StriperFest 2012 Photo Gallery
Thank you to the thousands of fishermen, their friends and their families who attended the 7th annual StriperFest celebration at Falmouth Harbor on Cape Cod!
Over 4,000 folks made StriperFest the biggest fishing party on the East Coast, enjoying live music from the Deepwater Blues Band, cold Budweiser beer, hot grub from The Black Dog, and great displays and demos provided by Striper Cup sponsors.
Check out some of the highlights from this year’s StriperFest and remember to sign up for the 2013 Striper Cup this winter so that you can have the chance to win great prizes (and even a new boat!) at the StriperFest next year.
The Deep Water Blues Band rocked the stage at StriperFest. www.deepwaterblues.net
Over 4,000 people attended the 2012 StriperFest!
Many folks took advantage of the opportunity to demo Yamaha’s V6 Offshore outboards on boats leaving right from the Harbor. photo by Garrick Dixon
A hot bowl of chowder from The Black Dog Tavern hit the spot on a cool fall afternoon. photo by Garrick Dixon
Thirsty? The taps flowed all afternoon with Bud, Bud Light, Shocktop Lemon Shandy and Shocktop Pumpkin Wheat brews. photo by Garrick Dixon
The Costa Del Mar Airstream traveled to Falmouth Harbor for StriperFest. photo by Garrick Dixon
Patrick Sebile himself demonstrated how to fish the Sebile lures that he designed and developed. photo by Garrick Dixon
Kids competed at target-casting to win great prizes. photo by Garrick Dixon
New merchandise from On The Water was a big hit. photo by Garrick Dixon
Guests at StriperFest had the chance to check out the latest styles and technology from Costa Sunglasses. photo by Garrick Dixon
Spiderwire displayed their full lineup of high-tech line options. photo by Garrick Dixon
The fish-fighting simulator was a big hit with kids. photo by Garrick Dixon
Looking for new electronics for your boat? Simrad and Lowrance displayed their newest systems at StriperFest. photo by Garrick Dixon
When it was time for the Striper Cup awards ceremony to begin, Jamie Douglas of the Black Dog escorted the Golden Tickets to the stage with some bagpipe music. photo by Garrick Dixon
Shore Division Angler of the Year John Hanecak from Rocky Hill, CT poses with a replica mount of his largest bass provided by Fish Unlimited Taxidermy. The award was presented by John Kushnerick of Quantum (center) and Chris Megan of On The Water.
Dan Pucillo of the Black Dog awards a replica mount from Fish Unlimited taxidermy to Eric Harrison (center), the winner of the Angler of the Year title in the Catch and Release Division.
Keith Salisbury celebrates his Angler of the Year award in the Boat Division.
Barry Centracchio (second from left) of Narragansett, Rhode Island weighed in the largest striped bass in the tournament and was awarded a replica of his 58.80-pound cow onstage at StriperFest.
“Iron” Mike Everin of Newport, Rhode Island draw the lucky winner out of the 5 monthly Shore Division winners and claimed the Yamaha Grizzly 4X4. All monthly Shore Division winners claimed brand-new Van Staal reels!
- Monthly winners in the Boat Division were awarded brand new Lowrance electronics, and Connecticut angler Keith Salisbury drew the lucky box and also won a Yamaha Grizzly 4X4!
Monthly winners in the Youth Division pose with Patrick Sebile of Sebile Lures and Chris Megan of On The Water before drawing for a new Hobie Kayak.
Youth angler Anthony Petillo of Manasquan, New Jersey was the lucky winner of a brand new Hobie Kayak from Monahan Marine.
Team Atlas-Reel Deal took the Striper Cup with a cumulative score of 543.21. The score is a total weight of the 10 heaviest bass a team catches over the duration of the season, with a multiplier of 1.18 applied to shore-caught fish.
Sipping beer from the Striper Cup is a tradition for the winning team.
George Doucette of Pembroke, Massachusetts was the lucky winner of a Hydra-Sports boat with a Yamaha engine and Lowrance electronics.
George Doucette thanks Dave Ittner from Yamaha for pulling his Golden Ticket and making him the winner of the Striper Cup Grand Prize.