That fish stands as the 3rd largest white marlin weighed in the 47-year White Marlin Open history. Tournament directors decided late last week to extend the tournament by two days because of a hurricane that was coming up the coast and expected to impact the area on Tuesday of last week. A 47-year-old tournament record 73.5-pound dolphin was caught Friday by Matt Wagner off the “Backlash,” and was worth $20,000. Top money winner Fish Whistle from Indian River, Delaware, which won more than $1.5 million for a white marlin, will also be back. The tournament begins Monday through Friday during the first full week of August. Rounding out the white marlin division was the “Crisdel” out of Islamorada, FL with a 77-pound white on Saturday good for 3rd place. (Aug. 28, 2020) The Ocean City Marlin Club’s 62nd Labor Day White Marlin Tournament kicks off next weekend with a new category added. No word has yet to be given on when visitors will be permitted to access Dare County. A few of the winners from last year are “Fish Whistle” with a 79.5lb White Marlin, “Haulin N Ballin” with a 465.5lb … Continue reading "47th Annual White Marlin Open" 77-Pound White Marlin Takes Early Lead on Day Two of the 2020 MidAtlantic A sunny sky and a light breeze were a welcome change for tournament participants on Day Two in the 2020 MidAtlantic and 143 boats headed out early this morning. A Shocking Amount Of People Showed Up To See Bow Wow Perform At A Club, A Man Who Threw Away $275 Million In Bitcoin Is Offering To Give Away $70 Million If He Can Find The Hard Drive In A Landfill, Did You Know Getting Drunk Actually Changes The Way Your Face Looks? In total, $6.7 MILLION was paid out to fishermen with a fishing world-record of $1.6 million awarded to a single crew. The Restless Lady 2 fishing team won $900,000 for their 114.5-pound Tuna. The lack of a qualifying blue marlin had an impact on the above white marlin by adding over $500,000 to their winnings. ... BM-Blue Marlin WM-White Marlin SLF-Sailfish SPF-Spearfish SWF-Swordfish. 443 boats competed for a record purse of over $6.7 Million and there were some incredible stories to be had. 31/31 SLIDES A pandemic and a hurricane tried to stop us but thanks to our amazing participants, the 2020 White Marlin Open was the biggest yet!! The team here at Downey Yachts would like to congratulate the winners and thank everyone who participated. White Marlin Open Navigation White Marlin Open in Ocean City, Maryland Before the great storm of 1933, which cut the inlet we're familiar with today, Ocean City was an isolated fishing village. 9,452 were here. I just got home from the final day of the 47th Annual White Marlin Open and am excited to report on another record breaking tournament. Fishing off the “Jersey Boy” Gagliardi took $375,000 in the tournament Big Fish category.”. For complete tournament results and payouts, you can head on over to the White Marlin Open’s website where they have everything posted. The weather shaped up quickly on Wednesday and led to one of the most exciting White Marlin Open tournaments that I can remember. The 46th White Marlin Open can be considered the most successful tournament yet for a number of reasons: 404 boats fishing for a World Record $6,186,870 in prize money is a good start. The Backlash fishing crew from Hatteras, North Carolina caught a tournament-record 73.5-pound Mahi Mahi which was worth $20,000. We aren’t going to lie, this one was a doozy! Update your browser to view this website correctly. The “Drillin & Billin” out of Hatteras, NC weighed a 77-pound white marlin caught Friday by Taylor Fields from Baltimore, MD. The fish was taken by Frank Criscola from Bedminster, NJ. August 11, 2020. And angler Kyle Gagliardi caught a tournament record 273.5-pound Swordfish which was worth $375,000 under the ‘Big Fish’ category. There were several big stories, but the biggest of the week was a gigantic 97 pound white marlin that was weighed on Saturday that would clear the other leaders in the white marlin category by 20 pounds. Thanks to Dave Messick, the MidAtlantic crew and Jake Widgeon for the pics! Dollar amounts are estimates from WMO. The tuna division produced the 3rd million-dollar winner. Keep checking back for details for next year's tournament, the 48th Annual White Marlin Open to be held August 2 … Ocean City is known as Maryland’s largest tourist beach town, but during the first full week of August each year one thing that is on every Marylander’s mind is the White Marlin Open and who will be the one to catch Whitey. The White Marlin Open is the richest fishing tournament on the planet with the top angler becoming an