The 53rd Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament is this weekend in Morehead City.  With well over $1 million up for grabs, the Big Rock has the worlds best billfish anglers heading to our shores.  Check out the scene last year as the crowd gathers in excitement and anticipation for the evening weigh-ins….

The history of the tournament is pretty interesting.  Up until the 1950s, no one thought that Marlin lived in our waters.  Sailors passing through our area would tell ‘fish tales’ about the monsters they saw at sea.  Hopeful fishermen began exploring off the coast and it didn’t take long for word to spread that NC had some of the best billfishing in the world.  The tournament was born and is still growing 50+ years later.