13th annual Salt Water Fishing Tournament on Aug. 12 and 13

Posted:  Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 8:15am

The Boothbay Region Fish & Game Association will sponsor its 13th annual Saltwater Fishing Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12 and 13.

A $200 cash prize will be awarded for the largest striped bass and largest bluefish respectively, with $100 and $50 going for second and third place in both categories. Kids (12 and under) can go for mackerel and harbor pollock, and compete for cash prizes of $50 and $25 for first and second place, and $10 for third through 5thplace. All Maine saltwater sport fishing regulations apply, and there will be a 12” minimum for bluefish entered.

Weigh-ins will be held at the Boothbay Lobster Wharf at 97 Atlantic Ave. (on the East Side of Boothbay Harbor) from 5 pm to 7 pm on both Saturday and Sunday, with food and beverages available for purchase. Fish will be judged by overall length, and in the case of a tie, the first fish entered will be declared the winner.

Local businesses are responding enthusiastically in support of this popular, family-oriented summer event. There will be a number of door prizes drawings –including rod-and-reel outfits and a brand-new kids’ bike donated by Stephen Rubicam Photography and Shark Six Charters -- for tournament entrants who attend Sunday’s weigh-in and awards ceremony.

Entry fee is $20 for adults, and kids can enter free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult holding a valid entry ticket. Adults may sponsor more than one child on a single ticket.

Tickets, tournament rules, and tackle are available at Oak Street Provisions at 43 Oak St. in Boothbay Harbor.

Boothbay area businesses and individuals who would like to contribute prizes for the tournament are invited to contact Barry Gibson at 633-5929; email barrygibson6@aol.com; or send them directly to the BRF&GA, P.O. Box 408, Boothbay, ME 04537.

Proceeds of the tournament benefit the Association’s Life Skills Scholarship Fund and other club programs.