MidAtlantic Tournament, August 23, 2021—It was indeed a tournament for the ages! The 30th MidAtlantic wrapped up last night and saying it was one for the record books would be an understatement! Records were set in several categories including two before the first day of fishing when a tournament record field of 203 were entered breaking the previous record of 183 set last year.
The MidAtlantic, August 20, 2021—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. 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.”
The MidAtlantic, August 19, 2021—While the billfish bite slowed a bit on Day Three of the 30th Annual MidAtlantic for the majority of the 157 boats fishing today compared to yesterday which saw 132 white marlin and 11 blue marlin released, it was a very busy day for one particular boat that landed a memorable billfish. Rocky Hardison of Beaufort, North Carolina created quite a stir when he wheeled his Wolverine to the scale with a massive blue marlin in the cockpit caught by angler Gary Fletcher that was so long its tail was hanging out the transom door!