Jeppesen Marine is the title sponsor of an American Striper Association sanctioned fishing competition scheduled for Sept. 19.
The Jeppesen Marine Cape Cod Striper Showdown, scheduled for Sept. 19, will feature top striper anglers from across the Northeast who will compete to find out who is "top gun" in this high-profile fishing competition. The Osterville Anglers Club will serve as headquarters and host for the tournament.
Top ASA teams will be competing for cash prizes and points in the competitive ASA Angler of the Year standings. The first-place winner will receive $5,000 cash and a wall mount if he's an ASA member ($2,500 if a non-member). Cash awards will be paid to the top five finishers.
"Fall is a great time of the year for striper fishing on the Cape," said Ken Cirillo, business development manager for Jeppesen Marine and OAC president, in a statement. "Combine great big-fish opportunities with the best anglers from the local area and across the Northeast, and this is shaping up to be a very competitive and exciting event."
Cirillo, himself an avid striped bass fishermen and tournament angler, may have something to say about the eventual outcome of the competition. With his C-MAP-equipped boat Magic based out of the Osterville Anglers Club, Cirillo knows the waters well, understands how to use his marine electronics to find and catch more fish and has taken more than his share of large striped bass.
In fact, Cirillo and his team of anglers finished third in the Cape Cod $5,000, held recently at nearby Oysters Harbor Marine. Jeppesen Marine was also one of the major sponsors for this event, donating a variety of prizes to competitors.