Area Tournaments

This page features upcoming tournament information and results from previous tournaments.

2019 VHFC Fourth Annual Fluke Tournament Click here

The BHMTC – VHFC Joint Fluke Tournament was held on 30 June. Unfortunately, only one fish was weighed in by the six VHFC boats entered- a 2.4 lb 19 inch fluke caught by Dave Spendiff. BHM&TC took 1st, 2nd & 3rd places for the largest fluke and have all the bragging rights. Heaviest Flounder was a 4.36 pounder caught by Mark Parker aboard the ABC. Second biggest fish was 3.62 pounds caught by Tanner Johnson aboard the Shore Thing. Third largest fluke was Sweet Marlyn’s Brendan Graham who caught a 3.1 pounder. It was still a fun tournament and hopefully we will do it again next year.

The 3rd annual VHFC fluke tournament was held on Saturday 14 July. There were 34 entrants @$20 each generating $680 in prize money. Marty Friedrich took first place with a 3 lb 14 oz fluke, Bob Klebosis took second and Bill Dabney won third. Following the tournament, the VHFC sponsored a barbecue at the home of Donna and Vic Harris. There were 50 members and their family who enjoyed burgers, dogs, ribs, sides, soft drinks, beer & wine.

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Fishing Facts

Of the fifty United States, thirty-eight have a striped-bass record. New Jersey has the largest striped-bass record—a 78-pound 8·ounce whopper that was caught in 1982. The state with the smallest striped-bass record is Iowa. That landlocked striper weighed only 9 pounds 4 ounces and was caught in 1983.
There’s something fishy about beer these days. Fish Tail Ale is popular as ever, and New Jersey’s Flying Fish Brewery is one of the state’s largest specialty breweries. There’s also Washington’s Wild Salmon Organic Pale Ale, Florida’s Land Shark beer, Delaware’s Dogfish Head beer, and two versions of Stingray beer—a lighter version from the Cayman Islands and a dark beer from Canada.
The triangle fly is probably the most unusual of saltwater flies. It’s one of the few, if not only, flies tied to a treble hook. It’s also barely a fly at all, because hardly any material is used. It is complete after tying the two straw pearl twinkle flashes and the tiny tuft of natural squirrel, leaving an entire hook fully exposed. Incredibly this barebacked treble fly is a knockout when it comes to sea trout.

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