StriperFest 2017 was a huge success, with the biggest turnout of anglers and the best party yet!
Setup was postponed by Hurricane Jose but the On The Water crew, their partners, and a team of volunteers combined forces to have the venue setup before the crowds arrived.
Folks from all over came to Falmouth, Cape Cod to join the 2017 StriperFest party!
Striper Cup participants dropped their golden tickets for a shot at the grand prize Cobia Boat!
Yamaha Demo rides were a big hit!
Sebile was ready for the crowds with a huge selection of striper lures.
A young angler faces off against an airborne marlin on the Fighting Chair.
Families posed for pictures in the striped bass photo booth.
Lots of smiles at StriperFest!
The kids area and casting competition was buzzing all afternoon.
Craig Cantelmo of Van Staal Reels was at StriperFest to discuss the latest Van Staal models.
Joe Higgins from Joe’s Fresh Fish Prints demonstrated the steps involved in creating a piece of his gyotaku artwork.
Costa Sunglasses and all of our generous sponsors offered incredible prizes for winning competitors!
Catch And Release week 7 random drawing winner Corey Novak is all smiles after receiving his Yeti prize package.
The crowd assembled at the end of the day for the award ceremony and grand prize drawing.
The Golden Tickets were escorted up to the stage by pipers.
Youth angler Michael Bridges was presented a mount from Fish Unlimited Taxidermy by John Kushnerick of Quantum.
Matt Weckbacher holds up the replica mount of his 69-pound Striper of The Year!
Craig Cantelmo of Van Staal presented the Angler of the Year trophies to Eric Harrison (kayak) Chris George (shore) and Russ Zivkovich (boat).
Chris George shows off his trophy for Angler of The Year in the Catch And Release Shore Division.
Fingers were crossed in hope that their names would be called in the StriperCup Golden Ticket drawing.
Dave Ittner of Yamaha read off the name of the Striper Cup participant who won the grand prize…
Paul Rogers came up HUGE in the grand prize drawing for a new Cobia 220CC with Simrad electronics package and Yamaha power!
In the end there can be only one team to take home the Striper Cup.
Congratulations to Hookers Inc, your 2017 Striper Cup champions!