Big Fish At Big Rock Creates Big Buzz

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.


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  • by David Location: LaGrange on Jun 18, 2010 at 04:35 PM
    Mike, what Anon is trying to point out to you is that no matter whether he/she said vegatarians, puppies, or hybrid cars, he/she was simply using it as an exaple to show how dumb it seems to change all the rules and regulations of a tournament that isn't doing any harm to anything, nor offending the vast amjority of the population simply because a few people are upset that a fish died.
  • by Mike Location: Kinston on Jun 18, 2010 at 03:55 PM
    Anon......ooooo, I guess you told me. You should have posted your vegetarian comment in THE OTHER STORY THEN.......IDIOT!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 17, 2010 at 07:35 PM
    That was simply an analogy, and a reference to the vegetarian raising cain about the inhumane practices in this tournament in the other story. If you were more observant and a little more creative with your thinking you would have gotten that... but alas, not getting into an intellectual battle with unarmed people...
  • by Mike Location: Kinston on Jun 17, 2010 at 05:20 PM
    That last post by Anon. was pretty stupid. Nobody in any of these posts said anything about being vegetarians. What an Idiot!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 17, 2010 at 05:30 AM
    This is EXACTLY why this country has become so backward in it's way of doing everything. The vast majority of people have no objection to this, it poses no harm to the species as far as possible endangerment, and it completely legal. Yet it upsets YOU so you want the majoriy to change because it upsets YOU. I don't care for vegatarians, I say we outlaw them.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 16, 2010 at 07:51 PM
    Kinda hard to get a fish of that size transported and weighed 3 hours from where it's caught and still be alive...
  • by Anonymous on Jun 16, 2010 at 03:57 PM
    That's great that money goes to cancer research, I mean really great, my hats off to them for that.......Just don't kill the fish for nothing. Change the rules.
  • by Bill Location: Kitty Hawk on Jun 16, 2010 at 03:51 PM
    Tyrone is right. That 883 lb. Marlin did not get eaten. Maybe a piece of it did but the majority was wasted. It was killed for nothing, oh no never mind, it was killed for "Sport". Other fish are caught for food, there is nothing wrong with that, you catch it, you kill it, you eat it. Chickens, Pigs, and Cows are killed and then eaten, that's fine. Now if you kill Chickens, Pigs, and Cows and just leave them there to rot, that's just wrong, just like killing a big Blue Marlin for nothing, darn I did it again, it wasn't killed for nothing , it was killed for "Sport".
  • by Anonymous on Jun 16, 2010 at 01:14 PM
    Also, much of the money from this tournament goes to donations to fund cancer research. Something tells me your tome would change if we were sportfishing to fund diabetes research...
  • by Anonymous on Jun 16, 2010 at 01:11 PM
    Marlin have killed plenty of anglers over the years. Consider it revenge if it makes you happier.
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