47 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.
48 Years and Over 72 Million in Prize Money
The 2020 White Marlin Open wrapped up on a Sunday night with 2 new tournament record fish, 3 newly minted millionaires, and a world record tournament payout. The 433 registered boats braved a world pandemic and a menacing hurricane to haul in fish that were collectively worth $6.8 million dollars during the weeklong event – it represents the most tournament money ever awarded in fishing.
The 2020 event drew over 430 boats, over 4,000 contestants, and paid out $6.8 million dollars in prize money including the top individual award of $1.85...