Tag-and-Release Tournament – 2014 Winners!

And the 2014 StriperFest Striped Bass Tournament Winners are…

Overall Winner: Most Fish Tagged and Released

 Wade Tillery and Jarrett Shearin fishing with Capt. Jason Dail. 5 fish tagged.

Largest Striper

Capt. John Huff netted by Frank Spencer. 29.5”.

Largest Two Fish Aggregate

Frank Spencer and Robby Rhyne fishing with Capt. John Huff. 29.5” & 28”.

Senior Angler: Largest Fish

Harold Eichenholz fishing with Capt. Alan Cain. 26 ¾”.

Junior Angler: First Place

Corbett Baird fishing with Capt. Jeff Wolfe. 4 fish caught.

Junior Angler: Second Place

Coty Conner fishing with Capt. Danny Wrenn

Congratulations and thank you to all of our winners!


Why tag & release?

Our tag & release tournament gives us valuable information on the stocks and the movements of the striped bass stock in the Cape Fear River.  Data is collected on every fish caught and sonic tags are inserted into striped bass.  These tags enable us to monitor the movements of the fish year round.  See those movements here.  Tags are auctioned off to winning bidders each year at our Banquet and the first fish to pass Lock & Dam #1 Wins!  See last year’s winner here!

Calling all Anglers!
We are looking for anglers for StriperFest 2015 in January of 2015! Join some of the best Captains in our area and fish for a wonderful cause! If you are interested in fishing in StriperFest 201 – please email Jot Owens at captainjot@yahoo.com.