Aboard the Primary Search we are happy to announce our "Guarantee Policy". What we guarantee every day, is when we leave the dock we will work hard to put fish on the deck. Unfortunately, large gamefish do not always cooperate. Sometimes we catch a lot of fish, but there are times when fishing can be very slow. The only Guarantee we can provide is "maybe you catch something, maybe you don't". If you still want to go fishing after reading this policy, feel free to contact Captain Austin at 443-392-4926. Remember! "It’s not about the catch, it’s about the hunt, and the fun had along the way"- Capt. Austin
Thanks for reading, The Primary Search
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.
OCMC Memorial Day Tournament-BOOKED May 29TH - $3200 (includes minimum Tip) plus entry
OCMC Canyon Kick Off - Booked $6250 plus Entry fee
Blue Marlin World Cup- AVAILABLE July 4th Fish 1 day. $17,000 (includes Entry and tip)
Oc Tuna Tournament- 1 SPOT July 9-11 Fish 2/3 $25,700 -Incl. Entry fee, and tip
Big Fish Classic 2 SPOTS July 23-25 Fish 36 hours overnight $27,200 Includes entry fees and tip.
Heels and Reels - 1 DAY AVAILABLE July 29-31 $3300 per day (includes tip) Plus Entry
White Marlin Open - Aug 2-6 Fish 3/5 - $51,000 - BOOKED
Poor Girls Open- 1 DAY AVAILABLE Aug 12-14 $3300 per day (Includes Tip) Plus entry
Mid Atlantic 500- AVAILABLE Aug 15-20 $50,500 Includes all entry fees and tip. Just show up !
OCMC Labor Day Tournament- AVAILABLE Sept 3-5 $6250 (Includes minimum tip)
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. A second option is for the party to split the cost 6 even ways that way everyone has an equal share. 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 https://igfa.org/international-angling-rules/ you will be fully informed of all rules before we leave the dock, you will sign paper work stating you are aware of all rules.
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. Must 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. And a winning attitude.
What will we target? Tactics?
Target species 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 in full14 days prior to event sign up.
Should we win ,how do payouts work?
Payout structure is as follows.
Boat gets 33% of Gross
Anglers/ investors get 67% of Gross.
You will sign legally binding paperwork before the start of the event so you are fully aware of how payouts work.
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.
FAMILY, FISHING, FUN
A group of friends whose members collectively identify themselves by adopting an identity which they use to create an atmosphere of sending it. By employing:
A common name, slogan, identifying sign, and style of killing tunas whose purpose is is to party and offshore fish.
Blackwell Boatworks 54ft Sportfish
Located in Sunset Marina D Dock
Single 3412c 1350hp Caterpillar
Top speed 33 kts
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.
PRIMARY SEARCH SPORTFISHING
HAVING FUN ON THE WATER SINCE 2016
Providing us with top of the line apparel to keep us cool in the summer, warm in the winter and looking good while doing it.
Alltackle has everything you need. Visit either store in Annapolis or Ocean City and online.
Sterling Tackle makes some of the most successful Spreader Bars on the market. The machine bird bars add a great dynamic to any spread.
In our program we cannot afford a failure anywhere. This is why we use Crafty One Custom Rods. Ralph's attention to detail and master of the craft is apparent when you fish his rods. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvRwUvlljZ4
The absolute best Sunglasses on the Market. The polarized glass helps us find and land fish. Dont leave the dock without Costa glasses.
The finest cooler on the market. The only cooler you will find on the Primary Search. The toughest cooler built for the offshore enviroment.