Ocean City Tuna Tournament is July 11-14

April 07, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Each July over the past eight years, tuna fishermen have been drawn to Ocean City for the annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament, four days of competition that often have coincided with the height of the coastal run of yellowfin, bluefin and bigeye tuna.

This year's tournament will be held July 11-14, with competition categories added and the top cash prize doubled from $50,000 to $100,000.

In addition to categories for largest fish caught, most fish caught, and tag and release divisions for tuna, tournament organizers have added a catch category for dolphin and a white marlin release division.

The top prize of $100,000 will be awarded only if an angler catches a bigeye tuna that breaks the International Game Fish Association world record of 375 pounds. Cecil Browne of Trappe set the record off the Jackspot in 1077.

The tournament, which features daily weigh-ins, will be headquartered at the Ocean City Fishing Center. For entry forms or more information, call (410) 213-1121 or (800) 322-3065.

Pub Date: 4/07/96

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