Bigeye tuna were the highlight of the first day of the 2022 White Marlin Open with three massive fish taking the top of the leaderboard in that division.
There were no leaders in the Ocean City tournament’s signature white marlin division or in blue marlin or the new swordfish categories.
The leaders after Day 1 of White Marlin Open (Weight, boat, angler, prize money)
213.5 lbs; Reel Tight, Ocean City; Brian Steward, Shady Side, Md.; $1,300,000
198.5 lbs; MJ’s, Cape May, N.J.; Donte Soriente, Beach Haven, N.J.; $100,000
189.5 lbs; RightBite, Brick, N.J.; Adam Maziarz, Narragansett, R.I.; $38000
51.5 lbs; Irish Twin; Patrick Brown; Miami, Fla.; $18,000
29lbs; 10-4 Joker, Chincoteague, Va.; Vernon Merritt Jr., Chincoteague, Va.; $91,000
26.5 lbs; C-Student, Southside Place, Texas; Keeley Megarity, Houston, Texas; $3,000