StriperFest Tag-and-Release Tournament Winners!


And our 2018 winners are…
Congrats to Capt. Jon Huff anglers Arlen Ash and Ben Chesley of Intracoastal Angler for winning the three main divisions of the tournament. They had largest Striper at 29”, aggregate of two stripers at 57.5” and most tagged & released fish at six. Nice work guys!

Senior winner – with a 28” Striper – Jot Owens III
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.   Tags are auctioned off to winning bidders each year at our Banquet and the first fish to pass Lock & Dam #1 Wins!

Calling all Anglers!
Join some of the best Captains in our area and fish for a wonderful cause! Entry fee is $500 per angler. If you are interested in fishing in StriperFest 2018 – please email Jot Owens at