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MONDAY, September 16, 2019


Anglers on the "Marli" decided to go daytime swordfishing and it was a good call.  They returned with a 424 pounder from the Baltimore Canyon.  They were fishing in 1,600 feet of water and caught it on an eel during the second drop.








SUNDAY, September 15, 2019


The Challenge Cup was extended to today.  There are a lot of boats offshore fishing today.



On the charter boat, "On the Run", anglers Nick Dean caught a 13.2 lb. sheepshead at the South Jetty while using crabs for bait.



Christopher Ditch and Matthew Flenniken hit some shoals off Ocean City and caught bluefish and a couple of Spanish mackerel.



Mason Hurst, Jamie Willis and Matt Hurst caught 4 flounder, 8 sea bass and a 20-inch triggerfish at the African Queen.



Anglers on the "Primary Search" returned from an overnighter in the  Wilmington Canyon with a mako shark release, 2 yellowfin tuna, 2 white marlin releases, a boated white marlin, a wahoo, 2 golden tilefish, 2 blueline tilefish and 2 mahi.



On the charter boat, "Marli", anglers had 2 white marlin releases, a yellowfin tuna and 60 dolphin in the Baltimore Canyon.






SATURDAY, September 14, 2019

The ocean was stirred up, keeping almost everyone at the dock.  The "Fish On" did head to the Baltimore and released a blue marlin, estimated at 300 lbs., released 4 white marlin and caught 10 mahi and a 68 lb. wahoo.



The Chesapeake Bay Sport Fishing Association Flounder Tournament was today.  Anglers on the "Evans" took 3rd place with a 17.5-inch flounder caught behind Assateague.  Second place went to anglers on the "Green Machine" with an 18 3/4-inch flounder caught in the West Channel.  First place was won by the anglers on the "Mac Attack" with a 20 3/4-inch flounder caught at the Old Grounds.



Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" waited over 2 hours to leave this morning due to the swell left over from the past couple of days.  It was a bit sporty in the morning buy improved throughout the day.  Had a couple of anglers limit out on sea bass.  Bite was good.





FRIDAY, September 13, 2019




Well, it is Friday the 13th so I guess we should expect conditions that are not so nice.  Marinas were a ghost town during my ride through this morning and tomorrow isn't looking good either.  The Challenge Cup may turn into a 1 day event.



After the first day of the Challenge Cup, the Cape May, NJ team scored 1,275 points and the Ocean City team has 1,475 points on the board.  The tournament committee has extended the fishing days to Sunday.






THURSDAY, September 12, 2019



Sounds like it was a little slow offshore today, which is a bummer since it's the first day of The Challenge Cup, pitting the OC squad against the Cape May, NJ team.



The "Blue Eyes" were one boat that had a good day, going 5 for 7 on white marlin in addition to catching a wahoo and 30 dolphin.  All in the Baltimore.



Justin Hardy caught and released his first white marlin in the Baltimore Canyon while fishing on the "Priceless".



On the headboat, "Morning Star", Capt. Monty reported a bit of an ocean swell, but not a bad day overall.  Good sea bass bite with numerous limits of 15 fish.  Also caught a handful of good size flounder.  Largest sea bass was 20-inches.  Largest flounder was 22-inches.






WEDNESDAY, September 11, 2019


Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" had another great day of dolphin fishing, returning with their limit of 60 from the Baltimore Canyon.



Anglers on the charter boat, "Boss Hogg" caught their limit of dolphin, 2 yellowfins and released 3 white marlin.  All in the Wilmington.



On the headboat, "Morning Star", anglers started the day catching short sea bass so they worked a couple of sites and found larger fish that were more than willing to take the bait, but still a high throwback ratio.  Capt. Monty ventured out a little deeper, probably into 100 feet of water and the bite was on, with keeper knotheads.  Largest was a 19-incher.  They also caught flounder up to 20-inches and some triggerfish up to 16 1/4-inches.






TUESDAY, September 10, 2019


I heard there was a good marlin bite today in the Baltimore.




6:57 PM - On the charter boat, "Marli", anglers caught their limit of 60 dolphin and had 3 white marlin releases.  All in the Baltimore.



On the charter boat, "Reel Chaos", anglers had 5 white marlin releases, 6 dolphin, a 54 lb. yellowfin tuna and a 58 lb. wahoo.  All in the Baltimore.



On the "Grande Pez", Jim Motsko released a white marlin and Sasha Motsko released 2 white marlin and caught a 73 lb. yellowfin tuna.  They also caught 4 dolphin.  All in the Baltimore.



