2015 Week 17

2015 PBR Northeast Tournament Week 17 News
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New First Place Bluefish! 

Tom Maffuid with the new first place catch in the bluefish division: 17lb 14oz

Welcome to the Week 17 Pabst Blue Ribbon Fishing Tournament Newsletter! 

As the beautiful summer weather continued throughout the region this past Labor Day Weekend, the Tournament Office didn't receive as many weigh-ins, but we do have, for the second week in a row a have a new 1st Place Bluefish!

Congratulations Tom Maffuid!  He claimed first place in the bluefish division on September 9th when he landed a 17lb 14oz bluefish!  In addition, top junior angler, Evan Kamoen, caught a 10lb 7oz bluefish on September 5th and weighed in at Jack's Shoreline Bait & Tackle.  In the Bass by Shore division, Colby Brouillette landed a 41lb 9oz striper on September 4th and weighed in at Red Top Sporting Goods.

We've yet to have any entries to the Junior Bass by Shore Division, so persuade your parents to let you stay up late, and catch 'em up!

Lastly, just a friendly reminder, the third placed striped bass by boat is 55 pounds 6 ounces. As per tournament rules, we will not accept any entries to the Bass by Boat division that are less than 8 pounds smaller than the current 3rd place fish. That means we can't accept any stripers weighing less than 49 pounds 6 ounces.  Please consider entering any smaller fish into the Catch and Release Raffle.

Evan Kamoen with his 10lb 7oz bluefish!

Colby Brouillette with his 41lb 9oz striper!
Save the Date!
The official prize-giving ceremony and party will take place on October 24th at Ocean Mist in Matunuck, RI!  

We'll have plenty of Pabst Blue Ribbon, great food provided by the Ocean Mist and lots more from all of our sponsors and partners! 

Plus we'll be awarding all of the prizes and remember the first place winners in each division will take home a one of a kind trophy from Anchor Bend Glassworks. There's still time to weigh in that first place fish! 
Congratulations August Monthly Winners!

Monthly Winner John Frione in the Bass by Boat division with his 52lb 13oz striper he caught on August 13th.

Monthly Winner Michael Milano in the bluefish division with his 17lb 4oz bluefish he caught on August 29th.

Monthly Winner Tauras Vebeliunas in the fluke division holding his 11lb 1oz fluke he caught on August 9th.

All Monthly Winners receive a Dexter-Russell 8" fillet knife, Swivits lead-free sinkers, 40% all rods from St. Croix, are entered into a drawing for a Kettlebottom LED torch and are also entered into a drawing for an iPad Navigation course from Confident Captain!
Congratulations Week 14 (August 24 - August 30) Winners!
 All Weekly Winners receive an Official Pabst Blue Ribbon swag, a Kettlebottom t-shirt, an Eco-Top, an Anchor Nutrition Bar and are entered into a drawing for a $50 Addya gift certificate to be raffled at the end of the season! Fluke weekly winners will also get a fluke lure from BJ Silvia's Flipin' Out Fluke Rigs.

Weekly Winner Edward Rooney in the fluke division holding his 9lb 14oz fluke he caught on August 28th!  

Weekly Winner Michael Milano in the Bluefish division with his 17lb 4oz he caught on August 29th!
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Sponsor Profile - Confident Captain
Confident Captain is among the best when it comes to providing training, instruction, and education for mariners of all skill levels. Also providing education for US Coast Guard and Royal Yachting Association certifications. Confident Captain provides real world experience and training by experienced captain instructors. All monthly winners are entered into a raffle for a iPad Navigation Course from Confident Captain.
Sponsor Profile - Flippin out Fluke
The winners of the Fluke Weekly Prize receive Flippin out Fluke Lures.  Captain BJ Silva has been fishing the waters of Block Island Sound and Narragansett Bay his entire life.  With his knowledge he's gathered over the years, he designed his own Flippin out Fluke Rigs.  Check out his rigs HERE.
Don't forget about the Evan Metropoulos Conservation Award! 

For every properly documented caught and released striped bass, you'll gain an entry into the end of season $3,000 raffle. Download an entry form by clicking HERE

New for this year, Costa Sunglasses will be raffling off a pair of sunglasses weekly to anyone who properly submits a catch and release form for that week.


Media Partner Coastal Angler will be providing fishing reports for us throughout the season. Their writer, Zach Harvey will post his latest fishing reports HERE.
Don't forget to register for the Tournament, we'd hate for you to catch the big one and not be signed up!

Current Leaderboard

*Changes from last week to this week are noted in red
Striped Bass by Boat
1st Place: Vincent Vetere - 64 lb 0oz
2nd Place: Mike Radziszewski - 57 lb 8oz
3rd Place: John Frione - 55 lb 6oz

Striped Bass by Shore
1st Place: Dan Galligan - 45 lb 8oz
2nd Place: Peter Bracken - 43 lb 11oz

3rd Place: Brian Sievel - 42 lb 8oz

1st Place: Tom Maffuid - 17 lb 14oz
2nd Place: Michael Milano- 16 lb 14oz
3rd Place: Richard Reilly - 17 lb 1oz

1st Place: Tauras Vebeliunas - 11lb 1oz
2nd Place: Samuel Dibner - 10lb 7oz
3rd Place: Tom McMahon - 10lb 1oz

Junior Bass by Boat
1st Place: Cole Perschino - 40 lb 6oz
2nd Place: Cole Perschino - 38 lb 6oz
3rd Place:  Gunnar Skurka - 38 lb 6oz

Junior Bass by Shore
1st Place:
2nd Place:
3rd Place: 

Junior Bluefish

1st Place: Richard Rade III - 15lb 9oz
2nd Place: Richard Rade III - 12lb 4oz
3rd Place: Gunnar Skurka - 9lb 8oz

Junior Fluke
1st Place: Franny Mastrangelo - 8lb 6oz

2nd Place: Joey Scrofani - 6lb 0oz
3rd Place: Evan Kamoen - 4lb 8oz

For the most up to date leaderboard go to: PBRFishing.com
2015 Brag Board!
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Tournament Notes: 

The website is fully up to date, so you can check the leaderboard, rules and download a catch and release form. The leaderboard reflects all of the weigh-ins not just the top 3 so you can see what everyone has been catching!

Please don't forget to take a look and support the great sponsors we have this year for the Tournament: Pabst Blue Ribbon, Anchor Nutrition, Addya Hooks, Costa Sunglasses, Anchor Bend Glassworks, Confident Captain, Predict Wind, St. Croix, Dexter Knives, Eco-Top, Kettlebottom, Swivits & Nick Mayer Nature Illustration!




  • Fish must be weighed in within 15 hours of the time of catch.
  • Catch & Release entries must be accompanied by a photo with a ruler denoting the length of the fish and also a completed Catch & Release Entry Form
  • Don't forget about minimum length requirements in all divisions:
    • Striped Bass (40 inches - adults, 35 inches - juniors)
    • Striped Bass in the Catch & Release Division (28 inches)
    • Fluke (21 inches)
    • Bluefish (28 inches)
For more information see the official rules.

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