Bluefish Tournament Returns to Oyster Bay
By Thomas Nothel
The 36th Annual Bluefish Tournament is scheduled for Sunday September 18th.
Hosted by the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced that the tournament will begin at 4:30AM. and end at 4:00PM on the 18th.
A tailgate party, including winner presentations and raffle, will take place starting at 4:00PM on the beach at Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay. Raffle winners must be present to receive their prize.
“The Bluefish Tournament is a great all-day sporting event,” said Saladino. “Join us for this fun day of tranquility on the water, the adrenaline rush of feeling that first big tug on your fishing line and the spirit of competition as you try to beat the tournament record and compete for prizes.”
The tournament is open to all ages. All participants must be pre-registered. The fee is $40 for Town of Oyster Bay residents and $60 for non-residents. Those registered before September 13th will receive a tournament t-shirt. All contestants will automatically be entered in a special raffle.
Visit the following locations to register: Causeway Bait and Tackle (Wantagh), Compass Rose Marine Supply (Huntington), Hi-Hook Bait and Tackle (Huntington), Duffy’s Bait and Tackle (Glenwood Landing), and Premiere Oyster Bay Marine Supply (Oyster Bay). The Town of Oyster Bay is also hosting registration from 8:30AM-4:00 PM on 9/17. By mail send to: Town of Oyster Bay Department of Parks Attn: Jackie Devlin Bluefish Tournament 977 Hicksville Road Massapequa, NY 11758.
Winners will receive a plaque and gift certificate: 1st Place – $1,000; 2nd Place – $750; 3rd Place – $500; 4th Place – $400; 5th & 6th Places – $300; 7th & 8th Places – $100; 9th & 10th Places – $100.
This year’s sponsors include: Mill Max Corporation, Duffy’s Bait and Tackle, Bridge Marina, Compass Rose, Causeway Bait and Tackle, Coach Meeting House, Cooper Bluff, Hi-Hook Bait and Tackle, Fogo de Chao, Homes by Mara Realty, Frank’s Steaks, Harborside Deli, NY Boat Trade Association, Otto’s Sea Grill Inc., Oyster Bay Marine Center, Oyster Bay Marine Supply, Mario’s Pizza of Oyster Bay, Umberto’s of Oyster Bay, Jericho Cider Mill, TOWBOATU.S., Zorn’s of Bethpage, Sagamore Collision, Seachoice Products, and Walls Wharf.
For further information, contact the Town of Oyster Bay Parks Department, Recreation Division, at (516) 797-7945.