The 52nd annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament kicked off in a big way Monday with a new record big blue.
The crew of the boat "Citation" out of Frisco reeled in an 883 pound Blue Marlin. That beats the record set in 2000 of 831 pounds.
This year $1.5 million dollars are up for grabs and now the race may be on for second place. That prize isn't shabby, last year it grabbed a cool $318,000.
Sea Creature was the big winner last year reeling in a 466 pound Blue Marlin.
IN 2009 the tournament had 169 boats with a purse of $1,752,366.
The tournament gave away $106,413 to charity in 2009 and has a cumulative donation of $2,041,163.00 to worthy organizations since 1988.
The Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament one-day event has donated $130,012 to local charities in the last 12 years.
For Tournament details, click on the link below.