Tag-and-Release Tournament

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Winners of StriperFest 2017:

-Wounded Warrior winner: Guided by Capt. Jim Sabella  Corporal James Curry 

-Aggregate Team Winners:Guided by Capt. Jeff Wolfe, Bill Murray and Mike Nevin with 53″ total of two Striped Bass

-Largest Striped Bass Winner: Guided by Capt. Jeff Wolfe, Mike Nevin with a 31.5″  Striped Bass

-Senior Angler Winner: Guided by Capt. Jeff Wolfe, Mike Nevin with a 31.5″  Striped Bass

-StriperFest 2017 Team Champions with 7 Striped Bass Tagged and released guided by Capt. Rennie Clark, Ted Poucher and Leo Spencer

41 Striped Bass Tagged and released during this years tournament total of all boats.

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!
We are looking for anglers for StriperFest 2018 in January of 2018! 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 captainjot@yahoo.com.