The 54th Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament headquartered in downtown Morehead City had the crowd cheering as the Flybouy captured the innaugural lead weighing in a 499.3 pound blue marlin.  Though the catch was bittersweet because the monster fish was just .7 pounds shy of the $250,000 prize for the first fish landed over 500lbs.  Thirty billfish hook-ups are already on the books for the week long tournament that has 120 boats all with their eye on the prize…a piece of the $1,252,950 purse!  The Big Rock is one of the largest fishing tournaments in the world and it’s in our backyard.  And we have just as much fun on dry land watching the exciting weigh-ins and enjoying the festivities of such a large event.  Let’s hope this beautiful weather continues for these talented anglers!  Stay tuned to for all of the latest updates.