White Marlin Open Begins With Record 9 Million Payout
White Marlin Open starts today
This morning, like predawn early morning while the world slept. 421 boats headed out of the Ocean City, MD inlet to fish day one of the White Marlin Open. Michael Jordan’s boat is entered this year again, the Catch 23 is fishing today. There are a lot of anglers fishing this year in the White Marlin Open for a total of 444 boats.
White Marlin Open release … “With 444 boats entered and $9 million dollars are up for grabs, the 2021 edition of the White Marlin Open is primed for another world record fishing tournament payout. Boats and anglers from up and down the Atlantic and Gulf coasts have gathered in Ocean City, MD in pursuit of Atlantic gamefish worth their weight in gold.
The boats may fish from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. The lucky anglers will bring their catches to the Harbour Island scales each day for the weigh-ins that run from 4:00 PM to 9:15 PM. The weigh-ins are open free to the public each day at the 14th street marina.
If you don’t want to deal with the crowded madness at the scales. Watch the weigh in online via the WMO Marlin Cam. Just sign up and you will be sent an alert by email when the cameras are on and the scales are open. Watching the White Marlin Open Marlin cam is fun you get to see more than just standing there. Like the white marlin that swept first place last year.
In 2019 there was a lot of excitement when a White marlin jumped in a boat during the retrieve. Never know what will happen during the WMO!