64th Annual Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic Results

Dec 19, 2018
Courtesy of: Chris Masino

On Dec. 9, the 64th annual Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic officially came to a close. A total of 688 surfcasters participated in this year’s “LBI Derby” with just 40 striped bass registered into the nine-week contest. A rather lean surf run along the entire Jersey Coast led to lower than average striper weigh-ins in this year’s Long Beach Island surf fishing tournament, and not a single bluefish.

Grand Prize Striped Bass
($2,000 & Penn rod/reel)

Chris Masino, 43.06 pounds, weigh-in date Nov. 9

Largest Striped Bass

Senior Division ($150)

John McHenry, 34.04 pounds, Nov. 9

Largest Striped Bass

Ladies Division ($150)

 Wendy Essinger, 8.12 pounds, Nov. 4

Segment Winners, Striped Bass

(three at $500 each) 

Segment 1, John Chrzanowski, 9.42 pounds, Oct. 26

Segment 2, Courtland Foos, 36.82 pounds, Nov. 9

Segment 3, James Worobetz, 19.22 pounds, Nov. 26

Weekly Winners, Striped Bass

(nine at $100 each)

Week 1, Maatteo Delmonico, 8.36 pounds, Oct. 9

Week 2, Michael Mitryk, 8.14 pounds, Oct. 19

Week 3, Pete Rolando, 7.52 pounds, Oct. 31

Week 4, T.J. Loughrann, 10.98 pounds, Oct. 31

Week 5, John McHenry, 34.04 pounds, Nov. 9

Week 6, Jeff Knoerzer, 16.58 pounds, Nov. 27

Week 7, William D. Clark Jr., 11.52 pounds, Nov. 23

Week 8, Richard Bergman, 8.10 pounds, Nov. 30

Week 9, Pete Kelly, 8.69 pounds, Dec. 6

On behalf of its volunteers, participating tackle shops and our loyal sponsors, the Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic committee wishes to congratulate our 2018 winners, and looks forward to seeing everyone back out on the LBI beaches for the fall of 2019.

The 64th annual Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic is sponsored by (gold sponsors) Captain’s Quarters Bait and Tackle, Fisherman’s Headquarters, Jingles Bait and Tackle, Surf City Bait & Tackle, Barlow Buick/GMC, Bonanni Realtors, DiFeo’s Manahawkin Jeep, Mancini Realty Company, AFW/HI Seas, PENN Reels, Panzone’s Pizza, Tsunami Tackle and The Fisherman Magazine, along with (silver sponsors) Bay Village, the Engleside Inn, Ship Bottom Brewery, The SandPaper, Woodie’s Drive-In, Long Beach Island Fishing Club, Merchantville Fishing Club and the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, visit LBIFT.com.


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