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.


May 25 - 29 Specials. Let us cook for you!

OCMD Fishing Tournaments

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May 28 - 29

13th Annual Franky Pettolina Memorial Day Tournament

To benefit the Catherine & Charles Kratz Memorial Foundation and Scholarship Fund
Chairmen: Chris Evans & Terry Layton
Registration: Friday, May 27 @ 6:30 p.m.
Fishing Days: (1 of 2) May 28 & 29
Weigh Ins: May 28 & 29, 4:30-7:00 p.m., Sunset Marina

*CORRECTION FOR MISPRINT ON BROCHURE UP TO 6 Anglers per Boat, not 4 as printed in error.*

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Jun 25 - 26

43rd Annual Small Boat Tournament

Chairmen: Colin Campbell, Boz Jefferson, & Bill Regan
Registration: Friday, June 24 @ 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Fishing Days: (1 of 2) June 25 & 26
Weigh Ins: June 25 & 26, 3:00-6:30 p.m., Sunset Marina

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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

Marlin Club Sponsors

$1,000 Level & Up


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