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Striper Mafia Tournament Series

November 23

The Striper Mafia is hosting our ninth season of a “CPR” (Catch-Photo-Release) tournament series on Smith Mountain Lake, VA. Events will be held in March, April, October an November, during which the “slot” is in place to protect our larger fish, and be conducted in a “Catch-Photo-Release” style. The format will feature a Captain’s meeting on the evening before at a location to be defined to review the rules and hand out approved measuring devices & photo token cards and “lines in water” will follow at safe-light as designated for each tournament, with the “check-in” at a time to be determined later that day. Tournament fees are to be paid at the Captain’s Meeting (in cash). Pre-registration is encouraged due to the limited number of slots, but we ask that you have full intention of fishing the event before registering.

Tournament Dates

  • March 23, 2024
  • April 27, 2024
  • October 19, 2024
  • November 23, 2024


Spring Fling

Captains Meeting:
Indian Point Marina
6-8 pm – 4/26
2031 Morewood Rd.
Hardy, VA 24101

Lines In: 6 am

Post-Tourney Check-in: 
Smith Mountain Building Supply
13080 Booker T Washington Hwy.
Hardy, VA 24101

3-4 pm – Must be in line by 4 pm.



Tournament Entry Fees

Team Entry Fee (per tournament): $100
Big Fish (optional – per tournament): $25
Biggest Bass (optional – per tournament – $10




Youth Competition

Youth (15 and under) may participate in an overlay competition in which they participate as a part of a team, and submit one fish from the team’s catch as their entry into the Youth Competition.  1st – 3rd Place trophies & prizes will be awarded – and all Youth participants not placing will be eligible for a Youth only raffle for prizes.  Sponsored by Captain’s Quarters

This season we have a Youth of the Year award for the youth with the largest total inches across the 4 main events – they will win a custom rod built for them by Back Creek Custom Rods

​Let’s get the next generation of anglers involved in striper fishing now!



Ladies Big Fish of the Series Competition

The lady angler who catches the longest fish of the 4-event series will win nice prize donated by Jo & Co Jewelers’.  There is no additional fee to be entered in this series-long competition. 


Small Fish of the Tournament

The team with the smaller striper – of one of their two entries – will win a Cash prize each tournament.  There is no additional fee to be entered in this per-event competition.  


Team of the Year

Teams participating in multiple events will compete for the Team of the Year honors.

Team of the Year is determined by the total sum of all four event scores, with the all teams in each event being awarded points based on their placing.  Details to be included in the 2023 Rules.

Tournament Payouts

Placing Payouts:

1 – 10 Teams:
1st Place: 50% of entry fees
2nd Place: 30% of entry fees

11 – 20 Teams:
1st Place: 40% of entry fees
2nd Place: 25% of entry fees
3rd Place: 15% of entry fees

21-30 Teams:
1st Place: 35% of entry fees 
2nd Place: 25% of entry fees 
3rd Place: 15% of entry fees 
4th Place: 5% of entry fees

31-40 Teams:
1st Place: 35% of entry fees 
2nd Place: 22.5% of entry fees
3rd Place: 10% of entry fees 
4th Place: 7.5% of entry fees 
5th Place: 5% of entry fees

41-50 Teams:
1st Place: 25% of entry fees
2nd Place: 20% of entry fees
3rd Place: 12.5% of entry fees 
4th Place: 10% of entry fees​ 
5th Place: 7.5% of entry fees 
6th Place: 5% of entry fees

50+ Teams:
1st Place: 25% of entry fees
2nd Place: 17.5% of entry fees
3rd Place: 12.5% of entry fees 
4th Place: 10% of entry fees​ 
5th Place: 7.5% of entry fees 
6th Place: 5% of entry fees
7th Place: 2.5% of entry fees

10% of entry fees go to one or more cash-raffle prize(s) for the non-placing teams at the Awards Ceremony.  10% of entry fees retained for tournament expenses.  Must be presented to win.

Big Fish: 100% Payout of optional Big Fish entry fee to winner with single longest fish.

Raffles: Many of our sponsors have graciously provided product and services to be given away during the event.​  Each team present at the post-tournament check-in will be entered into the raffle for prizes.


November 23


Smith Mountain Lake
400 Crazy Horse Dr.
Moneta, VA 24121 United States
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