46 Years and Over 65 Million in Prize Money
The White Marlin Open is a 46-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 2018 event drew 382 boats, over 3,000 contestants, and paid out $5.4 million dollars in prize money including the top individual award of $2.5 million dollars.
$2.58 Million Dollar Winner Tops Impressive 2018 Event
In a close finish, Pascual Jimenez from Puerto Aventuras, Mexico edged out all competitors to win a world record $2,584,260 in the 45th White Marlin Open.