Posted on August 9, 2020 97-pound white takes over first inÂ WMO Capt. George Steller brought Frank Criscolaâ€™s Crisdel from Brielle Yacht Club to the White Marlin Open scales at Ocean City, Md. shortly after they opened at 4 p.m. with a white marlin that had some heft to it. That white tipped the scale at 77 pounds to tie for first with yesterdayâ€™s 77-pounder on Drillin & Billin that had them in place for a payoff well over a million dollars. However, there was much more excitement to come as Canyon Blues blew that tie to the rear with a 97-pounder â€” the third largest in WMO history! Though there have been many other fish weighed in, there is still no blue marlin , and there have been no other significant changes so far by the 343 boats that fished today. The scales remain open until 9:15, and Iâ€™ll add a blog then if anything changes before tomorrowâ€™s last day. The offshore weather forecast remains remarkable. Today it was for variable winds less than 10 knots. On Sunday it â€œcalmsâ€ to variable at less than 5 knots!