READY, SET, RECORD PUR$E!
The 62nd Annual Big Rock Tournament sets RECORD-BREAKING $3,352,475 PURSE for a fleet of 205 participating boats!
HATTER-DONE’s blue marlin came in weighing 488-pounds, just 12 lbs. short of winning $552,500 for the Fabulous Fisherman’s Level!
The fourth and final blue marlin was another close call! PREDATOR’s catch was less than 5-POUNDS from cashing in the Fabulous Fisherman’s prize money, 494.2-pounds! That leaves PREDATOR in 1st & HATTER-DONE in second for now. The race continues tomorrow with lines in at 9AM!
HOT is an understatement for the bite & the releases were on repeat today! Day 1 racked up a total of 57 billfish releases- of those 57, 46 were blue marlin releases (unofficially), 8 whites & 3 sailfish! PEGGY won $5,000 for Monday’s Gregory Poole First Release of the Day! ORRSMAN had the best day with 3 blue marlin releases. MISS PEGGY SUE II, ANN WARRICK, OUTNUMBERED and HORSE PLAY all ended with 800 points each.
TAIL GUNNER and REEL COUNTRY weighed blue marlin that did not meet the minimum tournament requirements.
PERSISTENCE took home today’s daily dolphin prize worth $2,000 for their 47.5lb. catch. A junior angler aboard SALT LICK took the 2nd Place daily prize of $1,000 after landing a 46.2lb. dolphin.
Today brought TWO wahoo winners! A 47.2 pound wahoo earned HAMMER TIME a $2,000 payday for their 1st Place catch. Another junior angler hit the scales with 16.8 pounder earning them $1,000 in daily prize money from SECOND CHANCE.
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