48 Years and Over 71 Million in Prize Money

The White Marlin Open is a 47-year-old deep-sea fishing tournament held annually in Ocean City, Maryland. The tournament awards prize money for catches of white marlin, blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, dolphin and shark. The first tournament, held in 1974, drew 57 boats, 150 anglers and paid $20,000 in prize money with the top award of $5,000. The 2019 event drew 404 boats, over 3,500 contestants, and paid out $6.1 million dollars in prize money including the top individual award of $1.5 million dollars.

2021 Summary

444
Boats
9.2 MIL
Prize Money
3.5K
Anglers
3.2 MIL
Top Prize

2021 Winners

First Place White Marlin

Butch Wright
Sushi / Ocean City
85.5 lbs. | $3,238,155

Second Place White Marlin

Mike Atkinson
Fender Bender / Virginia Beach
82.5 lbs. | $1,980,914

Third Place White Marlin

Billy Gerlach
Billfisher / Ocean City
78.5 lbs. | $106,216

First Place Blue Marlin

David Cash
Seven / Jupiter
775 lbs. | $1,107,255

Third Place Blue Marlin

Scott Zurawski
Canyon Lady / Cape May
511 lbs. | $105,216

First Place Tuna

Lawrence Morejon
Seven / Jupiter
137 lbs. | $1,251,230