Thanks to my daughter Cyndi in Florida, I’m back in business with a new computer after the last one died a couple of weeks ago. Sorry that I haven’t been able to read, or reply to, any e-mails — and my cell phone was having problems at the same time. The Beach Haven White Marlin Invitational kicked off the mid-Atlantic marlin tournament season by attracting 28 boats which competed in the 51st edition of that contest which had a purse of $114,000. Business was the White Marlin Champion with three releases worth $19,000. Sun Runner trolled the big fish of the tournament with a 133-pound bigeye tuna that payed off at $40,000. Other big winners were Cap’t Rub at $26,000 for a 55,2 -pound yellowfin tuna — and Jersey Nutz with 46 and 52-pounders that won $17.000.Next week’s big money Ocean City White Marlin Open in Maryland has been extended through that Sunday due to the possibility of a tropical storm during the week. The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported very good fishing today, with lots of variety. In addition to the targeted bluefish, there were both Spanish and king mackerel plus bonito, chub mackerel and sea bass. The Fishermen from Atlantic Highlands reported some fares caught more than one fluke today as John Brock took the pool at 5 13/16 pounds. Friday’s forecast is for northeast winds at 10-15 knots, dropping to 5-10 in the afternoon. Showers and thunder storms. Please the following that I couldn’t eliminate.