Record Setting 32nd MidAtlantic Draws to a Close!

The final fishing day of the 2023 MidAtlantic saw only 11 boats head offshore into a stiff southerly breeze and sporty sea conditions. By early afternoon the sun began to peek through high clouds though the gusty wind made for a bumpy afternoon and a rough ride home. With nearly the entire 181-boat field having […]

Moving Day Comes Early at The MidAtlantic!

Day Four dawned overcast with a light breeze for the 180 boats that headed out today into a light chop. Over the history of The MidAtlantic the last day of the tournament has become known as “Moving Day” as the leaderboard typically sees a complete shake-up. That would not be the case this year as […]

Big Blue Marlin Highlight Day 3

The morning of Day Three of the 2023 MidAtlantic got off to a bumpy start as the sporty conditions from the back end of the cold front yesterday lingered into the morning hours today. Reports from offshore indicated conditions had improved by late morning for the 165 boats fishing today and the billfish continued to […]

Lay Days are Work Days

Overnight a weak cold front spread through the MidAtlantic’s tournament ports of Cape May, New Jersey and Ocean City, Maryland bringing relief from the heat and humidity of the past few days but with the front came the associated steady northeast breeze and occasional gusts. Only 11 boats headed offshore this morning on Day Two […]

Once in a Blue Moon

The calendar reads August and as the final weeks of summer drift by, white marlin and blue marlin typically get frisky and in a hungry mood along the south Jersey coast. This year August has a “Blue Moon” where a full moon occurs twice in the same month and the days following the first full […]

Spreading the Wealth

Now in its 32nd year, the MidAtlantic enjoys the solid reputation of not only offering a multi-million dollar total purse year after year but also awarding large cash payouts to multiple winners thanks to its unique prize structure the various calcuttas offered for participants provide. The tournament’s $3000 entry fee includes all the dockside dining, […]

Offshore Action Heats Up – 32nd Annual MidAtlantic Preparation Underway!

It’s hard to believe we’re nearing the halfway point of 2023! The calendar has already turned to June and the mild winter has given way to a somewhat cooler spring. The official start to the summer season is right around the corner and although the thermometer has been struggling to reach typical June temperatures, the […]

A Dramatic Finish and a Tournament Record Highlight the Final Day

It was bound to happen. Day Five at the MidAtlantic has a history of dramatic finishes and 2022 would be no different. Many a crewmember has spent the night before the final day of the tournament tossing and turning as they nervously await the end of the final day of fishing. Way back in 1997 […]

Singing the Blues on Day Four

The beautiful conditions offshore continued on Day Four of the 2022 MidAtlantic and as expected a large portion of the fleet, 146 boats to be exact between Cape May and Ocean City, headed offshore. The billfish bite continued to improve and although white marlin were found in better numbers, breaking the 69” and 65-pound minimum […]

A Wild Day Three at the MidAtlantic!

As expected, the offshore weather changed dramatically on Day Three with light, variable winds and calm seas providing a refreshing change from the past 36 hours. On the day, 143 boats headed offshore including 95 from Ocean City and 48 from Cape May. The tuna bite continued but more importantly the billfish bite improved dramatically […]