After setting a Maryland state record with a 958-pound blue marlin, the Wolverine had to be counting its winnings in the MidAtlantic. Yet it turned out that wasn’t nearly enough to win as Billfisher was at the scales this afternoon in Ocean City, Maryland with a1135-pound blue to blow away the competition and set a new state record. I’ll have more about this tpournament in a blog after the scales close at 9.

Despite the storm coming up the coast, there were good reports today about bluefishing by the JJamaica from Brielle and the Golden Eagle out of Belmar — while the Big Mohawk from Belmar had fluke limits despite the big swell.

The marine forecast includes a possible tropical storm warning — but only north winds at 15-20 knots with gusts to 25. Seas of 5 to 8 feet in the morning drop to 4 to 6 feet in the afternoon. Rain is possible. Check ahead to be sure your boat will be sailing.

Capt. Dave De Gennaro isn’t worried about the ocean weather as he’s having fine grass shrimp chumming in Barnegat Bay with weaks averaging 14 to 18 inches on 1/8-ouce jig heads and 6-pound spinning tackle. Call him at 732 330-5674.

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