Maine Coast Striped Bass Tournament

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In conjunction with the Gulf Of Maine Research Institute, All Points is happy to host the Maine Coast Striped Bass Tournament again for 2023. This is a fly fishing, catch and release event. We are teaming up with GMRI to help their efforts in accumulating as much data on this species as possible while providing a great tournament for fly fishing anglers. 

The Gulf Of Maine Research Institute already has an existing "Snap-A-Striper" program established, which lucky for us, is essentially based off the same criteria for how fish are entered into this type of "photo submission" based tournament. They use this information as part of an ongoing project to learn more about where Maine stripers come from and the contribution of such areas like the Kennebec River to our fishery. We figured this would be a perfect chance to join forces to easily create more data. It's a total win-win. The tournament will run from June 14th-30th. We think this will provide people with plenty of time to go fishing and especially during a great time of the season. Participants are not restricted to a certain day or tide. Anglers can fish any time of the day, any tide, for the duration of the dates specified...before or after work (or during), on the weekends, whenever! 

Proceeds from this tournament will go towards the Gulf Of Maine Research Institute.


Here is how the tournament will work: 

  • A team can enter as either a solo angler or group of two. If you are entering as a team of two, you will purchase individual entries and then simply notify us via email or at checkout of who you are teaming up with.  Please detail names of team members and team name (if applicable) in the "cart notes" of the order page or via a separate email.
  • Anglers or teams must be entered by June 13th
  • Photos of the fish caught must include the provided tape measure. One of your submitted fish must also include the "Snap-A-Striper" card.
  • The photos will then be emailed or brought into the shop to qualify as an "entered fish." 
  • The total accumulation of the team's 4 best fish (in total length) will be used to establish the overall winner(s). 
  • Photos/fish submitted MUST BE 26” or OVER!

Specifics about the information given on the "Snap-A-Striper" card:

One aspect that I know anglers will have questions about is the "Location" part. Fear not! This section does not need to be specific. We don't need to know what rock you were standing on, what beach you were at, or even the town you were in. All that really needs to be input here is a very general piece of information. So you could even write "somewhere between Portland Head Light and Scarborough Beach." That works! The more specific the better for GMRI, but this is by no means a requirement. We just need something, and you cannot write just "Maine." Further, NO location information will be given to other anglers or posted online. The only people who will see this are Joe, myself, and the G.M.R.I. 

The "Head Submitted" portion does NOT need to be included at all. This tournament is catch-and-release ONLY. So the sole time this would be applicable would be IF a fish is caught and is significantly injured or dies in the landing process. At that point you may, on your own accord, harvest and submit the fish. IN ALL OTHER CASES PLEASE LEAVE THIS PORTION BLANK

Gulf Of Maine Research Institute:

GMRI's "Snap-A-Striper" program:


  • 1st Place: Sage Maverick 9wt fly rod, Simms Freestone Waders or Challenger Bib + Jacket (your choice), RIO fly line, RIO leaders + tippet, Costa sunglasses, Sage swag, 12WT hat/sun mask/t-shirt, Oxbow Beer gift certificate, and All Points gift certificate
  • 2nd Place: Sage Enforcer fly reel, Simms Challenger jacket, RIO fly line, RIO leaders + tippet, Costa sunglasses, 12WT hat/sun mask/t-shirt, Oxbow Beer gift certificate, and All Points gift certificate
  • 3rd Place: Sage Spectrum Fly Reel, Simms Freestone hip pack, RIO fly line, RIO leaders + tippet, Sage swag, Costa sunglasses, 12WT hat/sun mask/t-shirt, Oxbow Beer gift certificate, and All Points gift certificate


There is a decent amount of "honor code" involved with this tournament. We simply ask all participants to please mind the rules to make this a great tournament for all those involved. A quick disqualification will be handed out in the case of any rules being broken. Further, it IS pretty easy for us to tell when someone is cheating ;)

  1. This is a catch-and-release, fly fishing, tournament only. No bait, spin, or conventional gear is allowed.
  2. Teams can have a max of two (2) anglers. 
  3. Anglers/teams must come into All Points Fly Shop starting June 13th to pick up their tape measure, identifier, and Snap-A-Striper card. If you cannot make it into the shop, you can request these to be mailed. 
  4. Different than in years past, there are NO boat + shore divisions. This is an all out FREE-FOR-ALL! You can use a motorboat, kayak, SUP board, etc., including wading on foot. You can also do a combination and fishing part time from a watercraft and part time from shore. Any way you want!
  5. In order for your submitted fish (and photo) to qualify and count towards your total length, you must have either the Snap-A-Striper card or your given identifier included, plus a tape measure running from the fork (middle of tail) to the end of the mouth. The photo must include the entire fish. If a photo cuts off part of the fish, or any of the given criteria are not included, that submitted fish/photo does not count. Some part of a fly rod/reel must also be present in the picture as well. 
  6. All stripers must be caught and submitted between 12am 6/14/2021 and 11:59pm 6/30/2021
  7. Photographs/fish submissions must be emailed or brought in store. Email: -- Please do NOT send us pictures via Instagram or Facebook. If this poses a problem, please contact Josh or Joe at All Points to make other arrangements.  
  8. At least one of your total submitted pictures must include the Snap-A-Striper card. This does not mean all, just one. If you submit 200 photos, but none of them include that SAS card, NONE of your fish qualify. Only one is required.
  9. The minimum length on submitted fish must be 26” - we will not accept any fish into your total that are less.
  10. We will be awarding the team/angler who submits the most “fish conscience” photos and fish handling!!
  11. The use of the Casco Bay Lines (Ferry Service) is allowed. These are public transportation services available to everyone.