September 11 Spot Tourney Returns

OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Fishing Center next Tuesday will host its 11th Annual Ocean City Spot Tournament, an event directly tied to the September 11 terrorists attacks over a decade earlier.

On that fateful September 11, 2001, the mood was grim all over the country including Ocean City as the nation watched the horrific images coming in all day from New York, the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania hillside. To break the tension and get away, for a short time anyway, from the endless gloomy news reports, someone at the Ocean City Fishing Center suggested breaking out the light tackle and doing a little spot fishing from the docks and piers and the annual tournament was born.

The tournament has been held every year since, always on September 11, to commemorate the fateful day and this year will be no exception. The tournament will be held on Tuesday at the Ocean City Fishing Center in West Ocean City and all are welcome to participate in the annual event. Last year, 52 anglers young and old participated in the annual event and over $250 in cash and numerous other prizes were doled out.