Inspiration maintains Big Rock lead

The second day of the 56th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament proved much different than the first as Tuesday action centered on billfish releases, gamefish catches, and odd offshore accidents.

Monday fishing was outstanding. Three huge blue marlins were brought to the Big Rock scales, including the largest tournament blue marlin caught this century. Inspiration captain Casey Wagner, Morehead City, and angler Bruce Brown, Nags Head, grabbed the Big Rock lead with a 754.3 pound blue marlin that was landed after a 4 hour 35 minute fight. Read more »

Inspiration leads Big Rock with 754.3-pound blue marlin

Inspiration captain Casey Wagner, Morehead City, and angler Bruce Brown of Nags Head capped a remarkable first day of fishing in the 56th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament when they took over first place Monday evening with a 754.3-pounder caught after a 4.5 hour fight.

Brown reeled in the largest blue marlin caught during the Big Rock this century. But when he spoke to reporters, he downplayed his role during the catch and talked instead of the teamwork that made it possible. Read more »

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 »

Schedule of Events

Lady Angler Event Friday, June 5, 2015 - 6:00pm
Sponsors Reception Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 5:30pm
Captain's Party Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 7:00pm
Captains Meeting Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 7:30pm
Sunday Pig Pickin' Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 6:00pm
Wednesday Dinner Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 7:00pm
Bailey's Luncheon Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 11:00am
Awards Banquet Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 7:00pm