5TH ANNUAL OCMTC/OCYC FLOUNDER CUP RESULTS

OCMTC RETAINS THE CUP!

16 MEMBER BOATS PARTICIPATED!! WOW!!!  Best turnout in the history of the tournament.  Thank you to all those who participated!  OCMTC'S Michael Fox wins with a 5LB 4OZ. doormat!!  OCMTC'S Paige Driscoll wins Junior Division! 
Second place Juniors: Frankie Reagan
Third place Juniors: Max Cloeter

2018 RESULTS

Adult Division

1st    Michael Fox        High Trend      5lb 4 oz
2nd    Ron Gallagher    Lisa Marie        2lb 12 oz
3rd     Ryan Eichhorn   Tappin Out      2lb 3 oz

Junior Division

1st    Paige Driscoll        Scrappy              2lb 9 oz
2nd    Frankie Reagan    King James       2lb 4 oz
3rd   Max Cloeter          Georgie Girl     2lb 3 oz   

Overall Winners (OCMTC & OCYC combined)

Adult Division

Michael Fox     High Trend   5lbs 4oz

Junior Division

Paige Driscoll     Scrappy    2lb 9 oz

2018 SHARK TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The 2018 OCMTC Shark Tournament had 12 boats officially registered. A Captains meeting/party at Tight Lines tackle shop had excellent attendance.  The forecast called for calm seas, but the potential for fog threatened the Bimini start.  Fortunately, participating Captains and their crews woke to partially clear skies and decent visibility, and the Bimini start went off at 7AM sharp.  Club boats raced east and spread out and began establishing a slick.  Conditions turned out to be spectacular.  There was decent action for most boats, and a large variety of sharks were released by all the crews including Mako, Hammerhead, Dusky and Blue sharks.  No qualifying Thresher or Mako was weighed. The Woodshed led the points/release standings with 7 releases.  Breakaway took second place with 6 releases, and Uncle Dougie took third place with 5 releases.  

1stPlace: Woodshed:  Ted Wood 70 points
2ndPlace:  Breakaway: Jack Davidson 60 points
3rdPlace:  Uncle Dougie: Brian Mulhall  50 points

Red Head:  40 points
Joy:  30 points

Thank you to all the OCMTC members that participated in this event. Next up, the OCMTC/OCYC Special Kids Tournament on July 17th.  Please contact George Robinson (polarizergforce@comcast.net) to donate your time.

 

2018 SHARK TOURNAMENT

CAPTAIN'S MEETING: FRIDAY JUNE 1ST (7:00PM SHARP)

TIGHT LINES TACKLE
830 BAY AVE.
SOMERS POINT, NJ 08244

  • EACH BOAT MUST SEND A REPRESENTATIVE
  • PRIMO HOAGIE TRAY AND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED ON THE DECK
  • TIGHT LINE WILL BE OPEN FOR YOUR LAST MINUTE TACKLE PURCHASES (PRE-ORDER YOUR CHUM PLEASE)
     

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • BIMINI START-  7:00AM OFF THE WONDERLAND PIER FERRIS WHEEL!
  • FISHING TIME:  7:00AM-3PM
  • WEATHER CALL 6:00AM ON VHF #72
  • -WEIGH IN 4:00PM -6:00PM AT POINT TACKLE IN SOMERS POINT (VEHICLE ONLY). BOATS MUST CALL WEIGH IN TO NOTIFY OF IMPENDING WEIGH IN.
  • HMS SHARK ENDORSEMENT REQUIRED ON YOUR HMS PERMIT THIS YEAR.
  • CIRCLE HOOKS REQUIRED THIS YEAR (NON-OFFSET/NON-STAINLESS)
  • MAKO SHARK CAPTURE MINIMUM 83 INCHES
  • ALL OTHER SPECIES CAPTURE MINIMUM 54" OR 100LBS
  • EACH RELEASED SHARK WORTH 10 POINTS
     

PRIZES

  • MAKO/THRESHER 1ST, 2ND, 3RD
  • HEAVIEST FISH
  • BOAT AWARD 1ST, 2ND, 3RD PLACE

The 2018 Tournament Schedule Is Here!

OCMTC 2018 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

MAY

5/18 - 5/20 and 5/25 - 5/27
Bluefish Tournament: 
Fri.-Sun two weekends in a row
(weigh your catch at any official OCMTC weigh station)    

Sunday 5/27
Kick-Off/Awards Banquet at the OCYC


JUNE

Saturday 6/2
Shark Tournament (Bimini start)
(Captain’s meeting Fri. 6/1 at Tight Lines @ 7PM)

Sunday 6/17
OCMTC/OCYC Special Kids Tournament
(boats to assemble at 9AM off the OCYC)

Sunday 6/24
OCMTC/OCYC 5th Annual Flounder Cup
(awards barbecue at 1PM at OCYC)
 

JULY

7/12 - 7/15
2nd Annual “War at the Shore” (Captain’s choice)

7/21 or 7/22
Inshore/Offshore Team Tournament (Captain’s choice)
(Captain’s meeting 7/20 at Point Tackle @ 7PM)

7/28
Night in Venice
 

AUGUST

8/12 - 8/19
Overnight Billfish Tournament (Captains dinner 8/12 @ OCYC)
($100 Early Bird discount if registered by July 15th)

