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The world's largest billfish tournament wrapped up yesterday evening in Ocean City, as more than 262 boats competed for more than $2.4 million in prize money.

For 40 years, people have flocked to the docks in a small bay front neighborhood to watch as anglers competing in the White Marlin Open bring their catch to the scales in hopes of earning big money and an unrivaled fish tale for the record books.

Seated a few steps away from the scales is the tournament founder Jim Motsko and his two daughters Madeline and Sascha. Together, they run the entire tournament, which has grown to be not only the biggest, but also richest of its kind.

"I don't know what has made it so special, I have no idea, but I know that when my dad started this he never thought it would grow into something like this," says Madeline.

The White Marlin Open is the most anticipated week of the year for many fishermen, which means, the tournament will likely continue as long as the Motsko family wants it to.

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