48 Years and Over 72 Million in Prize Money

The 2020 White Marlin Open wrapped up on a Sunday night with 2 new tournament record fish, 3 newly minted millionaires, and a world record tournament payout. The 433 registered boats braved a world pandemic and a menacing hurricane to haul in fish that were collectively worth $6.8 million dollars during the weeklong event – it represents the most tournament money ever awarded in fishing.

 

The 2020 event drew over 430 boats, over 4,000 contestants, and paid out $6.8 million dollars in prize money including the top individual award of $1.85 million.

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2020 Tournament Summary

The 2020 White Marlin Open wrapped up Sunday night with 2 new tournament record fish, 3 newly minted millionaires and a world record tournament payout. The 433 registered boats braved a world pandemic and a menacing hurricane to haul in fish that were collectively worth $6.8 million dollars during the weeklong event – it represents the most tournament money ever awarded in fishing.

The top prize of $1.85 million went to the “Canyon Blues” out of Ocean City, MD for the huge 97-pound white marlin caught by Brandon Golueke from Chester, MD on Saturday. That fish stands as the 3rd largest white marlin weighed in the 47-year White Marlin Open history. The “Drillin & Billin” out of Hatteras, NC weighed a 77-pound white marlin caught Friday by Taylor Fields from Baltimore, MD. That fish was good for second place and $1.76 million in prize money. Rounding out the white marlin division was the "Crisdel" out of Islamorada, FL with a 77-pound white on Saturday good...

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