The Greatest Bluefish Tournament on Earth will take place throughout Long Island Sound on Saturday, August 29th and Sunday, August 30th. The perfect sport for social distancing is fishing so the famous Greatest Bluefish Tournament is happening! The Tournament offers anglers up to $40,000 in cash prizes. The grand prize of $25,000 goes to the heaviest bluefish, 2nd place takes home $7,500 and 3rd place gets $2,500. In addition, there are cash prizes for 4th through 20th place. The Tournament also offers a ‘port prize’ for the heaviest fish at each participating weigh-in station in Connecticut and New York.
Tournament Director Jill Dotlo said, “The 2020 Greatest Bluefish Tournament is a Go!” She continued, “we are excited to bring this exciting tournament back to Long Island Sound and believe people are ready to go out and win some money this summer!”
Registration is $36 which has been reduced from previous years–anglers can register by calling 203-366-BLUE or apply in person at any one of the 21 registration stations around the sound in CT and NY. Registration is also offered online and includes a unique 2020 Greatest Bluefish Tournament t-shirt. To get a complete list of registration/weigh-in stations, FAQ’s, rules on the Tournament or to register visit bluefishtournament.com.
Registration locations include: CONNECTICUT – AW Marina New London, Bobby J’s Milford, Captain’s Cove Seaport Bridgeport, Dee’s Bait & Tackle New Haven, Fisherman’s Paradise Milford, Fisherman’s World East Norwalk, Fishin Factory Milldale, J&B Niantic, Pete’s Place Bait & Tackle Stamford, River’s End Bait & Tackle Old Saybrook, Shoreline Bait Runners Bait and Tackle, Sportman’s Den Cos Cob, and Ted’s Bait & Tackle Old Saybrook. NEW YORK – Duffy’s Bait & Tackle Glenwood Landing, East Coast Fishing Supplies Little Neck, Harbor Bait & Tackle Huntington, Jack’s Bait & Tackle City Island, Miller Place Bait & Tackle Miller Place, and Warren’s Tackle Center Aquebogue.
The tournament is open to all, and kids are encouraged to fish as well! WICC600am broadcasts hourly update results all weekend long. The most up to date information can also be found at www.bluefishtournament.com or @bluefishtournament on Facebook. Deadline to register for the Tournament is Friday August 28th. Registration is required to participate. The Tournament begins Saturday August 29th at 12:01am and ends Sunday, August 30th at 5pm. The first-place winner will be interviewed live on WICC600, and all winners are announced immediately after the Tournament.