In Cape May, Doug Ortlip wheeled the Got Game owned by Sean O’Donell from Cape May to the scale and weighed a 441-pound blue marlin for angler Jordan Hamell and moved into the lead in the category. Carmine Falcone’s Cookie II from Staten Island, New York is now in second place with a blue marlin of 437-pound. Third place remains vacant.
Also in Cape May, Mike Murray of Toms River, New Jersey moved into second place in the white marlin category after weighing a 73-pounder for angler Jim Murray aboard Caitlin Taylor. William Haugland of Key Largo, Florida remains atop the category with his 84-pounder on Lights Out while Dave Anderson’s Krazy Salts is now in third place with a white marlin of 71 pounds.
Gina Addeo’s Gina Lisa from Staten Island, New York with Danny Scotti on the bridge weighed a 77-pound wahoo in Cape May tonight for angler Anthony Barbara of Middletown, New Jersey to take the lead in the category.
Michael Yocco of New Providence, New Jersey still leads the tuna division with the 213-pound big eye on his MJ’s. Jim Jensen’s Plane Simple based in Satellite Beach, Florida sits in second place with a 203-pound big eye and Anthony Matarese, Sr. of Pennsville,
New Jersey remains in third place aboard Reel Chaos with a 134-pound big eye.
Nick Traina of Staten Island, New York continues to lead the dolphin category with a 38-pounder caught on his A1A.
Some of the boats with significant billfish releases today include Joseph Stein III’s Marli and Richard McCann’s Sea Slammer with five white marlin releases each. Marty Judge’s Judge released four white marlin while Charlie Periera’s Banshee released three white marlin. Bill Shockley’s Liquidity released a blue marlin and a white marlin and James Foulke’s Trust Me Too released three white marlin.
In other news the Mid-Atlantic $500,000 was visited today by 30 campers age 9 to 15 who are attending Cape May’s youth fishing camp. Together with their parents they visited the huge tournament tent, watched the evening’s weigh-in session and were greeted by Dr. John Graves from the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences who provided a brief explanation of billfish identification and biology. The camp is organized by New Jersey Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May and runs concurrently with the tournament every year.
Special thanks to Sturdy Bank for sponsoring Prime Rib Night tonight in Cape May.
For further information contact South Jersey Marina at 609-884-2400 or visit the tournament’s official web site at www.MA500.com where you’ll find the latest information including photos, standings and a link to purchase official tournament apparel. You can also follow the nightly weigh-in sessions from both host marinas and join the online blog.
Please note the Mid-Atlantic $500,000 is a private event and not open to the general public. Tournament credentials are required for access to any tournament activities and facilities.
The 2013 Mid-Atlantic $500,000 is proudly sponsored by Premier Sponsors Ocean Yachts; Release Marine; South Jersey Yacht Sales and Technicold as well as Premier Engine SponsorJohnson & Towers/MTU. Primary Host Marinas are Canyon Club Resort Marina and Sunset Marina. Exhibiting Sponsors include: Big Game Fishing Journal; Christi, Inc.; David Dunleavy; Engines, Inc.; Fraser Optics; Garmin; Gentilini Motors; Interlux; Mack Boring and Parts; Midlantic Gold Rush; Offshore Electronics; Offshore Financial; Penn Reels; Pipe Dreams Marine; Premier Yacht Management; Ransome Caterpillar; Raymarine; Rick Bogert; Salt Life; Saltwater Videos; Seakeeper; Sperry Top-Sider and The Service Center at Canyon Club. Supporting Sponsors include: Alexseal Yacht Coatings; AtlantiCare; Baitmasters of South Florida; CanyonGear Custom Lures; Costa Marine Canvas; Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Lucky Bones Backwater Grille; Oceanview Marine Welding; SATCOM Direct; Sturdy Bank; Twin Disc MidAtlantic and Weather Routing, Inc.