We left Ocean City, Maryland, at 5:30 a.m., heading out to the canyons to fish the Mid-Atlantic $500,000 tournament. Winds started out southerly at 5 to 10 knots with seas at 3 to 4 feet. Lisa K, Paul Mann Custom Boats' newest 67-footer, didn't even notice the seas, which steadily got calmer as the day progressed. I remember when the canyon run would take five or six hours. That day, we reached our first trolling spot in 2½ hours.