Asbury Park to The Shark River was previously hot, but very few fish were caught in this area. Only 11 boats weighed-in two fish.The boats that were able to run 60 miles did well this year. Many of the “pro” bass fishermen were shut out in the Monmouth County area. The awards ceremony was followed by a pig roast and other goodies donated to the picnic for the participants and the Hi-Mar members and their families. The real winner was Jason’s Dreams for Kids as a large check was donated to them. Fish weighed in, were filleted and donated to the Monmouth / Ocean Food Bank.

  • The largest fish in the tournament was 44.8 lbs. by Rick Nunn, Hillsborough, on Hapi Daze
  • The Junior and Female angler prizes went unclaimed.
Place Boat Name Winning Captain Weight Location
1st Hapi Daze Rick Nunn 44.8 & 39.5 = 84.3 lbs Seaside Park
2nd Run Off III Rocco Casso 40.4 & 36.3 = 76.7 lbs Long Branch
3rd Black Pearl Jeff Choff 28.1 & 39.9 = 68.0 lbs Seaside Park
4th Cheap Shot Harry Svenson 33.0 & 30.9 = 63.9 lbs Seaside Park
5th Joint Venture II Bill Nagy 25.1 & 27.3 = 52.4 lbs Ocean County

2007 Hi-Mar Spring and 40 Hour Fall Striper Tournament Results
HI-MAR 2007 FALL 40 HOUR TOURNAMENT RESULTS (photo gallery) The annual fall Hi-Mar Striped Bass Fishing Tournament had typical windy conditions, but sunny skies, except a front that came through at midnight on Friday with rain and wind.  The winner was Chuck Many, the defending champ, on Tyman, from Annandale, NJ.  Friday night fish were caught in the Shrewsbury River and at the Outerbridge Crossing.  The remainder of the tournament, fish were caught in all directions.  Due to the bad forecast, 33 boats entered this 40 hour tournament.  As an added attraction, a film crew video taped the tournament on Jerry Beaver’s Teacher’s Pet on Sunday for Treasure-HD cable TV, as well as the weigh-ins.

  • The Lady Angler went to Pat Kamienski, Belford, on Kingfisher III, 19.6 lbs.
  • The Junior Angler was Marc James Hecht Jr., Howell, on Nauti Boy, 18.9 lbs.
  • The Largest fish of the tournament was 27.9 lbs by Mike Merola on Run Off III
Place Boat Name Winning Captain Weight Location
1st Tyman Chuck Many 26.2 & 25.2 = 51.4 lbs Shrewsbury Rocks
2nd Run Off III Rocco Casso 27.9 & 20.5 = 48.4 lbs Shrewsbury River
3rd Nauti Boy Al Dudas 24.8 & 22.0 = 46.8 lbs Outerbridge Crossing
4th Reel Tight John Rainerie 22.5 & 15.1 = 37.6 lbs Sandy Hook Channel
5th Kingfisher III Bob Kamienski 19.6 & 15.0 = 34.6 lbs Swash Channel
6th Teacher’s Pet Jerry Beaver 20.8 & 10.5 = 31.3 lbs Hudson River
 1st Place: Chuck Many, Tyman
 2nd Place: Rocco Casso, Run Off III
 3rd Place: Al Dudas, Nauti Boy

 

Special thanks to Hecht Trailers  for donating the use of 7′ X 14′ trailer for our weigh station

HI-MAR 2007 SPRING TOURNAMENT RESULTS

 

The fourth annual Hi-Mar Spring Tournament was held Saturday, June 2nd, for the benefit of Jason’s Dreams for Kids. 47 boats were entered in beautiful sunny calm weather. Hi-Mar Tournaments are noted for nasty weather. Most of the fish were caught down the beach. There was a family picnic for the Hi-Mar members and the tournament participants following the tournament with food donated from the restaurants in the area.  The real winners were Jason’s Dreams for Kids as over $3,000 was donated to this great organization, plus the proceeds from the sale of T-shirts and other donations. All the fish weighed-in were filleted and donated to the Monmouth/Ocean Food Bank in Neptune.

