The first weigh-in of the final day of the 25th MidAtlantic at Cape May and Ocean City, Md. was by far the biggest of the week -- a 754-pound blue marlin on Easy Rider. Phil Silvester from Harrison later managed to catch four small blues on a paddletail jig, and Vinny D'Anton of Shark River Hills nailed a small blue on an SP Minnow before I finally hooked one of those 3-pounders on the popper.
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The guys found good action with good numbers of keepers around the boat for several hours before the gusty wind and current together made the area unfishable even with the heavy tackle. Headed back inshore to some shallower water and found less action overall to finish the day but what we caught was mostly keepers.
Day 4 of the MidAtlantic was another beautiful one, and lots of fish were trolled in the canyons -- but there was surprisingly little change in the major categories among the 131 boats fishing. That left the first day's 76-pounder on Reelin Feelin in third behind the two large bigeyes.