About

 Nantucket's Only Charitable Catch and Release Striped Bass Tournament

     The Spring Sea Run Opener is entering its' second annual catch and release striped bass tournament! After a very successful inaugural season we are excited for the arrival of Spring and the ensuing striped bass migration!

     This tournament is all about getting back outside and enjoying the best of what Nantucket has to offer while raising money for a local non profit organization. Prizes will be awarded to participants for a variety of different catch types including first landed sea run striper, smallest striper in length, first keeper bass 28" or larger and the largest striped bass of the tournament.  The first ten anglers to register a catch will also be awarded a locally donated prize package.  Any participant that registers a catch will also be eligible to receive one of a variety of prizes drawn at random, including the grand prize in which he or she will be able to select the island charity that will receive the proceeds of the tournament!

     If you have any questions regarding sponsorship, signing up, or anything regarding the tournament please contact us via email at springsearunopener@gmail.com or send a private message to the Spring Sea Run Opener Facebook page. Good times and tight lines to all!!


Tournament Director and Founder


-Rafael D. Osona

Rafael D. Osona
Founder and Director

     A Nantucket native, Arizona State University Alum, and avid fisherman.  Rafael founded the tournament based on his love for fishing as a way to connect with the beautiful island that is Nantucket and the people that inhabit it.  He and his better half Starr Rivard are new parents to thier baby boy, Rafael Morone Osona.

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Lonell  Rodgers
Graphic Design/Consultant

     Lonell, a talented and devoted fisherman, and native of Virginia came to Nantucket as a young adult and fell in love with its' landscapes, lifestyle and cast of year round characters.  Lonell helped the vision of this tournament become a reality with his keen insight and graphic design skills.