Jeff Merrill reports as follows:
50-Pound Wahoo is Only Change as 30th MidAtlantic Tournament
Fleet Takes a Breather on Day Four
With all but 20 boats tied to the dock on Day Four of the 30th Annual MidAtlantic tournament there was little change in the leaderboard today. Lay Days give crews an opportunity to catch up on maintenance items, rig baits, plan strategy and get some much-needed rest. Tomorrow is the final day of the tournament and well over 150 boats still having another day to give it a go on what is typically a busy day at the MidAtlantic. In what’s become known as “Moving Day” at the MidAtlantic over the years, the leaderboard often takes a beating as changes to many, if not all, of the categories often occur. Will that be the case again tomorrow? Stayed tuned! It could be another photo finish! In the meantime, lets recap the leaders after Day Four at sportfishing’s “Main Event.”
Anthony Martina’s Sea Wolf hailing from Middletown, Delaware continues to lead the white marlin category with his 82-pounder. Art Boykin of Berlin, Maryland aboard Lucky Duck II has an 80-pounder in second place. Andrew Dotterweich’s Fish On out of Jupiter, Florida remains in third place with his 75-pounder.
In the blue marlin category, Rocky Hardison’s Beaufort, North Carolina-based Wolverine remains atop with his tournament record 958-pound blue marlin. Larry Hesse’s Goin’ in Deep based in Manasquan, New Jersey remains in second place with his 681-pounder while Steve Pilipauskis’ Reel Tight hailing from Riva, Maryland sits in third place with his 487-pound blue marlin.
The tuna division has been hotly contested all week as plenty of yellowfins have been weighed but big eyes continue to dominate the leaderboard. Chip Caruso from Colts Neck, New Jersey aboard his Pipedreamer owns the top two places with big eyes of 235 and 227 pounds. Bob Hugin of Summit, New Jersey on The Right Place is in third place with his 188-pound big eye.
William Keller of Brielle, New Jersey aboard his Blood Money leads the dolphin division with a 31-pounder while Jeff Spencer’s Bent Tent from Easton, Maryland and Jeremy Blunt’s Wrecker’s from Ocean City, Maryland are tied for second with 26-pounders.
We have a new second place wahoo after Kevin Moore of Pasadena, Maryland aboard his Reel Moore weighed a 50-pounder today for angler Jason DeLucia. Danny Veid’s Tarpon Springs, Florida-based Amarula Sun continues to lead the category with his 57-pounder. Patrick McGovern’s Mack 900 from Somerset, New Jersey is now in third place with his 32-pounder.
Matt Weber’s Max Bet released five white marlin today.
Please note the MidAtlantic tournament is a private event. Nightly weigh-in sessions at Canyon Club Resort Marina and Sunset Marina as well as other tournament venues are not open to the general public and require credentials for entry. All local, state and federal procedures with regard to Covid-19 are being followed to ensure the health and safety of all tournament staff, sponsors and participants.