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Published: March 29th, 2015

Thank You And Farewell

After careful consideration, the directors of the Ocean City Shark Tournament have decided to retire and announce the 2014 tournament will be our last. Over the past 34 years, we have worked to develop an event that would be fun, exciting, and educational for both competitors and spectators.  The goal was to provide an environment where shark anglers could compete for substantial prize money with responsible fishing practices.

We greatly appreciate the wonderful support we have received from anglers, spectators, sponsors, and the press over the years.  We have been happy to get to know and work with so many great people and businesses along the way. All have helped to shape the Ocean City Shark Tournament into what it was and kept it going for so long. We’ve had many fun times under our tournament tent and on the docks during the weigh-ins and we know that we will miss those relationships in the future.

Thank you to all!

Published: June 2nd, 2014

Day Three

Saturday was the final day of fishing and the ocean conditions in the morning were good but quickly deteriorated as the day went on.  All boats fished.  The second place Mako was caught by “Keep ‘Er Wet” and was 193 lbs.  The Open division was dominated by a 346 lb Thresher which was caught by Reel Instigator.  Team Teaser took second place with a 203 lb Thresher.  Overall 15 sharks were weighed and 108 were released.  All sharks that were weighed were eaten by the anglers or donated to a local charity. A total of 108 releases were documented by participants. Please see the final results page for the complete results.


Day Two

Friday was the second day of fishing.  Ocean conditions improved and all boats fished.  The first fish to the dock was caught by the team “Sweetie” with a 314 lb Mako.  As it turned out, this early leader held first place for the entire tournament.  The second place Mako was the caught by the team “Absolut Pleasure” with a 144 lb Mako.  The top fish in the Open category was caught by the team “Reel Instigator” with a 148 lb Blue Shark.  The second place in the Open division was a 142 lb Blue Shark caught by the team “All Hooked Up”.

Published: May 30th, 2014

Day One

The clouds rolled in late Wednesday along with a big temperature drop and high winds.  That evening, seas kicked up to 8 feet and all teams declared Thursday as their lay-day.  With no boats fishing, there was no action at the docks – only some t-shirt and sweatshirt sales under the tent.  That means that all boats will be fishing tomorrow and Saturday with the weather looking much better.  For our spectators, boats with catches to weigh and release reports will return to the docks of the Ocean City Fishing Center between 3:30 PM and 7:00 PM.



On registration night, 18 boats signed up to compete in the 34th Annual Ocean City Shark Tournament.  Many also participated in the added entry levels (calcuttas) for Mako, Open Release or Bluefish.  Information on the added entry payouts is provided on the calcutta page under the “results” tab.

Many thanks to our sponsors for support, prizes, food, refreshments, and great goodies for the team bags.  Our sponsors include Ocean City Fishing Center, Sunset Marina, Martek MD, AppleBee’s, Land Shark Beer, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, BendTheRod.com, Big Game Fishing Journal, Taylor Bank, Ocean Potion sunscreen, Balloon Fisher King, OCM Crabs, and Roff’s Marine Reports.

Good luck anglers!

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