 

Place Boat Name Winning Captain Weight Location
1st Jersey Devil Brian Rice 39.6 Long Branch
2nd Kingfisher III Bob Kamienski 37.8 Deal
3rd TNT Rich Swisstack 33.5 Shrewsbury Rocks
4th Will Power Steve Gross 32.8 Long Branch
5th Big Boy Darren Berry 31.8 Long Branch

2006 Hi-Mar Spring and 40 Hour Fall Striper Tournament Results
HI-MAR 2006 FALL 40 HOUR TOURNAMENT RESULTS (photo gallery) The annual fall Hi-Mar Fishing Tournament had no rain, but sometimes windy conditions. On Friday Night, most of the fish were caught in the Shrewsbury River and some at the Shrewsbury Rocks. The remainder of the fish, were caught throughout Raritan Bay from the back of the Reach Channel to Sandy Hook Channel. Some entrants were able to run down to Ortley Beach and southern areas to fish pods of bunker, with large bass beneath them. Captains weighed their fish all through the tournament, with the majority of the big fish being weighed on Sunday. The leader board kept changing.

  • The Lady Angler prize went to Kathie Krim on the Jersey Devil, 22.6 lbs.
  • The largest fish of the tournament was 29.3 lbs by Brian Rice on the Jersey Devil.
Place Boat Name Winning Captain Weights Location
1st Tyman Chuck Many 25.3 & 27.4 = 52.7lbs Shrewsbury Rocks
2nd Jersey Devil Brian Rice 29.3 & 22.6 = 51.9 Ortley Beach
3rd Jane Marie James Stobel 26.2 & 22.5 = 48.7 Seaside Heights
4th Nauti Boy Al Dudas 22.5 & 22.2 = 44.7 Back of Reach Channel
5th Daily Bread Frank Culligan 20.9 & 21.1 = 42 Rockaway NY waters
    1st. Place: Chuck Many – Tyman
  2nd Place: Brian Rice – Jersey Devil
  3rd Place James Strobel – Jane Marie

 


HI-MAR 2006 SPRING TOURNAMENT RESULTSThe third annual Hi-Mar Spring Tournament was held Saturday, June 3, 2006 for the benefit of Jason’s Dreams for Kids and the Monmouth/Ocean Food Bank. The weather left something to be desired. It was “pea soup” fog in the morning, rough seas at the point of the hook, and torrential down-pours throughout the day, Typical Hi-Mar Tournament weather. Raritan Bay was void of fish, maybe because of the three inches of rain that fell Friday night through Saturday. Most of the fish weighed-in were caught down the beach, as far as, Asbury Park. Tough to get there through fog and rough seas. There were 52 boats entered.

Place Boat Name Winning Captain Weight Location
1st Wet the Line Rich Swisstack 36.3 lbs Shrewsbury Rocks
2nd Hailey Jane Paul Eulner 30.5 lbs. Highlands Bridge
3rd No Name Ken Karinja 29.4 lbs. Shrewsbury Rocks
4th S & S Marine Sea Angel Steven Yaroli 28.9 lbs Highlands Bridge
5th Out On a Limb Emilieo Santos 26.7 lbs. Raritan Bay

The real winners were Jason’s Dream’s for Kids as a $2,500 donation was made to this great organization, plus the proceeds from the sale of T-shirts. All the fish weighed-in, were filleted and donated to the Monmouth / Ocean Food Bank in Neptune.

