July 27 – 29, 2017
The 2017 Bluefin Blowout marks a 6 year milestone for us! The Bluefin Blowout is New England’s premier giant bluefin tuna tournament presented by the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group, and hosted by Cape Ann’s Marina Resort in the historic fishing port of Gloucester, MA! Showcased on the National Geographic’s hit series “Wicked Tuna,” the Bluefin Blowout draws some of the best giant tuna fishermen on the east coast competing in two long days of fishing to take home over $40,000 in cash, jackpots, and prizes along with the coveted Bluefin Blowout Trophy!
In past years we experienced a huge success with over 2800 pounds of bluefin tuna weighed in – the largest being caught by F/V Tuna.com weighing in at 914 lbs! In 2015, the bluefin tuna proved rather elusive. Congratulations to the captain and crew of Duck Soup who managed to bring in our only tuna weighing in at 323 pounds.
We invite everyone to enjoy the giant weigh-in station, vendors, tournament tent, live music and entertainment. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for more updated information on the tournament and come celebrate the fishery of the magnificent bluefin tuna in true tournament fashion as the best of the best battle the giants of the ocean!
The Cape Ann’s Marina Resort offers plenty of amenities to make each day, throughout the weekend, a first class experience. In addition to the official tournament tent, the Cape Ann Marina Resort has quality slip accommodations, on-site fuel, Mile Marker One Café and Bar, an indoor pool, an onsite marine store, and more!
The 2017 Bluefin Blowout team will once again offer free boat ice, onsite totes of bait, and an official tournament tuna buyer!
We are also proud to announce our collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association to raise funds to advance research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.
The 2017 Bluefin Blowout will offer select vendor displays, a catered Captain’s Dinner, raffles, a silent auction, and cash prizes!
Come witness this tournament and some of the best giant tuna fishing in the world is showcased in America’s Oldest Seaport!