The MidAtlantic begins its 30th year with captains meetings Sunday at Canyon Club Resort Marina in Cape May and Sunset Marina in Ocean City, Maryland. Originally it was called the Mid Atlantic $500,000 because it offered the biggest pay-out along the northern coast. Last year the tournament purse came to $4,074,470. I’ll have more about this tomorrow.
Kevin Kloza got a big surprise while triggerfishing Friday at Shrewsbury Rocks on the Mary Louise as he tangled with a 57-inch black drum that had a 40-inch girth and was estimated at 102 pounds before release.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar reported good bluefishing on jigs this morning before adding sea bass and fluke to the catch. Some of those abundant blues finally moved into the surf yesterday morning as Greg Tirpak was casting at Monmouth Beach and caught 10 ranging from 2 to 10 pounds.
The forecast is for north winds at 10-15 knots with gusts to 20 before east at 510 in the afternoon.
Paul Haertel of the JCAA passed along the results of last week’s Heavy Hitters Fluke Tournament as follows:
2021 JCAA HEAVY HITTERS FLUKE TOURNAMENT FINAL STANDINGS
The final results are in and the big winners in the tournament were Walter Fisher’s team who won the tournament with a three fish total of 22.05 lbs. However, it was actually his wife Kim who led the team to victory by catching the largest fluke in the tournament at 10.05 lbs. They swept the fluke Calcuttas and won a total of $7,851. The other big winner was Eric Engard who caught the biggest sea bass in the tournament at 3.05 lbs. His team also swept the sea bass Calcuttas and won a total of $2101, not to shabby for a sea bass. Below are the complete results. Thanks to all our sponsors, weigh in stations and participants!
Three Fluke Total1st Walter Fisher 22.05 lbs.2nd Danny Nykoforuk 17.22 lbs3rd Tony Pacitti 16.13 lbs4th Jason Rawa 15.44 lbs 5th Jeff Jones 14.5 lbs. Largest Fluke – Walter Fisher 10.05 lbsLargest Sea Bass – Eric Engard 3.05 lbs.
The Beach Haven Marllin & Tuna Club’s White Marlin Invitational is winding up this evening. So far the only report I was ,able to find was of yellowfin tuna on Highly Leveraged the first day,but will keep searching for the results;