As noted in last night’s late blog, the MidAtlantic’s 30th tournament opened with a bang as most categories filled in with potential winners. That trend continued as the scales opened this afternon as Fish On weighed a 75-pound white marlin to move into third — ahead of a 69-pounder by C Boys. I’ll have an update with a late blog after the scales close at 9.

At Atlantic Highlands, the Fishermen reported slugging away at fluke and sea bass despite a cranky sea. The Sea Hunter called it OK fluking with plenty of action between shorts and keepers.

Tomorrow’s forecast is for south winds at 5-10 knots with showers likely in the afternoon.

Tropical species are moving into warm northern waters. That included a tarpon in Barnegat Inlet reported by Fisherman;s Headquarters in Ship Bottom. Unfortunately, it was speared. A sad ending for a great, though virtually inedible game fish.,

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