Eye Catcher holds first with 606.9-pound blue marlin ... for now

Great things can happen in the blink of an eye.

Eye Catcher, a Wrightsville Beach-based boat captained by Burrows Smith, Wilmington, hooked a 606.9-pound blue marlin Monday just 11 minutes after the start of the 56th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament and rookie angler Randy Kelley, Wrightsville Beach, reeled in his catch in just 46 minutes. Read more »

Eye Catcher snags Big Rock lead

Sometimes great things happen in the blink of an eye.

Eye Catcher, a Wrightsville Beach-based boat captained by Burrows Smith, Wilmington, hooked a 606.9-pound blue marlin just 11 minutes after the start of the 56th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament and rookie angler Randy Kelley, Wrightsville Beach, reeled in the big catch in just 46 minutes. Read more »

Big Rock purse reaches $1 million for 17th straight year

As registrations for the 56th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament reached 120 boat entries Sunday, tournament officials knew the competition would reach a seven-figure milestone for the 17th consecutive year. Read more »

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