30th Annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament
July 14-16, 2017
Over $625,500 paid out in 2016!

Tournament Awards and Fees

Eligible species are BIG EYE (Thunnus Obesus), YELLOW FIN (Thunnus Albacores) and BLUE FIN (Thunnus Thynnus). Participants are eligible in two categories, but a competing boat can win in only one category. There will be three available purses (prize money amounts) in each of the two categories. At least 60% of all entry fees collected will be divided into the six prize amounts. Fish must weigh a minimum of 30 pounds each.

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SINGLE LARGEST FISH
The winners will be selected based upon the weight of the individual fish weighed.

  • First Place: 50% of Category Pool
  • Second Place: 30% of Category Pool
  • Third Place: 20% of Category Pool

HEAVIEST STRINGER WEIGHT (In Pounds)
Each participating boat may weigh-in up to 5 fish per day to compete for a two-day total pound catch (Maximum of 10 fish for two days).

  • First Place: 50% of Category Pool
  • Second Place: 30% of Category Pool
  • Third Place: 20% of Category Pool

LARGEST DOLPHIN AWARD (20 pound minimum)

  • First Place: $2500
  • Second Place: $1000
  • Third Place: $500

JUNIOR DIVISION*

  • $1,000 will be awarded to the junior angler who catches the largest tuna.
  • $500 will be awarded to the junior angler who catches the second largest tuna.
  • $250 will be awarded to the junior angler who catches the third largest tuna.
  • Junior Angler must be 16 years of age or younger.

PARK PLACE JEWELERS LADIES DIVISION* 

  • $1,500 will be paid out the the Lady Angler that catches the largest Tuna
  • $1,000 will be paid out the the Lady Angler that catches the second largest Tuna
  • $500 will be paid out to the Lady Angler that catches the third largest Tuna

*To be eligible you must be signed up at registration and follow tournament guidelines.

ADDED ENTRY: 14 CATEGORIES

After entering the OC Tuna Tournament, those anglers that feel as though they are especially proficient in tuna fishing may enter their boat in the added entry divisions on their perceived skill level. 90% of the entry fees collected will be awarded.

TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE
$900 before 5pm July 7, 2017
$1,000 July 13, 2017 3pm - 7pm Under Tent

  • Level A $250 Single Largest Tuna - Daily**
  • Level B $250 Heaviest Stringer - Daily**
  • Level C $500 Winner Takes All*
  • Level D $500 Boats 35' & Under - Winner Takes All*
  • Level E $750 Boats 37'-48' - Winner Takes All*
  • Level F $1,000 Boats 49' & Up - Winner Takes All*
  • Level G $2,500 SQUIDNATION Heaviest Stringer Jackpot - Winner Takes All
  • Level H $5,000 YETI Pro Jackpot Single Largest Tuna - Winner Takes All
  • Level I $500 50/30/20 Split*
  • Level J $1,000 50/30/20 Split*
  • Level K $2,500 50/30/20 Split*
  • Level L $300 Single Largest Dolphin
  • Level M $200 Single Largest Wahoo
  • Level N $500 Single Largest Bluefin Tuna
  • Level O $500 On the Board Reward "A"****
  • Level P $1,500 On the Board Reward "B"****
  • Level N $200 Charity Donation - 50/50 Split***

* 50% to Single Largest and 50% Heaviest Stringer
** ADDED LEVELS A & B BASED OFF YOUR DAY 1 & DAY 2 VS. COMPETITORS DAY 1 & DAY 2
*** 50% to Charity, 50% Single Largest Tuna
**** Pays out 1st, 2nd, & 3rd in both Single Largest Tuna and Heaviest Stringer

The total purse will be divided by three (3) days. Each day's purse will be split evenly among those winning for that day. If there are no winners for a particular day, the un-won prize money will be split evenly among the purses of the remaining days. In the event that there are no winners on the last day (Sunday), the un-won prize money will be evenly split among the previous 2 day's winners. If there are no winners for the entire tournament, the money will be carried over to 2018.

Example: Let's say the total purse for the "Leaderboard Lotto" B Reward is $54,000.00. That figure would be divided by 3 (three days) giving each day a purse of $18,000. Those who are in this Calcutta and remain on the leaderboard at the end of each days weigh-in will evenly split the purse for that day. If there is only one winner, he would take the entire $18,000. Two winners would get $9,000 each and so on.

Added Levels: D, E, F, I, J, & K - Can only win in one (1) category, Single Largest or Heaviest Stringer, not both.

  • If you win the ProJackpot you are still able to win either Most Pounds or Heaviest Single Fish. ProJackpot is a completely separate winning.
  • Anglers can enter all 17 categories if eligible.

ACROSS THE BOARD TOTAL
52' and Up - $17,700
36' to 51' - $17,450
35' and Under - $17,200
All fees reflect 5% cash discount. If paying by credit card, add 5%.