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September 16, 2020

Posted 2 days ago

It was a nice calm September day at the marina with a few boats out taking advantage of the break in the weather. The ‘Cabana’ was the first to return from the Poorman’s Canyon having a great day, returning with 2 swordfish and a yellowfin tuna.  The ‘Sea Hag’ returned from the Baltimore Canyon with a white release and then the ‘Marli’ came in from the Baltimore with a Wahoo and 4 dolphin.  The ‘Reel Joy’ fished in the Norfolk and returned with 2 white releases and a blue marlin release.  The ‘Sandbob’ also went to the Norfolk and had a white release and 1 tuna.  Finally we had the crew of the ‘Double J’ return from the Wilmington Canyon with 27 dolphin.  We had a lot of people prepping on the docks as well to go out again tomorrow hoping to get one last day before the weather changes once again.

September 10, 2020

Posted 1 week ago

It was another strange weather day with a mix of rain and sunshine but it didn’t stop the boats from heading offshore once again.  The first boat back to the dock was the crew on the ‘Osprey’ returning from the Massey’s with 3 dolphin and 1 tuna. Then we had the crew of the ‘Marli’ return from the Rockpile with 7 dolphin and 2 white releases. The rest of the fleet went to the Washington for the billfish bite and were not disappointed.  The ‘Boss Hogg’ returned with 4 white releases and a tuna.  The ‘Cabana’ returned with 2 white releases and the ‘DA Sea’ had 2 white releases.  The ‘Roll Groove’ Returned with 4 white releases.    Finally we had the ‘Blood Money’ return with 7 white releases in the Norfolk.  We had a few more boats return with successful days but too late to make it to the report this evening.  Looks like a few more are heading out again tomorrow for one last trip before the weather turns bad over the weekend.

September 9, 2020

Posted 1 week ago

What was supposed to be a rainy stormy day turned out to be a pretty nice September afternoon.  We did have a few boats venture out in search of the September bite, with the  Washington Canyon being the place of choice.  First back was the crew of the ‘Big Stick’ returning with 6 white releases and a blue marlin release.  Next was the crew on the ‘Fish On’ who had 2 white releases followed by the ‘Christine Marie’ with 5 white releases.  The crew of the ‘Reel Chaos’ had 2 white releases and behind them we had the ‘Roll Groove’ with 3 white releases.  Last to return from the Washington was the Buckshot with 6 white releases.  Our only boat in the Poormans was the ‘Marli’ returning with 1 wahoo, one longfin and a white release.  Looks like a nice number of boats are going to head out tomorrow to see what they can get before the weather comes in for the weekend.

September 8, 2020

Posted 1 week ago

It was another great day of billfish releases down on the docks!

Returning from the Washington Canyon was the ‘Osprey’ releasing 4 white marlin,  the ‘Fish On’ releasing 3 white marlin while also catching 1 yellowfin tuna, the ‘Showtime’ releasing 4 white marlin and 1 blue marlin, and lastly the ‘Billfisher’ releasing 2 white marlin and 2 blue marlin

September 5, 2020

Posted 2 weeks ago

We didn’t receive many reports today, however ‘The Zipper’ located on D Dock here at Sunset Marina caught a Mid Atlantic Grand Slam! That consists of a white marlin, a blue marlin, and a sailfish release. Congrats to the crew!

September 3, 2020

Posted 2 weeks ago

The fleet went at it again today and had another great day out on the ocean!  The ‘Marli’ was in early today with a box full of 18 longfin tuna they caught in the Poormans.  Next we had the crew of the ‘Boss Hogg’ return from the Poorman’s as well with 10 longfin tuna and a white release.  The rest of the fleet headed to the Washington in search of the billfish bite and they were not disappointed.  The ‘Sandbob’ and the ‘Reel Chaos’ both had 6 white releases each while the ‘Reel Joy’ released 4 whites. Finally the ‘Fish On’ had 2 white releases and also a blue marlin release and fished in the Norfolk today.  Looks like a busy first day to kick off the Labor day tournament tomorrow so stay tuned!

