Mid Atlantic 500,000
 
 
8/21/2014
# Boat Name Species Wt Weigh Date Weigh Time Current Payout
216 No Problem Tuna 73 8/21/14 7:09 PM N/A
54 Canyon Runner Dolphin 23 8/21/14 7:08 PM N/A
266 Cracker Dolphin 21 8/21/14 6:59 PM N/A
266 Cracker Dolphin 31 8/21/14 6:58 PM $15,980.00
266 Cracker Dolphin 35 8/21/14 6:57 PM $25,967.50
255 Jenny Poo Dolphin 18 8/21/14 6:50 PM N/A
10 Slabjack Tuna 83 8/21/14 6:46 PM $19,599.00
18 Sea Mistress Dolphin 22 8/21/14 6:44 PM N/A
18 Sea Mistress Dolphin 24 8/21/14 6:44 PM N/A
53 Polarizer Dolphin 18 8/21/14 6:38 PM N/A
226 Absolute Pleasure White Marlin 68 8/21/14 6:35 PM N/A
41 Got Game Dolphin 25 8/21/14 6:28 PM $3,689.50
244 D.A. Sea White Marlin 68 8/21/14 6:16 PM N/A
245 Amarula Sun Wahoo 49 8/21/14 6:14 PM $30,009.50
268 Cash Out Wahoo 28 8/21/14 6:10 PM N/A
268 Cash Out White Marlin 70 8/21/14 6:03 PM $31,772.00
204 Lights Out Tuna 74 8/21/14 5:58 PM $14,382.00
213 Billfisher Dolphin 14 8/21/14 5:54 PM N/A
213 Billfisher White Marlin 80 8/21/14 5:47 PM $127,398.20
213 Billfisher White Marlin 80 8/21/14 5:44 PM $127,398.20
217 Pipe Dreamer White Marlin 73 8/21/14 5:33 PM N/A
241 Odinspear White Marlin 71 8/21/14 5:21 PM $21,573.00
37 Krazy Salt White Marlin 81 8/21/14 5:14 PM $662,822.20
227 WhyNot Blue Marlin 847 8/21/14 5:04 PM $297,792.00

 


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

For Immediate Release
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!

For Immediate Release
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.

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Press Release - July 27, 2014

For Immediate Release
July 27, 2014

Known well over two decades as the “Main Event” for big game tournament anglers the MidAtlantic boasts a rich tradition of great fishing, exceptional dockside hospitality and a family-friendly tournament atmosphere at host marinas located within two of the Atlantic coast’s most famous and popular summer resort towns – Cape May, New Jersey and Ocean City, Maryland. Throw in a cash purse that’s consistently topped $1.5 million and it’s easy to see why this event is circled on the big game tournament calendars of the top boats and crews along the eastern seaboard each year.

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MidAtlantic Explained...

  The MidAtlantic will take place August 17-22 this year and if you haven’t already heard, we have made a few requested changes to make the tournament more exciting and lucrative than ever. Over the last few years we have been asked to add more ways to win and to make the big purses even bigger!

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Numerous New Ways to Win a Bundle of Cash at the 2014 MidAtlantic!

   Canyon Club Resort Marina in Cape May, New Jersey and Sunset Marina in Ocean City, Maryland will each play host to the best in big game sportfishing the week of August 18-22 for the 2014 MidAtlantic. With several changes in the entry fee structure for the 2014 event, there are new and exciting opportunities to win a share of a cash purse that’s expected to exceed $2 million! And while a lot has changed, participants can still compete similar to how they have in the past.

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June 8, 2014

   Over two decades ago it debuted as the “Mother of All Marlin Tournaments” and in its first year set the bar all other offshore events today are measured against. Back then, the Mid-Atlantic $500,000 raised eyebrows among big game tournament anglers with a total cash purse of well over $1 million making it the world’s first bona-fide million-dollar marlin tournament. Through the years it became known as sportfishing’s “Main Event,” annually attracting participants from Maine to Florida to battle for a share of its huge cash purse in what has become, boat for boat, the richest marlin and tuna tournament in the world. That tradition continues the week of August 17-22 this year as the 23rd Annual MidAtlantic will once again be contested out of Canyon Club Resort Marina in Cape May, New Jersey and Sunset Marina in Ocean City, Maryland.

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New for 2014

   It has always been our goal to offer competitive anglers an exclusive event that is second to none in the way of fun, camaraderie and “big dollar” prizes. We are always looking to improve the event and we thought the best way of making the MidAtlantic better than ever for 2014 was to simply ask. So, we talked to numerous participants, past and present, and listened to their input and ideas. The overwhelming things we heard were; more ways to win and the opportunity to compete for even bigger prize money.

   Therefore, we are pleased to announce some changes regarding the entry and prize structure of the event for 2014 that we believe will preserve the character of the tournament while making it accessible to more competitors, give participants more ways to win and make the payouts more lucrative. Here are the highlights…

• The entry fee has been reduced to $2,500 from $6,000. This is the requisite price for admission into the event and covers the costs for a crew of six for all functions, dinners, drinks, entertainment, etc. for the week. This essentially splits the hospitality and other tournament costs out from the prize money which will now be derived strictly from calcutta entries. This will give participants more options in how they wish to compete and not limit prize money by the amount of boats competing.
• There are now more choices available to enter for less cost. If you choose, you can participate and win cash prizes for as little as $4500.
• On the opposite end, there are now more choices to compete for bigger prize money. Naturally, the more you’re in, the more you win!
• Two of the new Calcuttas are Tuna oriented; The Tuna, Dolphin and Wahoo Calcutta and the Tuna Pro Jackpot. $5,500 of new Tuna Calcuttas mean big money tuna payouts!
• All of the Overall Calcuttas still have White Marlin, Blue Marlin and Tuna components.
• New Blue Marlin Pro Jackpot Calcutta – Winner take all. It’s been asked for and we’ve heard you!
• Most importantly…The MidAtlantic will still be the same great event as always, only with more ways to win and bigger purses than ever before!

   View the The 2014 MidAtlantic Brochure for complete details.