August 25th, 2018Posted 10 months ago
The fleet didn’t miss a beat following the Mid-Atlantic- continuing the search for the fish once again and taking advantage of the nice forecast. Returning with 1 Blue release and 1 white release flag flying, the ‘Rhondas Osprey’ had an excellent day on the water. The Reel Chaos crew also released a blue marlin- something that seems to be picking up in recent weeks. The ‘Marli’ released a white and brought it’s crew back with 30 Tilefish. A few boats including the ‘Marli’ and ‘No Quarter’ are planning to fish tomorrow- and with the Challenge Cup on the horizon we expect a busy start to September.
That’s a wrap for the Mid-Atlantic!Posted 10 months ago
It was incredible week here for yet another Mid-Atlantic tournament, where anglers from all over gather to fish one of the most prestigious tournaments on the east coast. This tournament is co-hosted by Canyon Club and Sunset Marina, allowing participants to fish and weigh-in out of two separate ports. 157 fished the tournament in total, with 93 of those fishing out of the Ocean City port. Monday kicked off to a great start, and with an empty leader board, the crews from the 44 fishing flocked to the scales with potential winning fish. The board filled up quick with White Marlins, Tunas, and Dolphin. A whopping 146 boats fished on Tuesday (85 out of Ocean City)- bringing yet another day of action to the scales. Some beautiful Bigeye tuna were weighed in Tuesday, including the ‘Toddy Time’s 114 pounder. We also saw our first Wahoo of the week from the Zipper, weighing in at a whopping 71lbs.
The weather turned for the worst on Wednesday, keeping all 157 boats at the docks for the first time in the tournament’s history. On Thursday 124 boats fished, and those who only had one day left chose to sit Thursday out. The ‘Espadon’ hit the scales early on with a 34 pound Dolphin, which held through the week to take the prize in the Ocean City Home Port Calcutta for heaviest dolphin. Gusto weighed in shortly after, bringing a 69.0 lb White Marlin, which in the end took home some prize money for the crew. Friday was one for the books- with every boat fishing the tournament taking advantage of the final day (93 boats out of Ocean City, 64 out of Cape May). A couple Blue Marlins made it to the scale early on, but unfortunately did not make the qualifying weight for the tournament. Several Bigeyes and White Marlins made it to the scales on the final day- including the ‘FFMD’ with their 69lb White. That fish brought the crew some serious cash- helping them spread awareness for Muscular Dystrophy and donate some money in the process. All in all, it was another amazing tournament, and we always appreciate the Mid-Atlantic in bringing such an amazing tournament to Ocean City.
Check out a few snapshots below. Check out the Mid-Atlantic’s website HERE for the full leaderboard and payouts.
August 19,2018Posted 10 months ago
Although yesterdays fishing was a spectacular sight to see, today was off the charts!! All of our boats fishing offshore today ventured out to the Poormans Canyon resulting in a tremendous day for all the crews. “Special Situation” released 7 white marlin, “Bar South” released 10 white marlin, “Intents” released 6 white marlin, “No Quarter” released 3 white marlin, and finally “Tighten Up” released 4 white marlin.
The Mid Atlantic tournament begins tomorrow with the one of the live weigh ins stationed right here at Sunset Marina!! So be sure to come down and check out all the action down here on the docks!
August 18, 2018Posted 10 months ago
Cue the White Marlin! The few boats that fished today came across huge amounts of White Marlin, much more than we have seen so far this summer. The ‘C-Boys’ fished the Baltimore, releasing 4 White Marlin. The ‘Pumpin Hard’ released 7 White Marlin as well as a Blue Marlin. The ‘Reel Chaos’ returned with a happy crew after releasing 8 White Marlin. The talk of the dock was the ‘Absolut Pleasure’, who released a whopping 12 White Marlin for their last day of the Poor Girls Open. Tomorrow brings registration for the Mid Atlantic- a marlin tournament which runs August 20-24. learn more about the tournament at www.themidatlantic.com
August 17th, 2018Posted 10 months ago
Day two of the Poor Girls Open brought plenty of White Marlin release flags to the docks, which surely will bring good fortune next week for those fishing the Mid-Atlantic. All of our fleet fished the ‘Baltimore’, with the ‘Marli’ (1 White release), ‘Reel Chaos’ (4 White releases), and ‘Pumpin Hard’ (1 White release) catching plenty to keep the anglers smiling. Several others, who did not provide a report, had plenty of release flags flying on the riggers. One more day is left in the tournament, so we will be looking forward to see what the final day brings to the scales. Plenty of boats are preparing to fish next week’s Mid-Atlantic tournament, who holds registration under The Bridge at Sunset Grille on Sunday afternoon. For more details on the tournament and to register, visit http://www.themidatlantic.com/
August 16, 2018Posted 10 months ago
The Thursday after White Marlin Open is always an eventful one down on the docks as the Poor Girls tournament begins its first day out of 3. The “Marli” was fishing in the Baltimore today releasing one white marlin and catching 2 dolphin and 6 bar jack. Venturing out to the Poor Mans today was the “Osprey” releasing 5 white marlin and catching 2 dolphin. Keep an eye out these next few days as plenty of boats are fishing the ladies tournament, making it an exciting next few days down on the docks!