September 2, 2020

Posted 2 weeks ago

We had a good number of boats take advantage of the favorable weather today and head offshore.  The first to return from an awesome overnight trip was the crew of the ‘Reel Chaos’.  They had 14 longfin tuna, a dolphin, 4 white releases and a blue release.  Next was the crew of the ‘Osprey’ returning from the Washington with 5 nice longfins.  The ‘Marli’ found success in the Rockpile today catching 11 longfin, 1 yellowfin, and releasing a white marlin.  Fishing in the same area was the crew of the ‘Buckshot’ returning with 14 white releases and a blue marlin release.  The ‘Cabana’ went to the Baltimore and had 3 white releases and 4 longfin. The ‘C Boys’ also headed to the Baltimore and had 1 longfin, 6 dolphin, and a white release.  The ‘Absolute Pleasure’ went to the Norfolk and caught 25 dolphin and also released a white marlin.  The ‘Fish On’ crew came from the same area and had 3 mahi as well as 8 white releases.  It looks like a few are going again tomorrow but also keeping a keen eye on the weather.  Don’t forget registration for the 62nd annual Marlin Club Labor Day tournament starts tomorrow at 6:30 pm at the club.

August 31, 2020

Posted 3 weeks ago

Happy Monday! A bunch of boats ventured out today.

Heading out to the Baltimore Canyon was the ‘Double J’ catching 12 dolphin, 1 longfin tuna, and 1 yellowfin tuna.

Returning from the Poormans Canyon was the ‘Top Dog’ catching 1 longfin, 30 dolphin, while also releasing 1 blue marlin and 1 white marlin, the ‘Osprey’ catching 10 dolphin while also releasing 3 white marlin, and the ‘Marli’ releasing 3 white marlin.

Venturing out to the Washington Canyon was the ‘Cabana’ catching 1 swordfish and 24 dolphin, as well as the ‘First Light’ releasing 3 white marlin.

Reporting from the Rockpile was the ‘Buckshot’ releasing 5 white marlin, the ‘Reel Chaos’ catching 9 longfin tuna, 2 yellowfin tuna, 1 dolphin, and 1 white release, and lastly the ‘Reel Joy’ releasing 1 white marlin.

August 28, 2020

Posted 3 weeks ago

The docks came alive again for the first time in a few days and it was a nice change of pace.  We had a few boats have successful days fishing out of the Wilmington today.  The ‘Pumpin Hard’ returned with 4 dolphin, 1 wahoo and 2 white marlin releases.  Behind them was the crew of the ‘Blue Eyes’ returning with 3 white marlin releases.  The Norfolk was where the crew of the ‘Grande Pez’ headed to and they returned with 2 white releases.  The gang on the ‘Showtime’ also fished the Norfolk and had 6 white releases.  Finally the crew of the ‘Hydrosphere’ headed to the Washington and returned with 3 white releases and 30 dolphin.  Unfortunately it looks like tropical storm Laura and its remnants will be keeping the boats at the dock tomorrow but hopefully it clears out quickly and the pretty weather is right behind it!

August 27, 2020

Posted 3 weeks ago

As the month of August is quickly coming to an end we had another quiet day with only a few boats heading offshore.  The crew of the ‘Marli’ headed out to the Poorman’s and returned with 6 nice yellowfin tuna!   Next venturing to the Norfolk today was the crew of the ‘Wave Paver’ returning with 2 white releases and a blue marlin release.  Tomorrow it looks like a few more boats will head out and then all eyes will be on the weather to see how Tropical Storm Laura effects the rest of the weekend fishing forecast.

August 26, 2020

Posted 3 weeks ago

It’s been very quiet on the docks the past few days as it seems many of the crews are taking some time to rest up after a busy month of tournament fishing.  We had a few boats out today but only 2 of them gave us their reports.  The Poorman’s canyon was where they found the fish today.  The crew of the ‘Marli’ returned with 3 yellowfin.  Next we had the ‘Southern Run’ return with 2 dolphin and 1 yellowfin.  Hopefully we get to see some more action as the weekend approaches.  We will keep you posted!

August 23, 2020

Posted 4 weeks ago

The Mid-Atlantic has wrapped up after a long week of amazing scale action. We saw everything from a 91 lb White on the Blood Money, to a Blue Marlin at 815 lbs on the Griffin! The entire week was filled with laughs, cheers, and smiling faces all the way up until awards on Friday night. Thank you to all anglers who fished the tournament out of Sunset Marina and we hope to see you next year!

The atmosphere around the marina this weekend was a little quieter but the pretty weather made for some nice fishing action.  Today most of the boats headed to the Washington Canyon.  First back was the ‘Reel Chaos’ returning with 3 yellowfin, 2 dolphin, and a white marlin release.  Next we had the ‘White lightning’ who released a white and finally was the crew of the ‘Griffin’ returning with 2 white releases and 2 yellowfin.  The ‘Osprey’ fished out of the Baltimore today and returned with 10 nice dolphin.  The crew of the ‘Marli’ headed to the Poormans and returned with 6 yellowfin and also released a white.