Change!! Yes, the last almost 3 years have been nothing but change, and many times change is for the good.  Cidalia and I recently met with our friends at NOAA to try to get an understanding of the commercial fishing schedule for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna.  As many of you know, the schedule last year was reconfigured to allow for some days of commercial tuna fishing and other days were allocated to those boats that fall into the recreational category. When we first planned the tournament for this year, we consulted with NOAA and explained our tournament days would be like years past, but the simple answer was “a ruling has not been determined.”   Well, a ruling has now been determined and we cannot successfully hold the tournament on the days we first advertised July 28 to the 30th.  BUT we can and will hold the tournament on July 26th – July 28th .  This way all contestants can fish back to back days of July 27th and 28th .    This is actually a better schedule in couple of ways as there will be less marina traffic and more available lodging. Lastly, the various fishing grounds will be less pressured. Simply put we fish Wednesday and Thursday versus Friday and Saturday with the kickoff party on Tuesday evening.  

If you have registered your boat with us and you cannot accommodate these dates, we will happily refund your entry fee.  If you are good to go with the new date change, then just sit tight and we will continue to update all our crews, volunteers, sponsors and fans.  It’s going to be a great season for Bluefin Tuna fishing and raising money to help our friends at the Alzheimer’s Association.  Contact: Cidalia Schwartz 

One last note, the Bluefin Bash our fundraising party under the tent is now scheduled for July 13th.   This is one of the best parties on Cape Ann and we raise a “boatful” of money on that evening too.  Cidalia will be filling everyone in on the details and it will be a great way to kick off the tournament.  Contact: Cidalia Schwartz 

Thanks in advance for all your understanding and please know that everyone is working diligently to make this tournament happen at the fabulous Cape Ann’s Marina & Resort and the best and oldest fishing port in the good old USA…..Gloucester, MA. 


May 15th Bluefin Blowout 5k 

July 13th Bluefin Bash Fundraiser- Benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association 

July 26th Captains’ Welcome 

July 27th Fish & Weigh In 

July 28th Fish, Weigh In, and Closing Ceremonies 


Cape Ann’s Marina & Resort – Room Block BB2022 

The Beauport – Gloucester – Room Block Bluefin Blowout / Lyon-Waugh Auto Group 

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