Week 22

September 10 - September 16, 2018

Last Name First Name Catch Location Length (Inches) Wingspan (Inches) Weight (Pounds) Girth (Inches)
Sweeney Mike West Meadow, Long Island 17 - - -
Morales Jorge Mattituck, NY 17 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 16.5 14 1.7 10
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 16 - - -
Hansen George Milford, CT 16 - - -
Morales Jorge Mattituck, NY 15.5 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 15 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 15 - - -
Nager Dave CT River 15 - - -
Christy Richard Sandy Hook, NJ 15 - - -
Nager Dave CT River 14.5 - - -
Sweeney Mike West Meadow, Long Island 14 - - -
Morales Jorge Fire Island Inlet, NY 13.5 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 13.5 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 13 12 1.2 8
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 13 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 12.5 11.5 1 7.5
Sweeney Mike West Meadow, Long Island 10 - - -

Week 21

September 3 - September 9, 2018

Last Name First Name Catch Location Length (Inches) Wingspan (Inches) Weight (Pounds) Girth (Inches)
Morales Jorge Fire Island Inlet, NY 16 - - -
Christy Richard Sandy Hook, NJ 16 - - -
Christy Richard Sandy Hook, NJ 16 - - -
Christy Richard Sandy Hook, NJ 15 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 14.5 - 1.7 -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 14.5 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 14.5 - - -
Fanelli James Axel Carlson Reef 14.5 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 14.5 13 1.7 8
Morales Jorge Fire Island Inlet, NY 14 - - -
Morales Jorge Fire Island Inlet, NY 14 - - -
Thelen John Westport, CT 14 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 13.5 12 1 7.5
Migliori John Middletown, RI 13.5 13 1 7.5
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 13 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 13 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 12 - - -

Week 20

August 27 - September 2, 2018

Last Name First Name Catch Location Length (Inches) Wingspan (Inches) Weight (Pounds) Girth (Inches)
Sweeney Mike 4x4 Beach, Long Island, NY 17 12 - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 17 14 1.7 9
Christy Richard Sandy Hook, NJ 17 - - -
Christy Richard Sandy Hook, NJ 17 - - -
Christy Richard Sandy Hook, NJ 16.5 - - -
Piccirillo Dominic Bonds Dock, CT 15 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 15 14 1.3 9
Nager Dave CT River 14.5 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Long Island Sound, NY 14 12 - -
Nager Dave CT River 14 - - -
Piccirillo Dominic Bonds Dock, CT 14 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 14 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 14 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 13.5 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 13.5 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 13.5 12 1 7.5
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 13 - - -

Week 19

August 20 - August 26, 2018

Last Name First Name Catch Location Length (Inches) Wingspan (Inches) Weight (Pounds) Girth (Inches)
Christy Richard Sandy Hook, NJ 17 - - -
Palinkas David Gardeners Bay, NY 16.5 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 16.5 14 1.7 9.5
Sweeney Mike Captree Fire Island Inlet, NY 16 12 - -
Christy Richard Sandy Hook, NJ 16 - - -
Christy Richard Sandy Hook, NJ 16 - - -
Sweeney Mike Captree Long Island, NY 16 13 - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 15 - - -
Sweeney Mike Captree, NY 15 12 - -
Lydtin Rebecca Great South Bay, NY 14.5 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 14.5 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 14.5 12 1.9 8.5
Lydtin Rebecca Great South Bay, NY 14 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 14 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 13 - - -
Kiffer Andrew Hobart Beach, NY 13 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 12.5 12 1 6.5
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 12 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 12 - - -
Hansen George Milford, CT 12 - - -
Sweeney Mike Captree Long Island, NY 15 13 - -

Week 18

August 13 - August 19, 2018

Last Name First Name Catch Location Length (Inches) Wingspan (Inches) Weight (Pounds) Girth (Inches)
Christy Richard Sandy Hook, NJ 18.5 - - -
Lanigan Charlene Shinnecock Bay, NY 18 - - -
Christy Richard Sandy Hook, NJ 17 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 15 12.5 - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 15 - - -
Christy Richard Sandy Hook, NJ 15 - - -
Ingrassia Daniel Jamaica Bay, NY 13 12 - -
Palinkas David Niantic, CT 13 12 - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 13 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 13 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 13 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 12.5 - - -
Ingrassia Daniel Jamaica Bay, NY 12 - - -
Ingrassia Daniel Jamaica Bay, NY 12 11 - -
Palinkas David Niantic, CT 12 12 - -

