Surfcaster’s Journal Announces SPRING STRIPERTHON 2017

We are proofreading May 2017 of the Surfcaster’s Journal Online Magazine. While you wait for a day or so here is a new announcement of  SPRING STRIPERTHON 2017 (you can also click any time on big STRIPERTHON 2017 link on top of any SJ page for this info). We will ad more pictures of lure packages as they become available.


Spring STRIPERTHON 2017 sponsored by ODM Rods, Van Staal, Super Strike, Guppy and Tsunami Lures, Costa Del Mar, Trailhead Deflators and Surfcaster’s Journal Magazine


June 23rd to June 25th ,2017

The STRIPERTHON 2017 is open to all Surfcaster’s Journal subscribers with active subscriptions. There is no entry fee, as a subscriber you are automatically entered. (Subscribe today at to become eligible).

Only saltwater Striped bass & may be entered into the tournament. All fish entered into the STRIPERTHON 2017 must be caught in a surfcasting situation. A surfcasting situation constitutes contacting the ground, rocks, beach or a dock with ones feet. Any means may be used to reach these destinations, such as boat, ferry, swimming or kayaking but the fish must be hooked and landed while the angler’s feet are in contact with the Earth or something permanently affixed to the Earth.

All fish entered must be caught using a rod and reel and a legal live (or dead) bait or lure.

The CONTEST TAG will be posted on the blog at 5 pm on Friday June 23rd. The TAG must be included in the photo for each fish entered into the tournament. You may also download it onto your cell phone and show the TAG on your phone screen in the photo as well

All measurements will be ROUNDED DOWN to the nearest whole inch. 

All qualifying fish have to be photographed with the CONTEST TAG and next to a measuring tape showing entire length of the fish in inches visible in the photo accompanied by a SECOND photo of the angler holding the fish. This event is intended to be a CATCH AND RELEASE competition, remember all fish must be photographed alive.

Striped Bass minimum size is  34 inches. 

The largest fish by length will win first prize, second largest second prize and so on. In case of a tie, the first entry submitted will be placed ahead of a second entry of the identical size.

You must send us your entry pictures by 1 PM on Sunday June 25th. Email pictures to with email heading “SPRING STRIPERTHON 2017″.  Include your name and phone contact.

Anyone caught cheating in any way will be disqualified, ejected and publicly shamed.  This means any photo editing, unannounced substitutions, entering fish caught by non-members etc, will result in disqualification. We reserve the right to disqualify any entries in which the measurements are not clearly visible without enlargement. The SJ tournament committee will have final say in all disputes concerning the legitimacy of photos, size of the fish and quality of the photo submitted. Photos entered without a CONTEST TAG shown will not be counted, no exceptions. 

Your CONTEST TAG must be printed at a size of 6 inches by 6 inches or larger.

You are urged to take whatever means necessary to protect the TAG. Designating a page in your leader wallet is a great way to protect the tag. It is also wise to print several extras because, water and paper don’t mesh well.

All anglers fishing in any STRIPERTHON 2017 tournament agree to do so at their own risk. Surfcaster’s Journal, it’s owner, partners, sponsors or employees are in no way liable for any injuries or accidents that may occur during the act of fishing or traveling, walking, boating or kayaking to or from a fishing location. By printing the CONTEST TAG you agree to indemnify and defend Surfcaster’s Journal, it’s owner and/or employees against all claims, causes of action, damages, judgments, costs or expenses, including attorney fees and other litigation costs which may, in any way, arise from your  participation in the STRIPERTHON 2017.

Prizes for the Spring 2017 STRIPERTHON

Largest Striped Bass

  1. ODM 10’6 Frontier NXFX-1066 Surf Rod (
  2. Van Staal 7 inch Titanium pliers (
  3. Costa Del Mar Sunglasses (
  4. Super Strike Lures Set (
  5. Guppy Lure Co Set (
  6. Tsunami Lure Set  (
  7. Trail Head Deflators (
  8. SJ Gear Package
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