On the headboat, "Morning Star", Capt. Monty said that the black sea bass bite was good today.  Nobody caught their limit of 15, but several came very close with numerous double-digit catches.



"Rhonda's Osprey" caught 57 dolphin and released a white marlin in the Baltimore.



"C-Boys" released 6 white marlin in the Baltimore.



"DA Sea" released 7 white marlin in the Baltimore.



"No Quarter" caught a wahoo and released 8 white marlin in the Baltimore.



"Fish On" released 6 white marlin in the Baltimore.



Ross Quilter caught a 24-inch bluefish during the incoming tide by the Rt. 50 Bridge.








MONDAY, September 9, 2019


Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" caught their limit of 60 dolphin and had a white marlin release in the Baltimore Canyon.



On the charter boat, "Boss Hogg", anglers caught their limit of 60 dolphin and boated n 86 lb. yellowfin tuna.  All were hooked in the Wilmington Canyon.



Nick Diguglielmo caught a 37 lb. golden tilefish, 2 smaller golden tilefish and 15 mahi while fishing in the Wilmington Canyon.



On "Gret's Three J's", Laura James caught and released her first white marlin and her first tuna while trolling in the Baltimore Canyon.  The anglers also caught 2 additional yellowfins that averaged 71 lbs. each.



On the "Partnership", Trish Purcell celebrated birthday and caught her first mahi  while trolling in the Wilmington Canyon.  Cate Calogero caught her first blue marlin and wahoo.



On the headboat, "Morning Star", reported a nice day on the water and the black sea bass were snapping!  They also caught a few flounder and triggerfish as well.  Largest trigger measured 15 3/4-inches.



"Rhonda's Osprey" caught 60 dolphin and released a white marlin in the Baltimore.



"Reel Chaos" caught 35 dolphin in the Baltimore.



"Griffin" released 2 white marlin in the Baltimore.



"Cabana" released 2 white marlin and caught 3 yellowfins








SUNDAY, September 8, 2019



Today is the Bahia Marina Flounder Pounder.  This year there are 28 boats entered.  Weigh-ins are from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.



Several boats headed offshore today.  Looks like the Wilmington and the Norfolk had the best water shots.  Hopefully, they will all get into some good white marlin and it would be great to see the yellowfins show up.




3:05 PM - Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" said that the sea bass bite today was equal to yesterdays epic day, just a lot of throwbacks.  Several limits around the rail.  Largest was 17 1/2-inches.  Also had a triggerfish thrown in.




3:28 PM - Kern Ducote and Mike Quade caught 7 keeper flounder in the Thorofare.  Fish ranged from 16 1/2 to 20-inches.  Caught on white Gulp shrimp and live mullet.



Anglers on the "Wirenut" caught an 83 lb. wahoo in 65 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon.  Water temp was 73-degrees.




5:00 PM -The scales closed on the Bahia Marina Flounder Pounder and here is what we saw:



Tanner Adkins had 4 flounder caught on live mullet at the west end of the Rt. 50 Bridge by Hoopers.  His fish measured between 17 and 20-inches and weighed up to 3 lbs. 12 oz.



Anglers on the "Happy Ours II" weighed a 2 lb. 13 oz. flounder that they caught on live bunker in the West Channel.



Chris Rodriguez caught a 3 lb. 9 oz. flounder and Franky Lynch caught a 2 lb. 10 oz. flounder, both on live mullet along the marsh at the east end of the Thorofare.



Blake Gunther caught a 3 lb. 4 oz. flounder and a 5 lb. flounder on a Gulp Swimming Mullet in the Inlet.  The 5 pounder ended up in 1st place.



Anglers on the "One More Drift" weighed 2 flounder that they caught on live spot in the East Channel in front of the Coast Guard Station.  Fish weighed 2 lbs. 9 oz. and 3 lbs. 9 oz.



Malcolm Smith on the "PA Down Time" weighed a 4 lb. 15 oz. flounder that he caught on a Gulp artificial bait by the Rt. 50 Bridge.  Fished ned up in 2nd place.



Richard Crosariol caught a 4 lb. flounder in the East Channel, south of the Rt. 50 Bridge on a live spot.  Richard took 3rd place with his catch.



Anglers on the "Line Dancer" weighed a pair of 2 lb. 7 oz. flounder that they caught on mullet and bunker in the West Channel by Hoopers.



