Jun 12, 2012
Morehead City, N.C. — On Monday, at the 54th Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, Flybuoy missed out on a $246,500 payday by less than a pound as it brought a 499.3-pounder to dock. Tuesday offered a little less excitement, but still managed to add a second-place catch to the leaderboard.
Inspiration, captained by tournament president Casey Wagner, brought forth Tuesday’s lone weigh-in a little after 2 p.m. The 437.7-pound blue marlin puts the boat in second place and in-line for a $161,980 portion of the $1.25 million purse.
Flybuoy remains the leader in the blue marlin division after two days with just two marlins making weigh-in. It currently stands to win over $400,000. Game fish and release divisions have seen the most leaderboard action through two days.
The tournament’s first 500-pound blue marlin, which has yet to be hauled in, will net the near-quarter-million guaranteed pot.
Wednesday marks Day 3 of six in the competition with each boat required to go out four of the six days. In all, 120 boats entered this year’s competition.