StriperFest 2019 broke records as over 5,000 people from all over the Northeast joined the party at Falmouth Harbor on Cape Cod. With an incredible turnout, this was the largest StriperFest to date!
On The Water would like to thank all our sponsors, staff, and incredible volunteers for helping us put on the biggest fishing party in the Northeast!
We are proud to announce that thanks to your support of a raffle, silent auction, photo booth, cornhole competition, and parking donations, we were able to raise over $10,000 for Wings for Falmouth Families, a community-based charity providing local families financial assistance when they are dealing with a medical crisis or tragic event.
Kids had their own casting area, shark rodeo, and inflatable slides.
Budweiser was flowing all day long, which was a perfect addition to the excellent food.
Patrick Sebile showed off some of his new innovative Ocean Born lures at the casting tank.
Yakima Racks came to StriperFest to display their new fishing tackle transportation gear.
The Columbia PFG display was packed with people checking out their new Performance Fishing Gear.
The official line of the Striper Cup, Maxima Fishing Line had a wide range of line and leaders on display.
Yamaha was giving out demo rides all day, showing off some beautiful boats and amazing new Yamaha Outboards.
YETI’s Evan Russell talks with a couple StriperFest attendees about the latest YETI products.
Costa Sunglasses had a great display, promoting their #KickPlastic campaign. As well as some awesome shades!
Anglers were able to check out some of the newest advancements in boating navigation and electronics from Simrad & Lowrance.
Future boaters checking out some of the awesome deals through West Marine.
The Massachusetts Environmental Trust was promoting the new Striper Plate, created to help support striped bass conservation.
Hobie Kayaks had a great display with a variety of different Mirage Drve kayaks.
Striper Cup Awards & Prizes
Youth Prize Winners
The award ceremony kicked off with four outstanding youth participants from the 2019 season. Braydon Hunt was the lucky winner of a Hobie Passport Kayak. Saige Jacobson, Anthony Picano, and Jackson Wagner were awarded prize packs full of gear from Maxima Line and Ocean Born Lures.
The winner of the Kayak Qualifier was Tom Fucini of Connecticut! He can now represent the U.S. and compete at the Hobie Worlds.
Shore and Boat Winners
Lucky winners from both boat and shore divisions of the cup were awarded Simrad GO7 Chartplotter and Navigation systems (boat) and Shimano SpeedMaster rod and reel surf combos (shore).
Striper Cup Team Winners
Team Rocco repeated their 2018 championship season to hoist the Striper Cup yet again. Team Rocco finished with an impressive 513 points. The award was presented by Columbia PFG.
Angler of the Year
The 2019 Angler of the Year was awarded to Russ Zivkovich! Russ had an incredible season, catching 9 fish over 50 inches!
Golden Ticket Winner
Congratulations to William Kirmes from Manchester, New Hampshire who was the lucky winner of a brand new NorthCoast Boat outfitted with a Yamaha outboard and Simrad electronics!