The Daiker boys on the "Delicious" caught 8 flounder on spot and bunker in the West Channel by the Rt. 50 Bridge.  Heaviest fish weighed 3 lbs. 4 oz.



Al Tortella on the "Retreiver" weighed a 3 lb. 8 oz. flounder that he caught on a Gulp artificial bait in the OC Inlet.



Anglers on the "Miller Time weighed a pair of 3 lb. flounder that were caught on bunker in the West Channel, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge.







Offshore action looked to be on the slow side for tuna and marlin but was excellent for dolphin.



"Rhonda's Osprey" had 67 dolphin in the Baltimore Canyon.



Charter boat, "Marli" had 60 dolphin in the Baltimore Canyon.



"Primary Search" had 20 dolphin and a white marlin release in the Baltimore.



"Cabana" had 14 dolphin, a yellowfin and a white marlin release in the Wilmington.



"Fish On" had 27 dolphin and 2 white marlin releases in the Wilmington.



"DA Sea" had 6 white marlin releases in the Wilmington.



"Roll Groove had 4 white marlin releases in the Wilmington.






SATURDAY, September 7, 2019



The best news we heard today was from Capt. Monty Hawkins on the headboat, "Morning Star".  Capt. Monty said that they had the best sea bass trip of the year... if not years.  Everyone on the boat, plus the captain and mates all caught their limit.  No throwbacks.  Had to skirt a little further offshore go get them... into 115 feet of water.  Capt. Monty will be going everyday for sea bass until they start togging on Jan 1st.






FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019



Autumn and Andrew Ball caught and released a nice size tiger shark while fishing from the beach off Assateage Island.



On he charter boat, "Get Sum", anglers caught 4 keeper flounder while drifting in the Thorofare with white Gulp Swimming Mullets.






THURSDAY, September 5, 2019


Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star' had a short trip today before the seas starting getting very sporty.  They ended up dropping some blocks on some reefs and Paul Kinsinger had time to catch a 20-inch flounder.



Anglers on the "Foolish Pleasures" caught 9 mahi, a limit of blueline tilefish, a couple of Jacks, a sea bass and even had a white marlin release.




WEDNESDAY, September 4, 2019


On the headboat, "Morning Star" anglers had a fantastic day of flounder fishing on ocean bottom.  Several anglers caught their limit.  Largest flattie was a 23-incher.



On the charter boat, "On the Run", anglers caught a 20 Spanish mackerel, 9 bluefish and 5 false albacore tuna.  The mackerel were caught around the Ocean City Pier.



Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" had a great day of flounder fishingl before the storm gets ready to roll in.  Pretty sure they headed up towards the Old Grounds.  Largest flounder measured 23-inches.



Anglers on the headboat, "Tortuga" caught 6 keeper flounder in the East and West Channel.    Largest measured 18-inches and weighed 2 lbs. 10 oz.  Squd and shiners were the ticket.








TUESDAY, September 3, 2019


Beautiful day today.  I walked the docks early this morning and there are a good number of boats out today.  With the good marlin bite yesterday and yellowfins popping up in the Baltimore Canyon, we could see some good action at the docks later.



Capt. Monty on the "Morning Star" said that his anglers caught some nice flounder today on oceaan structure.  A couple limits and a few with 3 flatties.  Largest was a 24-incher by Chris Bogan.



The staff at the Ocean City Marlin Club took a trip on the charter boat, "Last Call" and Brett Oliver caught a 26 lb. mahi.  Alec Webster released his first white amrlin.  All at the Rockpile.



Now here's a fisherman...  young Katie Betz got home from her first day of school and wanted to go fishing so she headed down to the Jetty to try and catch some bluefish, but ended up cathing a 20-inch flounder, winning her the competition with her grandfather.



Richard Crosariol caught a pair of flounder, measuring 18 1/2 and 20-inches on live mullet during the outgoing tide.  Fished in the West Channel.



On the charter boat, "Lucky Break" anglers caught Spanish mackerel and bluefish while trolling around the Ocean City Pier.




MONDAY, September 2, 2019


Looks like some yellowfins popped up yesterday in the Baltimore Canyon.



"Roncito" had a yellowfin that weighed over 70 lbs. that was caught in the Baltimore.



"Lucky Duck II" had 2 nice size yellowfins that were caught in 80 fathoms in the Baltimore.



Mike Hoffman caught 2 flounder that measured 21 and 23-inches in the East Channel on live bunker.



