You've donated to a great cause, now its time to fish...and win! No tournament should be without prizes and we have many! Winners of the categories listed below will be crowned in the Beach and Boat division for the Adult grouping. Juniors will have one winner selected in each category from beach and boat division combined. As per the tournament rules, all winners will have submitted fish for the appropriate prize category along with a clear photograph with visible and accurate measurement. For First Albie and Bonito prizes, time is of the essence, so please submit as soon as possible. If there are multiple submissions within a close time range, screenshots with time stamps may be requested to fairly determine a winner.
The Grand Prize of the August Blues tournament. The Gator Prize. This prize will be awarded to the person who lands the largest bluefish in the month of August. Winners selected from Boat, Beach, and Junior divisions.
The Snapper Prize! Sometimes the shorter the better, and for this prize it is worth measuring your smallest bluefish. Along with your three longest entries, please don't forget to submit a snapper blue for a great prize! Winners selected from Boat, Beach, and Junior divisions.
The Strike 3 Prize. The longest total length of 3 bluefish will crown the winner of this prize. Possible to be won in 30 minutes...or 30 days! Big bluefish can often be found feeding together so if you find them, make sure to measure 3! Winners selected from Boat, Beach, and Junior divisions.
The Ablie Time Prize. Nothing is better in August than landing the first False Albacore. A potential signal of a great fall ahead is the early arrival of these fish. Land one from beach or boat before anyone else to claim this prize! Winners selected from Boat, Beach, and Junior divisions.
The Elusive Bone Prize. Some years provide very few while others are loaded with reports of Atlantic Bonito's being caught from shore and boat. Early reports say that this prize will be taken very quickly in 2023! So don't forget to target this funny fish while chasing the blues.
If bonito and albies aren't enough there's always room for a really rare catch. Migrating species often find themselves on the end of a fisherman's line this time of year and that deserves the Unicorn Prize! Multiple prizes may be awarded if multiple species are caught. (Spanish Mackerel, Weakfish, King Mackerel, Houndfish ,ect.) Winners selected from Boat, Beach, and Junior divisions.
If you're on Instagram here are some more ways to win in the August Blues Tournament! Daily winners will be chosen for fish posted and the tournament account tagged. (if you are a private account we will not see the post so please direct message the story or post with picture to be considered)
Show us your fish, the more unique the photo...the better chance of winning. If we repost your fish...you are that days winner...it's that simple! Prizes can be claimed at Bill Fisher Tackle at any point during the tournament.