8/25 or 8/26
Marlin-Tuna Challenge (Captain’s choice)
 

SEPTEMBER

9/1 or 9/2
Labor Day Jamboree (Captain’s choice)

9/6 - 9/9
Billfish Tournament (Captain’s choice)
 

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

Oct. 15 thru Dec. 31st
Striper Tournament
(weigh your fish at any official OCMTC weigh station)

OCMTC War At The Shore

The first annual “War at the Shore” tournament was held July 13th thru July 16th.  This tournament had five of the top fishing clubs on the New Jersey coast competing for the Governor’s Plaque and bragging rights as the top Marlin and Tuna club in the state.  Proceeds raised were donated to Children’s Leukemia Foundation.  The clubs competing were OCMTC, Beach Haven Marlin and Tuna Club, Cape May Marlin and Tuna Club, Forked River Tuna Club, and Manasquan River Marlin and Tuna Club.  OCMTC was represented by 19 boats, which had the most boats registered of the five clubs.  When the weigh in closed at 8PM on Sunday, the standings were:

MRMTC: 89.76 points

FRTC:  88.65 points

OCMTC: 50 points

BHMTC: 33.86 points

CMMTC:  15.30 points

In addition, $3090.00 was raised to contribute to the Children’s Leukemia Foundation in the name of Parker Nork, who was a member of BHMTC.

OCMTC results were as follows:

Barracuda- 156 points                             Captain Chazz- 74 points

Kraken- 152 points                                   Oh Well- 52 points

Nuthin’ Fancy- 118 points                       On a Roll- 35.5 points

Huntress- 114.5 points                             Summer Run- 30 points

Irish Wake- 100 points                             Diamond Girl- 27 points

Alana Ken- 91 points

Other boats competing were Breakaway, Jackie Sea, Lisa Marie, M & M, Red Head, Reel Addiction, Polarizer, and Inflexible.  Polarizer, Jackie Sea, M & M and Oh Well braved some less than ideal conditions and fished on Friday and Saturday.  Oh Well managed a nice 52LB tuna caught in the Tom’s Canyon.  The rest of the field fished on a beautiful Sunday with brilliant sunshine, little wind, and flat calm conditions.  Most of the fleet headed to the Wilmington Canyon and were greeted with water that was less than ideal in color.  But despite the water clarity, several nice size tuna were boated by Barracuda, Kraken, Huntress, Alana Ken and Nuthin’ Fancy.  Irish Wake and Captain Chazz tallied billfish releases with Irish Wake winning the War at the Shore tournament Marlin Release Jackpot!!!!  In addition, Diamond Girl and junior angler Larry Stout III captured 2nd place in the Heaviest Mahi Jackpot, with a mahi-mahi weighing 13.5LBS.  Great job Larry!  Special thanks to Alex Sabetta for organizing the event.  What a fun event that will be a yearly new addition to the OCMTC fishing calendar.  And thank you to the weigh-in staff of Joan Walker, Marlene Thornton, Sonya and Brian Logue, Kelly McMurray and Lisa Gallagher, as well as all the participants from the OCMTC.   Way to go OCMTC! 

Next up:  40TH Anniversary Overnight Billfish Tournament.

OCMTC INSHORE/OFFSHORE TEAM TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The 2017 OCMTC Team Tournament began with a Captains Meeting at Point Tackle in Somers Point. A packed house enjoyed checking out the beautiful new shop, while having food and cocktails and registering for both the Team Tournament and the upcoming War at the Shore tournament. Thanks to Andy Eget for hosting the event. Eleven “offshore” boats and four “inshore” boats registered for the tournament. Teams were as follows:

Team 1: Nuthin Fancy, Summer Run, Woodshed, Low Tide
Team 2: Alana Ken, Lisa Marie, M & M, Red Head
Team 3: Breakaway, Captain Chazz, Jackie Sea, Little Barracuda
Team 4: Captain Chazz, Kraken, Polarizer, Tinker Toy (Captain Chazz was drawn randomly to even the teams)

All the “offshore” Captains made the decision to run on Sunday due to more favorable conditions. With lines in at 6AM, Breakaway was able to release a white marlin at 6:35, (one of two for the trip). The release qualifies for the First Marlin Award for 2017. Congrats to Captain Jack Davidson and crew for the achievement. There was a decent white marlin and small tuna bite in the Wilmington in the early morning. As the day progressed, larger tuna began biting, with some decent size Mahi catches as well. Nuthin Fancy had Yellowfin tuna of 46 and 47LBS and a white marlin release. Jackie Sea had a 48LB Yellowfin, and Polarizer had two Yellowfins of 54 and 51LBS. Kraken’s Yellowfin weighed 41LBS. Alanaken fished closer to home and had Yellowfins of 47 and 38LBS. Captain Chazz tallied a White Marlin release. And Lisa Marie won the heaviest fish Calcutta with a Yellowfin that weighed in at over 56LBS. Mahi were caught up to 14LBS to round out a day where catches were spread pretty evenly among most of the boats. When all the points were tallied, the team of Breakaway, Captain Chazz, Jackie Sea, and Little Barracuda took first place with 273.5 points. Second place went to team Captain Chazz, Kraken, Polarizer, and Tinker Toy with 236.5 points.

This year’s Inshore/Offshore Team Tournament had the highest number of boats registered in years. Thanks to those who supported the Club and participated.