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  • New Weigh Station is Complete

    And it's up! The Big Rock Landing sign is up and the scales are ready for the first blue marlin of the 57th Annual #BigRockTournament! If you follow our website and social media pages during the tournament, we will consistently be updating fans on estimated times of arrival during the tournament! Ladies fish Saturday, June 6th and Big Rock kicks off Monday June 8th-Saturday, June 13th.

  • Outboard Action!

    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. Read more »

  • Carteret County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

    Last night we hosted the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at our new headquarters. Thanks to all who came out to tour the office and learn about the exciting things happening before and during the 57th Annual Big Rock Tournament. Big thanks to James Wesley for surprising attendees and talking about his upcoming live concert on The Crystal Coast on May 30th.

  • James Wesley in Concert at Big Rock May 30th

    The #bigrocktournament has an official song and it will be performed by James Wesley during a free concert on May 30th at Big Rock Landing, 710 Evans Street in downtown Morehead City. Big Rock's Major Sponsor, Calcutta, has partnered with Broken Bow recording artist James Wesley to produce the single and music video "Hooked Up". Ever wonder what the blue marlin might be thinking as anglers are in pursuit? Download "Hooked Up" for a unique perspective and a song that will get you pumped up for the 57th Annual Big Rock! Read more »

  • New OUTBOARD LEVEL for 2015!

    The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament has added a new Outboard Level entry for this year’s tournament held June 5-13, 2015. The new level is for outboard boats only and is sponsored by Contender Boats and Starling Marine of Morehead City, NC.

    “The level will allow outboard boat owners to compete in Big Rock for a total entry fee of $3500 and join in the fun”, commented Crystal Hesmer, Tournament Director. Read more »