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  • Big Rock Fishing Heats Up

    The start of the second half of the 52nd annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament invigorated many of the competing teams Thursday, as fisherman tallied 19 billfish releases to double the total of any previous day.

    Marlin Gull, captained by Richard Howell of Kitty Hawk, racked up three billfish releases, including two white marlins and one sailfish. This gives the Marlin Gull team 375 points and puts them within striking distance of the billfish release leaders with one day left to fish. Read more »

  • Fourth Day has 99 Teams Fishing

    The fourth day of the 52nd annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament has 99 teams bucking the expected trend to lay out Thursday and then fish the last two days of competition. Read more »

  • Carnivore Joins Citation on Big Rock Leaderboard

    The 52nd Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament reached its midpoint in style Wednesday as Carnivore landed a 528.3-pound blue marlin and grabbed second place in the overall standings.

    Carnivore captain Ed Petrilli of Cape Carteret put his team in position to win $217,570 when angler John Parks of Jacksonville reeled in a blue marlin that was originally thought to be too small.

    “We weren’t sure how big it was,” said Petrilli. “Then it jumped about 10 times and we got a good look at it. Then we knew it was big enough. It was a fat fish.” Read more »

  • Big Rock's Third Day has 69 Boats Offshore

    As the tournament enters its third day, it’s hard to predict what Wednesday will bring. Conditions are not expected to change until Thursday and most competitors have opted to take a lay day, with 69 boats fishing.

    Big Rock competitors had high hopes for a great day Tuesday after Citation set a new Big Rock record with an 883-pound blue marlin caught late Monday by Andy Thomasson of Richmond, Va. Those hopes were dashed by the end of the day when 103-of-156 teams that fished had 11 hook-ups and seven releases. Read more »

  • Second Day at Big Rock

    The second day of the 52nd annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament failed to match the excitement of the first as no blue marlins were brought to the scales and only two were hooked and released following a record-setting Monday.

    Big Rock competitors had high hopes for a great day Tuesday after Citation set a new Big Rock record with an 883-pound blue marlin caught late Monday by Andy Thomasson of Richmond, Va. Those hopes were dashed by the end of the day when 103-of-156 teams that fished managed just 11 hook-ups and seven releases. Read more »

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