Written by Hank Russell  |  26. September 2011

Montauk, NY - On October 9, Star Island Yacht Club will host its 2nd Annual Striped Bass Tournament from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Prizes will be given to the heaviest striped bass and bluefish, with $10,000 in cash prizes being offered. The Captain's Meeting will take place on October 8. Last year, 300 anglers and 63 boats participated in the two-day event, with $10,000 in total prize money paid out. Kenny Howard aboard Bob Maier's "Elizabeth" was last year's winner with a striped bass of 44.6 lbs. The heaviest bluefish was caught by Steve DiBenedetto aboard his boat, "Instigator." Entry fee is $275 per boat for up to four anglers ($50 for each additional angler). For those anglers who wish to get in on the action but do not own a boat, the Star Island Yacht Club Charter Fishing Fleet is home to Montauk's finest and most knowledgeable Charter Captains. Their boats can accommodate up to six anglers for the day of the tournament. Transient rates for this tournament will be $2.50 per foot, plus $15.00 for utilities (water, electric and cable TV) per day, payable in advance. Dockage is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve dockage, go to www.starislandyc.com. For more information, call (631) 668-5052, or visit www.starislandyc.com.

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