overnight millionaire.. Like most fishing tournaments, there are a TON of categories that payout like the biggest White Marlin, Blue Marlin… 2020 threw everything it had at the White Marlin Open this year with COVID-19 and hurricane Isaias, but everyone involved with the tournament and the fish rose above for a great event that I won’t soon forget. This year, the Marlin Club has included a Heaviest White Marlin division. Canyon Blues' 97-pound white marlin untested in quiet final day of White Marlin Open 2020 Kelly Powers, Salisbury Daily Times 1 day ago. The final big story was the big tuna caught on board the Restless Lady II that was weighed in on Monday and stood for 7 days to take 2nd place in the heaviest tuna category. ... with tied daily winners … Cooking segment starts at 27:35 Crab Pie Ingredients 1 Pound jumbo lump crab meat 2 Pie Crusts (this recipe will make 2 pies) 4 oz… READ MORE. Shop online for White Maline Open T-shirts, hats, hoodies and more in various colors and sizes to suuport the White Marlin Tournament in Ocean City MD. Kristina Bernas from Highland MD caught a 26”, 11 pound tautog at the Twin Wrecks today. About 2018 Tournament Summary ... the White Marlin Open … A jumbo winner’s check totaling $1,502,450 is proudly displayed ... Wednesday, July 1 2020, are running late. The 2020 White Marlin Open wrapped up Sunday night with a new tournament record fish, three new millionaires and a world record tournament payout. All rights reserved. A few other notes from the 2020 White Marlin Open include the first Swordfish weighed in. Top winners: The top prize in the event of $1.85 million went to the “Canyon Blues” out of Ocean City, Maryland, for a 97-pound white marlin caught by Brandon Golueke from Chester, Maryland. There were new leaders in the dolphin and white marlin divisions. And the tournament saw two in one day on Saturday. Website Design by D3, Ocean City, MD. Members of the Drillin & Billin team pose together with the 77-pound White Marlin caught by Taylor Fields on Aug. 7 at the 2020 White Marlin Open. A 97-pound White Marlin was going to be really hard to beat. It was my pleasure to be involved with the event once again. Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2020 White Marlin Open!!!! https://brobible.com/sports/article/2020-white-marlin-open-winners This planner is full of information about our beautiful town – everything from hotels, condos, restaurants, shopping, amusements, attractions, golf, fishing and more. The 2020 White Marlin Open wrapped up on the night of August 10 with two new tournament record fish, three newly minted millionaires and a world record tournament payout. This meant that Drillin’ & Billin’s fish would take second place and be awarded over $1.6 Million and Crisdel’s fish would end up in third place. It just goes to show you, man, this tournament is up for anybody to win. Since then, OC has not only become one of the country's top vacation resorts, but it's also garnered the reputation as the White Marlin Capital of the World. It pays to enter all of the categories because fishing crews never know what they are going to catch out there, and likewise, this REALLY juices the overall prize pool. The 2020 White Marlin Open is right around the corner, taking place August 3-7 in Ocean City, MD! It’s Day 5 of the White Marlin Open on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Ocean City, Maryland. Posted on August 20th, 2020. The red hot billfishing set a tournament record for … ... Stay Healthy" order until May 22, 2020. This year’s WMO started off pretty tough. There was major drama three years ago when the winners were accused of cheating and took their case in front of a judge, a case that dragged out for pretty much an entire year. View past results, reports and leaderboards for the The White Marlin Open Billfish Tournament in Ocean City Maryland in August. That fish stands as the 3rd largest white marlin weighed in the 47-year White Marlin Open history. 