School's Out Tuna Tournament

SCHEDULE  |  CALCUTTAS  |  PHOTOS

Overview

JUNE 21-25, 2023

Get ready for the newest kickoff event of the summer offshore fishing season in Cape May! 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 & Tackle, South Jersey Tournaments is teaming up with the local community to kick off this next big event. Featuring 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, daily featuring dockside events and open house hospitality at the Cape May Marlin & Tuna Club!

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 21

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 25

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

Tournament Entry

Tournament Entry w/Included Calcutta

$3,000

Tournament Entry includes team’s tournament registration and hospitality. $1,500 of the fee includes entry into the “Battle of the Tuna” Calcutta. This allows all teams entered to go head to head for heaviest stringer comprised of either Yellowfin and/or Bigeye.

Battle of the Tuna Prize Payout

HEAVIEST STRINGER OF YELLOWFIN OR BIGEYE

HEAVIEST STRINGER (UP TO 4 FISH)

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