Star Island Yacht Club Announces Fishing Tournament Schedule for 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Montauk, New York – With 2017 in full swing, one can’t help but be excited for what’s to come. And, once again, Star Island Yacht Club is bringing back its famous sport fishing tournaments with a promise of excitement, as well as cash and prizes.

This year, Star Island kicks off the sport fishing season with the 31st Annual Shark Tournament, taking place June 15 to 17. Participating anglers have a chance to win one or more of several prizes, valued at more than $500,000 total.  

The tournament dates are as follows:

  • 31st Annual Shark Tournament:
    • Captain’s Meeting, June 15; Fishing, June 16-17
  • 25th Annual Mako, Thresher & Tuna Tournament:
  • Captain’s Meeting, August 3; Fishing, August 4-5
  • Captain’s Meeting, October 7; Fishing, October 8
  • Dates to come, pending posting of regulations by NMFS
  • 8th Annual Striped Bass/Columbus Day Tournament:
  • 4th Annual Fluke Tournament: NOW ONE-WEEK LONG!

New for 2017, the Fluke Tournament will be extended to span a full week of fishing. Further details are forthcoming.

For anglers who would like to get in on a competition but do not own a boat, the Star Island Yacht Club Charter Boat fishing fleet is available for hire for either. Each of Star Island’s boats can accommodate up to six anglers.

Dockage is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Transient rates for the tournament are $6 per foot for up to 59 feet, $6.50 per foot for 60 to 84 feet and $7.50 per foot for 85 feet and up. Utilities are $30 for 30-amp and single-cord, 50-amp service and $50 for two-cord, 50-amp service.

The marina also offers up several great amenities, such as new 50- and 100-ton open-end travel lifts, high-speed fuel pumps and a full parts and service department, as well as a delicious assortment of breakfast, lunch and dinner options at the Star Island Grill.

As per Environmental Conservation Law 13-0338, New York State law now requires that all shark tournament participants use non-stainless steel non-offset circle hooks exclusively.

For more information on Star Island Yacht Club, or to register for any of these tournaments, call (631) 668-5052, or visit