Flybuoy holds on to win Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament with opening-day marlin

From News Reports

June 17, 2012 at 8:05 pm  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Flybuoy, a boat out of Charleston, S.C., won the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament with this 499.3-pound blue marlin caught on the first of six competition days.
Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
Flybuoy, a boat out of Charleston, S.C., won the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament with this 499.3-pound blue marlin caught on the first of six competition days.
A blue marlin caught the first morning of competition hung on through five days of competition, and the crew of the boat that caught it walked away with the first-prize money in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament on Saturday in Morehead City.

Flybuoy’s 499.3-pound marlin, caught last Monday, wound up as the biggest billfish brought to the scales and took home $494,710 – but it was just a whisker away from a bonus of almost $250,000, had it weighed 500 pounds.

 

The winning boat is owned by Gary Davis and captained by Robert Hollingsworth of Charleston, S.C. Angler Todd Baxley was on the rod for the winning fish.

 

Capt. Casey Wagner of Morehead City and angler Terry Clark of Beaufort took second aboard Inspiration with a 437.7-pound blue marlin that was good for 212,640.

 

Capt. Rom Whitaker of the Hatteras-based Release won, fittingly, the release category, catching and releasing two blue marlin on the final day to win his second-consecutive title in that category. Release had 1,700 points for six white marlin releases and three blue marlin releases. Release also won two daily release awards, and Whitaker took home a check for $59,427.

 

Capt. Thomas Wood’s Dancin’ Outlaw of Morehead City was second in the release category with 1,200 points for three blue marlin releases, worth $34,564. Capt. Freddie Brittington’s Double 07 also finished with 1,200 points for three blue marlin releases but finished third and won $28,500.

 

Can Doo II, captained by Sid Gold of Stewart, Fla., won the dolphin division with a 41.3-pound fish worth $4,675.

 

John Elmo of Cary caught the tournament’s biggest wahoo aboard Impulse, a 53.1-pound fish worth $5,743. The biggest tuna, a 56.8-pound yellowfin landed aboard Sensation by Walt Hooks of Wilson, was worth $34,000.


