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.

2020 Summary

Prize Money
Top Prize

2020 Winners

First Place White Marlin

Brandon Golueke
Canyon Blues / Ocean City, MD
97 lbs. | $1,850,000

Second Place White Marlin

Taylor Fields
Drillin & Billin / Hatteras, NC
77 lbs. | $1,762,000

Second Place Tuna

Travis Ort
Restless Lady II / Ocean City, MD
114.5 lbs. | $1,414,000