Star Island 25th Annual Mako, Thresher & Tuna Tournament

Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 7:30pm
Captain's Meeting & Beer Bust

Friday, August 4, 2017  
5:00 AM Coffee/Danish
Fishing 6:00 AM

Saturday, August 5, 2017 
5:00 AM Coffee/Danish
Return by 5:00 PM
Awards 7:30 PM


Can You Rise to the Challenge in 2017?

Owing to the flexible format of the tournament, 2016 was the best yet – with more than 35 threshers and 20 makos caught over the two-day period. The event also featured expanded prize categories and a higher total prize amounts, with more than $150,000 paid out in cash and prizes.

Think you have what it takes to compete in 2017? Well, get your reservation in early! Star Island Yacht Club & Marina’s 25th Annual Mako, Thresher and Tuna Tournament is always a fan favorite. As with past years, the tournament includes not only sharks, but also any species of tuna, including Blue Fin. Overnight fishing returns again this year so the Captains are encouraged to get an early start on their fishing for Day Two. As with last year, you can only weigh in one shark per day. Provided that National Marine Fisheries regulations are followed, you may weigh in more than one tuna per day and may weigh in tuna multiple times per day.

Star Island continues to make improvements to its facility in an effort to better accommodate our guests and tournament participants, such as the new 50- and 100-ton open-end travel lifts that were added this off-season.


Heaviest Mako $2,500
2nd Heaviest Mako $1,500
3rd Heaviest Mako $1,000
Heaviest Thresher $2,500
2nd Heaviest Thresher $1,500
3rd Heaviest Thresher $1,000
Heaviest Tuna $2,500
2nd Heaviest Tuna $1,500
3rd Heaviest Tuna $1,000
Total $15,000


Entry Fee $800.00 per boat. For more details please visit


Friday, August 4, 2017 - 06:00 to Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 17:00