2005 Hi-Mar Spring and 40 Hour Fall Striper Tournament Results
HI-MAR 2005 FALL 40 HOUR TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Bass fishing in New Jersey is tough, the weather patterns kept consistent this weekend as it has in for the previous four consecutive weekends, rainy with high winds.  The few captains who braved the elements on Friday night were rewarded with a small window of fishing prior to the strong east winds kicking up after 2am.  The strong east winds and outgoing tide made conditions treacherous for captains to get to their planed destinations, once the wind and tide  worked together the winds were blowing briskly at 25-30kts sustained.  As of 6:30pm on Saturday night, the coast guard raised the Gale Force Advisory postponing the tournament, at which time captains had an hour and half to weigh  their catch. Captains made the right choice as the winds increased during the day, since no fish were weighed after the 6:30pm Gale advisory was posted and the 8:00pm cut off time to make their fish official for the tournament.

Sunday at 6:30am the tournament resumed as the gale advisory was lowered to small craft.  The leader board changed slightly due to the Nauti-boys which took first place in the tournament.  Thank you to all participants, I hope to see you all next year starting with the Spring Tournament and again in the fall.

 

Place Boat Name Winning Captain Weights Location
1st Nauti-Boy Al Dudas 20.2 & 16.4 = 36.6 Back of Reach
2nd Long Shot Mark McCullen 19.2 & 13.9 = 33.1 Flynns Knoll
3rd TyMan II Charles Many 14.3 & 15.0 = 29.3 Coney Island
4th Wavedancer Lenny Fantasia 15.9 & 12.9 = 28.8 Swash Channel & Rocks
5th Barking Dog Bill Looney 16.2 & 6.1 = 22.3 Shrewsbury River

 


2005 HI-MAR JASON’S DREAMS FOR KIDS SPRING TOURNAMENT RESULTS

With a grim rainy forecast we hosted the 2nd Annual Hi-Mar Striper Club Spring Tournament supporting Jason’s Dream for Kids.  We doubled the amount of boats that entered the tournament from the previous year, to a count of 50 entries.  The boats that fished had to run in small craft conditions on the ocean for rough seas, but as the day progressed the weather improved, unlike last year.  Capt. Bob Kamienski, of the Hi-Mar Striper Club, ran the KingFisher III down the beach to get into a hot bit of multiple bass over 30 pounds, the crew’s top fish of the day took second place in the tournament.

The real winners were Jason’s Dreams for Kids as majority of the entry fees went to them and Monmouth / Ocean Food Bank where the fish weighed were filleted  and donated to this organization.Thank you to all the participants that fished hard during this competition, this tournament continues to grew and we look forward to seeing you all again for out 40 hour fall tournament on October  21st – 23rd and in 2006.

Place Boat Name Weight Winning Captains:
1st Green Runner 38.1 lbs Keith Mittermann
2nd KingFisher III 35.3 lbs Bob Kamienski
3rd Big Boy 34.5 lbs Darren Berry
4th Fin Attict 32.7 lbs Greg Bacillo
5th Happy Daze 31.1 lbs Rick Nunn
6th Dusky 29.7 lbs Phil Lidlow
7th Atlantic Yacht Sales 29.2 lbs Tom Morford
8th Wanna Do II 29.1 lbs Robert Soscia
9th Fisherman 28.7 lbs Davis Fisher
10th No Name 28.5 lbs Steve Yarolic

2004 Hi-Mar Spring and 40 Hour Fall Striper Tournament Results
HI-MAR 2004 FALL 40 HOUR TOURNAMENT RESULTS The 40 hour Hi-Mar Striper Tournament was held Oct. 22nd – Oct. 24th in spite of the unfavorable weather conditions.  Due to the northeast winds for three days, entrants were kept down to 51 boats in this captain’s choice tournament. The father and son team of Harold Smith and Jay Smith of Matawan, topped the field with two fish that totaled 51.1 lbs.  The largest fish 29.4 lbs., was caught in the Shrewsbury River outside of their marina.  Their second fish of 21.7 was also caught in the river. The Junior angler was Jesse Moat at 22.3 lbs, the woman angler was taken by Anna Marie Croce at 14.7 lbs.

