Joe Cronin Memorial Fishing Tournament Recap

On Friday, August 1st over 60 boats and 250 anglers competed in the 21st annual Joe Cronin Memorial Fishing Tournament to benefit the Jimmy Fund. The tournament raised over $450,000 this year, one of the biggest one-day fundraisers for the organization.

Starting with a captain’s meeting on Thursday night at Nauticus Marine, fishing on Friday and an awards ceremony and auction on Friday night, the Joe Cronin Memorial Tournament is one of the best-attended fishing tournaments on the East Coast.

With a fishing window from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM on Friday morning, it was tough to find a consistent striper bite, so many boats headed towards Sankaty Light on Nantucket to chase the schools of 10- to 12-pound bluefish that have been found there consistently throughout the month.

EJ Jaxtimer aboard Thresher won the bluefish division with a 12.85 gorilla, Robert Jaye took a 29-pound striped bass to win that division and Brady Lee caught an impressive 12.6-pound bluefish to win the kids bluefish division.

For more information on next year’s tournament, please visit JoeCroninFishing.com.

Check out photos below courtesy of Lipofksy Photography.

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