The 2011 White Marlin Open is expected to be competitive this year as Offshore fishing has been good off Ocean City, MD this season.
"The marlin season in Ocean City started with an early bang when the first white was caught on May 29, breaking the old record of June 1," said White Marlin Open founder Jim Motsko. "Fishing has only gotten better with large numbers of white marlin, blue marlin, tuna, and gaffer dolphin being caught."
The 2011 White Marlin Open is expected to draw over 300 boats and $2.25 million in prize money. This year's event takes place the week of August 8th running through August 12th, and boats may enter through Sunday, August 7th.
The White Marlin Open billfish tournament was voted by readers of In The Bite magazine as the tournament they would most like to fish. A portion of 2011 tournament proceeds will go to help benefit the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA).
For more information, log on to www.whitemarlinopen.com or call 410-289-9229.