Incredible First Day at the 46th Annual White Marlin Open

By Scott Lenox

Incredible First Day at the 46th Annual White Marlin Open

Wow……just Wow!!  When I heard that 389 of the 404 boats registered for the 46th Annual White Marlin Open were fishing today I knew it could be a busy day at the scales, but I didn’t think we’d be there an hour and 10 minutes later then we were supposed to be.  It was crazy!  I direct the livestream broadcast and I literally didn’t get out of my seat in front of the computer for over 5 hours.  It was fish after fish after fish and truly one of the best scales days that I can remember.  There are some nice fish on the board and some big money in some pockets……for now, but there are still 4 days to go.  Here’s who’s winning what right now.


Chasin Tail
Nathan Walker
Reel Chaos
Brandon Dick-Giordano


No Qualifiers


Russell Garufi
Theresa Jean
Chuck Metz
BAR South
Rob Gothier


The Natural
Kyle McLaughlin
Sarah Bohlman
Terry Dorris


Game Changer
Rob Howes
Ditchdigger Too
John Albanese III
Top Notch
Jim Kwortnik


Greg Robinson
Away from the tournament Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star reported a very nice sea bass bite for a change.
Hi Scott, 
Dogone sea bass put on a feed today. Even had two clients, Gary Rantz of Schwenksville PA & Brian Haneschlager of Upper Falls MD, catch a 15 fish limit. 
One of Brian’s keeper doubles included a 3lb 10oz jumbo male that swept today’s fish pool. 
Gary shows off one of his keeper doubles..
Rebecca Stillman shows off a pretty one. 
Young Angie Fasig caught an early keeper double. 
Young Ian Nodine & Dad, Rory, (blue shirts) show off some keepers. 
Nicholas Fasig of Reading PA proves what all anglers already know, you’re more likely to get a decent bite while eating a sandwich! 
Aubrey Fasig, also of Reading PA shows off a dandy. 
Brian and son Handy show off part of their catch..
Also pictured in the group snap are Arnold Fasig, Kim Heller, Francis Haneschlager, Sherry Goldberg, plus Mike, Ashley, and Brandon Vece of Madison CT.. 
Ladies especially hammered the sea bass today! 
Pictured are Ashley Vece of Madison CT – Kim & Alyssa Heller of Upper Falls MD – Sherie Goldberg from Rehoboth DE – Rebecca Stillman from Lancaster PA – plus Aubrey, Tori, & Angie Fasig of Reading PA 
Captain John Prather of Ocean City Guide Service had a great day of fishing on two different trips today.  Captain John put one group on a nice pile of mackerel from outside the inlet and another group had some nice keeper flounder including a 4.9 pounder.

Captain Jason Mumford of Lucky Break Charters had some nice fishing on two different trips as well with similar results.  Captain Jason had a nice pile of mackerel for one group and seven keeper flounder for another.
Captain Marc Spagnola of Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing found clean water and good shooting for cow nosed and southern rays in the south bay today.
It is now 12:40 AM…..good night!

Today's Daily Angle Brought to You By

Daily Angle

June 19, 2024
Flounder, Sea Bass, Tuna and Big Tilefish
Flounder, Sea Bass, Tuna and Big Tilefish

Hit the link above for the Daily Catch at Sunset Marina! I got to hit the rip today with my very good friends Randy Swain and Randy Swain, Jr. for some flounder fishing and it was… READ MORE

Read More Archive

La Vida 'Local'

January 4, 2023
Delicious Crab Pie Recipe
Delicious Crab Pie Recipe

Crab Pie Ingredients 1 Pound jumbo lump crab meat 2 Deep Dish Pie Crusts (this recipe will make 2 pies) 1/4 cup of diced onion (or shallots) 8 oz of Swiss cheese 2 Tablespoons flour 3… READ MORE

Read More Archive



View More

Request a FREE OC Vacation Guide

Request a FREE Visitor's Guide

Today's Daily Angle Brought to You By


Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

Get More Information