OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Marlin Club’s 34th Annual Small Boat Tournament last weekend was a big success with plenty of action both inshore and offshore.
Nearly 50 boats participated last weekend in the club’s 34th Small Boat Tournament, which provides an opportunity for some of the smaller vessels in the resort’s sportfishing fleet to compete before the bigger events such as the Ocean City Tuna Tournament and the White Marlin Open arrive on the calendar. As its name implies, the event is open to boats with a length of 34 feet or under.
In the offshore portion of the tournament, the crew on the “Tide Up” took first place in the billfish release division with 200 points, while the crew on the “CO2” took second with 100 points. The “Seaduction” took first place in the yellowfin tuna division with a 64.8 pounder. The “Tide Up” took second with a pair of 59-8 pounders. The “Odd Couple” took first in the dolphin division, followed by the “Brenda Lou” in second and the “Family Tree” in third.
In the Seabass Division, it was the “Just Add Sauce” taking first and third place, while the “Jezebel” took second. The “Jezebel” also took first in the Tog Division, while the “Myra HT” was second. The crew on the “Oasis” took first in the flounder division, while the “Jus a Breeze” was second and the “Seacraft” was third. In the Bluefish Division, it was the “Myra HT” sweeping the top three places.
In terms of Calcutta prize money, the “Tide Up” led the way with $7,065. The “Odd Couple” took second with $3,330 in prize money, while the “Jezebel” was third with $1,930 in total prize money. The “Seaduction” took home $1,193, and the “Brenda Lou” earned $1,035.