August 24th – 26th 2018 will be the 28th annual Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge. Since 1994 The Tuna Challenge has raised over $2,920,000 to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses.
The largest turn out happened in 2007 $360,000 was raised! 128 Private boats, 3 sport boats, and 597 anglers participated.
In 2016 86 teams comprised of 370 Anglers reeled in nearly 6,200 pounds of fish. Some of the most popular catches include yellowfin, Bigeye, Albacore, and Skipjack. Marlin yellowtail and dorado are amongst some of the other fish caught.
The rules of the Tuna Challenge can be found here.