First Qualifying White Marlin Caught in Ocean City Tournament

Aug 8, 2018

Credit White Marlin Open website

Angler Bill Haugland brought in the first qualifying white marlin of this year’s White Marlin Open in Ocean City.

It weighed 75 pounds and could be as valuable as $2.6 million if his lead holds this week.

But the Salisbury Daily Times reports that it does not come close to last year’s winner with 95.5 pounds.

A qualifying tuna was brought in by Angler Rob Howes of Ocean City at 62 pounds with his boat Game Changer putting him in third place.

First place is still a tuna brought in on Monday at 71 pounds.   

There were only 150 boats out on the water yesterday out the 389 registered with the tournament.

On Monday 319 went out.