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LBI Surf Fishing Classic

Surf City Bait and Tackle Shop

Saturday, October 14, 201711:00 am

LBI Surf Fishing Classic - October 7th thru December 10, 2017

Started in 1954, the Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic is one of the nation's oldest and most recognized surfcasting tournaments. (Check out our Tournament Archive) The eight week (New for 2017 Nine Week!) surf fishing tournament for striped bass and bluefish offers surfcasters the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in daily, weekly, segment and grand prizes. There is additional special prizes presented by businesses, fishing clubs as well as participants and supporters. For more details about the Tournament Rules and Prizes see below.

The LBI Surf Fishing Classic Committee in partnership with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce is ready for the 2017 fall fishing season! The 63nd Annual LBI Surf Fishing Classic kicks off on October 7th and runs until December 10, 2017. Don't miss out! Attend the opening day seminar.
Registration is underway at all participating tackle shops (see link Sign Up & Weigh In on right). The first 300 registrants signed up before October 6th get a FREE LBI Surf Fishing Classic Tournament T-shirt and Hat. After the tournament starts on October 7th, the t-shirt will be $20. *While Supplies Last

2017 Special Prizes:

Lure Only - No Bait Prize:  John Parzych, a long time friend and participant of the Classic, offers two custom rods; one to the largest bluefish and one to the largest striped bass caught on a lure (artificial).

One $100 Cash Award For First Legal Red Drum

$100 Fisherman's Headquarters Gift Certificate for Heaviest Striped Bass Each Saturday & Sunday.

2017 Bonus Cash Days:    Save The Date!

October 8 - $500 Cash Award For The Largest Striped Bass

October 12 - $250 Cash Award For Largest Striped Bass
(In honor of Robert "Jingles" O'Brien from Jingles B&T)

October 19 - $250 Cash Award For Largest Striped Bass
(In honor of Ric O'Brien from Jingles B&T)

October 31 - $500 Cash Award For Largest Striped Bass
(Courtesy of Surf City B&T)

November 5 - $500 Cash Award For Largest Striped Bass

November 16 - $500 Cash Award For Largest Striped Bass
(In Honor of Frank Panzone)

November 23 - $250 Cash Award For Largest Striped Bass
In Honor of Bruce Hoagland from the Hoagland Family)

Winners based on fish weight & time of weigh-in as per standard contest day, not day of catch.  See details pertaining to “Weighing” Rules Section 8.  In the event no fish are scored the Special Daily Awards will roll over into the following day(s) until awarded.

  • Surf City Bait and Tackle Shop
  • 317 Long Beach Blvd,
  • Surf City,
  • NJ, 08008
  • 609-494-2333

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