The Huk Big Fish Classic is a unique tournament and growing fast.
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This year between 60 and 70 boats will compete in the tournament, up from 46 boats last year. They will compete for close to $500,000 in prizes, up from $202,000 in prize money in 2015.
The tournament is only in its third year but is growing in popularity because of the unique format.
The tournament stands out for several reasons.
- It has an unusually low entrance fee, as little as $600.
- It is not species specific. To win money, all you have to do is catch big fish.
- It is the only tournament in Ocean City, MD where swordfish are brought to the scales.
- The entire boat is competing together. Anglers can pass off a rod on a big fish and not be disqualified.
If you have a boat, sign up for the tournament ASAP. You will save $200 by pre-registering before July 15th. If you are looking to charter a boat to fish the tournament, we have you covered:
Foolish Pleasures – Capt. Dale Lisi is a veteran fisherman in the mid-atlantic tournament circuit. Most recently he won Third place heaviest stringer in the 2015 Ocean City Tuna Tournament.
Husevo – The Husevo is a beautifully maintained 42′ Ocean Yachts Super Sport captained by Mark Robbins. The boat has a long history including prestigious tournament wins.
Last year a 276.5 lb bigeye tuna won the tournament. The fish was caught on the Pumpin’ Hard and was worth $95,550. This year boats can launch from any port from NJ to VA but must weigh in at Talbot Street Pier in Ocean City, MD. The boundary for the tournament covers everything within 125 miles of Ocean City.
For all of you fishing enthusiasts, the fun for the public starts when the scales open on Friday at 4pm. From 4pm to 10pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday the whole family can come on down to watch the weigh in and enjoy good food, drinks, and live entertainment!