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White marlin, like the one pictured here, have proved elusive for Ocean City anglers.
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White marlin, like the one pictured here, have proved elusive for Ocean City anglers.

Friday is the final day of fishing in the world's largest billfish tournament: the White Marlin Open in Ocean City, Md. Anglers have been plagued with bad weather and bad luck all week long.

Ocean City is often referred to as the White Marlin Capital of the world, but the big story to come out of the 39th annual White Marlin Open this year is that the big fish don t seem to be biting.

Heading into the final day of the weeklong tournament that's been marred by bad weather and bad luck for many of the hundreds of sport fisherman from all over the country, there's only one qualifying white marlin that's been caught. Angler Bill Woody, from Pasadena, Md., reeled in a 72 pound white marlin that stands to win $900,000 if he stays atop the leaderboard.

In addition, anglers fishing for the massive blue marlin might end the week empty for the first time in many years, as there have been none brought to the scales.

Other divisions have fared a bit better, however, with a hefty 238 pound tuna caught by Yorktown, Va. resident Norman Pullium set to win almost $325,000 by days end.

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