• 50th Annual White Marlin Open
    Presented By Pure Lure

    World's Largest & Richest Billfish Tournament
    August 7-11, 2023
  • 50th Annual White Marlin Open
    Presented By Pure Lure

    World's Largest & Richest Billfish Tournament
    August 7-11, 2023

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49 Years and Over 95 Million in Prize Money

The White Marlin Open is a 49-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 $95 million 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 2022 event drew 408 boats, over 3,500 contestants, and awarded over $8.6 million dollars in prize money, including the top individual prize of $4.53 million dollars which established a new world record award for the catch of a fish!

2022 Summary

408
Boats
8.6MIL
Prize Money
3.5K
Anglers
4.3MIL
Top Prize

2022 Winners

FIrst Place White Marlin

Jeremy Duffie
Billfisher / Ocean City, MD
77.5 lbs. | $4,536,926

Second Place White Marlin

Keeley Megarity
C- Student / Southside Place, TX
71.5 lbs. | $197,202

First Place Blue Marlin

Bill Britt
Cabana / Fenwick Island, DE
511 lbs. | $1,208,419

First Place Tuna

Jason Hersh
Southern C's / Ocean City, MD
247.5 lbs. | $1,278,197

Second Place Tuna

Anderson Bowen
Big Stick / Ocean City, MD
246.5 lbs. | $152,405

Third Place Tuna

Richard Hawse
Komotose / Manteo, NC
242.5 lbs. | $437,918