Every year, the first week of August is White Marlin Open time!
This Big Money Tournament is in it's 42nd year & is on from August 8th to August 12th this year. From the first Tournament in 1974 to this year, this fishing expedition has grown into a million dollar contest and has drawn anglers from all over the world. The excitement that builds has become such big news in Ocean City, MD, there are news crews on site daily to document the big ones that make it to the weigh-in! Truly a sight to see in person!
With each day, it gets more and more exciting as new catches are brought in and the leaderboard changes. As the weight of each daily lead fish grows by ounces, the possible check the winner receives is enough to keep the entries out fishing for the "Big One". The maximum days a boat can go out to fish is 3 out of the 5 days during the contest. No one since 1980, has brought in a White Marlin that has weighed in over 99 lbs. So it will be exciting this year to see if someone can beat that record and bring in a bigger one!
The weigh-ins are daily from 4 to 9:15 pm at the Harbour Island Marina at 14th Street on the Bayside in Ocean City. Due to the large crowds, there isn't usually any parking right at Harbour Island, however, there is easy parking at the Presbyterian Church only a block away offered for a small donation. Also, there will be a "Park & Ride Shuttle" leaving periodically from the Ocean City Convention Center at 40th Street (also on the Bayside).
Wouldn't it be awesome if you had your own place right here either in Ocean Pines or Ocean City, MD? With the inventory of condos and homes currently on the market, there is no better time to plan a visit and take a look at what's out there than right now. Your special place is just waiting for you!
OCEAN PINES, MD Homes for Sale - Bernie Flax, Broker/Owner, REALTOR - I am very fortunate to live and own my EXIT Realty At The Beach office in the community of Ocean Pines outside Ocean City, MD. I specialize in making your beach home ownership dreams come true! Text Bernie to #85377 for current listing updates. Call Bernie Flax at 410-629-9070.