World Record Fishing Purse on the Line in 47th White Marlin Open

What hurricane? What pandemic? As of Sunday evening, an incredible 433 boats have registered to fish for a world record fishing purse of $6.7 MILLION during the 47th Annual White Marlin Open held in Ocean City, MD August 3-9.  The anglers will target white and blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, dolphin and shark and it is probable that a couple new millionaires will be minted by tournament's end on Sunday August 9.  

The tournament dates were extended by two days because tropical storm Isaias is expected to pass by Ocean City on Tuesday.  With that change, each boat is now permitted to fish any 3 days from Monday August 3 through Sunday August 9.  

The field for the 2020 WMO includes many top boats from last year's fleet that set a tournament record of 1,429 white marlin releases.  The 'Big Deal" our of Brielle, NJ will be defending the 2019 Top Boat award as will runner-up "Uno Mas".

Returning also are many of the top money winners of 2019.  The "Fish Whistle"...

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Safety Protocols for Weigh-In Viewing

New safety protocols will be implemented for the upcoming 47th annual tournament to be held August 3 through August 7.  A new family-friendly viewing experience will be located at the 3rd Street Bayside Ballpark.  The general public will not be permitted at Harbour Island for the weigh-ins.  

A new family-friendly outdoor viewing experience

A brand new event will be hosted at the ballfield located between 3rd and 4th Street Bayside in Ocean City. Beginning at 4 pm each day, families are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to spread out and enjoy views of the boats headed to the weigh-ins at nearby Harbour Island. Large LED screens will live stream the weigh-ins, allowing attendees to experience the excitement in real-time. Vendors will be onsite selling a variety of items including official White Marlin Open gear. Cold water, sodas and snacks...

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