It's White Marlin Open Time!
Back for its 46th year, the White Marlin Open is coming to Ocean City from August 5-9th. Visit the “White Marlin Capital of the World” to watch in suspense as fates change with the tip of the scale with millions of dollars on the line, at the world's largest and richest billfish tournament!
Since 1974 the White Marlin Open has awarded skilled fishermen and novice anglers over $63 million dollars in prize money! Each year the tournament gets bigger and better than ever, last year 3,000 anglers competed for a total of $5.4 million dollars in prize money! The White Marlin Open hold many tournaments under its umbrella, with prizes awarded for white marlin, blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, dolphin and shark, and there’s even a catch and release division.
Ocean City vacationers and locals alike flock to the inlet during pre-dawn hours to cheer on the boats as they head out to sea in search of the “big catch”. In the evening, thousands more gather at Harbor Island Marina on 14th Street and the Bay to view the weigh-ins. For the anglers it’s the thrill of a lifetime, and over the years the spectators have formed a fan-following that’s unique to sportfishing tournaments anywhere!
Schedule of Events
Aug. 5-9: Boats can leave the inlet as early as 3:00am
Fishing begins at 8:30am - 3:30pm
Weigh-ins at 4pm - 9:15pm
Aug. 10: Awards Ceremony 4:00pm