Anglers ventured down to Winter Quarter Shoal and caught a load of triggerfish, a spadefish, a flounder and a jack.



Mike Austill and Jeff Dunlap caught their limit of flounder in the Thorofare.



Alex Eliadis on the headboat, "Angler" caught a 6 lb. flounder while dropping a bucktail over a natural reef.



Up in Delaware, Alex Neiss caught a 10.8 lb. sheepshead at the Outer Wall on a sand flea.



Matt Schuler caught a 22-inch weakfish on a live mullet in the Indian River Inlet.



Ben Moody caught a pair of flounder weighing up to 4 lbs. at "B" Buoy.






SUNDAY, September 1, 2019


Yesterday, Matt Crim, James Coats and Adam Tilghman on the "Longshot" caught a 247 lb. swordfish in the Norfolk Canyon.



Also yesterday, Jim Brinker on Carol's Teakettle caught and released a sailfish in 30 fathoms inside the Rockpile on a skirted ballyhoo.




1:42 PM - Nicholas Gunther just reported that he caught mahi and Spanish mackerel at the Bass Grounds.



Also received a report that an angler hooked a tripletail in the bay.  We have seen these before in our waters, but not very often at all.



James and Ethan Grier were fishing behind the OC Airport and caught a pair of 17-inch flounder on Gulp artificial baits.



Rich Daiker and Ken Schoen caught their limit of 8 flounder, a couple of keeper stripers and a load of bluefish up to 11 lbs. while fishing with bunker and spot around the Rt. 50 Bridge.



Lori and Bill Poole caught 3 flounder between 17 and 19 1/2-inches on Gulp artificial baits in the OC Inlet and at the mouth of the Commercial Harbor.



Anglers on the "Bonnie Lynn" boated a swordfish and broke another one off during an overnighter south of the Poor Man's Canyon.  They also caught some mahi, tilefish and a wahoo.



Christian and Nathan Bohlen teamed up to release 5 white marlin outside the Rockpile.



Macy Layton caught a big sailfish and Keegan Mitchell caught his first 2 white marlin in the Poor Man's Canyon.  They were fishing on the "Nontypical".



Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" had 8 dolphin and a white marlin release in the Poor Man's.



"Theresa Jean" had 10 dolphin adn 2 white marlin releases in the Poor Man's.



Charter boat, "Marli" had 10 dolphin and released both a blue marlin and a white marlin in the Poor Man's.



"White Lightning" released 3 white marlin in the Poor Man's.



"Sea Hag" caught 3 dolphin and released 3 white marlin in the Poor Man's.



"DA Sea" released a blue marlin adn a white marlin in the Poor Man's.



"Tighten Up" released 5 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Poor Man's.



"Lucky Duck II" released 3 white marlin in the Poor Man's.



"No Quarter" released 2 blue marlin and 5 white marlin in the Poor Man's.



"Tara Jessica" released 3 white marlin in the Poor Man's.



Anglers on the "Buckshot" caught 3 big longfins and released a blue marlin and 3 white marlin.  All from outside the Poor Man's.






7:30 PM - The scales just closed on the final day of the Marlin Club Labor Day White Marlin Tournament and we had some movement on the leaderboard:



"Billfisher" returned from an overnight trip to the Wilmington and the Poor Man's with 10 white marlin releases, a blue marlin release and some dolphin.  Their 2 largest mahi weighed 22.2 and 25.2 lbs. Saturday's catch was in the Wilmington and the Poor Mans.  Sunday's was in the Poor Mans.



"Par Five" weighed a 23.0 lb. dolphin to jump into 3rd place in the Dolphin Division.



"Pumpin Hard" had 6 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release to give them 9 white marlin releases for the tournament.  All from 1,000 fathom behind the Poor Man's,



"Gret's Three J's" had 10 white marlin releases.



Here are the final results:




Billfish Release:

1st - Sea Wolf - 1,200 pts - $13,080

2nd - Billfisher - 1,150 pts - $4,608

3rd - Voodoo Child - 1,100 pts - $3,072

4th - Pumpin Hard




Dolphin:

1st - Fish On - 26.2 lbs. - $10,080

2nd - Billfisher - 25.2 lbs. - $2,268

3rd - Par Five - 23.0 lbs. - $1,512




Master Angler - Jonathan Duffie - 550 pts.   






SATURDAY, August 31, 2019


The ocean is very calm today and anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" found black sea bass, flounder and mahi biting throughout the day.  Largest fish was a 17-inch sea bass.



