JCAA 24th Annual Fluke Tournament Port Prize Winners

Come to the Awards Ceremony at the
Clarion Hotel on Rte. 37 East in Toms River
Thursday evening, August 9th, 2018

Come early to register (3PM to 7PM)
Drawing starts promptly at 7:00 PM

The 24th Annual JCAA Fluke Tournament took place on August 4th. The weather forecast of thunderstorms throughout the day along with big waves and heavy winds resulted in only 222 entries competing in 7 regions throughout our state. Though the weather was in fact bad in some areas during the morning, most areas had sun during the afternoon. The fishing turned out to be very good for many of our contestants.

There were three true doormats exceeding 10 lbs. weighed in during the tournament. The largest fluke weighed in was 12.40 lbs., 30” and was caught by James Gurski of Nazareth, Pa. He weighed it in at Gateway Marina in the Sandy Hook Region. James did not add the extra $25 to enter our doormat fluke category that would have won him $50,000 for catching the largest fluke exceeding 12 lbs. However, he and his team did win both Sandy Hook Region Calcuttas along with the 1st place region prize for a total of $4,569.

The second largest fluke in the tournament was caught by Matthew Cornman of Gloucester City. He did enter the doormat fluke category but his fish weighed 11.79 lbs., less than 4 ounces away from winning the $50,000 prize. Mathew caught his fish in Absecon Inlet and weighed it in at One Stop Bait and Tackle Store in Atlantic City. He only entered the $50 overall Calcutta but along with the 1st place region prize his winnings totaled $4569.

Joe Saro’s 10.59 lb. fluke was the third largest caught in the tournament. It was weighed in at Liberty Landing Marina. Joe was the biggest winner in this year’s tournament as he won the $100 overall Calcutta along with both Jersey City Region Calcuttas and the 1st place region prize for a total of $8,638.

Harvey Karp of Kearny, NJ had the smallest fish this year which won a region prize weighing in at 2.02 lbs. at Liberty Landing Marina in the Jersey City Region. Harvey was a previous overall winner in 2016 winning $13,319. All the winners from each region are listed below.

All told, JCAA will pay out a total of $31,852 in cash along with region prizes and door prizes worth thousands of dollars.

This annual tournament provides funds to help the Jersey Coast Anglers Association continue its fight for sound management of our fisheries and our marine environment while seeking to protect or enhance fishing opportunities for our recreational anglers. We are currently seeking more reasonable regulations for our recreational anglers.

The Clarion Hotel in Toms River is the host for the 24th Annual Jersey Coast Fluke Tournament Awards Ceremony. The Clarion Hotel invites tournament entrants to come and enjoy their facilities both before and after the awards ceremony. You can meet JCAA Executive Board members and representatives from our sponsors.

By attending the awards ceremony this is your chance to win the drawing for the boat, motor and trailer Grand Prize. In fact, 19 of the last 20 Grand Prize winners did not weigh in a qualifying prize fish in the tournament. Someone from your boat must be present to win the Grand Prize and any of the fifty or so great door prizes.

We want to thank all tournament participants and especially our sponsors for making the tournament a success. Our nationally known sponsors include Yamaha Motors, Starcraft Boats, Yacht Club Trailers, Tica Fishing Tackle, Fuel Ox, Costa Sunglasses, The Fisherman Magazine, and ICOM. The $1,200 First Place Port Prizes were sponsored by Fisherman’s Headquarters (for Long Beach Island), South Harbor Marina (for Barnegat Bay), and Liberty Landing Marina (for Jersey City) and the remaining ports by the JCAA. Jersey Coast Fluke Tournament T-shirts and hats will be on sale as long as supplies last.

The JCAA Fluke Tournament GRAND PRIZE Registration will be at the Clarion Hotel on Route 37W on Thursday evening, August 9th. Follow the signs to find the registration site. We will be in the Ballroom. Registration is between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM. At least one person from your boat must attend at the time of the drawing in order to win a prize. We expect a large turnout so please come early. Please bring your registration affidavit to save yourself time at the registration desk. There will be free hamburgers, hot dogs, mozzarella sticks and soft drinks served from 5-7PM. A cash bar will be open throughout the event. All winning numbers will be announced in the ballroom. We will also be distributing the port prizes for those in attendance. The registration desk will issue one ticket which is good for both the Grand Prize and for the door prizes. Additionally, we will be holding a huge a 50-50 raffle. Last year’s winner took home just under $2000. We really appreciate both your participation and patience and are sure everyone will have a great time. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for your support.

