As a first-class tuna fishing tournament, the Casco Bay Bluefin Bonanza combines highly-skilled anglers from all over the Northeast in a contest of competition, comradery, and fun. 





The Casco Bay Bluefin Bonanza Tuna Tournament is recognized as a501(c)(3) charitable organization.  Understanding the importance and reward of giving back to our communities, we are committed to the purpose of raising funds in support of educational scholarships and critical Bluefin Tuna Research. To that end, we use all donations made by charity auction goers, raffle ticket buyers, and our sponsors for a scholarship fund to support students in Maine’s Community Colleges and other deserving entities.


2020 Boat Registration is now closed. 
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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Location:  Spring Point Marina 

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.   Vessel Arrival

5:00 p.m.   Captain’s Checkin and Meeting (Mandatory)

                   Review of Rules and Regs


Thursday, August 6, 2020

12:00am Fishing Begins (Lines in the water) and continues until August 8th


Saturday, August 8, 2020

Location: Spring Point Marina 

4:00 p.m.   Fishing Closes (Lines out of water)

6:00 p.m.   Official Scales Close

7:00 p.m.    Awards Ceremony

Letter from the President


We did it! Thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers, generous support from our many sponsors and enthusiastic participation by our fishermen we were able to make the inaugural Casco Bay Bluefin Bonanza an unqualified success. Our efforts were so successful that in our first year we were able to award scholarships to each of Maine’s seven community colleges while also providing funding to critical bluefin tuna research efforts.


Planning is already underway and we hope to make our 2020 event even bigger and better. With a year under our collective belts we hope to make things run even more smoothly and we will be adding a special one-day mini tournament for “mini” fishermen.


So once again we extend an invitation to all qualifying captains and crews to join us. This is an Open format/limited entry tournament, open to all vessels with an Atlantic Tunas General Category permit or HMS Headboat/Charter permit with commercial endorsement, but limited to 40 entrants on a first come, first served basis. We look forward to sharing the fun and fishing with you in August.


Tight lines and best of luck,


The CBBB Committee and Board of Directors

Bob Humphrey – President





We are extremely grateful to the efforts and contributions made by our sponsors. With your help, we are able to improve the access to secondary education for students across Maine at each of Maine's Community Colleges, and promote critical Bluefin Tuna Research. Thank you for your generosity!
Administrators and students at SMCC and CMCC have generously agreed to volunteer to staff our tournament, managing all the catch records.
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Jim Merriman
John Tanguay
Nicholas Morley
Tom Clopton
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