Kern Ducote and MIke Quade caught 8 keeper flounder in the East Channel while using Gulp shrimp for bait.



David Konick found good numbers of false albacore at the Jackspot today.



Ron Taylor caught some big bluefish during both tides at the Rt. 50 Bridge.  Largest was 30-inches.

On the charter boat, "Spring Mix II", anglers released 2 white marlin and caught 14 dolphin south of the Poor Man's Canyon.



Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" had 8 white marlin and a 35 lb. dolphin in the Wilmington.



On the "Shelly II", anglers caught 4 wahoo in 30 fathoms outside the Hot Dog.



The scales closed on the 2nd day of the Marlin Club Labor Day Tournament and here is what we saw:



"Fish On" had 5 white marlin releases and weighed a pair of dolphin (13.2 and 26.2 lbs.).All in 100 fathoms in the Poor Man  



"Grande Pez" had 2 white marlin releases and weighed 3 dolphin (9.0, 17.8 and 19.6 lbs.).  All  at the Triple 0's



"Total Chaos" had 3 dolphin.  They weighed a 10.2 pounder. All in the Poor Mans



"Voodoo Child" had 10 white marlin releases. All in the Poor Mans.



"Canyon Hunter" had 3 white marlin releases yesterday and 4 today. Fridays catch was in the Poor Mans and Saturdays was in the Norfolk.



"Brenda Lou" had 1 blue marlin in the Wilmington.



"Pumpin Hard" went 3 for 6 on white marlin in the Poor Mans.



"Barbara Rose" had 2 white marlin and a sailfish in 50 fathoms in the Poor Mans.



Here are the standings afer Day 2:




Billfish Release:
1st - Voodoo Child - 1,100 points (11 white marlin releases)

2nd - Grande Pez - 799 points (7 white marlin releases)

3rd - Canyon Hunter - 700 points (7 white marlin releases)




Dolphin:

1st - Fish On - 26.2 lbs.

2nd - Grande Pez - 19.6 lbs.

3rd - Grande Pez - 17.8 lbs.



Tuna:No fish weighed




Swordfish:

No fish weighed




Master Angler Award:
Sean Davie - 300 points




FRIDAY, August 30, 2019


Looks like quite a few boats are out today.  It is the first day of the 2019 Marlin Club Labor Day Tournament.



Reports have come in about a lot of snapper blues in the Inlet chasing schools of small bunker.



Last night, anglers fishing of the Rt. 50 Bridge caught some short stripers and some big bluefish.  Largest was estimated at 15 lbs.



Tom Adkins caught 3 flounder up to 4 lbs. while fishing on an ocean wreck aboard the headboat, "Angler".



Jamie Ross caught a 65-inch 50 lb. wahoo in 35 fathoms ouside the Sausages



There are only 22 boats in this years Marlin Club Labor Day White Marlin Tournament and today 14 of them fished.  Here is what we saw at the scale:



 "My Gal Sal" weighed a 16 lb. dolphin and released a blue marlin estimated at 250-300 lbs. All in the Washington Canyon.



"Buckshot" weighed a 10.8 lb. dolphin and had 4 white marlin releases. All in 50 fathoms in the Poor Man's.



"C-Boys" had 4 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release in the Poor Man's.



It looks like the majority of boats had 2-4 white marlin releases.  There were also some blue marlin released today as well.



"Billfisher" had 3 blue marlin releases and 3 white marlin releases.



"Grande Pez" had 5 white marlin releases.



"Tighten Up" had 4 white marlin releases.








THURSDAY, August 29, 2019


Bad sea conditions have everyone at the dock today.



Noah McGrath caught his first keeper striper while tossing Roy Rigs around the Rt. 50 Bridge.  Fish measured 28-inches.



Big Bird Cropper used a Roy Rig to catch a 9 lb. 9 oz. bluefish around the Rt. 50 Bridge.






WEDNESDAY, August 28, 2019


It's been a ghost town all week at the marinas.  A couple of boats went out today.



The charter boat, "Marli" had 2 dolphin and a white marlin in the Poor Man's Canyon.



"Tighten Up" released 5 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Poor Man's.



"Let It Ride" had 3 white marlin releases in the Poor Man's.



"Roll Groove" caught 1 wahoo and 3 yellowfins, in addition to releasing 4 white marlin in the Poor Man's.



"No Quarter" had 3 white marlin releases and caught 3 dolphin and a yellowfin in the Baltimore.