Week 17

August 6 - August 12, 2018

Last Name First Name Catch Location Length (Inches) Wingspan (Inches) Weight (Pounds) Girth (Inches)
Chacon Mike Long Island Sound 18.5 - - -
Christy Richie Sandy Hook, NJ 18 - - -
Christy Richie Sandy Hook, NJ 16 - - -
Hertzfeld Elon Waterford, CT 16 13 - -
Keckler Kris Westerly, RI 16 - - -
Keckler Kris Montauk, NY 16 - - -
Natalie James Sore Thumb, NY 16 13 - -
Christy Richie Sandy Hook, NJ 15 - - -
Keckler Kris Montauk, NY 15 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 15 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 14.5 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 14.5 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 14 12.5 - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 14 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 14 12.5 1.4 9
Migliori John Middletown, RI 14 12 1.1 8
Migliori John Middletown, RI 13.5 13.5 1.4 7.5
Fiorentino Mark Long Island Sound 12.5 11 - -
McDonnell Scott Long Island sound 12.5 - - -
Fiorentino Mark Long Island Sound 12 - - -

Mid August is primetime for Searobin fishing! With summer winding down, the Searobin have been seen starting to blitz in the shallows, even breaking the surface of the water. With only a month left in the 2018 Searobin Showdown, Now is the time to get those birds on the board! Richie Christy submitted a great looking Searobin in Week 17!

Richie Christy's Week 17 Searobin

Week 16

July 30 - August 5, 2018

Last Name First Name Catch Location Length (Inches) Wingspan (Inches) Weight (Pounds) Girth (Inches)
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 17.5 - - -
Sweeney Mike Port Jefferson Harbour, NY 17.5 13 - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 17 14.5 2.4 9.5
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 17 - - -
Sweeney Mike Port Jefferson Harbour, NY 17 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 16.5 14 2.1 9
Chacon Mike The Triangle 16 - - -
INGRASSIA DANIEL Fire Island, NY 16 - - -
Keckler Kris Westerly, RI 16 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 16 14 2.1 8.5
Piccirillo Dominic Stratford, CT 16 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 14.5 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 14.5 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 14 - - -
INGRASSIA DANIEL Fire Island, NY 14 12.5 - -
Keckler Kris Westerly, RI 14 - - -
Keckler Kris Westerly, RI 14 - - -
INGRASSIA DANIEL Fire Island, NY 13.5 - - -
Hertzfeld Elon Waterford, CT 13 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 13 - - -

As we enter the month of August, the Searobin catches are steadily rolling in! Although we're not seeing the larger birds we saw earlier in the season, the numbers are definitely there! Check out Mike Sweeney's great Kayak Searobin!


Mike Sweeney's Week 16 Searobin

Week 15

July 23 - July 29, 2018

Last Name First Name Catch Location Length (Inches) Wingspan (Inches) Weight (Pounds) Girth (Inches)
Martignetti Anthony Bayville, NY 18 - - -
Christy Richie Sandy Hook, NJ 17.5 - - -
Christy Richie Sandy Hook, NJ 17 - - -
Piccirillo Dominic Stratford, CT 17 - - -
Stark Craig Waterford, CT (LIS) 17 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 16.5 - - -
Xeller Dan Great South Bay, NY 16.25 - - -
Piccirillo Dominic Stratford, CT 16 - - -
Christy Richie Sandy Hook, NJ 15.5 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 15 - - -
Piccirillo Dominic Stratford, CT 15 - - -
Xeller Dan Great South Bay, NY 15 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 14 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 14 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 14 - - -
Xeller Dan Great South Bay, NY 14 - - -
Hally Andrew Branford, CT 13.5 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 13.5 12 1 7
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 13.5 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 13 12 1 7.5
Migliori John Middletown, RI 13 12.5 1 8
Ratte Zachary Falmouth, MA 13 - - -

Week 15 proved that SeaRobin are the true Birds of Summer! Several anglers are getting submissions on the board every week, dramatically increasing their odds of winning monthly and season-long prizes! Craig Stark submitted this beauty of a Searobin from Waterford, CT!


