August Fishing Tournaments

fishing rods in a row for fishing tournament

Summer is in full swing and that means plenty of fish still to be caught and plenty of August fishing tournaments to be entered. At Gillz Gear, we aren’t just a fishing clothing store, but we also live the fishing lifestyle. We are picking out a few of our favorite fishing tournaments in August that you should check out.

List of Fishing Tournaments in August

Casco Bay Bluefin Bonanza Tuna Tournament

When: July 31 to August 3

Where:Sprint Point Marina at Casco Bay, Maine

Who: Serious Anglers

Technically this tournament kicks off on the last day of July with a lobster bake, but the fishing begins on the first of August. The tournament is open to all those with an Atlantic Tunas General permit or HMS Headboat/Charter permit with commercial endorsement. The tournament is also first come first serve. Money from the raffle, auction, and sponsors will go toward a scholarship fund for Maine’s community college and technical school system. 

More Info:To get all of the details on this fishing tournament and to sign up before it is too late, check out


Sarasota Slam Inshore Tournament

When:August 9 to August 10

Where:Marina Jack, Sarasota, Florida

Who:Inshore Anglers

This inshore tournament will focus on snook, trout, and redfish with emphasis on the length of these fish. People can enter individually or in teams of up to 6 anglers. Extra proceeds will go the Cystic Fibrosis foundation. Sarasota Slam also hosts fishing tournaments for offshore and junior anglers on other dates.

More Info:To register for this event or to look into their other fishing tournaments, check out their website.


Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament 

When:August 13 to August 16

Where:Oregon Inlet, NC

Who:Anglers & Junior Anglers Teams (No limits on the number per team)

Not only is this August fishing tournament about reeling in the best catch, but it is also a full-blown event. There will be food, drinks, and entertainment on deck to please everybody, so you can easily make it a family affair. Different cash prizes are available for different categories.

More Info:For a list of the rules and a full itinerary of the August tournament days, visit


Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament

When:August 21 to August 24

Where:Southside Marina Virginia Beach, Virginia

Who:Invitation Only

This is the 16th time this event has taken place. Not only is the big family fishing tournament a fierce competition but it also has become a fun outing for its dock parties and live music. Unfortunately, the tournament is by invitation only, so you may have to do some fenagling to get on the list.

More Info:If you want to check out more information and see how you may be able to snag an invite, visit