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.