3rd Largest White Ever For White Marlin Open Day 3

3rd Largest White Ever For White Marlin Open Day 3

By Scott Lenox

Scott Lenox
Scott is the owner of Fish in OC and host of Ocean City's fishing television show Hooked on OC. He has worked in the fishing industry and fished the waters in and around Ocean City for over 25 years.

It was an exciting day at the 42nd Annual White Marlin Open scales on Wednesday.  Harbor Island was packed as everyone waited to see what the 280+ boats that fished would bring back to the scales.  There were some leaderboard changes and an awesome white marlin by a lady angler.  Here’s how Wednesday went down.

There was a new 3rd place tuna caught on board the Pez Machine that weighed in at 155 pounds.


There was a beautiful 42 pound mahi that took over 1st place in the dolphin category caught on the Tra Sea Ann.


A 2nd place wahoo was weighed that was caught by angler Jason Connellee on the Sweet Water that weighed 43 1/2 pounds.


The big story of the day was the white marlin that was weighed in by the Backlash and female angler Cheryl McLeskey.  The big white weighed in at a whopping 94 pounds and is the third largest white marlin ever weighed in the history of the White Marlin Open.  The Backlash’s fish is currently worth $1.2 Million.  What an awesome catch!


Inshore Captain Monty Hawkins on the party boat Morning Star had a good day reporting there has been some decent flounder fishing. Here Paul Bontempo of Parkville, MD shows off part of his limit.


Fish in OC and Hooked on OC have teamed together to get the White Marlin Open’s live video stream up and running and it’s really good.  You can check the live feed out by clicking the link below tomorrow and Friday between 4 and 9:15 PM.


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