Craig Stark's Week 15 Searobin

Week 14

July 16 - July 22, 2018

Last Name First Name Catch Location Length (Inches) Wingspan (Inches) Weight (Pounds) Girth (Inches)
Helgans Matt Long Island Sound, NY 19 15 2.5 -
Lang Jordan Fire Island Inlet,  NY 18.5 14.5 2.3 -
Lydtin Rebecca Great South Bay, NY 17 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 17 16 2.6 11
Migliori John Middletown, RI 17 13.5 1.4 10
Hansen George Clinton, CT 16.5 - - -
Helgans Matt Long Island Sound, NY 16.5 - - -
Christy Richie Sandy Hook, NJ 16 14 - -
Lydtin Rebecca Great South Bay, NY 16 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 16 - - -
Christy Richie Sandy Hook, NJ 15 - - -
Davidson Mark Long Island Sound, CT 15 - - -
Hertzfeld Elon Waterford, CT 15 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 15 14 1.4 8
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 15 - - -
Xeller Dan Great South Bay, NY 15 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Milton Harbor, NY 14.5 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 14.5 - - -
Xeller Dan Great South Bay, NY 14.5 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Milton Harbor, NY 14 - - -
Arias Edwin Long Branch, NJ 14 - - -
Christy Richie Sandy Hook, NJ 14 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Milton Harbor, NY 13 - - -

Although Mid-July brought some of the nastiest heat of the summer so far, the Searobin didn't seem to mind! Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey ALL produced some great fish! Dan Xeller submitted a great shot of his first Showdown Searobin alongside his trusty skiff 'Shorty'. Elon Hertzfeld not only submitted a great Searobin this week, he also landed the largest Bluefish in the 2018 TBO Trifecta!

Dan Xeller's First Searobin of the 2018 Showdown! Check out that Paint Job on 'Shorty'!

Elon Hertzfeld's TBO Trifecta Searobin

Week 13

July 9 - July 15, 2018

Last Name First Name Catch Location Length (Inches) Wingspan (Inches) Weight (Pounds) Girth (Inches)
Keckler Kris Westerly, RI 19 16 2.4 10.5
De Masco Don Demo 18 14 - -
Najdek Lou Moriches Bay, NY 18 - - -
Brown Richard Shinnecock, NY 17 14.5 - -
Christy Richard 16 - - -
Christy Richard 16 - - -
Keckler Kris Westerly, RI 16 - - -
Keckler Kris Westerly, RI 16 - - -
Piccirillo Dominic Birdseye Dock, CT 16 - - -
Christy Richard Sandy Hook, NJ 15.5 12 - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 15.5 - - -
Belin James Westerly, RI 15 - - -
Gagliano David Fire Island Inlet, NY 15 - - -
Piccirillo Dominic Milford, CT 15 - - -
Ratte Zachary Falmouth, MA 15 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 15 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 15 - - -
Staab Chris Old Saybrook, CT 15 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Milton Harbor, NY 14.5 - - -
Belin James Westerly, RI 14.5 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 14.5 13.5 1.9 9.5
Agosta Jonathan Milton Harbor, NY 14 - - -
Lydtin Rebecca Shinnecock, NY 14 - - -
McDonnell Scott Long Island Sound 14 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 14 13 1.8 9
Nager David Old Saybrook, CT 14 - - -
Peterson Amanda Montauk, NY 14 13 1.1 -
Staab Chris Old Saybrook, CT 13.5 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Milton Harbor, NY 13 - - -
Belin James Westerly, RI 13 - - -
Nager David Old Saybrook, CT 13 - - -
Ratte Zachary Falmouth, MA 12.5 - - -
Caparelli Frank Niantic, CT 12 - - -
Staab Chris Old Saybrook, CT 12 - - -

Chris Keckler topped the Week 13 Leaderboard with a 19 inch creature of perfection! There is no denying that the Searobin deserves all the respect of the world's greatest gamefish! Searobin Sharpie, Frank Caparelli shared one of the greatest tricks in the book! Throwing a whole squid head on your hook is a surefire way to land a Searobin!

This Leaderboard-Topping 19-Inch Searobin, Was Landed by Chris Keckler!

