It is Make A Wish Tuna Challenge Time!

It is  Make A Wish Tuna Challenge Time!

     The Make A Wish Tuna Challenge is the premier Southern California tuna fishing event and the tournament is fast approaching and is being held on Saturday, August 29, 2015 with a Captain’s meeting on Friday evening, August 28, 2015.   It is actually a three day event when you add the great awards ceremony, barbecue and raffle to be held at Silver Gate Yacht Club on Sunday August 30, 2015.

This is always a fine event and in addition to (Click on Fish Reports / Freebie Reports above to Continue Reading) being a great tuna tournament, it serves a much higher purpose in raising funds to benefit the Make A Wish charity.  Since 1994 the Tuna Challenge has raised well in excess of $2,000,000 to benefit the Make A Wish Charity and has helped fund many wishes for children with life threatening medical conditions.

The list of prizes up for the winning is truly spectacular and includes lots of fishing tackle, stays at fishing resorts and marine related and other prizes that are too numerous to list here.  You have a chance at winning prizes with the fish you catch and there are also incredible raffles and some spectacular things that are up for both silent and live auctions.  The highlight item up for the winning is the Grand Raffle Prize from the special Grand Raffle which is your choice of a Mazda 3, Mazda 6 or Mazda CX-5 that have MSRP of up to $25,000!  Tickets for the Grand Raffle are $10 each, 6 for $50 or 12 for $100.00.

The tournament has award categories for juniors and adults with a small boat and a big boat division as well.  A special division also exists for charter boat anglers.  The cost for entry is $105.00 for adults and $40.00 for a junior. The entry for a Charter Boat Angler to compete in the Charter Boat Division is $75.00.  The entry fees include a tournament t-shirt and a ticket to the awards banquet.

You can go to the Make a Wish Tuna Challenge web site and get all the details and sign up information at

Please come out and participate and enjoy this fine event!  It is a win-win situation as you can have a good time, have a chance at winning some great prizes and enjoy the warm feeling of benefiting some kids who are in need of some cheering up in the process.