White marlin biting in record numbers


Terry Layton, left, and Jim Hughes of Ocean City are seen on Layton’s boat, the Nontypical, with white marlin flags. They caught nine white marlin on the boat during a fishing trip last week and reeled in another 14 Tuesday aboard The Playmate. (Laura Emmons photo)

During this year’s White Marlin Open tournament, anglers on the West Ocean City-based Billfisher broke the single-day record for marlin catch-and-release with 26.

"People thought that was absolutely amazing," said Marty Gary, a fisheries ecologist with the state Department of Natural Resources.

The record didn’t stand long. A few days later on Aug. 30, Capt. John Duffie and his crew aboard the Billfisher caught and released 57 white marlin.

White marlin biting in record numbers | delmarvanow.com | The Daily Times

Published by Hank Sibley Bluewater Yacht Sales

Hank Sibley hsibley@bwys.com Sales Professional Bluewater Yacht Sales Hampton, VA 804.337.1945 (Mobile) 757.788.7082 (Office) 757.723.3329 (Fax)

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