More than $1.5 million was paid out in last year's Mid-Atlantic $500,000, called "boat for boat, the richest marlin & tuna tournament in the world."
The half a million payout is based on a field of 125 boats. Last year 117 were entered so the base prize was less, $468,000. The rest of the wampum came from the side bets, Calcuttas, and a $380,750 white marlin pro jackpot.
The Canyon Club Resort in Cape May is the host marina and for those who run out of Ocean City, Md. it will be the Sunset Marina.
All boats must fish within 125 miles of the Cape May sea buoy but there is no limit to the number of anglers, lines or teasers.
The event kicks off with registration and a welcome cocktail party August 19 at both marinas. From Monday, Aug. 20 through Friday, Aug. 24 entrants will pick three fishing days from the five available.
For more info and how to sign up, call (609) 884-2400 or go to the official website at www.ma500.com.