On the headboat, "Tortuga", anglers caught 4 keeper flounder in the bay behind Assateague Island.  Larges fish was 18-inches.



On the charter boat, "Fish Bound", angler Chan Park caught a double header of 4 lb. flounder in 90-feet of water southeast of "A" Buoy.



On the charter boat, "Fish Bound", Brian Carneir caught a 6 lb. flounder southeast of "A" Buoy.








SATURDAY, August 24, 2019


Big Bird Cropper and Dave Leizear just stopped by with some good size bluefish they caught while tossing Roy Rigs around the Rt. 50 Bridge.  Their largest measured 29-inches and weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz.






FRIDAY, August 23, 2019


With only a couple of boats fishing in The MidAtlantic yesterday, the scales were understandably slow.  The "Gret's Three J's" did have 5 white marlin releases and a small dolphin.



Today is the final day of the tournament.  Ocean City boats are sitting in good positions on the leaderboard, but the final day is always a busy one with movement at the top.  There are  a load of boats out there fishing in less than desirable conditions, but I am anticipating a busy night at the scale.  A 71 lb. white marlin at the top is definitely in the sights of many anglers today!  The bigeyes caught on the "Stalker" on Wednesday were studs and are sitting pretty on the leaderboard.  Wahoo and dolphins?  You never know what can come in.  



Weigh-ins are from 5:00 to 9:00 tonight at Sunset Marina.








WEDNESDAY, August 21, 2019



8:45 PM - The scales are ready to close on the 3rd day of The MidAtlantic Tournament.  



"Restless Lady II" weighed a 67-inch, 56 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.



"Stalker" weighed two large bigeye tuna, weighing 207 lbs. and 226 lbs.



"Catch 23" had 2 white marlin releases and weighed a 55 lb. yellowfin.



"Give It Away" weighed 2 yellowfins (53 & 57 lbs.)



"Uno Mas" had 10 white marlin releases and weighed a 71 1/2-inch white marlin that tipped the scale at 71 lbs.



"Sea Wolf" was the last boat to the scale and they weighed a 29 lb. dolphin.








TUESDAY, August 20, 2019


On the headboat, "Morning Star", anglers found a fussy sea bass bite, but after a lot of work they put a catch together according to Capt. Monty.  Also caught a dolphin.  Largest sea bass was 18 1/2-inches.



Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" had a good day catching Spanish mackerel at Great Gull Shoal.  Largest fish was 20 inches.  They caught over 15 in addition to some bluefish.



Last Sunday, Bret Dean caught a 59-inch king mackerel around Big Gull Shoal.  They also had a cobia.



The scales closed on Day 2 of The MidAtlantic tournament and here is what we saw:



"Max Bet" weighed a 67-inch, 53 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the minimum qualifying weight.



"Auspicious" had 2 blue marlin releases, 4 white marlin releases and weighed a 68 1/4-inch, 65 lb. white marlin.



"DA Sea" had a white marlin release and weighed a 68-inch, 62 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the minimum qualifying weight.



"Billfisher" weighed a 71 lb. bigeye tuna and a 51 lb. yellowfin.



"Goin in Deep" weighed a 50 lb. yellowfin.



"Top Dog" had a blue marlin release, 3 white marlin releases and weighed a 33 lb. dolphin.



"FFMD" had 2 white marlin releases and weighed a 66 1/4-inch, 61 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the minimum qualifying weight.



"MR Ducks" had a white marlin release and weighed a 66 1/2-inch, 58 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the minimum qualifying weight.



"Chain Reaction" weighed a 35 lb. wahoo.



"Sushi" weighed an 80 lb. yellowfin and a 24 lb. wahoo.



"Restless Lady II" weighed 3 dolphin (15, 16 & 23 lbs.)



"Give it Away" weighed a 66 1/2-inch, 61 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the minimum qualifying weight.



"Amarula Sun" had 9 white marlin releases.






MONDAY, August 19, 2019 


Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" said it was a slow pick on black sea bass but a school of peanut dolphin showed up and it was game on for some.



On the charter boat, "Fish Bound", Tommy Lambert caught a flounder that was just shy of 6 lbs. while soaking a Gulp artificial bait on open bottom, south of McCree Shoal.



Ther are 156 boats in this years MidAtlantic tournament with 94 fishing out of Ocean City and 62 out of Cape May.  Today, 78 boats fished out of Ocean City and 60 boats out of New Jersey.




9:11 PM - The first day of The MidAtlantic just closed and here is what we saw


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