This upcoming Monday, is, THE BIG ONE, it is Skilligalee week. Usually Mondays are dreaded, loathed and left for the dogs. But this Monday is different, it’s the beginning of the White Marlin Open and for many in and around OCMD it’s similar to Christmas morning. Monday morning anglers will set out from Harbour Island, Ocean City on an adventure: An adventure for treasure - The White Marlin. Known to be a rare and solitary species, it has been coveted by watermen since the Atlantic was the Atlantic. In the old days this beautiful creature was known as Skilligalee (say that word out loud and you’ll want one too). People have always sought after this sailfish, for its meat, for the story, the adventure, and now they will come to Ocean City, MD for the riches that it could bring. Last year’s prize money for the ‘World’s Largest Billfish Tournament’ was $2,770,000.

There are a few ways to enjoy Ocean City’s White Marlin Open. One way to enjoy the tournament is to head down to the inlet and Harrison’s Harbor Watch Restaurant to watch the parade of boats. Harbor Watch has the best view in town and they supply us land folk tournament information and give insight to what all the different flags on the boats mean. Not to mention supplying Ocean City with the freshest seafood on the island. Want to have a more permanent location to watch the boats, check out the Oceanic Motel. Book a room overlooking the bay and watch the boats, day and night, as they travel to cash in on the Skilligalee! Even throw in a line yourself from the Oceanic’s lengthy fishing pier.

By far, the most popular way to take the action in is to head down to the Harbour Island Marina on 14th Street and the Bay. There you can watch the big boats come in, witness the sea creatures being weighed and check out the vendors. There’s always a festival atmosphere going on down there and usually the town provides a shuttle from the convention center to the harbor.

The best way to get into the action is simply entering the tournament. You’ll need a boat. A big boat. Think JAWS big. And then think, ‘We’re gonna need a bigger boat.’ For those that do enter, good luck!

For those that are not going to enter the tournament and want to enjoy the town fishing, there are quite a few options for you as well.  The bulkhead at 2nd thru 4th Street is a free fishing zone; you can fish without a license here. You still need to be part of a registry (call 855-855-3906). Keeper flounder can be found there with a slacking tide. Anglers can also find sea bass, rock, spot, croaker, bluefish, tautog, and puppy drum. If the tides moving hard, cast straight down, it’s deep enough and you won’t get hung up.

The OC Pier is another spot you can fish without a MD license. The Route 50 Bridge coming into Ocean City is also a hotspot for anglers. You’ll need a MD License to fish off of the 50 Bridge, which are reasonably priced. So remember, you don’t need a big fancy boat to hook a nice fish in Ocean City, MD. Good luck and have fun, Monday is almost here!


As a kid you want to fly. Then you grow up and, well, you still want to fly. We all want to fly. To defy gravity. To feel that weightlessness of flight and thrust ourselves towards the sky and to belong among the creatures that own it. Flight is bringing science, imagination and crazy together to create nothing short of magic. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… the Ocean City, Maryland Airshow! This weekend, if you’re in town, make sure to look to the sky, ...read more

Sunfest 2014!

Well, i’m not really sure where Summer went and flew off to, but if you turn around, it’s still visible in the rearview. It’s not tailgating or drafting, but it’s still there hanging on for what looks like a few more weeks hopefully. Right now it’s honking at us and flashing it’s lights trying to grab our attention. What’s that you say summer of ’14? It’s Sunfest weekend!? Oh boy, hotdoggonit, it is Sunfest Weekend! Don’t worry everyone, ...read more

This upcoming Monday, is, THE BIG ONE. Before the sun begins to peak it’s rays above the horizon, before the rooster crows or the hound howls, and most likely, even before your first cup of coffee, anglers will have set out from Harbour Island, Ocean City on an adventure. An adventure for treasure. For these adventurers, like it has been for many years, the treasure they seek lies beneath the sea. But it is not gold or relics of old, it’s the creatures that live ...read more

RAMPS. In roughly two weeks the Ocean City beaches will be full of these things. Concrete ramps, wooden ramps, steel ramps, vert ramps, kicker ramps, spine ramps, natural moving water ramps (waves) and every other kinda ramp in between. We can rest assure that Evel Knievel will be smiling down on Ocean City during Dew Tour weekend. No, Evel didn’t invent the ramp, or the wheel, but he was the first to cast the spell of RADICAL upon these simple machines. What he ...read more

Red Bull Helicopter going inverted during the air show.

As in there will be planes in Ocean City.  June 8th through the 9th, Ocean City will be looking to the skies in awe as the 6th annual Air Show transcends.  There is nothing plain about this event with the nations top civilian performers demonstrating flight formations and cutting edge jet technology, this event is anything but for the birds!  The show is free and visible to those in close proximity to the boardwalk. Those seeking a more birds eye view, the Drop ...read more

Here in Ocean City, MD there’s quite a bit of living history. You can enjoy many of the same things today, that people enjoyed 50 and even 100 years ago. Trimper’s Carousel, Fisher’s Popcorn and swimming in the Atlantic Ocean are just a few that come to mind. One that might not come to mind on first thought, but is very much a part of Ocean City’s history, is the town’s skatepark. THE OCEAN BOWL. The Ocean Bowl’s roots run deep down on 3rd street, so deep, that ...read more

Springfest in Ocean City, Maryland

Or as the locals like to call it, “Spring fest”.  The multicolored banners spanning from Salisbury to Ocean City are a constant reminder that Springfest is coming “4 day event” “May 2-5” and it’s time to celebrate.  This reminder is convenient because with the bipolar weather, one often forgets Spring is here.  This Springfest, forgive Spring for being such a tease.  Indulge the senses with salty sea air and salty treats.  There will be many a ...read more

Who doesn’t like a delicious ripened tomato grown in your own backyard? Sounds good, and there are so many ways to enjoy these summertime treats. Perhaps you’d like to slice it up and place it between two warm slices of toast with a little bit of mayo? A classic Eastern Shore ‘mater sammich.’ This is how self proclaimed ‘tomato nut’ Jim Hudson most enjoys a delicious ripe tomato. It would be wise to trust his seasoned tomato taste, as owner of Luke’s Premier ...read more

Have an amazing wedding on the beach in Ocean City, Maryland

Memorial Day is just around the corner, so why not have those white dresses picked out?  This April 14th from 1-4pm, join an array of wedding vendors as they showcase this year’s upcoming bridal fashions.  Whether you are a blushing bride, bride to be, or just enjoy blush wine, this bridal show has much to offer. If fashion has not got you excited, there will also be live music and prizes, which include a free Caribbean Cruise for two!  For the brides, if you ...read more

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