South Jersey Doormat Derby On July 13 - The Fisherman

South Jersey Doormat Derby On July 13

This Saturday, July 13, don’t miss the 2024 Doormat Derby presented by Wildwood Fishing & Boating Expo and hosted by Off the Hook Marina.

The Doormat Derby is a one-day summer flounder fishing tournament sponsored by Cape May Outboard, as well as The Fisherman Magazine.  The captains meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday the 12th at Off the Hook Marina at 989 Ocean Drive in Cape May.  Shotgun start is Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. from the Lund’s side of the Cape May toll bridge, with scales open from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.

There are multiple categories for tournament entry, and various Calcutta options in which to participate, with guaranteed tournament prizes, awards and an after party back at Off the Hook Marina.  There’s over $6K in prizes with $1,500 to the heaviest fish, $600 for second and $400 for third.  The three heaviest fluke stringer will take home $1,700, with $600 for second and $400 for third.  There are also awards for women and kids (14 and under) with a $100 cash prize for heaviest black sea bass.

Brochures are available at Off the Hook Marina, or for details call tournament director Gerry Vessels at 609-377-1617.  You can also find The Doormat Derby on Facebook.  Learn more about the Wildwood Fishing & Boat Expo at