The White Marlin Open at Ocean City, Maryland was exiting to watch yesterday as the white marlin standings kept changing, but this last day has been a dud with relatively few weigh-ins by 249 boats fishing. The only real excitement was when Mojito arrived with the first blue marlin of the contest before it was measured at less than the 144 inches required and not even weighed. All scoring places seem to be the same with little time left before the 9:15 close of the scale. I’ll add a blog later if there’s a change — and publish final results tomorrow.

The morning inshore forecast is for southwest winds at 5-10 knots before increasing to 10-15 with gusts to 20 in the afternoon,

The Jamaica from Brielle reported lots of chub mackerel yesterday along with some blues and sea bass. Carlos Robles of Philadelphia won the pool with a 6-pound bonito. All mid-range tuna trips this week are sold out.

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