2020 ROFFSä TOURNAMENT WINNERS As of August 24, 2020 (Please call with additions/ corrections 321 723-5759) (Please send photos for our website www.roffs.com & display at boat shows) NORTHEAST REGION Ocean City White Marlin Open (MD): 1st Place White Marlin David Grossman, Daniel Grossman, Brandon The Crisdel and the Drillin’ & Billin’ both caught fish of 77 pounds to tie for second place, but the Drillin’ & Billin’ did not gaff their fish while the Crisdel did. Captain Chris Mizurak of the Angler said the sea bass were a little fussy for him today, but it was still ok and there were some nice flounder brought over the rail today. The crew of the Canyon Blues broke a few hearts with the third largest white marlin in tournament history, but they were ok with it when they realized their fish was worth over $1.5 Million! Two other notable stories were the 273.5 pound swordfish caught by the Jersey Boy that wins almost $400 thousand and the 73.5 pound mahi caught by the Backlash that broke a tournament record for heaviest mahi ever that had stood for 34 years. © Copyright 2021 Fish in OC, All Rights Reserved. Receive OC Fishing Announcements in Your Inbox. World's Largest Billfish Tournament August 2-6, 2021 Ocean City, MD Gagliardi is a professional bass fisherman who took a busman’s holiday to land the saltwater billfish. Jul 09,2020 by Shawn ... the combined $16,000 package goes to the same winner. He graduated from Florida State University, has been to more Phish concerts than he’d like to admit, and primarily specializes in Outdoors and Gear-related content. 443 boats competed for a record purse of over $6.7 Million and there were some incredible stories to be had. "Once in 2008 and once in 2019. Angler Brandon Golueke from Chester, Maryland caught the 97-pound White Marlin aboard ‘Canyon Blues’ on Saturday and going into Sunday I think a lot of the boats knew it was over. Here’s a rundown of the major categories: Here’s a look at that 273-pound swordfish: Overall, Wave Paver 77 was the Top Boat with 1,155 points followed by Mama C with 1,054 points and Full Pull in 3rd with 875 points. ... NJ by the crew of the Salty Tiger and our good friends on the Blood Money hung a huge white marlin to take over first place in the category. Limit of one boated billfish per boat per day. Captain Victor Bunting of the Ocean Princess has been having success in the ocean as well and has seen good catches of sea bass and flounder for his anglers. Blake Gunther used his lucky Fish in OC fishing hat to put some nice keeper flounder in the boat today. The 2019 White Marlin Open came to a close over the weekend and the winner took home $1.5 MILLION out of the total $6.1 million in prize money. Temps reached to around 50 degrees today on land and with little to no wind… READ MORE, Check out the recipe in episode #300 of Hooked on OC. I guess it’s worth mentioning that the ‘winner’ is forced to take a polygraph/lie detector test to ensure that they followed all the rules as in there was only one angler fighting the fish, the fish was caught within the allotted timeframe, etc. Not 1, Not 2, But 3 $Million+ Dollar Winners for the 47th Annual White Marlin Open. Ryan Cowder, Ethan Cowder, Andy Gibson, Ian Gibson and Caleb Gibson fished the Great Eastern Reef today and had a good time with some keeper sea bass. The 2020 event saw two WMO record catches. 47th White Marlin Open … Captain Marc Spagnola of Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing has been putting clients on some awesome shooting lately with plenty of action on cow nosed and southern rays. For a complete list of winners and tournament results, visit whitemarlinopen.com . 91 Pound White Marlin Highlights Day 4 of the 2020 MidAtlantic; By Scott Lenox. Here’s the rundown from the tournament’s press release with individual category results below: “The top prize of over $1.6 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. This tournament is the World’s Largest Billfish Tournament with over a million dollars in prizes. Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star is even comparing the sea bass fishing to what he sees in the spring. Prizes are awarded for catches of white marlin, blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, dolphin, and shark, as well as most release points by boat and daily catches of wahoo, tuna and dolphin. The rules state that if no blue marlin is caught, that prize money goes to white marlin winners. The Hatteras, who took home the top spot in … Angler Harris Huddle was the top-ranked fisherman with 665 points followed by Anne Aramendia, James Davis, and Mike Fernandez all with 560 points. This year’s top fish was hauled in by the “Canyon Blues” fishing team out of Ocean City, Maryland. 