In similar fashion to the tournament’s opening day, Day #2 of this year’s Bluefin Blowout also ended with two large Bluefin Tuna being landed. The Osprey and the Tonno (Italian for tuna) both brought fish to the dock.
This year’s event was fantastic and it is safe to say, with such enthusiasm from organizers, participants, vendors, and spectators, it is only going to get better. I’m already looking forward to next year. This tournament provides a new take on the already rich summer schedule that Cape Ann offers and I hope it continues for years to come!
In all, 53 boats were entered and four scored some pretty phenomenal bluefin tuna!
The Miss Fern’s fish weighed in at 805 pounds
Tuna.com tipped the charts with a 913 pounder
The Osprey’s fish showed 497 on the scale
and a 588 pound fish was brought in by The Tonno
Check out the event’s website for updated information.
Tournament Organizer and Director Drew Hale
Steve Corbett and Osprey Crew
Cape Ann Marina Yard Manager Jeff Statile
As always, this is a legitimate tuna tournament, with action not to be missed.
In fact, it is “New England’s Premier Giant Bluefin Tuna Tournament” and it does not disappoint.
Great work done by the organizers, the sponsors, the boat crews, and everyone else involved.
A great chance to peak inside what this side of the fishing industry can be like!
The crowd was excited, the competition was on…yet friendly, the Orion was up to their usual antics all “Funky Red Barn” style, and the fish were…well, BIG.
A heartfelt moment of silence for past “Weigh Master”, Mark Godfried (whom I worked for and loved), was a really nice touch.
To kick-off this year’s tournament, Day #1 ended with The Miss Fern bringing in a fish that weighed 805 pounds. It was immediately followed by Tuna.com’s 913 pounder. Yikes!
Congratulations to all! Check out tournament info here
The Orion and the Funky Red Barn
No fish…but still the funnest boat around
Capt. Dave and the boys
Handshake between boats
First Fish arrives at the dock
Fish on! The Miss Fern
Getting on the scale