Morehead City - There is an official leader in the Big Rock fishing tournament at the midway point.
The boat Figment, Captained by Glynn Loftin, brought in the blue marlin which weighed in at 439lbs.
Angler Kyle Culpepper wrestled with the fish for around 35 minutes before reeling it in.
They are currently the front runners for the lion's share of the 1.6 million dollar purse.
Morehead City - The boat 'Figment' is the latest in the Big Rock competition to catch a blue marlin. It is currently en route to the dock and is expected back at 4:30pm.
Morehead City - As the excitement over 'No Problem' making its way to shore with the first blue marlin mounted -- it faded nearly as fast.
The fish weighed in at 344.5 pounds--short of the 400 pounds necessary. The fish was ruled underweight and the submission resulted in a 400 pound penalty to the team essentially ending their run.
Team 'No Problem' is comprised of Angler Bob Farris and Captain Skip Opalko
Morehead City - No Problem boated a blue marlin and is expected to arrive at the Big Rock Landing at around 2pm for weighing. It will be the first blue marlin to be weighed in the 51st Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. 138 of the 157 boats fished on the third day of the tournament.