Michael Jordan delighted the Big Rock crowd on Day Two
Day Two of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament was another big one, but the $552,500 prize for the first blue marlin heavier than 500 pounds is still up for grabs. Some other blue marlin made it to the scales today, but all fell short of the 500 pound mark. Michael Jordan’s CATCH 23 was one of the highlights of the day. They brought in a marlin that weighed 442.3 pounds, putting them in sixth place at the end of Day Two.
DANCIN’ OUTLAW started things off for the second day, boating a blue marlin early on. It tipped the scales at 470.4 pounds, putting them in third place in the category.
Almost as many billfish were released on Day Two as on Day One. Crews released a total of 50 billfish on Tuesday, putting the two-day total at 107.
In the Billfish Release category, LO QUE SEA moved into first place after a big day. They currently have 1600 points after added 1200 to their total on Day Two. CHUNDA, SEA I SEA, ZUES, and POST CALL all scored 800 points on Day Two.
Wahoo, dolphin categories see shakeups to their leaderboards
The top three in the overall release category are LO QUE SEA with their 1600, ORRSMAN with 1200, and ANN WARRICK with 1200. SEA I SEA and POST CALL also have 1200 points, and 10 other boats have 800 total points. It’s a tight race to be sure.
In the meat categories, the leaderboards were rattled on Day Two. C-ESCAPE moved into first place in the Wahoo Category. Their 75.2-pound wahoo caught by angler Randy Britt earned the crew $2000. It will be worth a heap more if it holds up as the leader throughout the rest of the tournament.
SINGULARIS pushed their way to the top of the Dolphin Category with a 55.2-pound mahi. They pocketed a little money on Day Two, and are in the running for $395,250 if their dolphin stays at the top.
Lines go in again on Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. for Day Three. Check out thebigrock.com for complete coverage.
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