South Jersey Tournament Season Begins June 22 With Midatlantic Tuna - The Fisherman

South Jersey Tournament Season Begins June 22 With Midatlantic Tuna

The MidAtlantic Tuna Tournament is the kick-off event to the South Jersey Tournament season! Each June, the offshore waters off the coast of southern New Jersey have some of the most productive tuna fishing of the season as the early season eddies push in that warm Gulf Stream water, the yellowfin and bigeye bite are red hot.

This year’s MidAtlantic Tuna Tournament is one way to dust off the rods and hit the canyons for some high stakes tuna competition.  Now established from June 22–26, this year’s MidAtlantic Tuna Tournament offers plenty of fishing format options to choose from to adapt to any last minute weather changes, providing the most on-water time for captains and crews to get that bite just right!

The boat entry fee ($3,000) includes event access passes, awards night dinner reservations for parties of five, and Battle of the Tuna Calcutta.  The MidAtlantic Tuna Tournament’s signature Calcutta options for the event give participants every chance to get some fish on the board and take a significant portion of the total purse.  Whether you prefer to target bigeye in the deep or search for yellowfin inside the edge, the MidAtlantic Tuna Tournament may be the most versatile event to get you on the board!

Late registration is Wednesday, June 22 at South Jersey Marina Saltwater Café with the captains meeting getting underway at 7:30 p.m. sharp.  For slip reservations contact Paul at Canyon Club (609-884-0199) or Chris at South Jersey Marina (609-884-2400).  You’ll find the rules and registration information along with a full season’s calendar of events at