The tournament, which has awarded more than $63 million in prizes to date, expects to give out more than $5 million to this year’s tournament winners. Prizes are awarded for catches of white marlin, blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, dolphin, and shark, as well as most release points by boat and daily catches of wahoo, tuna and dolphin.
New Tuna Entry Level
A new addition to the 2018 tournament is an added level to the tuna category (level T4). “Our tuna division has grown consistently every year, with last year’s prize totaling just under $1 million,” stated Jim Motsko, Founder of the White Marlin Open. This year, the new tuna entry category will be available for a $3,000 fee, with the winner taking all. “This basically sets up the tournament to have a $1 million tuna winner.”