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.

Bob Kamienski,
Tournament Chairman