Several offshore boats went after marlin. A grand slam consisting of a blue marlin, a white marlin and a sailfish.The blue marlin was fought on a shimano TLD 20 (a light reel for such a large fish) it was estimated to weigh around 500 pounds. A 484 pound blue marlin was brought in and weighed. This has become a rare occurance since the vast majority survive and are released alive. It fought a good fight having been brought near the boat four times each time except the last it found enough spunk and energy to make a run for it ripping off line as it went. It was an exciting episode for the party evan though it did all it's fighting from below the surface.It came up dead after two hours. During the same trip 5 white marlin were caught and released. The white marlins took to the air several times giving the party's cam corder and still cameras lots of photo ops. Two offshore boats loaded up on blackfin tuna with a few yellowfin tunas. Inshore boats caught limits of tailor bluefish. One inshore boat on an allday bottom fishing trip caught sea bass, triggerfish and spanish mackerel. One open boat caught some nice flounders and grey trout. The grey trout were thick. AS soon as bait hit the bottom a fish was on. They stopped using live bait, went artificial and still caught fish. The party that caught the blue marlin were Dale Heatwols, Mark, Dwain, and Willis along with Jonathan Burkholder and David Miller all from Harrisonburg. The grand slam anglers were Josh Baldwin, Darren Terry, Michael Terry, Alex Terry and Franky Cordrey all from Aulander, NC.