The 2022 MidAtlantic tournament has more than 165 boats and nearly $5 million in purse

By Scott Lenox

Registration is complete and the final counts are down and it looks like the 31st MidAtlantic tournament is going to be another good one. Over 165 boats are entered and the total purse will be around $5 million, so everyone is eager to see what’s up for grabs this week. Most days seem fishable, but the best weather of the week is predicted for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, so that’s where most of the action is likely to take place. We’ll be giving updates all week on who wins what and you can watch our live stream with action from both ports at I’ll see you online!
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Mahi fishing has been going pretty well for the past few weeks and today the crew of Spring Mix II with Captain Chris Watkowski enjoyed it. They had a limit of two mahi men with a couple of 20 pound fish.

Captain Chase Eberle of Chasin’ Tides Charters had a great day with a few trips diving in the cooler.

Owen West and Austin Wagner used the fish in OC Deadly Doubles in pink and orange baited with Gulp and 17″, 17.5″ and 20″ boxed guardian flounder at today’s high tide.

Shaun Flaherty kayaked Assateague Island again tonight and threw in a few Roy Rigs to land three more flukes.

Anglers aboard the Angler with Captain Chris Mizurak struggled with bass today, but the flounder did for some with fish up to 6 pounds.

Morning Star Captain Monty Hawkins had another decent day of fishing which included dinner for most of his people.

I called for rain most of the week for this beautiful Sunday. I was glad to see when they took the precipitation out of the Saturday afternoon forecast. Although we had great weather fishing today – including an almost slippery calm clearing the cove; he poured buckets for a while on the way.

No complaints. It worked very well.

Fishing? Ehhh.. I caught some. I had a few Mahi shots when the fishing was heavy. Almost everyone had a good dinner – even enough to have the neighbors. Almost. Not everyone understands how knowledgeable my crew is. Their advice is seriously up to date. If they’re asking you to change rigs, it’s not because they love the extra work they promise.

The last school of mahi I found had the biggest fish – and the toughest. Looking at our baits and lures; they simply had no interest. They would swim straight towards our light leaders and swim away; this under a buoy, I seriously doubt anyone else has ever fished. I can’t solve this problem. It would have made a banner day.

Well. If ifs and ands were pots and pans, the world would be our kitchen.

Michael of Glen Burnie took the money from the pool.

Will lay in a few days. Mind the business of the reef – try running the annual OCRF raffle to get started!

Last minute donations for weekly prizes??



The Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing shooters with Captain Marc Spagnola have had great stingray action day and night on the last two trips.

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