We made the run to the deep looking for billfish on the Wish You Were Here. We got started around 630 and before long we found a weedline that was holding some mahi. We picked at a few of them and then in the mix we released our first white marlin. After that we had a little lull until we had 4 white marlin in the spread. We had hooks in 3 of them and somehow as bad luck would have it, pulled the hooks on all of them. Ouch!
Not long after that chaos we got hooked into a blue marlin that put on a great show and then got down and dirty for over an hour before we got the release on the 250# blue. Awesome teaser bites!!!
We picked away at a few more white marlin bites and ended the day with some mahi in the box, 1/1 on blue marlin and 2/6 on white marlin.
We fished the Mid Atlantic Cup out of Cape May, NJ on the Wish You Were Here. We had beautiful flat calm weather and some fog in the morning that burnt off around mid day. The fishing overall was slow in the area we were blue marlin hunting but we kept at it. Without a bite all morning we picked up and ran off about 6 miles into 600 fathoms. We had a big mahi up on the long rigger but it never ate. We kept on pounding it out and at 210 there she is on the left teaser (Breakfast). Then she moved in on the Fish Downsea 1.5 dredge. Once we had that out of the water the blue ignored the pitch and then piled on the right teaser (pink squid chain with a black and purple express mackerel chaser). I played a bit of tug of war before she let go and piled on the right shirt, and finally GAME ON.
After a little more then an hour Brett brought the fish into range of the gaffs. We pulled the fish through the door, took the measurement to be sure it was what we thought, and turns out she was better! 108″ long, 60″ girth and weighed in at 489 pounds to be the WINNER! Awesome fish, and what a day!!!