Whole Squid-Head: The Top Secret Searobin Bait! Frank Caparelli's Week 12 Bird

Week 12

July 2 - July 8, 2018

Last Name First Name Catch Location Length (Inches) Wingspan (Inches) Weight (Pounds) Girth (Inches)
Chacon Mike Kings Park, NY 19 - - -
Ingrassia Daniel Fire Island, NY 19 - - -
Martignetti George Prybil Beach, NY 18.5 - - -
De Masco Don Montauk, NY 18 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 17 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 16.5 13.5 1.1 10
Natalie James Great South Bay, NY 16.5 - - -
Ingrassia Daniel Fire Island, NY 16 14.5 - -
Ingrassia Daniel Fire Island, NY 16 - - -
Lang Jordan Fire Island Inlet, NY 16 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 16 13.5 1.9 9.5
Piccirillo Dominic Stratford, CT 16 - - -
Reinhold Robert Sandy Hook, NJ 16 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 16 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 15.5 13 1.1 10
Piccirillo Dominic Stratford, CT 15.5 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Milton Harbor, NY 15 15 - -
Borden Bruce Dennisport, MA 15 - - -
Collier Jim Niantic, CT 15 14 - -
Nager David Old Saybrook, CT 15 - - -
Piccirillo Dominic Stratford, CT 15 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 15 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Milton Harbor, NY 14.5 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Milton Harbor, NY 14 12.5 - 8
Mercurio Matthew Atlantic Highlands, NJ 14 13 - -
Nager David Old Saybrook, CT 14 - - -
Reinhold Robert Sandy Hook, NJ 14 - - -
Reinhold Robert Raritan Bay, NJ 14 - - -
Rieger Matt New Haven, CT 14 12 1.1 -
Ratte Zachary Falmouth, MA 13.5 - - -
Keckler Kris Watch Hill, RI 12 - - -
Keckler Kris Watch Hill, RI 12 - - -
Keckler Kris Watch Hill, RI 12 - - -
Woerner Ryan The OB Bouy, Eatons Neck 12 - - -
Caparelli Frank Niantic, CT 11 - - -

Happy Birthday America!!! America's most honorable fish, the Searobin, celebrated Independence Week in style! Congrats to all the anglers that landed beautiful birds this week!

The Official Bird-Fish of the United States of America!

James Natalie with a Stunning Week 12 Searobin!

James Borden made this kid's trip when they landed this spectacular Searobin!

Week 11

June 25 - July 1, 2018

Last Name First Name Catch Location Length (Inches) Wingspan (Inches) Weight (Pounds) Girth (Inches)
Willis Kimberley Isabella Beach 19 17 - -
Baisley Nick Northport, NY 18 - - -
Bona Mike Mamaroneck, NY 17 15 - -
Agosta Jonathan Long Island Sound 16.5 - - -
Bona Mike Mamaroneck, NY 16.5 14.5 - -
Hintz Zachary Mouth of the CT River 16.5 13 - -
Rieger Matt New Haven, CT 16.5 - - -
Hintz Zachary Mouth of CT River 16 11 - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 16 13 1.1 9.5
Agosta Jonathan Long Island Sound 15 - - -
Hintz Zachary Mouth of the CT River 15 12 - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 15 13 1.4 8.8
Rieger Matt New Haven, CT 15 13 - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 14.5 13 1.2 8.5
Rieger Matt New Haven, CT 14 13 1 -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 14 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 14 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Long Island Sound 13.5 - - -
BELIN JAMES Pt Judith, RI 12 - - -
Keckler Kris Watch Hill RI 12 - - -
Keckler Kris Watch Hill, RI 12 - - -
Keckler Kris Watch Hill, RI 12 - - -
BELIN JAMES Pt Judith, RI 11.5 - - -
BELIN JAMES Pt Judith, RI 10.5 - - -

The month of June closed out with some excellent Searobin catches! We are excited to see CT and RI start to overtake NY and NJ with submissions! Kimberley Willis topped the leaderboard with a beautiful 19 inch Sea Robin this week!


