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Full rundown on Saturday's results in the 25th Annual JCAA Fluke Tournament, with details on how to still win big in the contest this Thursday, June 20, 2019 in Toms River.
By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.  |  June 17, 2019
The Yamaha outboard powered 14’ SmokerCraft aluminum boat and trailer was won in 2019 by Tom Murphy, here with his buddy Martin Dziubek hooking up his grand prize win following the 25th annual JCAA awards ceremony in Toms River on June 20, 2019. Photo by John DeBona.

The 25th Annual Jersey Coast Anglers Association (JCAA) Fluke Tournament took place on June 15th. The weather forecast of high winds throughout the day along with big waves resulted in only 188 entries competing in seven regions throughout the state. Although it was windy in some areas during the early afternoon, most areas had sun and very light winds during the morning. The fishing turned out to be very good for many of our contestants.

The largest fluke weighed in was 8.79 pounds, 27.75 inches and was caught by Jesse McLean of Toms River and weighed in at Shipwreck Grill in the Manasquan Region. In addition to the $1,200 first place award McLean and crew also swept the regional and overall calcutts for a grand total in winnings of $10,870.

The second largest fluke in the tournament of 6.64 pounds was caught by Matt Sorrentino of Ship Bottom who won both the $50 and $100 calcuttas for the Barnegat Bay region. Matt narrowly edged out Anthony Alegre of Forked River who weighed in a 6.60-pound, the third largest of the tournament. George R. Broome of Forked River had the smallest fish this year which won a region prize weighing in at 2.35 pounds at South Harbor Marina in the Barnegat Bay region.

The awards ceremony and boat giveaway will be held on Thursday night at the Clarion Hotel on Route 37 West. Follow the signs to find the registration site (registration is between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.). At least one person from your boat must attend at the time of the drawing in order to win a prize.

Be sure to bring your registration affidavit to save yourself time at the registration desk. Finger food and soft drinks will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. with a cash bar open throughout the event. All winning numbers will be announced in the ballroom with port prizes distributed and the winning registration ticket pulled to win the boat and motor package.

The JCAA Fluke Tournament had a field of 188 boats this season; all told, JCAA will pay out over $30,000 in cash along with region prizes and door prizes worth thousands of dollars.

2019 JCAA Fluke Tournament Prize List
1st - $1200
2nd - Costa sunglasses and accessories
3rd - Fenwick Conventional Rod HMXT 66M-F 6’6” & Canyon CR-10 Reel; Yamaha Hat; JCAA T-Shirt
4th - TICA UEHA 429002S 9’6” Spinning Rod & TICA GP4500 Spinning Reel; TICA Hat; JCAA T-Shirt
5th - TICA WIGA76 HH2S 7’6” Spinning Rod & TICA GP4000 Spinning Reel; TICA Hat; JCAA T-Shirt
6th – The Fishermen Magazine Package (1 year subscription); JCAA Hat & T-Shirt plus additional accessories.
7th - Tsunami TSCS 661MH 6’6” Spinning Rod & Tsunami ARMR-TSARM 3000 Spinning Reel; JCAA Accessory Package
8th - ICOM - IC-M25 VHF Marine Transceiver; JCAA T-Shirt
9th - Fuel Ox Marine Fuel Treatment – 16oz; JCAA T-Shirt
10th - Two dinner tickets to the JCAA Sportsperson of the Year Banquet; JCAA T-Shirt

Jersey City Region
1st Dawn Jacobson - Edgewater NJ (5.59 lbs)
2nd Anthony Bellsario - Staten Island, NY (5.14 lbs)
3rd Daniel Cordano - Bayonne, NJ (4.25 lbs)
4th Marc M. Atlas - Edgewater, NJ (4.25 lbs)
5th Kim Fisher - Staten Island , NY (3.95 lbs)
6th Ed Schaefer Jr. - Edgewater NJ (2.65 lbs)
7th Phil Gatto - Lodi NJ (2.49 lbs)
8th None
9th None
10th None

