Record marlin still rules Big Rock leaderboard
Two blue marlin released on second day of competition
|BIG ROCK BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT|
An 883-pound blue marlin landed on Monday broke the tournament record by more than 50 pounds and leads the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament through two days of competition.
The Miss Judy, captained by Lacy Henry of Atlantic Beach, registered both of the day’s blue marlin releases to take daily honors and jump into the lead in the release category.
No fish were weighed in on Tuesday, leaving the Hatteras-based Citation leading with a tournament-record 883-pound blue marlin caught on Monday. The fish broke by more than 50 pounds the tournament record of 831 pounds set in 2000 by the South Carolina-based Summertime Blues.
Andy Thomossan of Richmond was on the rod when Capt. Eric Holmes of Buxton hooked the big fish on Monday. It took more than three hours to boat the huge fish, which was 137 inches long. The fish was worth an immediate $318,750 prize for landing the first blue marlin to weigh more than 500 pounds, and if it stays atop the leader board, it will be worth $912,825 from a purse of better than $1.6 million.
Defending champion Capt. Steve Coulter, also of Hatteras, leads the winner-take-all dolphin category with a 52.4-pound fish landed by John Manousaridis of Atlantic Beach aboard the Sea Creature.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
North Carolina Sportsman is the complete hunting and fishing magazine for North Carolina.
Devoted to hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities in the wetlands,
North Carolina Sportsman is the information guide for North Carolina's most active hunters and fishermen.
No one, including Howell really thought he had a shot.
“I didn’t expect to have the chance to win after the first day, and especially after yesterday,” Howell said.
But he whacked the bass today, putting 29 pounds, 2 ounces on the scales to seal the 2014 Bassmaster Classic championship and pocketing the $300,000 first-place prize.">Howell changes fishing area, claims 2014 Bassmaster Classic
Posted on February 23 at 8:45 pm by
“I went to cranking rocks this afternoon,” Cherry said.
That strategy yielded quick results, and the Bassmaster Elite Series pro built a 17-pound, 7 ounce stringer.
But it wasn’t enough to make the cut: Cherry wrapped up the tournament in 27th place, only two places out of the cut.">Cherry improves weight, misses Bassmaster Classic cut
Posted on February 22 at 8:47 pm by
Emcee Dave Mercer announced Evers needed 20 pounds, 9 ounces to claim the lead, and that’s exactly what the scales read.
The stringer brought Ever’s two-day weight to 47 pounds, 6 ounces.">Evers edges out Tharp for Day 2 lead in Bassmaster Classic
Posted on February 22 at 8:12 pm by
“The fish are in some places I haven’t seen them in five to seven years,” the Florida pro said. “Every time I fish a tournament here this time of year, I make a point to check these places — and the fish haven’t been there in years.”">Tharp leads after first day of Bassmaster Classic
Posted on February 21 at 8:45 pm by
“I had one pretty good day, and then I had two not-so-good ones,” Cherry said after leaving the weigh-in stage. “But after Wednesday I thought I was going to kill it;it was that good.”
Unfortunately, he was thrown a curve ball when a severe storm system rolled through the area and dumped inches of rain and kicked up high winds — a combination that turned all of Cherry’s spots to mud pits.">Cherry has tough day on Bassmaster Classic’s first day
Posted on February 21 at 7:28 pm by
|Reports / Forum|
March 03 at 8:00 pm | 194 Views
March 03 at 4:51 pm | 252 Views
March 03 at 5:50 am | 121 Views