The third day of the Mid-Atlantic $500,000 Marlin and Tuna Tournament on Wednesday had 101 boats compete, and Adam Youschak of Wildwood moved into second place in the white marlin category with a catch of 70 pounds.
Youschak and his Reelin' Feelin' boat are tied with Rusty Palmer of Berlin, Md., and his boat Tighten Up, while Robert Warder of Parkton, Md., continues to lead the category with a 79-pounder.
The first blue marlin was caught by Brent Morrison of St. Augustine, Fla., when his boat Why Knot weighed a 416-pounder. Second and third place remain vacant.
In the tuna category, each of the top three catches weigh more than 200 pounds for the first time since 1993. Anthony Matarese of Ocean City, Md., leads the category on his boat Reel Chaos with a 233-pound bigeye. Barry Weshnak's Miss Annie of Singer Island, Fla., is in second with a 224-pounder, and Tom Ely of Franklin Lakes, is in third as his boat Irish Twin caught a 217-pounder.
Don Pyle of Annapolis, Md., and his boat Moore Bills lead the dolphin category with a 43-pound catch, and the wahoo category is still vacant.