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  • Run-Off wins $1,161,450 at Big Rock

    Run-Off ran off with a record $1,161,450 prize Saturday as it scored a wire-to-wire victory at the 59th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.

    Run-Off weighed in a 533.8-pound blue marlin caught early Monday by angler Matt Hanley of Glen Allen, VA. Hanley’s catch stayed atop the standings the rest of the way. Read more »

  • Big Rock standings get Rehab

    For the second straight day, the 59th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament experienced a major leaderboard realignment as Rehab took over second place in the blue marlin division with a 506-pound catch.

    Rehab captain Nathan Shepard, Statesboro, GA, and angler Ryan Howard, Savannah, teamed to bring the blue marlin to gaff after a 75-minute fight. They knew their catch was big enough for the leaderboard right after the strike when the huge fish tail walked away from the boat before running deep. Read more »

  • Floar Plan finds blueprint for Big Rock leaderboard

    Just when it looked as if the fourth day of the 59th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament might end without a blue marlin catch, Floar Plan had the right plan to grab a position on the leaderboard.

    “We came across some cool water and got lucky,” said Flohr Plan captain Brent Gaskill, Harkers Island. “Our fish got in the bait and hit the long right rigger hard. Then we got lucky again.” Read more »

  • No major changes at Big Rock

    The 59th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament reached its midpoint with more than half of its record $2,411,650 purse still up for grabs.

    Only 76-of-177 boats entered in the Big Rock elected to fish Wednesday. Anglers who went offshore tallied 14 billfish releases: eight blue marlins, five white marlins and one sailfish. But no blue marlins were boated as the Big Rock first half came to a close. Read more »

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