A tournament record on the first day of fishing has anglers trying to maintain a positive attitude and researchers buzzing.
We caught up with the crew of Frequent Flyer who were keeping their miles at bay Tuesday as they used one of their two lay-up days and didn't fish.
On Monday, Citation out of Frisco reeled in an 883 pound Blue Marlin cracking the old record set in 2000.
Over at NC States center for Marine Sciences and Technology, they're thrilled with the catch.
Researchers collect samples from Big Rock to use for maintaining all of the species and learning more about them.
Second place in last year's tournament received 318 thousand dollars.
The same amount Citation collected for being the first team to bring in a Marlin over 500 pounds.