MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WITN) – ‘Natural’ caught a 521.6-pound blue marlin, taking the lead on the second day of the 63rd annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. The crew also won the Fabulous Fishman prize for being the first crew to boat a blue marlin more than 500 pounds.
This year’s Fabulous Fisherman prize brings in $828,750.
‘Natural’ hooked up the marlin at 10:03 a.m. and got the fish onboard at around 1:50 p.m. They arrived at Big Rock Landing around 5:00 p.m.
‘Following Seas’ is now No. 2 on the leaderboard with Its 448.8-pound catch on Monday.
A total of 159 boats were out on the water Tuesday, while a record 270 boats are participating in the tournament this year.
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