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Numerous Records Fall as 23rd MidAtlantic Tournament Comes to a Close

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August 23, 2014

The 2014 MidAtlantic tournament came to a close last night and the 23rd edition of sportfishing’s “Main Event” was just that and will indeed be talked about around the docks up and down the east coast and beyond for a long time! Tournament week saw nearly perfect weather conditions and the movement of a Gulf Stream warm water eddy spread nutrient-rich cobalt blue water and bait from the Wilmington to the Washington canyon and lit up the billfishing at a record-setting pace. Numerous tournament records were also set including a $2.4 million purse and a new blue marlin weight record!


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Tournament Record Blue Marlin Highlights Day Four of the 2014 MidAtlantic Tournament!

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August 21, 2014

Day Four of the 2014 MidAtlantic tournament dawned sunny and warm and a light breeze offered ideal conditions offshore for the 104 boats fishing today. The billfish bite continued at a very good pace as multiple releases were common and the leaderboard saw some major changes occur in several species categories. We urge you to please keep in mind numerous cash winners of each species category are possible so please check the tournament web site for the latest updates.

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2014 MidAtlantic - Wednesday, Fish Day Three

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August 20, 2014

Though the ocean remained a bit choppy early this morning when 20 boats headed offshore, as the day wore on sea conditions improved by late afternoon on Day Three of the 2014 MidAtlantic tournament. Much of the fleet, 107 boats to be exact, took a Lay Day today and with beautiful weather forecast for the remaining two fishing days the race to the finish could prove to be quite interesting. With a tournament record cash purse of well over $2.4 million up for grabs and several species categories yet to be filled there will no doubt be more than a few crews already on the leaderboard who will have difficulty sleeping! Once again please note numerous cash winners of each species category are possible so please check the tournament web site for the latest updates.

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2014 MidAtlantic - Tuesday, Fish Day Two

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August 19, 2014

Day Two brought scattered showers and breezy conditions offshore for the 40 boats which gave it a go today in the 2014 MidAtlantic tournament though the billfish didn’t seem to mind as several boats reported good action. After a very busy day yesterday many crews checked the weather and took a Lay Day (non fishing day) and spent time rigging baits and completing routine maintenance to tackle and their vessels. Several fish were weighed at both host marinas and some changes occurred in a few calcutta pools. Once again please note numerous cash winners of each species category are possible so please check the tournament web site for the latest updates.

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A Record $2.4 Million Purse Up for Grabs in the 2014 MidAtlantic Tournament!

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August 18, 2014

Conditions couldn’t have been better on Day One of the 2014 MidAtlantic and 111 boats headed out early this morning to kickoff the 23rd edition of sportfishing’s “Main Event.” Light winds and nearly flat seas made for a beautiful ride offshore to the canyons off the mid-Atlantic coast. Registration activity was brisk at Canyon Club Resort Marina in Cape May, New Jersey and Sunset Marina in Ocean City, Maryland on Sunday afternoon as tournament participants signed up. By early this morning the total purse was tallied up and the field of 127 boats will be chasing a tournament record purse of $2,412,510 this week! Tournament prize money is now strictly derived from the 10 various calcuttas and participants select their level of participation. Since there is potential for several winners of each species category, we’ll list the five heaviest fish in each category which could possibly win prize money. For a complete breakdown of all current calcutta standings please check the tournament web site.

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WRI Forecasts for MidAtlantic Participants

WRI is pleased to provide daily forecasts for the Annual MidAtlantic Fishing Tournament from August 17th through the 22nd. These forecasts, along with our meteogram and map products can be viewed by this link: http://www.wriwx.com/clientproduct.php?id=6062. Participants can sign up for complimentary accounts of WRI's online SeaWeather service (www.seaweather.net) via this link: http://www.seaweather.net/events.php?r=ma500 which offers unlimited access to both real-time and forecast information, as well as access to its EXCLUSIVE INTERACTIVE FISHING PLANNER, where hotspot fishing locations for inshore/offshore fish species can be viewed along with weather/oceanographic chart overlays.