Kimberley Willis with an Outstanding 19 Inch Searobin in Week 11

Week 10

June 18 - June 24, 2018

Last Name First Name Catch Location Length (Inches) Wingspan (Inches) Weight (Pounds) Girth (Inches)
Caparelli Frank Montauk, NY 20 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 19 14.5 2.8 11
Agosta Jonathan Long Island Sound 18.5 16 - 11.5
Cook Ray Norwalk CT 18 - - -
Helgans Matt Long Island Sound 17 14 1.7 -
Staab Chris Montauk, NY 17 - - -
Kudlak Daniel Bayville, NY 16.5 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Long Island Sound 16 15 - 10.5
INGRASSIA DANIEL Fire Island, NY 16 14 - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 16 14 1.7 10
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 16 - - -
Vangi Michael Peconic, NY 16 - - -
Wiese David Hammonasset Beach, CT 16 - 2 -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 15.5 13.5 2 10
Cook Raymond Norwalk, CT 15 - - -
Cook Ray Norwalk, CT 14 - - -
Hintz Zachary Cornfield, CT 14 13.5 - -
Hintz Zachary Six Mile Reef, CT 14 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 14 - - -
Ehehalt Thomas Jones Inlet, NY 13.5 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 13.5 - - -
Staab Chris Montauk, NY 13 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Long Island Sound 12 - - -

Keep the submissions coming! Week 10 saw some really great  entries as well as some anglers who appeared VERY happy to land a Sea Robin! After all, whats better than catching the most glorious fish in the sea, the Sea Robin? Frank Caparelli topped the leaderboard with a 20" Megalodon-sized Searobin! Thanks to Frank's use of advanced measurement technology and image processing techniques, he was able to extract the true length of his catch! Cheers to Frank! We were really happy to see more smiling faces this week.  Tight Lines, and Good Luck Closing out the Month of June! Lets see some Big Birds!

Frank Caparelli with his 20" Week 10 Searobin

 

Zachary Hintz of Zah's Bait & Tackle in Portland, CT

Chris Staab with a Week 10 Flappy Bird

 

Michael Vangi making these Kids' Day with a Jaw-Dropping Searobin!

Week 9

June 11 - June 17, 2018

Last Name First Name Catch Location Length (Inches) Wingspan (Inches) Weight (Pounds) Girth (Inches)
Bona Mike Captains Island, CT 19 15.5 - -
Bona Mike Larchmont, NY 17 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Long Island Sound 16.5 15 2.2 10
Hansen George Milford, CT 16.5 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Long Island Sound 16 - - -
De masco Don Democrat Point 16 11 - -
Hutcherson Clayton Fairfield, CT 16 - - -
Tierney Kevin Fishers Island Sound 16 - - -
Willis Kimberley Block Island... Northeast Corner 15.5 - - -
BELIN JAMES Stratford, CT 15 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 15 13 1 9.6
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 15 - - -
BELIN JAMES Stratford, CT 14 - - -
Cook Ray Norwalk, CT 14 - - -
Haughney Ann Huntington 14 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 14 12 1.9 9
Slate Roy New Haven 14 - - -
Slate Roy New haven 14 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Long Island Sound 13.5 12 - 8
BELIN JAMES Stratford, CT 12 - - -
Hutcherson Clayton Short Beach, Stratford, CT 12 - - -
Hutcherson Clayton Short Beach, Stratford, CT 11 - - -

Week 9 of the Searobin Showdown brought Hot Summer Weather! These birds are about to to enter their glory of the dog days of summer! Nothing brings a smile to an angler's face like landing an Almighty Searobin! Congrats to Jonathan Agosta on landing this glorious bird during Week 9!

 

The Searobin Brings a Smile to Every Angler's Face!
Jonathan Agosta's Week 9 Bird

 

Week 8

June 4 - June 10, 2018

Last Name First Name Catch Location Length (Inches) Wingspan (Inches) Weight (Pounds) Girth (Inches)
Hermanski Jeffrey Jones Beach 20 18 3.1 -
Hermanski Jeffrey Long Beach 19 16.5 - -
Hermanski Jeffrey Jones Beach 18 - - -
Kudlak Daniel Bayville, NY 18 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 17.5 14.5 2 10.5
De Masco Don Demo 16.5 13.5 - -
Grabowski Rick Long Island Sound 16.5 - - -
Natalie James Fire island Inlet 16.5 13.5 - 10
Agosta Jonathan Long Island Sound 16 14.5 - -
Grabowski Rick Smithtown Bay 16 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Long Island Sound 15.5 13.5 2 -
Korchman Mark Fairfield, CT 15.5 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 15.5 14 2 10
Agosta Jonathan Long Island Sound 15 14 1.7 -
Foley Nancy Jamaica Bay, NY 15 - - -
Grabowski Rick Long Island Sound 15 - - -
Piccirillo Dominic Stratford, CT 15 - - -
Piccirillo Dominic Stratford, CT 15 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 15 - - -
Martignetti Anthony Sandy Point, NY 14 - - -
Migliori John Middletown, RI 14 13 1 9
Hertzfeld Elon Jordan’s Cove 13.5 - - -
Martignetti George Long Island Sound 13 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 13 - - -
Suhr Ryan Fire island 13 13 - -
Keckler Kris West Haven, CT 12.5 - - -
Thelen John Sherwood Island State Park 12 - - -
Slate Roy Long Island Sound 11.5 - - -

