Attention all anglers! The 2017 Montauk Classic Bluefish & Striped Bass Surf Fishing Tournament will begin at Noon, Friday, September 22 and continue until Noon, Sunday, September 24. Cash and equipment prizes will be awarded to the three largest bluefish and the three largest striped bass hooked and landed from the beach, surf, jetty, bank or pier beginning at the western most tip of Napeague State Park, encompassing all points east. There will also be an award for the three largest released striped bass. New York State minimum qualifying weight and size limits will be in effect. Only one prize per person, per species will be awarded. A drawing for additional raffle prizes will be held at the award ceremony on Sunday at 12:30pm at the lower lot of Montauk Point State Park. You must be present to win.
The Montauk Classic Surf Fishing Tournament is sponsored by The Natural Heritage Trust, The Fisherman Magazine and New York State Parks-Long Island Region. Paulie’s Tackle of Montauk will be the official weigh in station for the tournament.
The entry fee is $15. You can apply in person up until 9:00 am Saturday, September 23 at Paulie’s Tackle of Montauk or mail in your application by Friday, September 15 to Montauk Classic, P. O. Box 247, Babylon, NY 11702. Please make checks or money orders payable to NHT-LI. For an application and/or additional information please call 631-321-3510 weekdays, 9:00AM-5:00PM. Applications can also be downloaded from the Montauk Point State Park page at www.nysparks.com.