Monthly Archives: August 2023

White Marlin Open 50th anniversary

White Marlin Open 50th anniversary

They might want to change the name. The White Marlin Open out of Ocean City, Md., has never gone without a weighed-in billfish in its 50 years. But heading into today’s final day of fishing, that’s exactly where the event stands. No white marlin, no blue marlin, no swordfish. That leaves Street, Md., resident Chris Mentlik in the running for…

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Hurricane prediction’s a real bummer

Hurricane prediction’s a real bummer

Thanks for nothing, El Nino. The measured surface temperature in the Eastern Pacific was supposed to help deliver a below average 2023 Atlantic Hurricane season. But the beast has been slower than predicted to take form. That’s why we’ve already had five named storms, forcing the National Hurricane Center to increase its predictions for the year from average to above…

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White Marlin Open

White Marlin Open

It’s called by many “the biggest billfish tournament in the world.” It’s also known as the fishing event with the most prize money. But it seems that someone forgot to tell the billfish – at least, the bigger ones. The 50th annual White Marlin Open out of Ocean City, Md., has entered its third of five days of angling and…

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