Next Up... The Cape May Marlin Tournament

School's Out Tuna Tournament

June 19-23, 2024

The School’s Out Tuna Tournament is just in time for the best tuna bite of our region. The best way to celebrate the end of another busy and stressful academic year, the School’s Out Tuna Tournament is the perfect event to get out on the water and get in on the action while its red hot!

Now partnering with the Cape May Marlin & Tuna Club and Jim’s Bait and Tackle, South Jersey Tour[1]naments is teaming up with the local community to kick off this event! The School’s Out Tuna Tournament features Day Trip or Overnight Options, extended weather window and several Calcutta options for your team to target Yellowfin, Bigeye, and even swords and mahi. Giving all the options for anglers to choose from to be on the water at the right time! Teams can depart from any Inlet from Cape May to Ocean City, New Jersey. Weigh-ins will be held at South Jersey Marina, open house hospitality at the Cape May Marlin & Tuna Club and all your bait and tackle needs found readily available at Jim’s Bait and Tackle!

We’re all looking forward to getting together to kick off this event featuring the landing here in Cape May and we certainly expect plenty of fish to hit the scales and have just as many winners for this year’s newest event on the tournament calendar, the School’s Out Tuna Tournament!

Entry Fee

$500 per Boat

Tournament Entry Fee includes team’s tournament registration and hospitality.

Schedule

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

at Cape May Marlin and Tuna Club
6:00 PM | Late Registration
7:30 PM | Captain’s Meeting

4 Day Trip Options

Captains’ Choice – Fish 2 of 4
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
12:00 AM | Depart Inlet
4:30 AM | Lines In
3:30 PM | Lines Out (11 Hours – Same Day)

3 Overnight Trip Options

Captains’ Choice – Fish 1 of 3
Thursday-Friday, Friday-Saturday, Saturday-Sunday
1:30 PM | Depart Inlet
5:30 PM | Lines In
3:30 PM | Lines Out (22 Hours – Following Day)

Weigh-Ins

at South Jersey Marina
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
5:00 PM | Scales Open
8:00 PM | Scales Close

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

at South Jersey Marina/Cape May Marlin and Tuna Club
9:00 PM | Tournament Awards, Catered Dinner & Beverages

Calcuttas

FRESHMAN CLASS CALCUTTAS (35’ and Under)

The following categories target either Heaviest Bigeye Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, or both (Stringer). Boats must be 35’ or less in length according to the given boat’s model name.

Heaviest Bigeye Tuna

$400 Entry Fee

1st Place 70% | 2nd Place 30%

Heaviest Yellowfin Tuna

$400 Entry Fee

1st Place 70% | 2nd Place 30%

Heaviest Tuna Stringer

$600 Entry Fee

1st Place 70% | 2nd Place 30%

SOPHOMORE CLASS CALCUTTAS

The following categories target either Heaviest Yellowfin or Heaviest Yellowfin Stringer Only.

Heaviest Yellowfin Tuna

$600 Entry Fee

1st Place 50% | 2nd Place 30% | 3rd Place 20%

Heaviest Yellowfin Stringer

$600 Entry Fee

1st Place 50% | 2nd Place 30% | 3rd Place 20%

JUNIOR CLASS CALCUTTAS

The following categories target either Heaviest Bigeye or Heaviest Bigeye Stringer Only.

Heaviest Bigeye Tuna

$600 Entry Fee

1st Place 50% | 2nd Place 30% | 3rd Place 20%

Heaviest Bigeye Stringer

$600 Entry Fee

1st Place 50% | 2nd Place 30% | 3rd Place 20%

SENIOR CLASS CALCUTTAS

The following categories target either Heaviest Bigeye Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, or both (Stringer).

Heaviest Bigeye Tuna

$800 Entry Fee

1st Place 50% | 2nd Place 30% | 3rd Place 20%

Heaviest Yellowfin Tuna

$800 Entry Fee

1st Place 50% | 2nd Place 30% | 3rd Place 20%

Heaviest Combined Tuna Stringer

$800 Entry Fee

1st Place 50% | 2nd Place 30% | 3rd Place 20%

LUNCHBOX CALCUTTAS

The following categories target either Heaviest Dolphin, Swordfish, or any single Heaviest tournament eligible species (Tuna, Dolphin, Swordfish)

Heaviest Dolphin

$200 Entry Fee

1st Place 70% | 2nd Place 30%

Heaviest Swordfish

$250 Entry Fee

1st Place 70% | 2nd Place 30%

Heaviest Fish (Winner Talke All)

$1000 Entry Fee

1st Place 100%