2018 Port Prize List
(Subject to final adjustment)

1st Place:Cash $1,200
2nd Place:Costa Sunglassess & Accessories
3rd Place:Canyon 5000 spinning reel
4th Place:Icom M-36 portable VHF radio
5th Place:Tsunami 4000 Shield spinning reel and Sapphire rod
6th Place:Tica Taurus TP5000S spinning reel and 12’ surfcasting rod
7th Place:Fishermen Magazine basket including assorted items and a 1 year subscription
8th Place:Fuel Ox additive, t-shirts and a Tony Maja bunker spoonand Two JCAA dinner tickets
9th Place:Fenwick rod, JCAA t-shirt and hat
10th Place:Two dinner tickets to the JCAA Sportsperson of the Year Banquet

Here are the Preliminary Results for 2018

* $50 Port Calcutta Winners
** $100 Port Calcutta Winners
$ $50 Overall Tournament Calcutta Winner
$$ $100 Overall Tournament Calcutta Winner
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1. Jersey City

 NameHometownEntry #WeightLength
1stJoe Saro *, ** $$Lincroft, NJ21910.5929.5
2ndMarc AtlasFairview, NJ1498.828
3rdWilliam ReilyMorganville, NJ2165.6525.5
4thDamon MastrangeloCliffside Park, NJ1025.0324.5
5thDave SemitMatawan, NJ1734.9424
6thDaniel CordanoBayonne, NJ1334.623
7thNick NapolitanoFort Lee, NJ2063.7922
8thJason KinneyLebanon, NJ2223.3921.25
9thHarvey KarpKearny, NJ902.0218.5

2. Sandy Hook

 NameHometownEntry #WeightLength
1stJames Gurski *, **Nazareth, PA12512.430
2ndAllen Evans JrUnion Beach, NJ1638.4327.5
3rdVito ManziMorganville, NJ2048.3627
4thSteve KellyJersey City, NJ1718.0426.25
5thJerry DrummUpper Darby, PA1087.5926.25
6thRick HerbertRingwood, NJ1996.6725.5
7thJames SmithClark, NJ1296.3425.75
8thTodd JakubikColts Neck, NJ465.6325
9thPartick McCarthySayerville, NJ2325.1724
10thJack NatelliMonroe, NJ1874.6523

3. Shark River Inlet

 NameHometownEntry #WeightLength
1stAndy Dudinetz *, **Brownsville, NJ817.6326.5
2ndBilly YoungTabernacle, NJ2307.5727.5
3rdHerman SchochPaulsboro, NJ837.5725.75
4thChuck TempleWrightstown, NJ46.9426
5thPhilip RiccaWestfield, NJ2176.3724.5
6thPat CroninWall, NJ965.8324
7thDylan MontgomeryFranklinville, NJ2335.6424.5
8thJoe GurrieriHowell, NJ2115.4224.5
9thGeorge MizsakHamilton, NJ1745.3924.5
10thJohn GoetzCream Ridge, NJ2125.0223

4. Manasquan River

 NameHometownEntry #WeightLength
1stJoseph Coutant *Brick, NJ1068.0227
2ndDoug Aives **Old Bridge, NJ357.9226
3rdRodger HoulmanKeyport, NJ526.5225.5
4thJohn RemishofskiWall, NJ396.3527
5thBob CameronNorth Haledon, NJ366.0325
6thJohn HaleyKendall Park, NJ1915.9125
7thJason McClearyJackson, NJ2085.925.5
8thAnthony PlesziaLinwood, NJ2055.5625
9thWilliam CubaPiscataway, NJ315.0824.5
10thDoug WolfStanhope, NJ1824.8625

5. Barnegat Bay

 NameHometownEntry #WeightLength
1stJohn Chudzinski *Cherry Hill, NJ1227.426
2ndAlex Majewski **Barnegat, NJ1356.826
3rdGeorge CostanzoBarnegat, NJ1926.6726
4thPeter BonillaWhiting, NJ45524.5
5thCamille CarusoForked River, NJ1584.9623.5
6thJohn FayForked River, NJ884.7824
7thMatt SorrentinoShipbottom, NJ1984.5923.5
8thEd TiceBeachwood, NJ804.4622.75
9thTom EngleMedford, NJ1624.3822.75
10thJohn Kostick JrLakewood, NJ444.2522

6. Long Beach Island

 NameHometownEntry #WeightLength
1stKevin Cliver *, **Sellersville, NJ828.6427
2ndRichard PhillipsSouthhamton, NJ954.923.13
3rdDean PaoalellaSpringfield, NJ2004.3422.5
4thJohn McKinnonJackson, NJ844.1322.38
5thTom TrembulaCookstown, NJ403.8121.38
6thBrian RustCinnaminson, NJ533.8121.25
7thJason CzamikPhiladelphia, PA1113.721
8thBob KlebossisManahawkin, NJ1372.9220.38
9thJohn HooverMoorestown, NJ1832.8520
10thTom DeanLittle Egg Harbor, NJ1212.3619.88

7. Southern Region (Great Bay, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Cape May, Fortescue)

 NameHometownEntry #WeightLength
1stMatthew Cornman $Gloucester City, NJ22611.7830
2ndRoy Trainor *, **Wildwood, NJ2346.9325.5
3rdTony Mosloskie Essington, PA346.6325
4thDan SchaferDel Haven, NJ2094.8923.5
5thTim FitzickSomers Point, NJ334.0823.5
6thDaniel DeChurchMorrestown, NJ1033.6221
7thMichael ChoynowskiNorth Arlington, NJ1433.4421
8thJohn SpiroBrowns Mills, NJ1483.2920.75
9thChris MurrayNorthfield, NJ713.2320.5
10thTony OlswfskiFlorence, NJ1843.1120.75