October 7-9: Babylon Autumn Surf Fishing Cup; Sponsored by Town of Babylon and hosted by Paumanok Surfcasters; Fishing from 5 p.m. Friday through 2 p.m. Sunday. Boundaries are western border of Gilgo State Park to the Sore Thumb. Entry fee of $15. Enter in person 5 p.m. Friday, October 7 until noon on Saturday, October 8. Weigh-in at Cedar Overlook Beach parking lot. Open to Babylon Town residents and non-residents with beach access available to all entrants. For questions or info on pre-registration, call Councilman Lindsay Henry’s office at 631-957-4482.
October 8: Islip Fire Department Engine 2 Striped Bass Tournament; Entry fee of $60 per person includes T-shirt, raffle, dinner, unlimited beverages, and door prizes. Fishing from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cash and tackle prizes. Optional Calcutta with $100 per boat entry fee. Weigh-in at Nicky’s Clam Bar/Marina in Bay Shore beginning at noon. Register in-person Friday, October 7 from 5 p.m. at Islip Firehouse or go to www.IslipFD.org and click on tournament link. For more info, call 631-581-5656 ext. 145.
October 8-9: Jones Beach Fall Blackfish & Striped Bass Tournament; Fish for blackfish and striped bass within Jones Beach State Park. For more info, contact the Jones Beach Fishing Station at 631-559-5938 or Email- email@example.com. Facebook Jones Beach Fishing Station.
October 9: Second Annual Star Island Striped Bass Tournament; Hosted by Star Island Yacht Club and Marina in Montauk. Fishing on Sunday, October 9 from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Captain’s meeting at the Yacht Club on Saturday, October 8 at 7 p.m. The entry fee is $275 per boat, with four anglers per boat. Each additional angler is $50. There will be an awards ceremony held on Sunday following the end of fishing. Call 631-668-5052 or visit www.starislandyc.com for more info.
October 14-16: South Shore Surf Fishing Classic; Sponsored by Long Island State Parks, The Fisherman and Captree Bait & Tackle; Cash and tackle prizes for the five largest striped bass and bluefish. Entry fee is $15. Awards ceremony at Captree State Park at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 16. For more info, call 631-321-3510.
October 16: Suffolk Marine/Miller’s Alehouse Striped Bass & Bluefish Tournament; Captains’ meeting at Miller’s Alehouse, Wednesday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. Entry fee is $225 per boat. Calcuttas for bass and bluefish. Fishing Sunday from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Barbecue following fishing at Suffolk Marine (North Yard) in Babylon. For more info, call 631-669-0907.
October 22: Pete Dahill Striper Tournament; Sponsored by Viking Inn and Restaurant in Islip; Captains meeting on Friday, October 21 at Viking Inn from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cash prizes for three largest stripers. Calcutta, raffles, 50/50 drawing and barbecue. Proceeds benefit The Fisherman Send A Kid Fishing program. For info on registration, rules and captains meeting, call 631-581-9888.
November 4-6: Jones Beach Classic; Fish for striped bass and bluefish in the waters between the Fire Island Lighthouse and Debs Inlet. This is a surf fishing only tournament (beach, pier, jetty etc.). Tournament hours are 9 a.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Jones Beach Fishing Station will be open around the clock during the tournament. Thousands in cash and prizes. Trophies awarded for largest of each species. For more info, contact the Jones Beach Fishing Station at 631-559-5938 or Email- firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook Jones Beach Fishing Station.
November 8: Riverview Striped Bass Tournament; Sponsored by The View Restaurant, Lessings Inc. and The Fisherman magazine. Cash prizes for 15 largest stripers. More than $30,000 in prize money paid out in 2009. Register at Captains’ Meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, November 7 at The View Restaurant in Oakdale. The fee is $75 per angler and includes buffet dinner at the awards ceremony. For more info, call tournament director Jimmy Hahn at 631-589-2694.