For the second year in a row, the last white marlin weighed netted a world record purse. In 2021, Sushi out of Ocean City, MD, took the top white marlin at the last minute and at the time collected (a then world record payout) of $3,200,000 for catching a fish.
MidAtlantic Tournament, August 18, 2021”The 2021 MidAtlantic is indeed off to a record-setting start. In addition to a record field of 203 boats the tournament total cash purse is now officially set at $5,939,050! Worthy of note is a significant portion of that cash pot this year comes from a
You would be hard pressed to find two tournament wins that happened the exact same way. Between crew dynamic, trusted tackle, coveted fishing grounds and everything in between, the team that wrangles in that sweet prize-winning fish has their own unique story. This rings true for the team aboard the
White Marlin Open, Aug. 3, 2021”The $9.2 million purse has already started to be divided up after only one day of fishing. The purse is, as expected, weighed more heavily to billfish categories and two Virginia Beach boats are holding onto $5,700,000 of that purse after day 1 of 2021
For much of the year, Ocean City, Maryland is relatively quiet, home to roughly 10,000 permanent residents. However, when winter fades to spring and the summer season materializes traffic increases and the population swells to nearly 300,000 as the annual tourist invasion comes to town. Walking the promenade is popular
The MidAtlantic”The final day of the 2020 MidAtlantic dawned sunny though a light breeze kept temperatures cool as the 163 boats headed out on Day Five into calm seas offshore. With a 91-pound white marlin leading the category, admittedly everyone in the tournament acknowledged that number would be hard to
White Marlin Open”Weighing in at 97 pounds, the Canyon Blues team, out of Ocean City, MD, not only moved to first place but weighed the third largest white marlin in the history of the 47-year White Marlin Open.
Canyon Blues also took $1.5 million from the second place 77-pound white marlin
White Marlin Open, Aug. 7, 2020”The white marlin arrived Thursday as 360 boats fished on Day 4 of the 2020 White Marlin Open. In a hectic day at the scales that lasted past 10 p.m., the billfish prize money pool was tapped at $3,000,000.Adam Fye from Pasadena, MD aboard the
While we know more about roundscale spearfish (Tetrapturus georgii) than ever before, many mysteries still remain about the life history, relative abundance and distribution of this valid billfish species. Easily confused with white marlin (Kajikia albida), a roundscale spearfish has been the winning fish in the White Marlin Open and
HAMILTON, Bermuda (July 30, 2019) The 2019 Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship saw 47 boats fish at least one leg of the series for a total purse of more than $1.2 million, plus trophies and prizes. Anglers caught 165 billfish, including 143 blues and 22 whites. The Bermuda Triple Crown has