The Searobin submissions were Literally Flying-In during week 8! Congratulations to all the anglers that submitted Searobin this week, and thank you to those who took the time to provide the extra wingspan, girth, and weight measurements! Check out the great Wingspan Shot by James Natalie!

Wingspan Shot of James Natalie's 16.5 Inch Week 8 Searobin

Week 7

May 28 - June 3, 2018

Last Name First Name Catch Location Length (Inches) Wingspan (Inches) Weight (Pounds) Girth (Inches)
Ehehalt Thomas Jones Inlet, NY 17 - - -
Hansen George Milford, CT 17 - - -
Nager David Westbrook, CT 17 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 16.5 - - -
Tingle Patty Long Island Sound 16.5 - - -
Foley Nancy Jamaica Bay, NY 16 - - -
Migliori John Portsmouth, RI 16 13 2 10
Sawicki Gerard Fire Island, NY 16 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 16 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 16 - - -
Staab Chris Peconic Bay, NY 16 - - -
Tree Jeff Branford,  CT 16 - - -
BELIN JAMES West Haven, CT 15.5 - - -
Grabowski Rick Point Lookout, NY 15.5 - - -
Dempsey Jeffrey Long Island Sound 15 - - -
Haughney Ann Huntington, NY 15 - - -
Haughney Ann Huntington, NY 15 - - -
Hertzfeld Elon Jordan Cove, CT 15 - - -
Ingrassia Daniel Jamaica Bay, NY 15 - - -
Kwietniak Steve Cape Cod, MA 15 - - -
Lydtin Rebecca Captree, NY 15 - - -
Migliori John Newport, RI 15 13 1 9
Migliori John Newport, RI 15 14 2 9
BELIN JAMES West Haven, CT 14.5 - - -
BELIN JAMES West Haven, CT 14.5 - - -
Suhr Ryan Fire Island, NY 14.5 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Long Island Sound 14 - - -
Cook Ray Norwalk Islands, CT 14 - - -
Dempsey Jeffrey Long Island Sound 14 - - -
Eberling August Jones inlet, NY 14 - - -
Hansen George Milford, CT 14 - - -
Haughney Ann Huntington, NY 14 - - -
INGRASSIA DANIEL Jamaica Bay, NY 14 - - -
Lydtin Rebecca Huntington, NY 14 - - -
Suhr Ryan Fire Island, NY 14 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Long Island Sound 13.5 - - -
Kwietniak Steve Cape Cod, MA 13.5 - - -
Dempsey Jeff Long Island Sound 13 - - -
Keckler Kris Edgartown, MA 13 - - -
Staab Chris Peconic Bay, NY 13 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Long Island Sound 12.5 - - -
Zarko Luke Northport, NY 12.5 - - -
INGRASSIA DANIEL Jamaica Bay, NY 12 - - -
Vebeliunas Tauras Jamaica Bay, NY 6 - - -

After 7 weeks of submissions, the 2018 Searobin Showdown has already seen over 130 Searobin entered! Thank you to all the anglers that submitted such amazing fish!  Please try to submit as much data s possible with your submissions. We love seeing those wingspan shots! Week 7 saw 45 searobin submitted, with the smallest being a magnificent 6 inch specimen caught in Jamaica Bay, NY, by Taurus Vebeliunas. We will be announcing the Month 1 winners this week, so stay tuned!


