Day Trip

August 02, 2009

36th Annual White Marlin Open at Ocean City

Where: : Harbour Island Marina in Ocean City

When: : Aug. 3-7. Weigh-ins are nightly, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

What: : The White Marlin Open is the world's largest billfish tournament and will feature fishing contests for white marlin, blue marlin, tuna, dolphin, wahoo and shark. Anglers compete to catch the "million dollar marlin," while food, drinks, jewelry and official gear will be available for spectators.

How much: : Free for spectators; $1,050 per boat for participants.

What's nearby: : Assateague Island is 9 miles from Ocean City, and features roaming wild ponies. Visitors can take sightseeing tours to the island and view the wildlife, including 320 species of birds.

Information: : whitemarlinopen.com

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