Big changes were expected in the MidAtlantic with 170 boats fishing, and that was certainly the case, especially at the Ocean City, Md. port when the scales opened at 5 p.m.

The 490-pound blue marlin leader from Monday on Random Chaos looked good before No Quarter weighed a 539-pound blue which didn’t last too long before Kilo Charlie arrived with a 607-pound blue. Shortly before I took a break from watching the scales to get this out there was a 517-pound weigh-in by Juben.

A much smaller billfish might be worth much more money as Max Bet weighed the only qualifying white marlin so far at 65 pounds.

I’ll catch up with additional weigh-ins in a late blog after the scales close at 9.

The Golden Eagle at Belmar reported loading up with chub mackerel which were joined in the slick by small blues.

The forecast is for northwest winds at 5 knots before going southwest in the afternoon.

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