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Glory to God … it was a great morning

We all remember those first sensations of fall – cooler air, a decision to wear a sweatshirt, the question of whether or not to winterize the boat or get it ready for chilly fishing trips. But these days, with all that’s going on in our country and the rest of the world, other thoughts join the mix. The future. What…

A surfing legend

A surfing legend

Was it the big, bright, seemingly 24-7 smile? Maybe the bright, charming, respectful attitude? Was it the beach-style shirts, shorts and flip flops – the constant sand between his toes? Think it could have been the boyish way he approached life? What do you think about his love and respect for Mother Nature and his passion about the ocean? However…

White Marlin Open finishes its 50th season in record-setting fashion

Talk about a huge day. John Ols of Laytonville, Md., landed a 640.5-pound blue marlin while fishing on the Floor Reel to capture the title in the 50th annual White Marlin Open out of Ocean City, Md. The fish was 118 inches long and Ols’ team pocketed a billfish tournament world record $6.2 million. It was the third straight year…

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…

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…

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…

Time for some fishing flea market

Time for some fishing flea market

On any given day, in rural countrysides or the suburbs, a slice of true Americana can be found just about anywhere. Arrows point the way, balloons mark the spot, rows of cars speak to the fact that you’re late. People old and young search through boxes – seeking to find the best of another person’s junk. The flea market. Spring…