Attention

All comments are subject to approval by Moderators. Any off-topic comments will be rejected. Thanks for your cooperation!

Friday, August 04, 2017

White Marlin Open Returns For 44th Year

OCEAN CITY- Ocean City will once again become the center of the sportfishing universe next week when hundreds of anglers and thousands of spectators gather in the resort for the 44th Annual White Marlin Open.

For over four decades, the White Marlin Open, deemed the largest billfish tournament in the world, has been one of the highlights of the summer season, a sort of crescendo before the gradual downward slide into mid-August and the end of another summer season. The tournament officially begins on Sunday with a captain’s meeting and late registration, but the real action gets started on Monday, the first of five official fishing days. Participating boats will choose to fish three of the five days from Monday to next Friday.

Thousands of spectators will cram into host Harbour Island Marina each day next week for an opportunity to see a million dollar fish raised at the scale. The otherwise peaceful Harbour Island community for the entire week will become a large festival of fishing, big boats, live entertainment, food and vendor tents and an ever-changing leaderboard.

More

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This tourney is less about catching fish, more about being able to pass a polygraph test.
Polygraphs are tricky and many factors can cause false readings including your paranoia about various topics not just the ones for which the examiner is questioning. Good luck to the polygraph takes and the fishermen!

Anonymous said...

White Marlins lives matter.

Anonymous said...

OC touts itself as the biggest this and the best that...what a load of crap....

Anonymous said...

1:35 PM And they are not admissible in court.

Anonymous said...

It tis one of the years greatest spectacles for people watching in OC. Followed by bikers week, cruisers, jeepers, h2oiers, june buggers (although getting tamer since hotels REMAIN too expensive) firefighters, LAXers, softballers (see a pattern here). Without the help of these events the town fails since the families are NOT coming.

Look forward to the high end clientle this week! Minimal thugs!!!

Anonymous said...

It's a civil case not criminal so they are admissible.