Tauras Vebeliunas's 6" Week 7 Searobin

 

Great photos of a Searobin caught by John Migliori in Week 7

Week 6

May 21 - May 27, 2018

Last Name First Name Catch Location Length (Inches) Wingspan (Inches) Weight (Pounds) Girth (Inches)
Hollyday James Norwalk, CT 19 18 - -
Cerny George Stratford, CT 18 - - -
Debeer Cris Rhode Island 17.5 15.5 - -
Kwietniak Steve Cape Cod, MA 17.5 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven CT 17.5 - - -
BELIN JAMES West Haven, CT 17 - - -
Cook Ray Long Island Sound 17 - - -
Kwietniak Steve Cape Cod, MA 17 - - -
DelloIacono Frederick  Eastern Suffolk 16.5 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven CT 16.5 - - -
Becker Susan Rocky Point 16 - - -
Becker Susan Greenport, NY 16 - - -
Debeer Cris Rhode Island 16 13 - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 16 - - -
COLLIER Jim Niantic, CT 15 13 - -
Livolsi Chuck Milford, CT 15 - - -
Hertzfeld Elon Niantic, CT 14.5 - - -
Keckler Kris Montauk, NY 14.5 - - -
Peterson Amanda Long Island Sound 14.5 14.5 - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 14 - - -
Cassone Tom Long Island Sound 14 - - -
Cassone Tom Long Island Sound 14 - - -
Dopp James Niantic, CT 14 - - -
Keckler Kris Montauk, NY 14 - - -
Kwietniak Steve Cape Cod, MA 14 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 13 - - -
Agosta Jonathan Rye, NY 13 - - -
Wolf Steve Long Island, NY 13 - - -
Cassone Tom Long Island Sound 12 - - -
Keckler Kris Montauk, NY 12 - - -
Suhr Ryan Fire Island, NY 12 - - -
Suhr Ryan Fire Island, NY 12 - - -
Caparelli Frank Clinton, CT 10 - - -

 

Summer is here! Week 6 saw even more submissions! We're glad to see so many people embracing the love for Searobin. This week, James Hollyday topped the leaderboard with a Portly 19 Inch Searobin, landed by boat in Norwalk, Connecticut. Be sure to get your submissions for this week entered by Sunday night at 11:59 P.M. We will announce the first set of monthly winners next week!


James Hollyday's 19" Week 6 Searobin

Week 5

May 14 - May 20, 2018

Last Name First Name Catch Location Length (Inches) Wingspan (Inches) Weight (Pounds) Girth (Inches)
Hoyt Patrick Sayville, NY 18.5 17 3.2 -
Bisulca Peter State Channel, NY 17.5 - - -
Kwietniak Steve Cape Cod, MA 17 - - -
Spak Michael Stratford, CT 17 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 16 - - -
Skurka Chris Fire Island, NY 16 - - -
Mercuriano Hunter Branford, CT 16 14.5 - 10
Mercuriano Hunter Branford, CT 16 12.5 - 10
Williams Shelby Great South Bay, NY 15.5 - - -
Mercuriano Hunter Branford, CT 15.5 13 - 9
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 15 - - -
Slate Roy New Haven, CT 15 - - -
Piccirillo Dominic Stratford, CT 15 - - -
Vebeliunas Tauras Jamaica Bay, NY 15 - - -
Korchman Mark Fairfield, CT 15 - - -
Bartgis Michael Jamaica Bay, NY 14.5 - - -
Lydtin Rebecca Huntington, NY 14 - - -
Hansen George Stratford, CT 14 - - -
Kwietniak Steve Cape Cod, MA 14 - - -
Lydtin Rebecca Huntington, NY 14 - - -
Kwietniak Steve Cape Cod, MA 13 - - -
Collier Jim Niantic, CT 12 11 - -
Ingrassia Daniel Fire Island, NY 12 - - -

What a Great Week for Searobin Anglers! The Searobin Bite appears to have turned on BIG TIME in Connecticut! With the warming waters, comes a larger number of anglers targeting bottom fish. We also saw a large number of kayak anglers enter the fray in week 5. With only two more weeks remaining before our first set of prizewinners are selected, be sure to get on the water and catch some sea robin! As we go deeper into summer, the competition will also heat up. -Derek W

Week 4

May 7 - May 13, 2018

Last Name First Name Catch Location Length (Inches) Wingspan (Inches) Weight (Pounds) Girth (Inches)
Godek JP Peconic Bay 19 - - -
Finnin Wayne Captree 18.5 14 2.6 12
Hermanski Jeffrey Jones Beach NY 18 - - -
Godek JP Fire Island 17 - - -
Mallas Vasilios Peconic bay 17 - - -
Arias Edwin sandy hook, nj 16.5 - - -
Fuchsius Scott Fire island inlet 16 - - -
Hermanski Jeff Jones beach NY 16 - - -
Skurka Chris Fire island 16 - - -
Suhr Ryan Fire Island 16 - - -
Skurka Chris Fire Island 15.5 - - -
Hermanski Jeff Jones Beach 15 - - -
Piccirillo Dominic Stratford CT. 15 - - -
Williams Shelby Robert Moses Bridge, NY 15 - - -
Skurka Chris Fire Island 14 - - -
Reinhold Robert Monmouth county 12 - - -
Suhr Ryan Fire Island 12 - - -

