PHOTOS: 2019 White Marlin Open in Ocean City

August 9, 2019

WTOP/Kristi King

May 26, 2024 | (Teta Alim)

The 46th annual White Marlin Open drew crowds — and even an NBA legend — to Ocean City, Maryland, this week.

Michael Jordan’s 80-foot yacht was also in the water among the many boats seen this year.

The White Marlin Open is the biggest and richest billfish tournament in the world. A winning white marlin, for example, can be worth $1.5 million. The estimated total prize money for all the fish categories this year is more than $6 million.

At the end of each fishing day, boats return from off shore to have their catches recorded and weighed, and spectators gather to watch the procession at the weigh-in dock.

Kristi King

Kristi King is a veteran reporter who has been working in the WTOP newsroom since 1990. She covers everything from breaking news to consumer concerns and the latest medical developments.

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