49th Annual White Marlin Open

World's Largest & Richest Billfish Tournament
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offshore
408Entered Boats
8.6MILEstimated Prize Money

Tournament Leaders

white marlin

77.5lbs
Billfisher
Ocean City, MD
Jeremy Duffie
Bethesda, MD
71.5lbs
C- Student
Southside Place, TX
Keeley Megarity
Houston, TX

blue marlin

511lbs
Cabana
Fenwick Island, DE
Bill Britt
Sandy Spring, MD

tuna

247.5lbs
Southern C's
Ocean City, MD
Jason Hersh
Maple Glen, PA
246.5lbs
Big Stick
Ocean City, MD
Anderson Bowen
Suwanee, GA
242.5lbs
Komotose
Manteo, NC
Richard Hawse
Pasadena, MD

wahoo

71lbs
Jenny Poo
Palm Beach, FL
Chris Thompson
Mount Airy, MD
54lbs
WaterMarlin
Seaford, DE
Hans Mulford
Seaford, DE
51.5lbs
Irish Twin
Patrick Brown
Miami, FL

dolphin

59.5lbs
Irene
Stuart, FL
Frank Sinito Jr
Cleveland, OH
29lbs
10-4 Joker
Chincoteague, VA
Vernon Merritt jr
Chincoteague, VA
28lbs
JEB
Ocean City, MD
Vince Piccinini
Lutherville, MD

swordfish

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48 Years and Over 86 Million in Prize Money

The White Marlin Open is a 48-year-old deep-sea fishing tournament held annually in Ocean City, Maryland. Long known as the “World’s Largest Billfishing Tournament,” the Open has awarded over $86 million dollars for catches of the gamefish that migrate up the Gulf Stream each summer. The first tournament was held in 1974 and drew 57 boats, 150 anglers, and paid $20,000 in prize money. The 2021 event drew 444 boats, over 3,500 contestants, and awarded over $9.2 million dollars in prize money, including the top individual prize of $3.2 million dollars which established a new world record award for the catch of a fish!