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Contender Wins at Big Rock

Photo from the Big Rock Tournament’s Instagram

Photo from the Big Rock Tournament’s Instagram

A small but mighty center console took on the big battlewagons at last weekend’s Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament and came out on top.

Pelagic Hunter II, a 35-foot Contender, was one of the first outboard-powered boats to win the top prize at the 62nd Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament in Morehead City, N.C.

John Cruise III, Norman Bowen, Riley Adkins and Kyle Kirkpatrick boated a 495.2-pound blue marlin that earned them $206,688 in Level I prize money and $16,575 for 1st Place in the Outboard Division.

Sea Striker, Jarrett Bay’s hull No. 23, came in second place with a 495-pound marlin, earning $1,056,137 payout and a 2nd place finish in the 62nd Annual tournament, according to tournament organizers.

“You get out there and expect the best bite to come on,” Jon Henry, an angler on Sea Striker, told Carteret County New-Times. “You wait and you wait and you wait for days, and then we got a good one. We weren’t sure if it would be as good as it was.”

Since no blue marlin weighed over 500 pounds, the Fabulous Fisherman’s money goes to the participant entered in Level V with the most points, meaning Lo Que Sea won $752,250 in prizes.


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