Tuesday was day two of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament out of Morehead City, and it was just as big a day as Monday. Twenty-eight total billfish were released on the day, and like day one, three blue marlin were brought to the scales.
The Ashley Lauren took top honors with a heft blue marlin that weighed 621.4 pounds. Angler Doug Phillips reeled the big fish in while Mark Annis captained the boat.
Zach Prestage reeled in Foul Hooked 525.8-pound blue marlin, with Capt. Ron Prestage at the helm.
Piracy was the last boat to weigh in a marlin yesterday. They wrapped up the day with a 558.8-pound blue marlin.
Coming into port with blue marlin release flags flying were the following 9 boats: MJoiner, Gamekeeper, Full Choke, Deep Blue, Bank Walker, Stream Weaver, Feet First, Triple “S,” and Reel Quick.
10 white marlin were released on the day, by the following boats: EZ Boy, Mollie Whopper, Sea Toy, Hammer Time, Bluefin, Fixation, Marlin Gull, Reel Quick, and Double B.
A total of nine sailfish were also released, by these boats: Reelin Feelin, El Cazador, Obsession, The Rascal, Marlin Gull, Team Parker, Rameseas (2 sailfish), and Ann Warrick.
The anglers are back at it now for day 3 of the tournament and numerous releases have already been reported. Scales close at 7 p.m. today, and three more days of fishing remain in the 2016 Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.
Click here to read the results of day one.