OCEAN CITY- The first annual Black Friday 550 Rockfish Tournament held last weekend out of the Ocean City Fishing Center was a big hit dozens of big stripers brought in and $4,700 in prize money doled out.
The first annual Black Friday rockfish tournament was held last Friday and Saturday as an alternative to fighting crowds and holiday shopping. The outcome of the tournament changed dramatically near its conclusion when the team aboard the “Get Sum” caught two fish worth weighing in the final 45 minutes on Saturday.
Angler Will Freng caught a 23-pounder to take over first place and win the tournament’s top prize, a check for $2,980. Freng’s son Marshall Freng then reeled in a 15-pounder to take the Junior Angler Division. The team aboard the “Bitter Salt” took second place with a 21-pounder and collected a check for $1,200.