2016 Snap-A-Striper Results

Snap-A-Striper, the data collection research program on which CCA-Maine and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) are collaborating, compiles detailed information on striped bass caught in Maine waters. The 2016 season is winding down and a good catching season it’s been, with many anglers young and older, as well as captains and guides, sending in photos of their fish to the scientists at GMRI.

During the season, CCA-Maine has been awarding some great prizes donated by LL Bean to anglers and captains participating in Snap-A-Striper.  GMRI reviews all fish photos to determine the monthly winners. Important Info on Fish Photos…

August Winners:
Biggest Fish – 40.22 inches, caught by Sam Ludwig fishing with Capt. Carle Hildreth
Biggest Youth Fish – 27.93 inches caught by Nolan Brown, age 9, fishing with Capt. Don Sayward
First Fish Photo of Month – Tom Whittle
Most Fish Photos – Capt. Carle Hildreth

September Winners
Biggest Fish  – 37.07 inches, caught by Carl Lajoie fishing with Capt. Don Sayward
Biggest Youth Fish – 32.89 inches caught by Summer Sayward, age 13, fishing with her dad, Capt. Don Sayward
First Fish Photo of Month – Tom Whittle
Most Fish Photos – Capt. Jason Farris

Grand Prize Winner:  Capt. Carle Hildreth


Capt. Carle Hildreth

Capt. Carle Hildreth was our grand prize winner with the most fish as well as the biggest fish submitted for the season.  Capt. Carle will receive a rod & reel package donated by L.L.Bean.

Thanks to all who participated in this important “citizen science” research program in 2016. We encourage all of you to spread the word about Snap-A-Striper and to “sign up” your angling friends for the 2017 season!



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