Goin’ In Deep Wins $1.1 Million in 26th MidAtlantic Tournament

Goin’ In Deep Wins $1.1 Million in 26th MidAtlantic Tournament

By Scott Lenox

Scott Lenox
Scott is the owner of Fish in OC and host of Ocean City's fishing television show Hooked on OC. He has worked in the fishing industry and fished the waters in and around Ocean City for over 25 years.

The 26th Annual MidAtlantic Tournament is all over and it was one for the record books with the largest payout to one boat in the tournament’s history.  There were several fish weighed today including a new first place white marlin, but no one was able to take over the top tuna spot or the top blue marlin spot from the crew of the Goin’ In Deep who won both categories and two checks that total over $1.1 Million in prize money.  The Goin’ In Deep had one of the better days that I’ve ever seen in tournament fishing when they caught a beautiful 184 pound yellowfin tuna AND a 680 pound blue marlin.  Both of these fish piled on to the leaderboard yesterday and held on to win their respective categories and thanks to the side hustle, they both won checks for over $500,000!  Congratulations to the crew of the Goin’ in Deep and all of the other winners in this year’s MidAtlantic Tournament.

Heaviest Wahoo

Contrail     67 Pounds

Heaviest Dolphin

Speculator     23 Pounds

Heaviest Tuna

3rd Place Tie     Viking 62     The Caitlin     72 Pounds


2nd Place     Big Dog     126 Pounds

1st Place     Goin’ In Deep     184 Pounds

Heaviest Blue Marlin  

2nd Place     Let it Ride     677 Pounds

1st Place     Goin’ In Deep     680 Pounds


Heaviest White Marlin

3rd Place     Reel Rodeo     71 Pounds

2nd Place     Taylor Jean     72 Pounds

1st Place     Waste Knot     75 Pounds

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 26th Annual MidAtlantic!

Captain Luke Blume of the C Boys had a good day fishing the final day of the MidAtlantic releasing two white marlin and a barracuda in the Washington Canyon.

Captain Jeff Coats of Pitboss Fishing was fishing offshore with the crew of the Reel Estate today when he released his first ever white marlin.   The Reel Estate caught and released three total whites on the trip.

A recent deep drop trip aboard the Lisa with Captain Stu Windsor produced this pile of fish.  The largest blue line tilefish weighed in at 14.3 pounds.

Captain Chris Mizurak of the Angler reported a beautiful day with some good sea bass fishing today.  Captain Chris saw some healthy knot heads come over the rail for happy anglers.

The Tortuga with Captain Drew Zerbe had a nice keeper for this morning’s fish pool and a rare spiny box puffer on this afternoon’s trip.

Captain Marc Spagnola of Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing had some good shooting for southern and cow nosedrays today in the south bay in some beautiful conditions.

Bear down at the Oceanic Pier sent in this photo of Nick and David from Syracuse, NY who caught this triggerfish from the seawall on cut bait.

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