Think an outboard can’t land a blue marlin? Last week, Mark “Microwave” Chambers, a well-known local fisherman caught and landed an estimated 500lb. blue marlin while fishing off the Morehead City waterfront in his 22-foot Key West outboard named “My Sunshine II”.
“We planned to release the fish but it came up dead”, Mark commented. So we just decided to take it home and share it around the docks”, he continued. I didn’t know if we could get it in the boat or not and fought it for 3 hours before we finally landed the fish.
The 57th Annual Big Rock features the new Contender/Starling Marine Outboard Level and has a total entry of $3500. Make your plans now to fish this new category and join the fun June 5-13, 2015. For more information contact: Crystal Hesmer, Tournament Director, 252-241-1515.