OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Marlin Club’s 33rd Annual Canyon Kick-off tournament gets underway next week with the first of three official fishing days.
With tuna practically jumping in the boat for most of the resort area’s sportfishing fleet for the last week or so, and billfish and dolphin turning up in good numbers offshore, there should be plenty of action in this year’s Canyon Kick-off. Cash prizes will also be awarded for first-, second-and third-place in the heaviest fish division. Points will accumulate for each fish brought to the scales including the heaviest tuna (minimum 30 pounds), the heaviest wahoo (minimum 20 pounds) and the heaviest dolphin (minimum 10 pounds).
In the points division, fish will be caught and released, while in the heaviest fish division, potential winners will be brought to the scales for weighing. Weigh-ins will take place at Sunset Marina on each of the three fishing days starting at around 5 p.m. until about 7:30 p.m. The Canyon Kick-off is the first significant event for the Marlin Club each year and serves as a prelude to the more high-profile tournaments of the season including the Ocean City Tuna Tournament and the White Marlin Open in August.
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OCEAN CITY- The Maryland Saltwater Sportsfishing Association’s 26th Annual Tuna-Ment Tournament last weekend was a big success with plenty of tuna caught and weighed. The MSSA’s 26th Annual Tuna-Ment was held throughout the region with weigh stations at Indian River, Sunset Marina in West Ocean City and Chincoteague. As the name implies, tuna was the targeted species and the event … Continue reading
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BERLIN- Worcester Prep varsity lacrosse standout and faceoff specialist Ross Dickerson has been nominated for the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Memorial Award given each year to the best lacrosse player in the state of Maryland. Dickerson was honored last week at the annual Kelly Awards Banquet at the Naval Academy with his parents Jim and Annemarie Dickerson in attendance. … Continue reading
SALISBURY- The Wicomico Bass Club is hosting its annual bass tournament this weekend with the dual purpose of gathering new toys for the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program and to get more kids interested in fishing. The club is a member of the Delaware Bass Foundation, which promotes bass fishing, conservation and sportsmanship. The Wicomico Bass Clubs next significant … Continue reading
OCEAN CITY- With several major offshore tournaments looming later this summer, some of the smaller boats in the resort’s sportfishing fleet will get their chance in the spotlight this weekend with the Ocean City Marlin Club’s 36th Annual Small Boat Tournament. The Marlin Club’s annual Small Boat Tournament provides an opportunity for smaller boats to compete in a tournament before … Continue reading
OCEAN CITY- Local fisherman Devon Rasmus caught the first white marlin of the season by a junior angler last week and was rewarded with the Charles E. Kratz Award including a trophy and a $500 prize. Rasmus was fishing on the “White Lightning” with Captain Luke Blume and mate John Griffith last Thursday morning when the caught and released the … Continue reading
OCEAN CITY- For the second time in three weeks, the local K-Coast Dolphins girls’ youth lacrosse team won the championship in a significant mid-Atlantic tournament with a victory in the title game of the Sun and Surf Tournament in Virginia Beach last weekend. The K-Coast Dolphins last weekend went undefeated and swept six games at the Sun and Surf Tournament … Continue reading