OCEAN CITY, MD – (June 20, 2017): The highly coveted “first white marlin” of the season has been caught, as anglers in the resort town are celebrating. David Taylor of Baltimore reeled in the first white marlin of 2017 on Saturday, June 17. The marlin was caught at approximately 12 p.m. while the crew of “Reel Buster” was fishing off the shore of Ocean City, in the area of the Poorman’s Canyon. The fish was released after the catch.
As the angler reeling in the first white marlin of the season, Taylor will receive a $5,000 prize awarded by the Town of Ocean City. “Ocean City is proud to be the White Marlin Capital of the World,” commented Mayor Rick Meehan. “What a fantastic way to kick off the start to our summer than the first white marlin catch of the season. It’s a symbolic start to the fishing season and hopefully a sign of many more for our offshore fishermen this summer.”
The prize money will be awarded to Taylor at the Mayor and Council Regular Session meeting on July 3.