View other articles written From News Reports


Reports / Forum
Opening Day Success  This report contains photos  
April 13 at 2:44 am | 1683 Views | 3 Comments
1st Thunder Chicken  This report contains photos  
April 12 at 8:49 am | 1069 Views | 6 Comments
Opening Morning Double!!  This report contains photos  
April 14 at 8:17 am | 769 Views | 4 Comments
First Turkey...  This report contains photos  
April 14 at 12:39 pm | 575 Views | 4 Comments
Black Bass Fishing is Great  This report contains photos  
April 12 at 5:21 pm | 465 Views | 0 Comments
opening day success  This report contains photos  
April 15 at 12:29 pm | 439 Views | 1 Comments
Tagged out in two days  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 11:26 am | 341 Views | 3 Comments
Weldon Stripers 
April 15 at 7:14 am | 339 Views | 1 Comments
Deep Sea Fishing Happy Day Today  This report contains photos  
April 11 at 8:31 pm | 311 Views | 0 Comments
Twin Girls First Turkey!  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 8:51 am | 305 Views | 1 Comments
First Turkey 
April 14 at 12:27 pm | 265 Views | 0 Comments
Caleb's First Turkey  This report contains photos  
21 hours ago | 171 Views | 1 Comments
TAGGED OUT!!  This report contains photos  
10 hours ago | 161 Views | 1 Comments
Youth Day  This report contains photos  
5 hours ago | 81 Views | 1 Comments
Sport fishing Happy Day Today  This report contains photos  
6 hours ago | 59 Views | 0 Comments
Post | Reports | Forum
1st Thunder Chicken  This report contains photos  
April 12 at 8:49 am | 1069 Views | 6 Comments
First Turkey...  This report contains photos  
April 14 at 12:39 pm | 575 Views | 4 Comments
Opening Morning Double!!  This report contains photos  
April 14 at 8:17 am | 769 Views | 4 Comments
Tagged out in two days  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 11:26 am | 341 Views | 3 Comments
Opening Day Success  This report contains photos  
April 13 at 2:44 am | 1683 Views | 3 Comments
Youth Day  This report contains photos  
5 hours ago | 81 Views | 1 Comments
TAGGED OUT!!  This report contains photos  
10 hours ago | 161 Views | 1 Comments
Caleb's First Turkey  This report contains photos  
21 hours ago | 171 Views | 1 Comments
Twin Girls First Turkey!  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 8:51 am | 305 Views | 1 Comments
opening day success  This report contains photos  
April 15 at 12:29 pm | 439 Views | 1 Comments
Weldon Stripers 
April 15 at 7:14 am | 339 Views | 1 Comments
Sport fishing Happy Day Today  This report contains photos  
6 hours ago | 59 Views | 0 Comments
First Turkey 
April 14 at 12:27 pm | 265 Views | 0 Comments
Black Bass Fishing is Great  This report contains photos  
April 12 at 5:21 pm | 465 Views | 0 Comments
Deep Sea Fishing Happy Day Today  This report contains photos  
April 11 at 8:31 pm | 311 Views | 0 Comments
Post | Reports | Forum
Youth Day  This report contains photos  
5 hours ago | 81 Views | 1 Comments
Sport fishing Happy Day Today  This report contains photos  
6 hours ago | 59 Views | 0 Comments
TAGGED OUT!!  This report contains photos  
10 hours ago | 161 Views | 1 Comments
Caleb's First Turkey  This report contains photos  
21 hours ago | 171 Views | 1 Comments
Tagged out in two days  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 11:26 am | 341 Views | 3 Comments
Twin Girls First Turkey!  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 8:51 am | 305 Views | 1 Comments
opening day success  This report contains photos  
April 15 at 12:29 pm | 439 Views | 1 Comments
Weldon Stripers 
April 15 at 7:14 am | 339 Views | 1 Comments
First Turkey...  This report contains photos  
April 14 at 12:39 pm | 575 Views | 4 Comments
First Turkey 
April 14 at 12:27 pm | 265 Views | 0 Comments
Opening Morning Double!!  This report contains photos  
April 14 at 8:17 am | 769 Views | 4 Comments
Opening Day Success  This report contains photos  
April 13 at 2:44 am | 1683 Views | 3 Comments
Black Bass Fishing is Great  This report contains photos  
April 12 at 5:21 pm | 465 Views | 0 Comments
1st Thunder Chicken  This report contains photos  
April 12 at 8:49 am | 1069 Views | 6 Comments
Deep Sea Fishing Happy Day Today  This report contains photos  
April 11 at 8:31 pm | 311 Views | 0 Comments
Post | Reports | Forum

Free Classifieds

Brand New Carbon Express Cross Bow
Brand New Carbon Express Cross Bow
This is a brand new bow in the box never been opened never been fired. It is a Carbon Express X-Force 400 Cross Bow. It is a complete package with Rope Cocker and Rail Lube, 4x32 Deluxe Scope, Quick detach 3 arrow quiver, 3 20' crossbolts and 3...
Yesterday at 7:38 pm | 29 Views
GUN HUNTS IN KANSAS
GUN HUNTS IN KANSAS
Only a few days left to get your Kansas deer hunting license & permits. Last day to apply is April 24th. I have 3-4 spots available for the exciting gun season Dec 8th thru Dec 14th. Come hunt with me in 'The Land of Giants' on privately managed...
April 14 at 10:51 pm | 34 Views
Halifax County Lease
Halifax County Lease
800 acre lease on QDMA property.12 members complete the lease and we need two. pastures,fields, cutovers, and hardwood swamps. Lots of turkey, deer, and ducks (252)327-1795...
April 11 at 2:46 pm | 130 Views
Late 60\'s Early 70\'s Zabala 20 Gauge Double Barrell
Late 60\'s Early 70\'s Zabala 20 Gauge Double Barrell
Late 60's Early 70's Eagle Arms by Zabala 20 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun. 26' Barrel, 3' shells. This gun was handed down to me and I am not a gun enthusiast, so do not have a need for it. Can provide more pics, info if necessary. Email...
23 hours ago | 30 Views
Wanted anything Dan Wesson.
Wanted anything Dan Wesson.
Looking for revolvers anything Dan Wesson, thanks please call Will at 919-937-7687...
23 hours ago | 10 Views