Posted on August 22, 2020 MJ S blue marlin highlight end of MidAtlantic The scales closed at 9 p. m., and transmission was lost before I could double check the final results of the MidAtlantic. Fish On did record a late 77-pounder which ties Big Oil for second.
If there are any changes, I ll fill in during the morning when every boat with a day left will be trying to blast their way into big money. The Jamaica from Brielle had good variety fishing on Wednesday with some limits of bluefish and sea bass along with a pick of fluke, bonito, Spanish mackerel, dolphin and the first inshore little tunny I ve heard of.
Several dolphin were also weighed at both venues In the white marlin category, Pleasantville, New Jersey s Rickey Wheeler aboard his Wish You Were Here weighed a white marlin of 68 pounds for angler Brian Hurley and moved into second place in the category. Summit, New Jersey s Bob Hugin aboard his The Right Place with Captain Evan Millas at the wheel moved in to second place after weighing a 168-pound big eye tuna for Hugin who was also the angler.
Effie Mae moved into second behind Big Oil s 77-pounder that was the first fish weighed when the scales opened. It wasn t hard to beat yesterday s 6-pound dolphin, and a 33-pounder on Christine Marie seems to be leading a 32 on No Question.
Posted on August 18, 2020 Tuesday s real start to The MidAtlantic Only two boats braved marginable conditions during Monday s first day of The MidAtlantic , and they didn t do much. Game On, a Delaware 47-foot Buddy Davis released two white marlin before returning to provide the first weigh-ins at Ocean City, Md. with dolphin of 4,5 and 7 pounds.
Many northern entrants left their boats in the southern ports after the recent White Marlin Open, but will have the option of fishing some of their home grounds that are barely within the limit of 125 nautical miles from the Cape May Sea Buoy. In addition to the positive pre-contest marlin report from Canyon Lady that was noted in yesterday s blog, Merrill reported that Rob Cola fished out of South Jersey Marina in Cape May two days last week to release two white marlin and a blue the first day and two of each the next.
The Canyon Lady from Canyon Club Resort Marina in Cape May fished a Thursday to Friday overnighter and found fine marlin action along the 1000 fathom line. Owner and Captain Jamie Diller reported three whites and three blues the first day and one of of each the next.
Posted on August 14, 2020 Doormat boated on the Fishermen The largest party boat fluke reported to this blog so far was caught today on the Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands. Capt. Ron Santee reported that Joe the Plumber lost a monster in the morning, but came back in the afternoon to boat a 3-pounder, a 5-pounder and then a 31 1 2-inch doormat that weighed 12 pounds, 14 ounces.
Today s report from the Golden Eagle out of Belmar emphasized that report by noting they had uncountable numbers of the small mackerel which are easy for even beginners to catch on small jigs and mackerel multiple jigging rigs. Fortunately, chubs have filled a void and provide lots of good eating for anglers who may not get into blues some days.