Town of Ocean City Awards $5,000 Prize for First White Marlin of Ocean City’s 2020 Season
OCEAN CITY, MD – (July 6, 2020): Anglers in the resort town were celebrating in late May as the highly coveted “first white marlin” of the season was caught. Carl Sauer reeled in the first white marlin of 2020 on Saturday, May 23. The marlin was caught at approximately 11:30 a.m. while the crew of “Reel Escape” out of Baltimore was fishing off the shore of Ocean City. The fish was released after the catch.
As the angler reeling in the first white marlin of the season, Sauer 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. “The first white marlin catch of the season is a symbolic start to the fishing season and hopefully a sign of many more for our offshore fishermen this summer.”
The $5,000 prize money was awarded to Sauer at the July 6th Mayor and Council meeting. The angler and crew also received a $6,000 from a local fishing group, Fishing United Ocean City, consisting of donations from Atlantic Tackle, Sunset Marina, Ocean City Fishing Center, Bahia Marina, Bank of Ocean City and Hooked on OC.