It’s not just billfish that pay the big bucks at the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. CAROLINA TIME, a 56-foot Gwaltney out of Raleigh, N.C. and captained by Jay Blount pocketed $527,000 for catching the largest dolphin of the tournament.
Angler Parker Jones was on the rod when the 54.1-pound mahi hit during Day 4 of the 2022 event. The catch unseated the 55-foot Wanchese, J&B, which held the lead up until then with a 29.5-pound dolphin they’d caught on Day 2. REEL TIME offered a slight scare with a 43 pounder they brought in on the final day.
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