Posted on August 26th, 2016
On day 4 of the 25th MidAtlantic we saw 73 boats fishing out of Ocean City, MD and 68 boats fishing out of Cape May, NJ. There were a lot of fish caught today, but the scales were relatively slow at both ports. The only qualifying fish to hit the leader board did it in a big way though. The crew of the Fishing For Muscular Dystrophy pulled in to Sunset Marina this afternoon and when asked what they had to weigh on crew member said, “I think we have a pretty good dolphin.” Well the crew of the FFMD had a VERY good dolphin! A monster of a mahi tipped the scale at 53 pounds and catapulted the crew into first place in the dolphin category. Not only did they catch a great fish, but they are fishing for a great cause.
First place in the wahoo category is still held by the crew of the Moore Bills. Their 75 pound wahoo was caught on Monday and has held the lead for the first four days of the tournament.
Third place in the tuna category is a 76 pound yellowfin tuna held by the crew of the Reelin’ Feelin’.
Second place in the tuna category is a 156 pound bigeye caught by the crew of the Miss Budweiser.
Still holding strong in first place in the tuna category is a beautiful 230 pound bigeye caught by the crew of the Pez Machine.
There has only been one qualifying blue marlin so far and that was caught by the crew of the Fantasia yesterday out of Cape May.
There are two 68 pound white marlin tied for second place in the white marlin category and they were caught by the crew of the MR Ducks and the Sea Wolf.
The Mjolnir is still holding on to first place in the white marlin category with a nice 77 pound white marlin that angler Jim Smith caught on Tuesday.
Captain Joe Drosey on Rhonda’s Osprey had a good day fishing the MidAtlantic today. Captain Joe put his crew on three white marlin releases and a sailfish release as well as a 15 and 20 pound mahi.
Outside of the tournament, Captain Steve Selander and mate Captain Chris Watkowski on the Spring Mix II fished north of the Baltimore Canyon today and put their crew on an estimated 350 pound blue marlin release.
It was another really good day of flounder fishing on the local ocean going party boats. Captain Chris Mizurak from the party boat Angler out of the Talbot Street Pier reported good flounder fishing with some limits around the rail and one nice mahi.
Captain Monty Hawkins on the party boat Morning Star also reported good flounder fishing today. Pictured below are Chan and Steve with a couple of dandies from their limits.
Eric Mihaly took an afternoon trip yesterday with Joe Records and Eric “The Wolves” Ansel and caught some nice 20″+ flounder and a big old sea bass that was around four pounds.
Captain Marc Spagnola of Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing had some good luck in the south bay today. Captain Marc put his shooters on some really nice southern rays.