Prior Hi-Mar Striper Club Tournament Results

 

UNDAUNTED WINS HI-MAR FALL 40 HOUR 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 on October 18-20, 2019
 
 
** All weights are a combined two fish total
 
  • 1st Place (83.9lbs) Undaunted Captained by Jason Fairlee
  • 2nd Place (81.4lbs) Maktac Captained by Jake Campi
  • 3rd Place (80.7lbs) Fish Wrangler II Captained by Stephen Machalaba
  • 4th Place (78.6lbs) Milling Around Captained by John Stavola
  • 5th Place (76.8lbs) Honey Badger Captained by Steve Chapman

 

  • Largest Fish Caught (47.5lbs) caught by Jason Fairlee on the boat Undaunted
  • NOREAST’R Lady Angler prize awarded to Kristin Kilar (34.1lbs) on the boat Honey Badger
  • Kevin Bogan Junior Angler prize awarded to Dominic Miele (25.7lbs) on the boat Stars and Stripers
  • Costa Photo Contest went to Captain Carlos Claudino and his crew on GetBENT Fishing Team

Thank you to all the boats that released or donated fish!

Thank you to our sponsors, most of all Bahr’s Landing restaurant and marina in Highland, NJ for hosting the tournament! 

Tournament Photos

 

Milling Around wins Hi-Mar Spring 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 Spring Tournament held on June 1, 2019. 

 
  • 1st Place (47.0lbs) Milling Around Captained by John Stavola
  • 2nd Place (38.6lbs) Maktac Captained by Jake Campi
  • 3rd Place (36.4lbs) Bunker Box Captained by Rob Crocitto
  • 4th Place (33.1lbs) Overtime Captained by Mark Presto

 

 

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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

 

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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.
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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

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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
[/toggle] [toggle title=”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.

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[toggle title=”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.

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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
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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

[/toggle] [toggle title=”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

[/toggle] [toggle title=”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. [/toggle] [toggle title=”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

[/toggle] [toggle title=”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

[/toggle] [toggle title=”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
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