Sights From StriperFest 2019

Thousands of Fishermen, Friends, and Family Members Partied at StriperFest!

striper fest

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.

striper fest
Friends and family all came down to enjoy the biggest fishing party of the year!
kids casting
Kids had their own casting area, shark rodeo, and inflatable slides.
The Black Dog
The Black Dog could barely keep the food coming fast enough! Everyone wanted to get in on the delicious raw bar and more.
Budweiser was flowing all day long, which was a perfect addition to the excellent food.


Anglers were able to talk with Shimano Reps in detail about some of the best rods and reels on the market.
Ocean Born
Patrick Sebile showed off some of his new innovative Ocean Born lures at the casting tank.
Yakima Racks
Yakima Racks came to StriperFest to display their new fishing tackle transportation gear.
Columbia PFG
The Columbia PFG display was packed with people checking out their new Performance Fishing Gear.
Maxima fishing line
The official line of the Striper Cup, Maxima Fishing Line had a wide range of line and leaders on display.
Yahama Boat rides
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
Costa Sunglasses had a great display, promoting their #KickPlastic campaign. As well as some awesome shades!
Simrad and Lowrance
Anglers were able to check out some of the newest advancements in boating navigation and electronics from Simrad & Lowrance.
West Marine
Future boaters checking out some of the awesome deals through West Marine.
Striper Plate
The Massachusetts Environmental Trust was promoting the new Striper Plate, created to help support striped bass conservation.
Hobie Kayaks
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.

kids winners
Left to Right: Braydon Hunt, Saige Jacobson, Anthony Picano, and Jackson Wagner.

Kayak Qualifier

The winner of the Kayak Qualifier was Tom Fucini of Connecticut! He can now represent the U.S. and compete at the Hobie Worlds.

Tom Fucini
Tom Fucini, winner of the kayak division and US representative for Hobie Worlds, holds up the Striper Cup won by his team.

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).

Shore/boat winners

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.
Team Rocco

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!

angler of the year
Russ Zivkovich holds his new striper mount along side Joe Gugino(left) from Costa Sunglasses and Evan Russel (right) from YETI Coolers.

Golden Ticket Winner

Golden ticket
Thousands of anglers entered their Golden Tickets with hopes at winning a brand new NorthCoast boat.
Golden tickets
On The Water’s Anthony DeiCicci and Andy Nabreski caring the Golden Tickets to the stage!
David Itner from Yamaha pulls the winning ticket!

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!

NorthCoast Boat Winner
NorthCoast Boat Winner
William Kirmes stands aboard his brand new NorthCoast Center Console.

A HUGE Thank You to Our Sponsors!

9 on “Sights From StriperFest 2019

  1. Surf Fisher

    You need to do a limit on size of teams. Team Rocco was rediculous.

  2. Surf Fisher

    You need to do a limit on size of teams. Team Rocco was ridiculous

  3. Karen

    I loved seeing all the pics and winners. Is the Stripperfest held the same time each year? I’ll be sailing up from Florida this coming spring and since I’m from Boston and have spent many summers in Falmouth I would love to attend in 2020. Thanks to everyone for all the hard work done on this site. Have a good day, Karen Marciano

    1. Kevin Blinkoff

      Hi Karen, StriperFest 2020 is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26. Hope you make it!

  4. Bubba Bassin

    Exactly. Surf Fisher, let’s create a team with 50 anglers on it, that will make for a sure win.

    1. Bill henault

      Count me again to the OTW crew love the surf set up I won..was a good time nice chill event none of the buy my stuff no buy my stuff just chill have a brew and enjoy the festivities.just how it should be done…well done OTW see u guys at next year’s bash..thanks again

  5. Bob

    I also think you should limit the size of the teams to Like 5-7 people

  6. Borrie Backelroy

    Got a real nice plug
    A poppa
    Guy some real nice glasses
    A costa
    Really think that you should include a clamming pool next year to allow people to test equipment for clam digging. I use fresh dug clams as an attractant first stripers.

  7. LOU


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