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The Poor Girls Open is a ladies only billfish release tournament benefiting breast cancer research. There are also added entry levels for tuna and dolphin. This tournament was started by Capt. Steve Harman as a way for local waitresses and bartenders to have an affordable and fun competition while raising money for a very important cause. The tournament continues to grow with over 100 boats entering. Participation is not limited only to anglers as there are silent auctions, 50/50 tickets, T-shirts for sale, and other fun events helping to raise money for breast cancer research.
The Mako Mania is a mako shark tournament with added entry levels for bluefish and thresher shark. This tournament is traditionally the start of the tournament season in Ocean City. Mako mania was started in 1996 by Captain Steve Harman and continues to grow every year. The Mako Mania is unique in that boats of all sizes can compete with decent weather. Daily weigh-ins will be held at Bahia Marina from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm each fishing day. Stop by, have a beverage and something to eat at FishTales while watching the sharks come in to be weighed.
Learn how to fly cast or improve your fly casting with instruction from Fly Fishers' International Certified Fly Casting Instructors. Instructors include Phil Gay, a Master Casting Instructor (see http://troutandabout.com/). $20 or free if you join the Fly Fishers' International (see https://www.flyfishersinternational.org/). Half price for those 14 and younger. Lunch available.
39th Annual Mid-Atlantic Surf Fishing Tournament on the Beach
Participants must be pre-registered, have a permit to drive on the beach, and hold a valid Maryland Saltwater Fishing License. For more information, visit http://oceancitysurfanglersmd.com or call 410-251-2203.