Surfcaster’s Journal Magazine announces SPRING STRIPERTHON 2014

Surfcaster’s Journal Magazine announces SPRING STRIPERTHON 2014

Coast wide Catch and Release Tournament on June 13th to June 15th


The STRIPERTHON 2014 is open to all subscribers of the Surfcaster’s Journal Magazine. There is no entry fee, as a subscriber you are automatically entered. Subscribe today at to be eligible.

Only saltwater striped bass may be entered into the tournament.
All fish entered into the STRPERTHON 2014 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 13th. 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 UP 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. Minimum size 32 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 5PM on Sunday June 15th. Email pictures to with email heading “SPRING STRIPERTHON 2014”.  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.

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 2014 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 2014.


First Prize – courtesy of Van Staal Reels

Van Staal 250 Reel

Second Prize, courtesy of StormR

Choice of  one:

         STRYKR or Surf Top


  •   Torque Gloves     Cast Gloves        Watchcap Beanie      Neoprene Socks        Stickers/Decals     UV Shield Performance Shirt

Third prize, courtesy of CTS and RH Custom Rods

CB1003-1  10’ Surf & Jetty Series 2-4 oz. 1pc

Forth Prize , courtesy of Guppy Custom Lures

Lure set 

Fifth prize courtesy of RockHopper

Surf Belt a Quick Draw Pliers Holster and a Belt Clip

Sixth prize, courtesy of Super Strike Lures

Lure Set

Seventh prize, courtesy of Hansom Tackle

Saltwater Pliers

Eight prize

Surfcaster’s Journal Swag






also in the news for this weekend


White Water Outfitters Marine Center Grand Opening CelebrationWhite Water Outfitters would like to announce that we will be holding a Grand Opening Celebration for our new store on MAY 3rd and May 4th 2014 (Store Opens At 6AM). We will be having…- Live Music
– Food ( Catered by the Canal Cafe)
– Drinks
– Giveaways
– Raffles (Proceeds go to Big Brothers Big Sisters)
– Fly Casting Demo
– Surf Rod Casting Demo
– First 100 Purchases Receive a Free GiftVendors that will be present…- Van Staal Representatives Will Be Present
– Rapala & Daiwa Rep
– Fly Tying Demo by Ron Powell
– Beachmaster Lures (Random Assortment)
– Trev Gowdy from Outdoor Channels Monster Fish
– Got Stryper Reps
– CTS Representatives Rich Hedenberg & Stephen Weitzen
– 3-Tand Representative
– Berkley Fishing
– Contender Boats Reps
– GT Lures N SportfishingCurrent Specials for that weekend…- All Custom Rod Orders that weekend (3rd & 4th) are 20% off.
– 10% off all Lures.
– Free braid on any reel purchased.
– On May 3rd from 10am – 3pm any Van Staal brought it for service will be half off, $24.99 (plus whatever parts needed).
– 20% Off on all Factory G-Loomis and Lamiglas Rods.
– All Gulp Purchases receive a special gift.
Raffle Prizes….
It will be Chinese Auction style. We are also putting together a list of giveaways we will be doing. Here are the Raffle Prizes….- Custom Big Game Fishing Rod
– Van Staal VM275
– Van Staal Titanium 7″ Pliers
– Fly Fishing Day Trip with Sage Pro Staffer and Guide Brewster Minton.
– Pair of Bluefin USA Spinning Reels
– 3-Tand Pliers & Surfcasting Plug Kit
– Tsunami Airwave Elite Spin Rod
– Tsunami Airwave Elite Conventional Rod
– 3-Tand Fly Fishing Reel
– Joe Shute Lure Kit
– Custom White Water Spreader Bars
– Big Game Lure Kit LotMore Raffle Prizes will be added …
See White Water Marine Center Grand Opening Flyer For More Details!

21 comments on “Surfcaster’s Journal Magazine announces SPRING STRIPERTHON 2014

  1. kjud29

    Wow, now those are some nice prizes, thanks a lot for the opportunity, cannot wait till the tourney!

  2. CTMatt

    They posted contest tags are available 6/13/14 at 5pm when the contest officially starts.

    Quick piece of advice that worked well for me regarding preservation of your tag

    Most folks don’t have laminators but if you use a packaging tape or something similar put a few rows on one side of the paper horizontally layered, flip it over and do the same tape to the other side. Trim and press and you are good to go. I add another layer to give it more stiffness but it goes a long way to keep the tag in good shape for the 3 nights without getting it wet. Trim the excess off the sides, stick in your plug bad next to your tubes and it doesn’t get any easier to whip it out lol. This time around I may just use my phone in a waterproof bag.

  3. sgeorge

    Good Advise CTMatt, did exactly that to my TAG# during a C&R Tourney held by the Berkeley Striper Club N.J. last week,, a buddy of mine just told me about this one and ” I’m In” Thanks Z and the guys here at SCJ for offering up another avenue of competition with conservation of Striped Bass in mine for us Fishermen..



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