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Feature Article: Striper Derby Big Bass

Big bass equals killer boat, bucks at 2018 Striper Derby

BY BLAKE WARREN/WON Staff WriterPublished: Apr 24, 2018

Largest striped bass of two-day event good for Sea Eagle inflatable, Suzuki 9.9 hp package, plus cash and a Global Fish Mount
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LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. — This year's bounty for the biggest striped bass of the Lake Havasu Striper Derby is unprecedented. Never before has such a Big Fish prize package — one worth upwards of $5,000 total — been put up for grabs in the 35-year history of the classic May event, putting an importance on hunting down that one big bite this May at the two-day derby.


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BIG FISH AT the Lake Havasu Striper Derby is taking home a Sea Eagle 10.6 Runabout Inflatable armed with a Suzuki 9.9hp outboard motor, a prize package worth nearly $5,000.


Whoever ends up tipping the scales at the May 19-20 Striper Derby with the biggest overall striper of the derby will be taking home their very own Sea Eagle 10.6 Runabout Inflatable armed with a Suzuki 9.9hp outboard motor, making for the ultimate portable, versatile and stealth fishing platform that you can put in the game at any of your favorite fisheries. This boat/motor alone is valued at nearly $5,000!


And on top of the boat/motor Big Fish prize package, the largest jailbird of the 2018 event will also earn the angler bringing it to the scales the Big Fish Optional cash — and the High Roller Optional cash if entered — to pad his or her wallet before hitting the road out of Havasu. Not to mention the souvenir of the occasion in the form of an extremely lifelike replica of the most grande lineside courtesy of Global Fish Mounts.


Beyond the massive Big Fish payback, the top-finishing teams at this year's Striper Derby will also score big. The first place team at next month's derby will cash in on a sweet prize package, highlighted by a pair of 3-day fishing trips aboard the H&M Landing-based sportfisher Chief in San Diego (a value of over $1,500 with a possible shot at hard-fighting pelagic game fish). Also included in the first place bounty is two high-end 50-quart Engel Coolers, two pair of Costa Sunglasses, a pair of top-shelf Lew's baitcaster reels, some Plano tackle solutions and much more!


The second and third place teams will also be picking up a hefty allotment of prizes for their efforts, with much of the same high-end gear, and the rest of the top 10 also taking home plenty of swag for their two days of well-earned striper catching.


Then there are the countless raffle prizes, highlighted by the Grand Raffle Prize of a Klamath 16-foot aluminum boat with a Suzuki DF 40 outboard and sitting on an EZ Loader trailer, worth nearly $20K! Toss in the 20 cash Blind Bogey awards and there will certainly be no shortage of winners heading out from London Bridge come Sunday, May 20 after the always-fun awards ceremony. 


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We look forward to seeing everyone out at Havasu next month!