Introducing our 1st Place WINNERS!! PELAGIC HUNTER II becomes one of the ONLY outboards to ever WIN the Big Rock Tournament. Welcome to the winners circle! Their 495.2-pound catch earned them $206,688 in Level I + $16,575 for 1st Place in the Outboard Division, sponsored by Starling Marine | Contender Boats Inc.!
Congratulations to Adrian Holler & crew aboard SEA STRIKER! TWO-TIME Big Rock winner, SEA STRIKER, boated their blue marlin at 10:30 AM on the final day of fishing. The 495.0-pound blue marlin was caught by Jon Henry and was just 5-pounds from winning the Fabulous Fisherman’s prize money. Only 0.2 pounds separate 1st from 2nd place. Jarrett Bay Hull #23 earns a whopping $1,056,137 payout and a 2nd place finish in the 62nd Annual tournament!
Since there weren’t any blue marlin weighed over 500 lbs. the Fabulous Fisherman’s money goes to the participant entered in Level V with the most points. LO QUE SEA racked up 2250 points for the week which earns them the Fabulous Fisherman’s prize money worth $552,500 + $151,938 for 1st Place weekly release + $47,813 in Tuesday’s daily release prize money! Congratulations, crew!
MAGIC MOMENT wins Daily Release money on Day 6 for their THREE blue marlin releases. Grandfather, Dad, and Son each released a blue to help earn them $47,813 in prize money!
WALL HANGER wins Gregory Poole’s 1st of the day for Saturday after releasing a blue marlin at 8:14 AM worth $5,000. Day 6 ended with 17 blue marlins, 6 white marlin & 1 sailfish release.
CAROLINA GIRL, 54’ Hatteras, caught a 51.5 pound dolphin & AVA D was in 2nd with a 35 pound catch! There were only five game fish weighed Saturday afternoon, all of them dolphin.
The Big Rock Tournament would like to thank each of our participants, sponsors, & supporters! We recognize all winners and all weigh ins that meet tournament requirements equally, whether it’s first place or last. We are so proud to have an OUTBOARD win the tournament for the first time in OVER 30 years. It is a great show of sportsmanship! All of the crews put in A LOT of work in tough conditions. We are proud of all of our participants. Thank you ALL for following along with the tournament & TUNE IN at 1PM tomorrow for the 62nd Annual Awards Presentation!