46th Annual White Marlin Open Winners

Ocean City, MD – For the first time in White Marlin Open history there is a two-time champion. Tommy Hinkle’s day 4 catch of 79.5 pounds earned the Ocean City resident a pay day of $1.46 million. Hinkle also won the event in 2008 with a catch of 81 pounds.

Chasin’ Tail from Virginia Beach with Capt. Butch Davis finished second with a 74-pound white marlin caught on Monday. The fish was reeled in by Nate Walker of Virginia Beach.

The Backlash from Virginia Beach with Capt. Steve Richardson at the helm finished third at 73.5-pounds. The fish was reeled in by Maryland resident Michael Wagner and was worth $1.5 million . This is Captain Steve second trip to the winners circle. He captured the 2015 WMO with a fish caught by Virginia Beach’s Cheryl McLesky.

Congratulations to all the winners.


79.5lbs, Fish Whistle, Tommy Hinkle $1,460,000.00


74lbs, Chasin Tail, Nathan Walker,$135,000


73.5lbs, Backlash, Michael Wagner, $1,500,000.00



465.5lbs, Haulin N Ballin, Craig Dickerson, $740,000.00



201lbs, Crisdel, Russell Garufi $940,000.00


145.5lbs, Mjolnir, Ronnie Fields, $130,000.00


135lbs, The Right Place, Mike DiPascali, $36,000.00


121lbs, Reeldiculous, Graham Ward, $100,000.00


62lbs, Sea Ment, Jeff Landis, Sr., $40,000.00



82lbs, The Natural, Kyle McLaughlin, $18,000.00



35.5lbs, Game Changer, Rob Howes, $18,000.00


For the complete rundown visit …. https://whitemarlinopen.com

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