Big Rock Recap: 1st place Inspiration weight 754——prize money—306 thousand. 2nd place Eye Catcher weight 606—prize money—52 thousand 3rd place AVA D weight 491—-prize money—345 thousand—Entered all levels 4th place Chain link 412 —–prize money—84 thousand—-Entered all levels Game fish Dolphin winner take all Haphazard 85 thousand Tuna Hammer time weight 52—-3 thousand Wahoo Purple […]
Inspiration won the 56th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament without perspiration Saturday as Captain Casey Wagner, Morehead City, and angler Bruce Brown, Nags Head, stayed ashore and counted down the hours until their victory was in hand. Inspiration grabbed the Big Rock lead late Monday with a 754.3 pound blue marlin that Brown reeled […]
MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – The 56th Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament continues in Morehead City. There are 73 boats out fishing Tuesday, while 47 are taking a lay day. So far, there have been 9 Blue Marlin releases and 17 White Marlin released. As of 2:15 p.m. two boats are hooked up; Yellowfin and […]
The warmer weather and clam seas have been good for fishing in shore and off shore. Bill from Swansboro caught A 15lb Cobia and Lynn from Reidsville caught A 9ld Hatteras Blue along with Sea Mullet, Spanish, and Croakers while fishing on the Bogue Inlet Pier. The Cobia bite is great, you can see them […]
Sometimes great things happen in the blink of an eye. Eye Catcher, a Wrightsville Beach-based boat captained by Burrows Smith, Wilmington, hooked a 606.9-pound blue marlin just 11 minutes after the start of the 56th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament and rookie angler Randy Kelley, Wrightsville Beach, reeled in the big catch in just […]
Biologists are showing off a huge rockfish collected in the Roanoke River last week. It happened near Weldon on May 6.
The fishing at the coast has really taken off due to warmer water especially for the bottom feeders. On the piers and in the surf they’re catching big Black Drum, Flounder, Sea Mullet, Pompano in the 1lb range and Big Blue Fish. You need to get fresh shrimp and incoming tide is best. In […]
The surf and pier fishing has been great due to warmer weather, they’re catching lots of Black Drum. Alan Cory of Goldsboro caught a 6lb Black Drum along with big Pompano and Sea Mullet. They’re catching Croakers and Blues while fishing in the surf in Emerald Isle, Black Drum are now A slot fish. There […]