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. OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND – May 27, 2020 — The White Marlin Open, an offshore billfish tournament held in Ocean City, today announces plans for its upcoming 47th annual tournament to be held August 3 through August 7.The tournament will follow local and state guidelines for crowd size, which have yet to be determined. Interestingly, the ‘Canyon Blues’ team took home $1.5 million for that fish while angler Taylor Fields onboard Drillin & Billin won $1.6 million for their second-place 77-pound White Marlin because they’d entered more categories (we’ll get to that below). Fishing Day 1 Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In the weeks leading up to the 2020 competition, rumors began to circulate about whether the sports icon would appear on the eastern shore again. The decision ended up being a good call as zero of the 443 boats registered were able to fish on Tuesday thanks to winds of 45-55 MPH and seas of 11-19 feet. White Marlin Open winners. The 2020 White Marlin Open wrapped up on Sunday and with 433 registered boats in the 47th annual event, this year set a record for the most tournament money ever awarded in fishing. Saturday night Dave Stevens, Doug Stevens, Captain Bill Bower, Zack Bower and John Bower fished on the private boat Sea Biscuit and had an epic trip when they boated some mahi and this jumbo 197 pound bigeye tuna. Welcome to the 27th Annual Hatteras Village Offshore Open in Hatteras, North Carolina. There was a tie for second place that was broken by the WMO’s gaff rule. Some of 2019’s biggest success stories are returning for the 2020 White Marlin Open, including Top Boat Big Deal out of Brielle, New Jersey and runner-up Uno Mas. Copyright © 2008-2021 BroBible. The White Marlin Open held its fifth day of the 2020 tournament on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. The minimum size to be eligible to weigh a billfish is 70 inches. ! Here’s that 97-pound fish: A post shared by White Marlin Open (@white_marlin_open), A post shared by Carey Chen (@careychenart). Brian caught two nice keeper flounder of 18.5″ and 20″ while fishing the Oceanic Pier in downtown Ocean City today. But the biggest benefactor of the vacant blue marlin division turned out to be Ocean City’s “Restless Lady.” Already winning $900,000 for the 114.5-pound bluefin tuna brought in on Monday, the $417,000 in the blue marlin winner-take-all division defaulted to the biggest tuna entered in that level which was the “Restless Lady.” The OC boat added that extra money to bring the winnings to over $1,300,000 for angler Travis Ort from York, PA. Rounding out the tuna division were the “Sentient” out of Slaughter Creek, MD with a 121-pounder worth $85,000.00, the “The “Blue Runner” from Manasquan, NJ that took $150,000, and the “Swords Fish” from Indian River, DE that held on to win $76,000 for their 92-pound tuna. WMO rules state that in the event of a tie any fish that is not gaffed will be declared the winner. Outside of the tournament the bottom fishing bite was impressive once again. Ocean City resident Tommy Hinkle claimed the top prize for his haul Thursday, a 79.5-pound white marlin, making history as the first two-time champion of the WMO after previously taking the crown in 2008. White Marlin Open organizers are expecting a record number of entries and an estimated $6.5 million in payouts, topping the record $6.1 million paid out in 2019. Jersey Boy     273.5 Pound Swordfish     $375,000, 3rd Place     Seacurity     54 Pounds     $20,000, 2nd Place     Jenny Poo     58.5 Pounds     $20,000, 1st Place     Backlash     73.5 Pounds     $22,000, 3rd Place     Miss Stella     45.5 Pounds     $3,000, 2nd Place     Tail Chaser     57 Pounds     $46,000, 1st Place     Magic Moment     60.5 Pounds     $47,000, 3rd Place     Blue Runner     106 Pounds     $165,000, 2nd Place     Restless Lady II     114.5 Pounds     $1.4 Million, 1st Place     Sentient     121 Pounds     $99,000, 3rd Place     Crisdel     77 Pounds     $206,000, 2nd Place     Drillin’ & Billin’     77 Pounds     $1.762 Million, 1st Place     Canyon Blues     97 Pounds     $1.85 Million. White Marlin Open winners! Thanks to the fact that the first place fish was not in all of the calcutta money, and there was no blue marlin to qualify, Restless Lady II’s 114.5 pound tuna will win around $1.3 Million. The second record catch was a 273.5-pound swordfish landed by Kyle Gagliardi from Vineland, NJ. WTOP/Kristi King A boat is seen on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 in Ocean City, Maryland. Chalk us up for another quality winter weather day today with warm temps and light winds in and around Ocean City. Cass Anderson is Managing Editor of BroBible. Congratulations to all of the 2020 White Marlin Open winners!! White Marlin Open. 2020 threw everything it had at the White Marlin Open this year with COVID-19 and hurricane Isaias, but everyone involved with the tournament and the fish rose above for a great event that I won’t soon forget. That fish was good for second place and an estimated $1.6 million in prize money. 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