The Searobin are getting bigger! This week, the 19 inch mark was broken by JP Godek in Peconic Bay! New Jersey and New York maintained the most submissions, but Connecticut also saw its first Searobin entry submitted by Dominic Piccirillo. Swing by the Gallery to check out photos of the recent submissions.

This week we lost one of our own. A good friend of mine, and fellow Searobin enthusiast, Clayton Pace passed away on Saturday May 12. Clayton played a major part in promoting the the love and passion for searobin, and was the inspiration for the Searobin Showdown. In honor of Clayton's memory, let us show the world how truly magnificent the sea robin really is. This week, submit your best photos of searobin, highlighting their true beauty, and the beauty of the waters we fish. -Derek W 

 

In Memory of 
Clayton Pace
1972-2018
Clayton's Sea Robin from June 2016

Week 3

April 30 - May 6, 2018 

Last Name First Name Catch Location Length (Inches) Wingspan (Inches) Weight (Pounds) Girth (Inches)
Fuchsius Scott Fire Island Inlet 18 - - -
Ehehalt Thomas Jones Inlet 17 13.5 - -
Ingrassia Daniel Fire Island NY 17 - - -
Rutigliano Brenden Captree State Park 17 - - -
Rutigliano Brenden Captree State Park 17 - - -
Williams Shelby Fire Island Inlet 16 - - -
Schaefer Patrick Merrick 16 - - -
Becker Susan Gardeners Bay 16 - - -
Gaines Nicole LongIsland 16 - - -
Gaines Nicole Long Island 16 - - -
Greif Joe Fire Island Inlet 15 - - -
Boutin Robert Fire Island 15 - - -
Pagillo Joseph Islip 15  -  -  -
Loffa Giovanni Hyannis, MA 14 - - -
Gagliano David State Channel 13 11 - -

The action really started to pick up in week 3! With the opening of Summer Flounder season, more folks were out on the water, getting their lines wet. The  Sea Robin bite is pleasing Showdown Anglers, as some excellent specimens were submitted to the Searobin Showdown! With the growing number of entries on the board, the competition is Heating Up for our first set of Monthly Prizes! The Self-Proclaimed "Sea Robin King" Brenden Rutigliano is holding his own with 2 submissions this week. Can he keep the momentum in Week 4? Or will another angler claim stake to the title?  Remember, the monthly winner is chosen by a random drawing of all inches of submitted Searobin, so anyone that submits a fish has a chance to win. We've got more T Shirts shipping out this week, so if you are still waiting to receive yours, it should arrive soon. You can also purchase additional shirts at searobinshowdown.com.  Tight Lines!  -Derek W. 

Week 2

April 23 - April 29, 2018 

Last Name First Name Catch Location Length (Inches) Wingspan (Inches) Weight (Pounds) Girth (Inches)
Rutigliano Brenden Fire Island, NY 13 - - -
Dell Thomas Monmouth, NJ 10 - - -

Birds on the Board!!! We're finally starting to see some catches roll in! There are reports of some BIG Sea Robin being caught in NJ and NY, but folks weren't aware of the SeaRobin Showdown, so they missed out!! Be sure to help spread the word! The more folks that enter, the greater our prizes will be! Congratulations to Brenden Rutigliano of Captree Fuel, Bait, & Tackle for submitting the first Sea Robin of the 2018 Searobin Showdown. Check out the Facebook Page and our Instagram Account in the coming days for photos of recent catches. Do Thomas Dell and Brenden Rutigliano have what it takes to carry the leaderboard into week 3? Let's hope this warm weather gets the Searobin schools feeding heavily. Tight Lines!  -Derek W. 

Week 1

April 16 - April 22, 2018

No Sea Robin Submissions this Week.

With summer flounder not opening until May, the pressure on the sea robin grounds is relatively light by recreational anglers. The spring squid run in MA, RI, and Eastern CT brings with it some Trophy Searobin. Take a ride down to get in on the action! -Derek W.