(July 2, 2021) A good number of fish were brought to the Sunset Marina scale last weekend during the Ocean City Marlin Club’s 42nd annual Small Boat Tournament.

Of the 59 boats, nine stayed inshore, while the rest went offshore. Two boats entered both the inshore and offshore divisions.

Forty-five of the groups fished last Saturday.

A total of $30,110 was awarded to the winners.

“It went great. We had more boats than anticipated and we weighed a lot of fish,” said Ocean City Marlin Club President Boz Jefferson.

“We couldn’t be happier. Everything ran smoothly,” Jefferson continued.

Tournament winners:

Offshore division:

Billfish release: Carol’s Teakettle, 100 points, white marlin release

Tuna: first, Tellum, 74 pounds, $9,292.50; second, Four Eights, 71.5 pounds, $2,011.50; and third, Insured Game, 55 pounds, $1,341

Dolphin: first, Fishizzle, 15 pounds, $9,963; Oppor-Tuna-Ty Too, 13 pounds, $2,682

Inshore division:

Bluefish: first, Lost Time, 8.5 pounds, $810; second, Grady Lady, .5 pounds, $630

Flounder: first (tie), Catfish, 3.5 pounds, $655; Lost Time, 3.5 pounds, $655; second (tie), Fish Frenzi, 3 pounds; Ready or Not, 3 pounds, $315

Also winning bluefish calcutta money: Job Site (Anonymous), 2.5 pounds, $157.50; B. Marie 2, 2.5 pounds, $157.50

Sea bass: first, Catfish, 2.5 pounds, $810; second (tie), B. Marie 2, 1.5 pounds, $472.50; Catfish, 1.5 pounds; Fish Frenzi, 1.5 pounds; Job Site, 1.5 pounds, $157.50

“Everyone was happy to be able to fish. The weather was great,” Jefferson said. “All around, it was a good event. We hope all of our tournaments go as well as this.”

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