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New England Kayak Fishing
(NEKF) Striper Shootout VI 2010

By: Chris Parson
Kayak Fishing Magazine

The NEKF Striper Shootout action this year was red hot. The winning fish were much
larger than in years past. With the exception of the Saturday afternoon blow, the
weather cooperated all weekend long with sunny days and cool nights.

With a field of 140 fisherman (7 or 8 of which were fisherwomen) there was no shortage
of friends and the usual comaraderie that goes along with an event like this one. Five
straight days of wake up, fish real hard, crack jokes/bust chops, eat, sleep & repeat.
It was great to see so many of the friends that we have made over the years as well as
to meet a few new ones.

Participants were required to check in Friday, 5pm for the Captains meeting at Willow
Park. We all received our identifiers, t-shirt and captain's bags and were permitted to
begin fishing. The event continued until the Sunday noon check-in deadline. This was a
catch, photo, release (CPR) event and our pictures were given to the event judges to be

Those that chose to fish areas with less light pollution were treated to a spectacular
meteor shower all night Friday. A small group of us traveled out to Great Misery and
then on to Satan island where it was super dark. We watched the steady streaks of green
and red everywhere. Awesome.

Without burning any local spots, we were hearing rumors of Bluefin Tuna 1/2 mile off of
the beach. Some of these fish were going 300 lbs. We considered sacrificing one of our
tourney fishing days to give the Tuna a go. After looking into acquiring the proper
permits, we learned that the permits are issued to the "vessel". Since our yaks are not
"vessels" or registered, permits were not possible. With a sigh, we decided that after
our 9 hour drive to Winter Island, from Cape May, NJ, we would stick to the original
plan and enjoy the fishing there which did not disappoint.

The winners of NEKF Strper Shootout VI;

Fly Division
Frank_Steve_Skip wolfpack
flyguide-40 inch
Frank, Steve and Skip Frank (Flyguide w/ 40" Bass)
Photo by: Chris Parson

Frank Healy (Fly Guide) took first place with a 40" Striper. Frank reported that this
fish took him on a sleigh ride that included bumping into numerous boats, mooring lines,
and brought him face to face with an angry woman that was trying to sleep. I can see
Frank smiling as he explained to the woman that the commotion was the fishes idea. He
probably also asked her how she thinks that he should be handling the situation.


2nd Place Fly Division;
with a 33.25" striper

Photo by: Sully

3rd Place Fly Division;
Dee (Foxy Fisher)
with a 29.25" striper

Photo by: Sully

Artificial Division


1st Place and Largest Overall
46" Monster Striper

Photo By: Sully

(Slappy) found this years largest striper overall. A 46" inch monster
that he caught using a 13" Hogy.


2nd Place Artificial
with a 43" inch Striper

Photo by: Sully

3rd Place Artificial
with a 32" striper

Photo by: Sully

Open Division

(CR1) caught a 45 inch striper.


2nd Place Open Division
Full Stringer
with a 43" and


3rd Place Open Division
with a 42" Striper

Photo by: Sully

Kayak Carl offered up a special prize to the largest fish caught on one of his Tubes.
To learn more about Kayak Carl and his Tube-N-Worms, go to

Hobie sent most of it's national team members to the event as they were filming for an
up coming TV show to be aired on the Versus Channel in the near future.

NEKF hosted another well run and fun event that I look forward to attending next year.D--Shoout-Out-Vl--Navy Chal_bluefish

Photo of the "Plastic Navy"
Photo by: Sully

Charlie LaBar (Lunchbox)
displaying a Bluefish

Photo: CP

A line from "Caddyshack"
"Hey whitey, nice hat"!!!

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