We had planned to “fish down” today to Ocean City, MD for the Challenge Cup Billfish Tournament. We started our morning at 2 am with throttle issues but had them settled by 6 am, so we still slipped out towards the Washington Canyon where we were met with 15 knot SW winds and a solid 4-6 foot sea. Luckily the sun was shining and fish were biting. We spent the first hours going 4/5 on white marlin.
After that we had a mid day lull then I started marking bait around 200 feet that eventually came back up to 50 feet like we had first thing and game on. We proceeded to get lazy teaser bites but none of them really got excited enough to take a bait. We saw at least another 5 whites and a small blue marlin. Fun day, especially only for 4 hours of fishing. Water temp was 81.5 degrees and blue. Most of our bites were in 60-80 fathoms. We are headed into Sunset Marina now and hopefully will be able to slip out tomorrow.