Place Boat Name Winning Captain Weights
1st Scales & Stripes Harold Smith 29.4 & 21.7   Total: 51.1
2nd Lured Me In Thomas McDermott 26.8 & 20.4 = 47.2lbs
3rd NautiBoy Al Dudas 22.6 & 22.3  = 44.9
4th Run Off II Rocco Casso 18.2 & 17.0 = 35.2
5th Aquasport 275 Tom Morford 18.0 & 16.1  = 34.1

 

 


HI-MAR 2004 1st ANNUAL SPRING TOURNAMENT RESULTSThe Hi-Mar Striper Club hosted their first Spring Bass Tournament that would benefit Jason’s Dreams for Kids, which is a local charity that grants children that are terminally ill their last wishes.  The Hi-Mar Club decided to benefit this organization by donating 40% of the income generated by the tournament. The Hi-Mar Club also used this opportunity to provide the local Monmouth County Food Bank with fish that were donated by participants of the tournament.  Thirty five participants entered the tournament despite the grim forecast on Saturday, through out the week big fish have been coming back to the dock from the ocean as the big fish move from their southern locations north along the beach. The Kingfisher had their tournament crew on board to score first place with a 38.3 pound Striper that was caught off Long Branch while doing what they do best, live lining bunker.  The ocean was not a pretty place to be, the forecast was suppose to be 10-15 out of the East, which it was early, until late morning when winds picked up to 20-25kts East.  The Kingfisher Crew landed their big fish early, with three fish on in the first couple minutes the fish weighed 38, 36,  and another 35 pound, what a way to start the day.  As more boats showed up fish had moved north, toward the Rocks.  Big fish were taken off the Rocks around mid morning where Phil Lidlow on the Dusky and Al Ristori with their Atlantic Yachts Sales Aquasport landed a set of 37+ lbs bass which would place them in second and third place respectively. The members of the Hi-Mar Club worked hard cleaning the participant’s fish before donating the filets to the Monmouth County Food Bank.  The club donated three large 160 quart coolers filled with iced down and individually zip-locked filets of fish to the Food Bank.  This tournament was a huge success that benefited the local community and Jason’s Dreams, thank you to all who participated in this event and for your generosity.

Place Boat Name Winning Captain Weight
1st Kingfisher III Brandon Kamienski 38.3
2nd Dusky Phil Lidlow 37.8
3rd Atlantic Yacht Sales Al Ristori 37.5
4th No-bodez-Biznes John Lowe 34.5
5th 4-Reel Keith Rietena 33.5

2003 Hi-Mar Striper Tournament Results
The 2003 Hi-Mar Striper Tournament is in the record books. Record books because the first place fish total of 84.8 pounds was a record weight for the two fish tournament, and 47lbs was the largest ever caught in the tournament. First place goes to Captain Harry Svenson on the Cheap Shot. Of the 68 boats entered, only a few fished Friday night as a stiff 20kt north wind blew with driving rain. Saturday it was flat calm until late Sunday morning when the winds again picked up over 20kts. There were a number of weigh-ins with a close battle between 2nd and 5th place. In addition to the places for the tournament we added a Junior and Ladies divisions which made Jesse Mort and Lynn Distel happy with donations from Atlantic Yacht Sales in Middletown. Bob Kamienski Tournament Chairman

Place Boat Name Winning Captain Weights
1st Cheap Shot Harry Svenson 47 & 37.8 = 84.8
2nd Bongo Frank Culleton 20.2 & 19.1 = 39.3
3rd Tyman II Chuck Many 21.8 & 15.5 = 37.3
4th T-Hawk Tom Rudolph 19.8 & 16.8 = 36.6
5th NautiBoy Al Dudas 18.8 & 16.6 = 35.4

 

 First Place: CheapShot Fishing Team Fish weights: 47 & 37.8 = Total 84.8 lbs
 Ladies Division Winner: Lynn Distel 12.6lbs  Junior Division Winner: Jesse Mort 15.7lbs