On Saturday, August 24th, The Greatest Bluefish Tournament on Earth will kick off at 12:01am throughout all of Long Island Sound. The Tournament runs through 5 p.m. Sunday, August 25th and 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.

Registration is $36 which has been reduced from previous years. Anglers can register by calling 203-366BLUE or apply in person at any one of the 22 registration stations around the sound in CT and NY. The tournament is open to all and kids are encouraged to fish as well. Registration includes a unique 2019 Greatest Bluefish Tournament t-shirt. To get a complete list of registration/weigh-in stations or more information and rules on the Tournament visit

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 – Millford, Jimmy O’s Bait & Tackle – Bridgeport, Pete’s Place Bait & Tackle – Stamford, Rudy’s Tackle Barn – Greenwich, River’s End Bait & Tackle – Old Saybrook, Sportman’s Den – Cos Cob, Ted’s Bait & Tackle – Old Saybrook, and Wolcott Bait & Tackle – Wolcott.

NEW YORK: Cow Harbor Bait & Tackle – Northport, Duffy’s Bait & Tackle – Glenwood Landing, East Coast Fishing Supplies – Little Neck, Harbor Bait & Tackle – Huntington, Jack’s Bait & Tackle – City Island, L&R Tackle Shop – Pelham, Miller Place Bait & Tackle – Miller Place, and Warren’s Tackle Center – Aquebogue.

WICC600am broadcasts hourly update results all weekend long from Captain’s Cove. The most up to date information can also be found or @bluefishtournament on facebook.

Deadline to register for the Tournament is 7pm, Friday August 23rd. Registration is required to participate. The Tournament begins Saturday August 24th at 12:01am and ends Sunday, August 25th at 5pm. The first-place winner is interviewed live on WICC600, and all winners are announced immediately after the tournament.

"It’s exciting to be part of the Bluefish Tournament once again. It’s an event that has spanned 37 years, and is an ongoing tradition in the Long Island Sound. We are looking forward to another successful year!” stated returning Tournament Director Jill Dotlo.