Before the great storm of 1933, which cut the inlet we are all familiar with today, Ocean City, Md was an isolated fishing village, but in the years since, it has not only become one of the country’s top vacation resorts, but also garnered the reputation as the ‘White Marlin Capital of the World.” World-class fishing takes place off Ocean City’s shores in every season, but each August, anglers from across the globe embark on OC for their chance to hook record breaking white and blue marlin, tuna, mako, and shark, and net their share of prize money in the internationally acclaimed White Marlin Open.
The White Marlin Open, which takes place August 3-7, 2015, is not internationally famous by accident. With hundreds of annual participants and millions in prize money on the line, the White Marlin Open is the largest, most lucrative billfish tournament on the planet.
If you’re an angler wishing to participate, make sure to register at whitemarlinopen.com for your chance to reel in a life-changing fish. If you’re not a fisherman, but love big boats, scale-tipping fish, and/or a festive atmosphere, make sure to check out all the action at the weigh-ins at Harbor Island on 14th St. during each night of the tournament. If you can’t be in Ocean City or make it to 14th St., you can also watch the nightly boat returns and monitor the leaderboard on the White Marlin site.
Regardless if you choose to participate in, attend, or stream the event, the White Marlin Open is a can’t miss occasion in Ocean City. Want to catch all the action of the White Marlin Open from your computer? Click here to view the live feed of the returns.
White Marlin Open Events
The 43rd Annual White Marlin Open will take place in Ocean City at Harbor Island Marina. Hundreds of boats will compete for the prize money, and hundreds more spectators will show up between 4pm and 9pm to watch the fish be weighed in. This is world's largest billfish tournament!