VIEW (3 Consuelo Place in Oakdale) is hosting their 29th annual striped bass tournament on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5. Hundreds of local fishermen will compete for cash prizes. Official start time is 8 a.m. and all fish must be weighed in by 4 p.m. at VIEW. A buffet dinner and open bar will be served to participants from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The winner will have their named engraved on a trophy permanently displayed at VIEW. Entrance fee is $100 per person and must be paid on or before Monday, November 4 at the captain’s meeting. The first 200 people to register will receive a free hat and koozie with entrance fee. For further information please contact Captain Jim Hahn at VIEW restaurant at 631-589-2694.
All fish, striped bass only, must exceed 36-inches and must be caught on rod and reel with live bait, lures or a combination. Boats may not leave their homeport before 7:30 a.m. No fishing lines in the water from midnight on Monday, November 4 until 8 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5; committee boats will be at check points. Fishing is restricted to the Great South Bay and Fire Island Inlet, east to Moriches Inlet and west to Tobay Beach. Boat numbers will be provided and must be displayed. No fishing alone. Fish that are caught should be kept on ice; they cannot be held in live wells. All fish must be weighed in at VIEW by 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Fish must be brought in on the boat it was caught on. Any boat breaking down or needing assistance to the scales will be disqualified. Any boat assisting another vessel in distress will be allowed to weigh in late (maximum 2 hours). All decisions by the Weighmaster are final. All anglers must present wristbands to attend awards dinner.