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Catch the excitement of the world’s biggest billfish tournament.
The fish are spectacular. The prizes are huge, totaling more than $2 million. And the excitement is building for the 38th Annual White Marlin Open, Monday, August 5 through Friday, August 9, 2013.
Stakes are high–up to nearly $1 million for the biggest white marlin. Prizes are also awarded for the largest blue marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi (dolphin fish), wahoo and shark.
Spectators are welcome to watch, as 300 boats take more than 1,500 of the world’s best anglers out to pursue some of America’s largest fish. Then check out the spectacular weigh-ins every evening from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Harbour Island Marina, 14th Street and the bay.
You never know what you’ll see at the weigh-in. In 2001, a local man proposed to his wife-to-be at the scales. A few years later, he caught a fish worth almost $1 million.
For more information, or to register, you can: visit www.whitemarlinopen.com call 410-289-9229
write White Marlin Open, PO Box 737, Ocean City, MD 21843.
NOTE: Parking is not available at Harbour Island. The Presbyterian Church on 14th Street, just a block away, offers parking for a small donation. You can also park free at the Convention Center, then catch a trolley to the weigh-ins.