Sandy Hook Region
1st Steve R. Kelly - Jersey City, NJ (5.50 lbs)
2nd Mark Capalbo - Dumont, NJ (5.45 lbs)
3rd Eli Mosteller - Medford Lakes, NJ (4.66 lbs)
4th Robert Regan - High Bridge, NJ (3.83 lbs)
5th Pancho Berrea - Dover, NJ (3.77 lbs)
6th Michael Reiner - Fairlawn, NJ (3.17 lbs)
7th Robert Drumm Jr. - Fairfield, NJ (3.03 lbs)
8th Adam Schuler - New Tripoli, PA (2.62 lbs)
9th Joseph Pagano - Milltown, NJ (2.57 lbs)
10th None

Shark River Inlet Region
1st Andrew Green - Ambler, PA (5.78 lbs)
2nd Don Marantz - Clarksburg, NJ (5.04 lbs)
3rd Andy Dudimetz - Brownsville, NJ (4.74 lbs)
4th Joe Mariano - Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ (4.74 lbs)
5th David Pangaldi - Hamilton, NJ (4.53 lbs)
6th Jay Stich - Pendell, PA (4.20 lbs)
7th Emil Clement - Gibbstown, NJ (3.65 lbs)
8th Tom Trembola - Cookstown, NJ (3.52 lbs)
9th Lewis Ottrando - Millstone, NJ (2.95 lbs)
10th Jake Linder - Branchburg, NJ (2.55 lbs)

Manasquan River Region
1st Jesse McLean - Toms River, NJ (8.79 lbs)
2nd Tom Murphy - Wall, NJ (6.10 lbs)
3rd Frank Vanderbrock - Old Bridge NJ (4.52 lbs)
4th Jim Whittaker - Brick, NJ (4.52 lbs)
5th Joseph Fedak - Jersey City, NJ (3.95 lbs)
6th Brian Keating - Eagleville, PA (3.92 lbs)
7th Craig Soltis - Brick, NJ (3.75 lbs)
8th Henry Mitska - Southampton, PA (3.60 lbs)
9th Martin Kascur - Toms River, NJ (3.54 lbs)
10th Stee Materia - Toms River, NJ (3.25 lbs)

Barnegat Bay Region
1st Matt Sorrentino - Ship Bottom, NJ (6.64 lbs)
2nd Anthony Alegre - Forked River, NJ (6.60 lbs)
3rd Marc Heivly - Malvern, PA (5.90 lbs)
4th Brian Cognigni - Burlington, NJ (5.23 lbs)
5th Anthony Arcabascio Sr. – Forked River, NJ (3.79 lbs)
6th Fred Knott - Wrightstown, NJ (3.69 lbs)
7th Christopher Hiros - New Lisbon, NJ (3.15 lbs)
8th Jack Farrell - Burlington, NJ (2.48 lbs)
9th George R Broome - Forked River, NJ (2.35 lbs)
10th None

Long Beach Island Region
1st Phil Natale Jr. - Caldwell, NJ (5.83 lbs)
2nd Mike Sorrentino - Browns Mills, NJ (4.51 lbs)
3rd Austin Pounds - Long Beach Twp., NJ (3.76 lbs)
4th Ed Evans - South Hampton, NJ (2.76 lbs)
5th Ed Lippincott - Columbus, NJ (2.71 lbs)
6th Brent Secrist - Hamilton, NJ (2.68 lbs)
7th None
8th None
9th None
10th None

Southern Region (Great Bay to Fortescue)
1st Tony Mosloskie - Essington, PA (5.53 lbs)
2nd Michael Zaleski - Berlin, NJ (4.65 lbs)
3rd John Russick - Shamong, NJ (4.65 lbs)
4th Mark Sajtlava - Monroeville, NJ (4.42 lbs)
5th Roy Trainor - Gibbstown, NJ (4.36 lbs)
6th Brian Seitz - Tamaqua, NJ (4.17 lbs)
7th Jeremy Jankowski - Delran, NJ (4.00 lbs)
8th John Hutchins - Media, PA (3.62 lbs)
9th Len Caslin - New Gretna, NJ (3.37 lbs)
10th George Gaudlap - Browns Mills, NJ (3.24 lbs)