Tag Archives: fishing tournament

N.J. anglers get staggering $2.8M for giant tuna following court decision

The tuna that Rich Kosztyu, Brian Suschke and Damien Romeo hauled onto Romeo’s boat last summer at a Maryland fishing tournament weighed 236.5 pounds. At the time, it earned them a staggering $767,091 at the White Marlin Open in Ocean City, Md. Eleven months later, after legal wrangling and a trial in federal court in Baltimore, the fishermen friends are getting another $2 million for the catch. Court documents filed in the case – which wrapped last month with a judge stripping a Florida fisherman of his $2.8M top prize – lay out how the prize money will be divvied up among the remaining winners. click here to read the story 08:39

Fishing Events Benefits Family of Luke Gurney

Last June, the Island lost Luke Gurney in a commercial fishing accident. This year the Fluke for Luke fishing tournament will celebrate his love of fishing and raise funds for his two sons college education. In addition to the fishing contest, the event will include a silent auction and raffle. The tournament will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and 9. Fluke and black sea bass will be eligible species. An awards ceremony and silent auction will be held on Sunday July 9, starting at 5 p.m. at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs. The event is being organized by a group of Lukes friends, who also would like to recognize Peter Hermann and the VFW in Oak Bluffs for helping pass the torch after running the annual summer fluke tournament for many years. Link  For more information, please visit the Fluke for Luke Facebook page. 15:17

Southern Kingfish Association: Menhaden Vital To Ocean Life

October 18, 2012 — The decline of menhaden stocks has caused interest in the health of our oceans. Particularly from Nova Scotia to Texas coastal waters where menhaden once ruled nearshore waters. After a limited search for menhaden while navigating our sport  fishing boat out to sea and coming up empty handed, we broke out a box  of frozen cigar minnows and placed them into a saltwater filled bucket  to thaw. Also called frozen popsicles, frozen cigar minnows are packed  into five-pound boxes and used for a wide variety of fishing purposes.  In recent years with the decline of coastal baitfish schools, boxes of  frozen cigar minnows are frequently finding their way in fish coolers.

The article blames an alleged lack of menhaden in the Jacksonville, Florida area on commercial fishing in the Chesapeake Bay, over 600 miles away. This argument relies on anecdotal evidence from observations made by one boat on one day, and the schooling patterns of menhaden during two days of a fishing tournament.