The Tightlined Slam is a catch-and-release fly and light tackle fishing tournament in the western Long Island Sound dedicated to conservation.
Anglers compete in nine categories on both a team and individual basis, targeting striped bass, bluefish, false albacore and bonito.
The second annual Tightlined Slam took place October 4-6, 2019. The tournament had significant growth from the inaugural event, with 24 boats, 75 anglers and 150 people attending the after party. The tournament raised more than $27,000 to support support the American Saltwater Guides Association and the conservation of our fisheries and marine resources. In addition, we collected more than 40 signatures and generated more than a dozen individual letters to the Atlantic States Marine Fishery Commission supporting the 1 fish at 35" option for striped bass moving forward.
We are excited about the growth and momentum we are building, and look forward to continuing to build the tournament and other events all in the support of the conservation of our marine resources and fisheries moving forward. The third Annual Tournament will take place from October 2-4, 2020, and we will start lining up sponsors towards the end of 2019.
Together, we can transfer this momentum into results, allowing future generations to enjoy the same or better opportunities to enjoy fishing and the outdoors that we have now.
I am always happy to hop on the phone or meet up to discuss ways we can all make a difference in preserving our marine resources.
In the meantime, please follow us on Instagram at @tightlinedconservation and visit the Tightlined Conservation Coalition page, which provides updates to recent conservation and fishery management actions and ways to SPEAK UP and MAKE A DIFFERENCE on key issues impacting our fisheries and marine resources right now.
Thank you and Stay Tightlined,