August 15, 2018Posted 10 months ago
The weather offshore kept a lot of the fleet at the docks today, but that did not mean it was a quiet day. The marina was a flurry of activity as many of the crews were rigging and getting ready for the Poor Girl’s Open which starts tomorrow!! Judging by the amount of boats that fueled today it looks like there will be a great turn out for the tournament. We only had two boats fish today and they both went to the Poor Mans Canyon. The ‘Espadon’ returned with 10 dolphin, 30 triggerfish, and also released two white marlin. The crew of the ‘Absolute Pleasure’ had 6 dolphin and also released 10 white marlin. Good luck to all those fishing in the tournament tomorrow!!
August 14th, 2018Posted 10 months ago
Another slow day at the docks with only a small handful of boats heading offshore. The ‘C-Boys’ fished the Wilmington, returning with 6 Dolphin. The ‘Rhonda’s Osprey’, ‘Fish On’, and ‘Blood Money’ fished as well, but we did not receive any report from these boats. The ‘Marli’ is fishing an overnight this evening, so we will hopefully see a nice catch from their adventure offshore.
Several boats are beginning to fish the Poor Girls open, kicking off this Thursday and running all weekend long. Register now at https://bahiamarina.com/tournament/poor-girls-open.cfm
August 13, 2018Posted 10 months ago
Last week’s madness certainly kept the fleet busy, seeking the prestigious White Marlin worth a couple million dollars. While much of the fleet is still taking it easy, a few decided to fish today to see what the week will bring. The ‘Rhonda’s Osprey’ released two white marlin in the Washington. In the Baltimore was the ‘No Quarter’, who caught 8 Dolphin and released a Blue Marlin. The ‘Marli’ decided to visit the Poormans, releasing 2 Whites and bringing 1 dolphin back to the docks. Also in the Poormans was the Buckshot, releasing 3 Whites and bringing 8 Dolphin back to the docks.
August 12, 2018Posted 10 months ago
The 45th annual White Marlin Open is a wrap and we would like to say Congrats to all the winners and thank all of those who chose to stay here with us over the past week!!! After a busy week here at the marina, with all the tournament frenzy, it was a quiet Sunday. Many of the tournament boats have departed in the past two days and we have returned to more of the normal routine around the marina. We only had a few boats venture out today but those who did were not disappointed. The ‘C-Boys’ crew fished in the Baltimore Canyon today and returned with 20 dolphin and they also released a white marlin. The crew of the ‘Reel Chaos’ fished in the Wilmington Canyon today and released 2 white marlin. The ‘Let it Ride’ returned later in the evening fishing just outside of the Wilmington Canyon and had 7 white releases. Next up is the 25th Annual Steve Harman’s Poor Girls Open. Have you booked your trip yet?
Anglers, Are You #WMO Ready?Posted 11 months ago
Rigging and icing baits, thousands of gallons of fuel, and spooling reels are just a few of the sights that you would see down any of the docks today as almost all of our boats prepare to fish the White Marlin Open. The action begins first thing tomorrow morning, with some boats leaving as early as 4:00am. We checked in with our friends over at the White Marlin Open, who were happy to report 382 boats registered for this year’s tournament and a record payout of $5.45 Million to distribute among the winners.
If you’re schedule is free tomorrow morning, we recommend making the trip to the Ocean City Inlet to watch the boats leave the bay- it’s truly a sight to see and a photo-perfect moment! And if you’re not a morning person, come on by Sunset Grille, grab a cold drink, and watch the boats roll in to prepare for the upcoming days.
As always, stay with us for the latest updates from what’s happening right here, and tune in to the White Marlin Open Live Feed to watch the weigh-in’s live from your phone or computer.
August 1, 2018Posted 11 months ago
The docks were extremely busy today as more of our tournament boats continue to trickle in just in time for next week’s 45th annual White Marlin Open. Our crews spent the day fueling up, rigging baits, and doing routine maintenance like changing oil to make sure they are tournament ready. Due to the weather offshore today unfortunately we only had one boat go out to see what they could find. The crew of the ‘Marli’ fished in the Massey’s Canyon and returned with 2 dolphin and 3 bluefin tuna. This is the perfect time of year to swing by the marina, grab yourself a drink at the bar, and see all of the beautiful boats that are docked here at Sunset Marina!!