Posted on August 24th, 2016
We had a busy day at the scales at both ports for day 2 of the 25th Anniversary of The MidAtlantic tournament today. 37 boats fished out of Ocean City, MD while 51 boats fished out of Cape May, NJ. There were a few white marlin that came to both ports that didn’t meet the 65 pound tournament minimum and one more blue marlin that didn’t make the 400 pound tournament, but we did see other fish hit the dock that would make there way onto the leader board. Here’s what we saw at the weigh scales today.
The crew of the Contango fishing out of Ocean City weighed a 375 pound blue marlin that didn’t make the 400 pound tournament minimum, but did get the crowd riled up.
Ed Dunn on his DA Sea fishing out of Ocean City weighed a nice 35 pound dolphin to jump into first place in the dolphin category.
Reelin’ Feelin’ fishing out of Cape May weighed a 76 pound yellowfin tuna which is currently in third place in the tuna category.
Second place in the tuna category is currently held by the crew of the Miss Budweiser fishing out of Ocean City who weighed a 156 pound bigeye tuna.
The biggest tuna of the tournament so far was weighed by the crew of the Pez Machine fishing out of Cape May. Pez Machine’s 230 pound bigeye is currently first place in the tuna category.
One of the two qualifying white marlin in the tournament was weighed by the Reel Addiction fishing out of Cape May. Reel Addiction’s white marlin weighed in at 65 pounds and is currently holding second place.
First place in the white marlin category was caught by Jim Smith who was fishing on the Mjolnir out of Ocean City. Jim’s white marlin is currently in first place at 77 pounds.
Outside of the tournament, my good buddy Ayrton Pryor spent his 15th birthday doing what he loves to do and that’s catch fish. Ayrton caught a load of mahi on the Spring Mix II out of the Ocean City Fishing Center.
Bear at the Oceanic Pier in downtown Ocean City sent in a report with some pics of Joe and the OC Sharkin’ team who caught some small sharks in the surf off of 130th street on bunker.
Bear also sent in a photo of Noah with a nice 32 1/2″ rockfish that he caught from the north sea wall on a white Zoom bait.