White Marlin Open Begins at the Inlet

White Marlin Open Begins

This morning, Monday August 8, 2016, the White Marlin Open Begins and the Inlet Boardwalk, Jetty and Beach were awash with people watching all the boats head out to sea for that chance to win the $1,000,000 Grand Prize…

People Lining The Inlet Boardwalk as the White Marlin Open Begins

Beginning today is the 43rd Annual White Marlin Open here in Ocean City MD, running from August 8th thru the 12th with a record of $4,420,000 in prize money up for grabs.

Though the fishing lines are not allowed to touch the water till 8:30 am, the 329 fishing boats that are registered for this year WMO started heading through the Ocean City Inlet long before dawn this morning to get to their fishing waters.

And, the fans lined up all along the Ocean City Inlet Boardwalk, on the Inlet Beach and Jetty…

People lining the inlet beach & jetty as the White Marlin Open Begins

White Marlin Open Begins…

… and the boats of all sizes head out of the inlet, some taking their time and other kicking up a wake as they sped out to make sure they got to their chosen spot by the official starting time…

Heading out for a day of fishing | White Marlin Open Begins 2016 Powering thru the OC inlet | White Marlin Open Begins 2016
Fishing boat runnings... | White Marlin Open Begins 2016 Stirring up the waters... | White Marlin Open Begins 2016

White Marlin Open Begins… Tournament Info and Dates

The 43rd Annual White Marlin Open will be held from August 8th through 12th, 2016 in Ocean City, Maryland

  • Aug 6 – Aug 7 > Late Registration 12-5 PM at Harbour Island Marina
  • Aug 7  > Late Registration – Cape May, NJ 11 AM -3 PM at South Jersey Yacht Sales
  • Aug 7 > Captain’s Meeting 7:00 PM at Harbour Island Marina
  • Aug 8 Fishing Begins 8:30 AM
  • Aug 8-12 Fishing 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
    – Fish Any 3 Days
    – Weigh-in 4:00 PM – 9:15 PM
    – Harbour Island Marina
  • Aug 13 Polygraph Testing
    – Times & Locations TBA
  • Aug 13 Awards Ceremony 4:00 PM at Clarion Hotel 101st St

White Marlin Open Begins on these Future Dates:

The White Marlin Open is always the first full week of August, with registration occurring during the weekend immediately prior. In upcoming years, this will be:

  • August 7 – 11, 2017
  • August 6 – 10, 2018
  • August 5 – 9, 2019

Heading to deep waters | White Marlin Open Begins 2016

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White Marlin Open Contact Info:

White Marlin Open
P.O. Box 737 Ocean City, Maryland 21843-0737
Phone: 410-289-9229 Fax: 410-289-4490

Dawn as the White Marlin Open Begins….

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