Bluefin Open

Bluefin Open

June 6 - June 12, 2022

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06/14/22 @ 9:18 AM

That's All Folks

Well, we have all had a chance to catch our breath... The Manasquan River Marlin & Tuna club would like to thank all of our participants and generous sponsors for making the 2022 MRMTC Bluefin Open the best one yet. Despite starting out with a grim weather forecast for the entire tournament we wound up having boats fishing 3 out of the 5 days. Saturday being a record 53 boats fishing in beautiful offshore weather.
The 2022 Bluefin Open had 80 boats entered, gave away over $160,000.00 in prize money (over $180,000.00 if you count all the goodies we gave away at the captain's meeting), and weighed in 1495lbs of bluefin tuna.
Chip Caruso was our big money winner taking home over $65,000.00 with his 151lb bluefin tuna caught on Friday. The bigger news is our biggest tuna ever caught in the Bluefin Open. Andrew Whiting and the crew of the 30ft Cobia "Deep Six" took top honors weighing in a very impressive 226lb Bluefin on Saturday wowing the the crowd that came to watch. This marks the 3rd year in a row that a center console boat swooped in to take home the first place trophy (and over $15,000.00 in prize money). The Bluefin Open and Manasquan Inlet has once again proven that its a level playing field like no other tournament and the only place to start the northeast tournament season.
We invite all of you to check out www.BluefinOpen.com or our Bluefin Open APP for full statistics, picture and video galleries, history of our 86yr old club, and all other info pertaining to this great event.
The Manasquan River Marlin & Tuna Club wishes all the best of luck with your 2022 fishing season. See you next year!

Jun 12 @ 6:28 PM

Due Course

Heaviest Triple 1st Place

Jun 12 @ 6:27 PM

Fish Stix

Heaviest Triple 2nd Place

Jun 12 @ 6:26 PM


Small Boat A 1st Place

Jun 12 @ 6:25 PM


Small Boat A 2nd Place

Jun 12 @ 6:24 PM


Small Boat Double 1st Place

Jun 12 @ 6:22 PM


Small Boat Double 1st Place

Jun 12 @ 4:37 PM


Weighed a 114.5 lbs bluefin

06/12/22 @ 10:02 AM

Day 5

Moving Day. We’ve reached our last day. Rainy weather for sure but the offshore conditions very fishable. We have 4 boats out there, and despite having a high mountain to climb (a 226lb Bluefin is a pretty high mountain) it is of course day 5, and things happen on the last day. Just ask last years winner, Matador, who weighed in the winning fish with only minutes to spare. Do any of our boats have a shot at moving the needle? Scale opens at 3:00, closes at 5:00.

06/11/22 @ 10:17 PM

Day 4

A wild day 4 has come to a close. Lots of fish.. some big, some small (and some too big!). The BIGest news is Andrew Whiting’s 30 foot Cobia, Deep Six showed the big boys how it’s done weighing in the tournament leading 226lb Bluefin Tuna. Congrats to Andrew and his crew. One more day left…

06/11/22 @ 4:55 PM

Scale Open

Opening the scale early. Big one expected any minute!

06/11/22 @ 3:13 PM

Calm Before the storm

Less than two hours til showtime. With 53 boats scheduled to return through Manasquan Inlet, and reports of some bigger fish being caught you can cut the tension with a knife. Looks like the rain will hold off so come down to the Pig & Parrot, grab a drink and enjoy the show!

Jun 11 @ 7:09 PM


Weighed a 72.9 lbs bluefin

Jun 11 @ 7:07 PM


Weighed a 63.8 lbs bluefin

Jun 11 @ 7:01 PM

Blue Heaven

Weighed a 114.7 lbs bluefin

Jun 11 @ 6:45 PM

Playing hooky

Weighed a 127.4 lbs bluefin

Jun 11 @ 6:08 PM


Weighed a 145.0 lbs bluefin

Jun 11 @ 5:40 PM


Weighed a 22.1 lbs bluefin

Jun 11 @ 5:39 PM


Weighed a 24.6 lbs bluefin

Jun 11 @ 5:22 PM


Weighed a 50.4 lbs bluefin

Jun 11 @ 5:14 PM

Deep Six

Weighed a 226.0 lbs bluefin

Jun 11 @ 5:03 PM


Weighed a 63.2 lbs bluefin

06/11/22 @ 8:01 AM

Day 4

Day 4
The Big One
With 53 boats fishing today and excellent offshore weather we are expecting a lot of action at the scale tonight. Pipe Dreamer’s 151lb Bluefin Tuna is the one to beat. The scale will be open 5pm - 7pm, and Mike from the Pig and Parrot will have cold drinks waiting for you! Come get in on the action….. Main dock Brielle Yacht Club…. See you there!

