Ocean City Marlin Club

Website Photo Credit: Hooked On OC

About Us

The Ocean City Marlin Club is the heart of the Mid-Atlantic’s fishing community. It began in 1936, when a group of fishermen banded together by a shared love of the sport and respect for the game.

The Club sponsors tournaments all season long, beginning this season with our Annual Franky Pettolina Memorial Day Tournament followed by the Small Boat Tournament, Canyon Kick Off, Kid’s Classic, Ladies Tournament (“Heels & Reels”), Labor Day White Marlin Tournament, Ocean City Light Tackle Club vs. Ocean City Marlin Club Shoot-Out, and the Scott Smith & Charles Kratz Challenge Cup.

The Clubhouse is nestled on one of the most prestigious pieces of real-estate in the area. Sitting at the mouth of the commercial harbor, the Club offers views of the inlet, Assateague Island, and the Atlantic Ocean. The Club’s 5,200 square feet has a classic style bar, two stone fireplaces, a banquet hall seating 299, and a delicious menu prepared by our team of talented chefs.


June - July 2022 The Marlin Bill

43rd Annual Small Boat Tournament Results!!

Limited Menu June 22 - 29.

40th Annual Canyon Kick Off Registration!!

OCMD Fishing Tournaments

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Jul 1 - 3

40th Annual Canyon Kick Off

Chairmen: Al Rittmeyer & Bob Althauser
Registration: Thursday, June 30 @ 6:30-8:00 p.m
Fishing Days: (2 of 3) July 1, 2 & 3
Weigh Ins: July 1, 2 & 3, 5:00-7:30 p.m. Sunset Marina

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Jul 16 - 17

18th Annual Kid's Classic

To benefit the Wish-a-Fish Foundation
OCMC Chairmen: Dale Withers & Gerard Ott
WAF Chairmen: Pam & Mark Hess, Ryan Freese
Registration: Friday, July 15 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Fishing Days: (1 or 2 of 2) July 16 & 17
Weigh Ins: July 16 3:00-6:30 p.m., July 17 3:00-6:00 p.m., Sunset Marina

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Jul 22 - 24

7th Annual OCMC vs. OCLTC Shoot-Out

Chairmen: Pat Svehla & Frank Goodhart III
Angler Meeting: Thursday, July 21 @ 7:00 p.m.
Fishing Days: (2 of 3) July 22, 23, & 24
No weigh ins.

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Aug 5 - 6

14th Annual OCMC Ladies' Tournament: "Heels & Reels"

To benefit the Marlin Club Crew of OC Scholarship Fund
Chairmen: Ryan Freese & Kayvon Bahromi
Registration: Thursday, August 4 @ 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Fishing Days: (1 of 2) August 5 & 6
Weigh Ins: August 5 & 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Atlantic Tackle

Marlin Club Sponsors

$1,000 Level & Up


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