Angler On Swimming With Whale Shark: “Even when I touched it, it didn’t flinch or anything because it was so big. I ran my hand down its back. When I was swimming back to the boat, I looked down for another glimpse but never saw it again.”

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OCEAN CITY — For the second time in a week, a rare whale shark, the largest fish in the world, was spotted off the coast of Ocean City and this time lucky observers actually got to jump in the ocean and swim with the majestic creature. Local angler Josh Schleupner of Hebron and his family,… Read more »

First-Place Tuna In 2016 White Marlin Open Sees Prize Money Jump To $2.8M After Legal Battle

OCEAN CITY — After a federal judge last month ruled the supposed winner of the white marlin division in the 2016 White Marlin Open (WMO) was not entitled to the record $2.8 million prize, that money will now be redistributed to the winners in several other categories representing significant increases for some winning anglers. In… Read more »

Marketing Contract Renewal Sparks Debate About Target Market’s Income

OCEAN CITY — Resort officials this week renewed the contract with the town’s advertising agency, sparking a debate about the demographics Ocean City should be targeting including median household income. The Mayor and Council on Monday exercised an option to renew Ocean City’s contract with the advertising agency MGH for another three years. The town’s… Read more »

Ocean City’s Newest Brand Hotel Celebrated At Grand Opening

OCEAN CITY – In an effort to promote a more business-friendly state, Gov. Larry Hogan this week joined with franchise owners, government officials and business leaders to celebrate the opening of Ocean City’s new Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott. In a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, Jeff Thaler of Atlantic Planning, Development & Design, Inc. said… Read more »