OCEAN CITY, Md.- The 42nd annual White Marlin Open kicked off in Ocean City on Monday morning. The competition is said to be the largest bill fish tournament in the world.
This year, 306 sports fishing boats and more than 1,500 ang from around the country have registered for the tournament and will vie for a combined total of more than $3 million in prize money. Anglers fish for white marlin, blue marlin, tuna, dolphin, mahi-mahi (dolphin fish), wahoo and shark. Cash prizes are also awarded for billfish releases.
The competition will end Aug 7 with weigh-ins every day from 4-9 p.m. at Harbour Island Marina, 14th Street and the bay.
For more information about the event, visit www.whitemarlinopen.com or call (410) 289-9229.