06/10/22 @ 9:25 PM

Day 3

Day 3 has come to a close. Exciting action at the scales tonight... Bigger fish showing up than our 2019 tournament for sure.... Chip Caruso's PIPE DREAMER leading the charge today with a 151lb Bluefin. Ken Hager's 62 Viking TAYLOR JEAN stands at the top of our Heaviest Double calcutta with a pair of under 46" tunas weighing in at 132.3lbs. Tom Orgo earned some oohs and ahhs from the crowd by showing up not only with a 121.5lb Bluefin to take second place but also weighing in a 76" 240lb giant, much to the delight of the crowd. And lastly a visit from Tucker the Labrador Retriever at the end of the night. With beautiful fishing weather tomorrow and a huge field of boats headed out tonight we expect an awesome party on the dock tomorrow night. We will update you tomorrow morning....

06/10/22 @ 8:44 PM


Miss Mikayla Ann II wieghs in a 121.5 Over sliding into second place overall. They also weighed in a 240 pound giant. But because it came in at 76 inches, it did not qualify under our 73" maximum...

06/10/22 @ 5:55 PM


Taylor Jean on its way to the scale. Stand by!!!

06/10/22 @ 5:55 PM


Taylor Jean on its way to the scale. Stand by!!!

06/10/22 @ 3:52 PM


The countdown has begun. Just over an hour til the scale opens. 11 boats fishing…. Come on down to Brielle Yacht Club to see how they did!

Jun 10 @ 6:55 PM

Miss Mikayla Ann Two

Weighed a 121.5 lbs bluefin

Jun 10 @ 6:45 PM


Weighed a 66.3 lbs bluefin

Jun 10 @ 6:22 PM

Pipe Dreamer

Weighed a 151.0 lbs bluefin

Jun 10 @ 6:20 PM

Taylor Jean

Weighed a 65.3 lbs bluefin

Jun 10 @ 6:18 PM

Taylor Jean

Weighed a 67.0 lbs bluefin

06/10/22 @ 7:19 AM

It’s On!!!

It’s On!!!
11 boats fishing today, ranging in size from the 23ft Steiger Craft “Chaser” to the massive 70ft Viking “Pipe Dreamer”. The scale opens at 5:00pm tonight so grab a drink (drinks) at The Pig & Parrot and walk out on to Brielle Yacht Clubs main dock to check out the show!

06/09/22 @ 9:33 AM

Day 2

Day 2
Good morning everyone. No trip declarations for day 2 so the scale will remain closed while we continue to wait for the weather to pass. At the moment things looking better for this weekend, your Bluefin Open weighmaster and crew will be ready for the busy days ahead!

06/08/22 @ 7:07 AM

Day 1

Windy…. No trips declared today and the weather still lingering around, the scale will be closed for tonight. An extra day to recover from a Monday night captains meeting. Check out our galleries on www.BluefinOpen.com if you are having trouble remembering….

05/18/22 @ 10:04 AM

2 Days Left

Just a quick announcement for all our previous competitors. Discounted Registration ends on May 20th. Don't miss this chance to save $100 on your entry into this years Bluefin Open. We already have over 70 boats and almost $20,000.00 in door prizes available to all who enter. Captain's meeting will be here before you know it on June 6th at 6:00pm at the Pig & Parrot. Start your season off with a bang! We look forward to seeing you all!

04/01/22 @ 1:50 PM

Here We Go!!!

Its April first and discounted early registration is open. Get in early to guarantee yourself a YETI bucket and a chance to win some awesome prizes at our captains meeting. See www.BluefinOpen.com for more details!

01/28/22 @ 10:57 AM


What better way to spend a Friday in January (before a blizzard) then to dream about warmer weather and good fishing. Well, here you go. The 2022 Bluefin Open is set to go! Captains meeting June 6th at the Pig and Parrot with fishing days June 8th through the12th. Be sure to check out all the new details on www.BluefinOpen.com as well as our Bluefin Open APP. Looking for more ways to win? Check out our new calcutta structure! Stay tuned for more updates as well as our new tournament artwork by marine artist Steve Goione in the coming weeks. Stay Warm!