Friday the 13th proved unlucky at the 56th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament as the billfish bite became a ghost of itself after four great days of fishing.
Only three blue marlin and two white marlin releases were recorded by the 50 boats that fished the penultimate day of competition. Just 55-of-120 boats in the field are eligible to fish Saturday as the 56th Big Rock draws to a close. Read more »
Two changes to third place during the fourth day of fishing provided plenty of excitement at the weigh station Thursday as the 56th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament sequenced toward the final days of competition.
Chainlink captain Ralph Griffin, Morehead City, and his crew edged Carnivore’s catch (410.7 pounds) out of third place with a 412.7-pound blue marlin reeled in by angler Ben Seegars, Goldsboro. Chainlink’s two-pound nudge cost Carnivore’s fishing team $345,405. Read more »