Tournament Fishing 2020


Tournament spots Available for 2020

Join our tournament team by booking a tournament with you plus 5 anglers or join a partially booked event. Pricing varies tournament to tournament see below.  

Open spots for 2020 Tournaments

OCMC Memorial Day Tournament May 23-24 - Booked

Fortuna Tournament June 26-28 Booked 

OCMC Canyon Kick Off  July 3-5 Fish 2/3, Book entire event at 4400.00 plus tip, plus entry. Or $750.00 per person, plus tip, plus entry.

Blue Marlin World Cup July 4 Fish 1 day, Heaviest Blue marlin wins. Up to 6 spots, 2750.00 plus tip, plus entry. 

Oc Tuna Tournament July 10-12 Booked.

Big Fish Classic July 24-26 38 Hour Overnight trip. 2 Booked. 

White Marlin Open Aug. 3-7 Booked

Mid Atlantic 500 Aug.17-21 Fish 3/5. 2 spots. $1800 per person (tip included) plus entry.

OCMC Labor Day Tournament Fish 2/3. Book entire event for $4400.00, plus tip, plus entry. Or $750 Per Person, Plus tip, Plus entry.  

Tournament FAQs

How do investments work? 

Our tournament program is simple. Each person pays "expenses" which are your trip cost plus tip. Monies over the "expenses" go towards tournament entries. The more you invest the more potential winnings you are entitled to. Reach out to Capt. Austin for more info. 443 - 392-4926 

What are the rules? 

Each tournament has its own set of rules, most of them adopt IGFA rules. Please go to this link to review you will be fully informed of all rules before we leave the dock. 

What days will we fish?

Tournaments follow a fish 1/2, 2/3 or 3/5 format. These dates are picked on many factors and will be chosen by captain. Please be available for every possible fishing day of a event.  

Who gets to reel in the fish?

Each person on our team knows their job and expectations before we leave the dock. Primary Angler, Secondary Angler and auxiliary anglers are appointed based on many factors such as experience and physical ability. Tournament fishing is very fun but we remain highly competitive while doing so.  Each member of the team is just as important as the primary angler. 

What should I bring?

Anglers should bring that they want to eat and drink for the trip we have a large cooler on the boat for you to use .Bring sunglasses, plenty of water, sunscreen (no spray), closed toed shoes, No hard liquor. 

What will we target?  Tactics?

Targets will depend on time of season and many other factors. That decision is made by Captain and crew.  

Who do I pay? 

Payments are made to "Primary Search LLC". All payments are due 14 days prior to event sign ups. 

Tournament Fishing since 2017

Always having fun, doing so with hyper attention to detail and execution.

 Want a chance at holding the big check? We have been fortunate enough to have steady tournament placement since we started in 2017.

2017- Oc Tuna Tournament $20,320.00

2017- Big Fish Classic $2,925.00

2018- Oc Tuna Tournament $5,850.00

2018-Big Fish Classic $9,090.00

2019-OC Marlin Club Mem. Day $7,047.00

2019- Fortuna Tournament $1,944.00

2019- Big Fish Classic $13,500.00

We are looking forward to 2020 Tournament Season. 


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What we do

Our mission  is simple, have fun, capitalize on bites, get tight,and have more fun. We target Tuna, Swordfish, Shark, and Marlin. We were fortunate enough to catch OCMD's 1st and 2nd Recreational Opahs. Our season begins in May and ends early December.  We tournament fish June-August, having fun and making lasting memories is our goal for each trip.


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Blackwell Boatworks 54ft Sportfish

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Located in Sunset Marina D Dock  

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The boat is outfitted for targeting, Tuna, White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Swordfish, sharks and anything else the ocean has. Rods provided by craftyone customs, Tuna fishing gear by Sterling Tackle, terminal tackle and reels by Alltackle, high quality SST imaging by Rip Carts.  

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