With the storms following the tournaments north, the East Coast teams geared up for the 2021 Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament. A total of 26 boats headed offshore on June 2 in search of whiteys, blues and dolphin. Due to foul weather preventing fishing on the second day, the teams were out in full force on the third and final day.
Team J&B, a 55′ Wanchese out of Oriental, North Carolina captained by Alan Murray, won first place with a nice doubleheader followed by Horse with captain and owner Les Edwards. 18 Reeler won first place with their dolphin and Jimmy Vass won the Eddy Haneman Sportsmanship Award. A job well done to all the teams.