A record crushing $4,450,000 purse and 1,412 fish caught in 2016
The White Marlin Open in Ocean City, Maryland is the World's Largest Billfish Tournament. For the past 44 years, anglers from all-over the world have competed to catch the heaviest White Marlin. White Marlin Open week is the busiest week of the year for the town of Ocean City, Maryland. With over 2,000 participants, their families, and the tens of thousands of spectators who come to watch the weigh-ins, the White Marlin Open is the premier event of the summer.
The case regarding the 2016 first place white marlin winnings has been moved from Worcester County, MD District Court to the U.S. District court for the District of Maryland. A trial date has been set for May 22, 2017.